There are more than 25 festivals in Bhutan, from religious festivals to small community festivals.
The festivals of Bhutan are holy spiritual events, especially those dedicated to Guru Padmasambhava. Tshechus and Dromchoes become social gatherings where people from various villages and valleys will meet together to witness the religious mask dances and to receive blessings from lamas.
The Dzongs will be filled with colors, music and dancing from monks and valley dwellers. Bhutanese will be dressing in their finest clothes to witness the festivals. Locals believe that by attending the festivals, they will gain great merits and their sins will be washed away. At the end of certain Tshechus, the festivals will end with the unveiling and worship of huge religious appliqués or throngdrels.
The most popular Tshechus are held in Thimphu, Paro and Bumthang in the spring and autumn. Air tickets and hotel rooms are usually full booked during the festivals period. To avoid disappointment, we suggest visitors to confirm their tour bookings at least 3 to 6 months before the festivals.
Below are the more popular festival and cultural tours offered by Legendary Bhutan. The actual festival dates will change every calendar year. Hence, the tour itinerary might change to cater to the actual festival dates and your tour dates.
Tour Itinerary : Festival tour