Bhutan Festival dates 2022 and 2023

NOTE: Bhutan Festival date mentioned here are all tentative and please confirm with us for the final date.

TENTATIVE Bhutan Festival date for 2022 and 2023 is released and keep visiting us for the latest updates.

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Bhutan Festival Date 2022

8 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12th -16th April(Thongdral on lastday)

9 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora,Trashiyangtshe 30th April

10 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula, Thimphu 15th – 17st April

11 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni, Bumthang. 11th -13th May

12 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 13th – 17th May

13 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang,Chumni, Bumthang 7th -9th July

14 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang 9th July

15 Haa Summer Festival Haa 9th -10th July

16 Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu. 15th & 16th Aug

17 Tour of the Dragon (Bicycle Race) Bumthang to Thimphu 3rd Sept

18 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 1st Oct

19 Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground,Wangduephodrang.3rd – 5th Oct

20 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang, Bumthang 5th -7th Oct

21 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 5th -7th Oct

Tentative Festival Dates 2022 (as of January 7, 2021)

22 Gangtey Tshechu Gangtey Gonpa,Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang.7th -9th Oct(Thongdral on last day)

23 Thangbi Mani Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,Bumthang 8th -10th Oct

24 Jhomolhari Mountain Festival Dangochong, Thimphu 14th & 15th Oct

25 Chhukha Tshechu Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha 1st -3rd Nov

26 Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Choekhor,Bumthang.1st -3rd Nov

27 Jambay Lhakhang Drup Jambay Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang 8th -12th Nov

28 Prakhar Duchhoed Prakar Khakhang, Chumni,Bumthang 9th -11th Nov

29 Dechenphu Tshechu Dechenphu Lhakhang,Thimphu 3rd Nov

30 Black Necked Crane Festival Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang.11th Nov

31 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 1st -3rd Dec

32 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang.1st -3rd Dec

33 Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham Jambay Lhakhang,Choekhor, Bumthang7th Dec

34 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel. 1st -3rd Dec(Thongdral on lastday)

35 Nalakhar Tshechu Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor,Bumthang8th -10th Dec

36 Druk Wangyel Tshechu Douchula ,Thimphu 13th Dec

37 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 30th Dec – 1st Jan 2023(Thongdral on last day)

38 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse 30th Dec – 1st Jan 2023 (Thongdral on last day)

39 Nabji Lhakhang Drup Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji,Trongsa 6th-7th Jan 2023

40 Samdrupjongkhar Tshechu Samdrupjongkhar 4th -6th January 2023

Bhutan Festival Date 2023

Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 26th – 28th February 2023
2 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 1st – 3rd March 2023
3 Tharpaling Thongdrol Tharpaling Lhakhang, 7th March Chumi, Bumthang 2023
4 Gomphukora Gom Kora Lhakhang, 29th – 31st March Trashigang 2023
5 Talo Tshechu Talo Gonpa, Punakha 29th – 31st March 2023
6 Gasa Tshechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 29th – 31st March 2023
7 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong, Zhemgang 29th – 31st March 2023
8 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 1st – 5th April (Thongdral on last day) 2023
9 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, 5th April & 20th April Trashi Yangtshe 2023
10 Rhododendron Festival Lamperi Botanical Garden, 14th – 16th April Dochula, Thimphu 2023
11 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar, Chumni, 30th April – 2nd May Bumthang. 2023
12 Ura Yakchoe Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang 2nd – 6th May 2023
13 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, 26th – 28th June 2023 Chumni, Bumthang
14 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, 28th June 2023 Choekhor, Bumthang
15 Haa Summer Festival Haa 8th – 9th July 2023
16 Mushroom Festival Genekha, Thimphu. 15th – 16th August 2023
17 Tour of the Dragon Bumthang to Thimphu 2nd September 2023(Mountain Bike Race)
18 Thimphu Drubchen Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 21st September 2023
19 Wangdue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground, 22nd – 24th September 2023 Wangduephodrang.
20 Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Tamshing lhakhang, 24th – 26th September 2023 Bumthang
21 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 24th – 26th September 2023

TENTATIVE FESTIVAL DATES 2023 (As of 22nd March 2022)


22Gangtey TshechuGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha,Wangduephodrang.27th – 29th September 2023(Thongdral on last day)
23Thangbi ManiTangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang24th – 30th September 2023
24Jhomolhari Mountain FestivalDangochong, Thimphu14th – 15th October 2023
25Chhukha TshechuChhukha Dzong, Chhukha22nd – 24th October 2023
26Jakar TshechuJakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang.22nd – 24th October 2023
27Prakhar DuchhoedPrakar Khakhang, Chumni, Bumthang29th – 31st October 2023
28Dechenphu TshechuDechenphu Lhakhang, Thimphu24th October 2023
29Jambay Lhakhang DrupJambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang28th October – 1st November 2023
30Black Necked Crane FestivalGangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang.11th November 2023
31Mongar TshechuMongar Dzong, Mongar19th – 22nd November 2023
32Trashigang TshechuTrashigang Dzong, Trashigang.20th – 23rd November 2023
33Jambay Lhakhang Singye ChamJambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang27th November 2023
34Pemagatshel TshechuPemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel.20th – 23rd November (Thongdral on last day)
35Nalakhar TshechuNgaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang27th – 29th November 2023
36Druk Wangyel TshechuDouchula, Thimphu13th December 2023
37Trongsa TshechuTrongsa Dzong, Trongsa20th – 22nd December (Thongdral on last day)
38Lhuentse TshechuLhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse20th – 22nd December (Thongdral on last day
39Nabji Lhakhang DrupNabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa26th – 27th December 2023
40Samdrupjongkhar TshechuSamdrupjongkhar24th – 26th December 2023

Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service Launched

The services of the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services (RBHS) were launched by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Lungtenphu helipad in Thimphu, yesterday. Now people can take a helicopter tour of Bhutan at a very affordable price.

Helicopter tour in Bhutan was inaugurated to mark the 60th birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The primary role of the helicopter is to aid the public during emergencies and also to reach that leisure traveler to have access to a birds-eye view of Bhutan.

For the Bhutanese public, The chairman of the helicopter board, Kinzang Wangdi, pointed out that the helicopter would respond to distress calls to airlift seriously or critically ill persons from very remote areas like, for instance, Lunana. “Where evacuation through horseback or even in a road condition, would mean a difference in the life and death of that person.” Responding during disasters, like fires, floods, and earthquakes, is another primary mandate. “All of us cringe at the memories of how we lost six young lives several years ago because we did not have the means to save them,” the chairman said, referring to the 2009 incident in which rescuers were not able to save six schoolboys trapped on a rock in the middle of a swollen Wangchhu.

Rescue attempts had dragged on for thirteen hours. “We also sadly remember how we lost one of our national heritages, the Wangduephodrang dzong, to the ravages of fire, as we looked on helplessly,” Kinzang Wangdi added. The dzong was razed by a fire in 2012.

“It is my honor to report here that the standard operating procedures to respond to medical evacuations and disaster calls have been drafted and approved by the board,” Kinzang Wangdi said.

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