Festival Tours

Bhutan Dzogchen Tour’s Festival Tour Package:

Here in our unique Bhutanese culture, the highlights of the year for the locals are called Tshechus, or the annual festivals where centuries of traditions are enacted through various rituals and dances. The local people come to attend the Tshechu in their best attire, which is our national dress as men dress cladly in their gohs, and women adorn themselves in beautiful woven kiras.

The duration of the festival tour can vary from seven nights to a month and you can visit anytime of the year.Festivals in Bhutan are celebrated throught the country. It comprises centuries of Bhutanese cultures and tradition passed down through generations celebrated at various times of the year.  In these festivals, masked, sword and other ritualistic dances are performed in the Dzong’s (temple/ fortress) courtyards. The Dzong comes to life with vibrant colors, joyous music and exotic dancing as Bhutanese dress in their finest and join together to exorcise evil sprits and rejoice.

Bhutan Tsechu’s Popularity:

Paro and Thimphu Festivals are by far the most popular festivals in Bhutan. There are 2 main reasons why they are so popular. Firstly, they are located in the Western part of Bhutan, an hour drive away from the airport. This means that it is possible for you to do a 4 days visit just to attend the festival. If the festival is taking place in Eastern Bhutan, you would have to visit Bhtuan for a minimum of 10 days. Secondly, Paro and Thimphu Festivals take place in spring and autumn respectively, 2 of the best seasons to visit Bhutan.
Three years ago, we would usuall recommend travelers to books at least 6 months before their travel dates. With the growing number of hotels in Bhutan, we can usually accomodate travelers on last minute notice. However, do note that experienced guides are in high demand during this period. If you do have some flexibility with your travel schedule, we would recommend going for less popular festivals.

**All festival dates are based on the Lunar Calendar and so will vary from year to year.

Name Town Start Date End Date
Punakha Drubchen Punakha Feb 13, 2016 Feb 16, 2016
Punakha Tshechu Punakha Feb 17, 2016 Feb 19, 2016
Tharpaling Thongdrol Bumthang Feb 22, 2016
Chhorten Kora Trashi Yangtse Feb 22, 2016 Mar 09, 2016
Gasa Tshechu Gasa Mar 14, 2016 Mar 18, 2016
Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Mar 15, 2016 Mar 19, 2016
Talo Tshechu Punakha Mar 16, 2016 Mar 18, 2016
Gomphukora Trashigang Mar 16, 2016 Mar 18, 2016
Paro Tshechu Paro Mar 19, 2016 Mar 23, 2016
Domkhar Tshechu Bumthang Apr 16, 2016 Apr 18, 2016
Rhododendron Festival Thimphu Apr 18, 2016 Apr 20, 2016
Ura Yakchoe Bumthang Apr 18, 2016 Apr 20, 2016
Nimalung Tshechu Bumthang Jun 13, 2016 Jun 15, 2016
Kurjey Tshechu Bumthang Jun 15, 2016
Masutaki Mushroom Bumthang Aug 22, 2016 Aug 23, 2016
Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang Sep 03, 2016
Thimphu Drubchen Thimphu Oct 06, 2016 Oct 10, 2016
Wangdue Tshechu Wangdue Phodrang Oct 09, 2016 Oct 11, 2016
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Bumthang Oct 11, 2016 Oct 13, 2016
Thimphu Tshechu Thimphu Oct 11, 2016 Oct 13, 2016
Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Oct 14, 2016 Oct 16, 2016
Thangbi Mani Bumthang Oct 15, 2016 Oct 17, 2016
Chhukha Tshechu Chukha Nov 07, 2016 Nov 09, 2016
Jakar Tshechu Bumthang Nov 07, 2016 Nov 09, 2016
Black-Necked Crane Festival Wangdue Phodrang Nov 11, 2016
Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Nov 12, 2016 Nov 14, 2016
Jambay Lhakhang Drup Bumthang Nov 14, 2016 Nov 17, 2016
Prakhar Duchhoed Bumthang Nov 15, 2016 Nov 17, 2016
Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dec 05, 2016 Dec 09, 2016
Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dec 08, 2016 Dec 10, 2016
Nalakhar Tshechu Bumthang Dec 13, 2016 Dec 15, 2016
Druk Wangyel Tshechu Thimphu Dec 13, 2016
Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Bumthang Dec 13, 2016

Please ask us more regarding our festivals, and festival tours!


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