Jambay Lhakhang - March
Jambay Lhakhang is one of the most famous temples of Bumthang. Jambay is the oldest temple in the Kingdom and was built by 7th century king Songsten Gampo on the same day as 107 other temples.
Punakha Drubchen - March
A festival enacting the glorious war and the subsequent victory of Zhabdrung Namgyel against Tibetan armies is still celebrated in Punakha. Warrior dances revolving around the battle are displayed in the festival.
Punakha Tshechu - March
This is one of the most famous festivals of Bhutan and it happens right after the Punakha Drubchen. The rolling out of the Throngdol of Guru Rinpoche is the central attraction of the festival besides the many colorful masked dances.
Jomolhari Mountain Festival - October
Jomolhari Mountain Festival is a beautiful 2-day celebration held in the base of Mount Jomolhari. The festival is inspired from the different communities peacefully co-existing with nature and animals. The festival activities consist of trekking, photography and nature sensitization.
The Annual Black Necked Crane Festival - November
A black-necked crane festival is held every year. This is again an ecology oriented festival held for sensitising and strengthening efforts for conserving the Black Necked Cranes.Cultural programs, folk dance and masked dances along with music are a part of the festival and school children are active participants.
Mongar Tshechu - November
Mongar lies in East Bhutan and is quite well known for its exquisite wooden carvings. In November, the Mongar Thechu festival is held for 3 days with much fanfare. The highlights of the festival are songs, dances and masked parades which are unique to the region of Mongar.
Gasa Tshechu - April
The largest festival dominating the quiet little district of Gasa in Northwest Bhutan, there is much to look forward to in the Gasa Tshechu. The venue is the Gasa Dzong.
Merak Tshechu - August
The Eastern Bhutan Merak Valley lies inside the Trashigang Dzongkhang (altitude 3000 meters). If cultural immersion is one of your interests, then this festival will surely appeal to you.
Matsutake Festival - August
This festival is scheduled during the 4th weekend of August and takes place in beautiful Ura valley.At the festival, visitors will be learn to identify these fabled mushrooms as they embark on mushroom picking excursions around the pristine forests and hills. They’ll be able to sample delicious Matsutake recipes, engage in songs and dances together with the locals, hike through the stunning Himalayan landscape and even relax in traditional open-air mineral baths and also learn to cook mushroom recipes.