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BHUTAN FESTIVAL calendar FOR YEAR 2017

SL# FESTIVAL PLACE DATES
1 PUNAKHA DRUBCHEN Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 2nd – 6th March
2 PUNAKHA TSHECHU Punakha Dzong, PUNAKHA 7th – 9th March
3 CHHORTEN KORA Chorten Kora, TRASHI YANGTSHE11th April & 26th April
4 GOMPHUKORA Gom Kora Lhakhang, TRASHI YANGTSHE 4th – 6th April
5 PARO TSHECHU Rinpung Dzong, PARO 7th – 11th April
6 RHODODENDRON FESTIVALLamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, THIMPHU18th – 20th April
7 URA YAKCHOEUra Lhakhang, BUMTHANG7th – 10th May
8 NIMALUNG TSHECHU Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, BUMTHANG1st – 3rd July
9 KURJEY TSHECHU Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG3rd July
10 TOUR OF THE DRAGON (BICYCLE RACE)Bumthang to Thimphu 2nd September
11 THIMPHU DRUBCHEN Tashi Chhodzong, THIMPHU25th – 29th September
12 WANGDUE TSHECHU Tencholing Army Ground, WANGDUEPHODRANG28th – 30th September
13 TAMSHING PHALA CHHOEPA Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG30th Sept. – 2nd Oct.
14 THIMPHU TSHECHU Tashi Chhodzong, THIMPHU30th Sept. – 2nd Oct.
15 THANGBI MANI Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, BUMTHANG4th – 6th October
16 PEMAGATSHEL TSHECHUPemagatshel Dzong, PEMAGATSHEL1st – 3rd November
17 JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG3rd – 6th November
18 PRAKHAR DUCHHOED Prakar Lhakhang, Chummi, BUMTHANG4th – 6th November
19 BLACK NECKED CRANE FESTIVAL Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, WANGDUEPHODRANG11th November
20 MONGAR TSHECHU Mongar Dzong, MONGAR 25th – 28th November
21TRASHIGANG TSHECHU Trashigang Dzong, TRASHIGANG26th – 29th November
22 JAMBAY LAKHANG SINGYE CHAM Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, BUMTHANG3rd December
23NALAKHAR TSHECHU Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor BUMTHANG3rd – 5th December
24DRUK WANGYEL TSHECHU Dochula, THIMPHU13th December
25 TRONGSA TSHECHU Trongsa Dzong, TRONGSA25th – 28th December
26 LHUENTSE TSHECHU Lhuentse Dzong, LHUENTSE25th – 28th December

Tentative Bhutan Festival Dates for year 2018 (TENTATIVE)

SL# FESTIVAL PLACE DATES
1 Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 21 – 23 Feb
2 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 25 – 27 Feb
3Tharpaling ThongdrolTharpaling Lhakhang,Chumi, Bumthang 2 March
4 Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang24 – 26 March
5 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 24 – 26 March
6 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 24 – 26 March
7 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 24 – 27 March
8Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 27 – 31 March
9 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtshe31 March & 16 April
10 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden,Dochula, Thimphu20 – 22 April
11Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni,Bumthang25 – 27 April
12Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 26 – 29 April
13 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Chumni, Bumthang21 – 23 June
14 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 23 June
15 Haa Summer Festival Haa 14 – 15 July
16 Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu 15 – 16 Aug
17 Masutaki Mushroom Festival Ura, Bumthang23 – 24 Aug
18 Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race)Bumthang to Thimphu1 Sept
19 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 15 Sept
20 Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, Wangduephodrang17 – 19 Sept
21 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang, Bumthang 18 – 20 Sept
22 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 19 – 21 Sept
23 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang 23 – 24 Sept
24 Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang23 – 25 Sept
25 Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu4 – 5 Oct
26 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 17 – 19 Oct
27 Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang 17 – 20 Oct
28 Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang24 – 26 Oct
29 Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni, Bumthang 24 – 26 Oct
30 Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu30 Oct
31 Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang 11 Nov
32 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 15 – 18 Nov
33 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 17 – 19 Nov
34 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 23 Nov
35 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel 23 – 25 Nov
36 Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 23 – 25 Nov
37 Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula, Thimphu13 Dec
38 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 15 – 17 Dec
39 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse15 – 17 Dec
40 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa22 – 24 Dec