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Activities and Things to do in Bhutan

Upcoming Events and Festivals in Bhutan

The calendar of Bhutan is full of interesting events every year. You’ll never have a hard time seeing and participating in something while you’re in Bhutan. The hardest thing you will face is deciding what to see and do on your trip. Public holidays in Bhutan are always based on events according to the Buddhist calendar and take place across the country throughout the year.

This is an annual event in which runners compete over a distance of 26.2 miles for the full marathon

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Chhukha is a hot, wet region of dense Sub-Tropical forests located in South Western Bhutan.

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This annual Dakpa Kora (circumambulation of the Chorten by Dakpas) festival held on the 15th

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The Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival was established in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty

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The festival is held at Gangtey Goemba in Phobjikha valley – the winter roosting ground of the migratory

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The Gasa festival (Tshechu) is the biggest festival in the small district of Gasa in northwest Bhutan.

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The sanctity of the three-day religious festival even draws the Dakpa tribe from neighboring Aurnachal Pradesh

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HAA Summer Festival Set among pristine lakes and high alpine valleys, the Haa summer festival 

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The festival also hosts different types of folk songs and dances. Festival showcases several sacred mask dances. 

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A community based initiative for the conservation of snow leopards” Jomolhari Mountain Festival 

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The festival takes place at Kurjey Temple, located at Kurjey in the Chokhor valley in Bumthang district. 

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Almost every village in Lhuntse boasts of festivals that are unique and distinct from those in other communities 

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The season brings with it the chance to sample lip-smacking recipes and to cultivate a deeper insight 

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Nalakhar Tsechu is the good opportunity to glimpse the unique Tsechu being held in the remote rural village

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One of the most important festivals held at the Lhakhang is the Kaling Zhitro Drubchen. It was initiated by Doring Trulku

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Paro Tshechu is one of the most popular festivals and is considered a major attraction with people

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Many Mask Dances or Cham that are believed to confer blessings upon the spectators and teach them the ways

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The festival is held at the Prakhar Goemba, in the Chumey Valley of Bumthang, which is half an hour drive

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The Punakha Drubchen is a unique festival because it hosts a dramatic recreation of the scene 

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Talo Tshechu is held in the ground near Talo Dzong or Monastery. The village of Talo, high on the hills

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Thangbi Mani Festival is a lifetime achievement in itself assuring to give wings to your spirit. 

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The Annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Goemba, in Phobjikha valley

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Thimphu Drubchen precedes the popular three-day Thimphu Tshechu. The Drubchen showcases the dances 

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One of the biggest festivals in the country is the Thimphu Tshechu. This festival is held in the capital city for three days 

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Though the road of Bhutan is quite narrow, but I should say nothing can stops one to go for biking and cycling

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Every village in the district has its own distinctive annual festival but the highlight is the three-day

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Out Of the many festivals held in various parts of Trongsa, the grandest is the three day annual Tshechu.

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Gomphu Kora lies in the heart of the agrarian belt of eastern Bhutan. It is 23km from Trashigang Dzong

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The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a land of high mountains and deep valleys where compassion

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The Royal Highlander Festival will be organized in Laya this October. Driven by the underlying goal of making

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Bho Yak is also popularly celebrated as ‘AP Chundu’s’ birthday. The festival begins at Lhakhang Karpo

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The name ‘Chojam’ was originally derived when Yidam Khorlo Dompo was brought down

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Ladrong Rabney is an annual festival held at Ladrong Lhakhang. Ladrong Lhakhang was built by Terton

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 In the olden days, they considered this day as New Year’s Day. It is also a time when all crops are harvested

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The three-day annual Tshechu is attended by people provides the people with an occasion for merrymaking and revelry. 

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