Bhutan has a lot of monastery and not-religious festivals to offer. It is difficult to choose among them all. Our advice: If you have the time/possibility, visit festivals in the off-season. They are very special because they have less foreign visitors. Also travelling in off-season is more cheap than in high season. If you want to travel in high season be prepared to book early as flights and hotelrooms are quickly sold out during that time. Anyhow: The monastery festivals are a special highlight and if you go to Bhutan you should see at least one. 

Bhutan Monastery Festival

Overview: Festivals in Bhutan 2018


22.-24. February 2018
Punkha Drubchen in Punakha

25.-27. February 2018
Punakha Tshechu in Punakha

2.-17. March 2018
Chhorten Kora
in Trashiyangtshe

24.-26. March 2018
in Trashigang

27.-31. March 2018
Paro Tshechu 
in Paro

27.-29. April 2018
Ura Yakchoe
in Ura (Bumthang)

21.-23. June 2018
Nimalung Tshechu
in Chumey (Bumthang)

23. June 2018
Kurjey Tshechu 
in Choekhor (Bumthang)

15.-18. September 2018
Thimphu Drubchen
in Thimphu

17.-19. September 2018
Wangdue Tshechu in Wangdue Phodrang

19.-21. September 2018
Tamshing Phala Chhoepa in Choekhor (Bumthang)

19.-21. September 2018
Thimphu Tshechu in Thimphu

23.-25. September 2018
Thangbi Mani in Choekhor (Bumthang)

17.-19. October 2018
Chhukha Tshechu in Chhukha

24.-27. October 2018
Jambay Lhakhang Drup in Choekhor (Bumthang)

25.-27. October 2018
Prakhar Duchhoed in Chummey (Bumthang)

11. November 2018
Black Necked Crane Festival in Phobjikha

16.-18. November 2018
Monggar Tshechu in Monggar

16-18. November 2018
Pemagatshel Tshechu in Pemagatshel

6.-9. November 2018
Shingkhar Rabney in Bumthang

7.-9. November 2018
Chhukha Tshechu in Chhukha

17.-19. November 2018
Trashigang Tshechu in Trashigang

23.-25. November 2018
Nalakhar Tshechu in Choekhor (Bumthang)

13. December 2018
Druk Wangyel Tshechu at Dochu La, Thimphu

15.-17. December 2018
Trongsa Tshechu in Trongsa

15.-17. December 2018
Lhuentse Tshechu
in Lhuentse


Attention: Please reconfirm all dates – these dates are still tentative!

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