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Bhutan Tour Packages - Groups and Private Tours

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The Kingdom of Bhutan remained largely cut off from the rest of the world up until the early 1960’s. 
The tourism in Bhutan is based on the principle of sustainability, meaning that tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable. Tourism has been strictly limited in Bhutan in order to preserve and nurture the traditional culture.

Visitors must have a visa prior to arriving in Bhutan. Visas are granted by the government in Bhutan, subject to advance booking of tour arrangements.. Exotic Journeys International will obtain visas for its clients. It may take about 60 days for paper work.

Flying into Bhutan’s only international airport, Paro, is an exciting experience. The descent into Paro valley brings you to the close proximity to the mountain tops than most other flights in the world. The flight between Paro and Kathmandu is one of the most exciting ones as the aircraft passes over four of the five highest mountains in the world. In clear weather, you will enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kangchenjunga.
At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Currently, there are flights to Paro, from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai. 

Weather Bhutan has all four seasons and the climate varies widely depending on the altitude.

Spring (March, April & May): Tthe weather is mild and pleasant. Thee valleys of Bhutan are green with fresh vegetation and fruit trees. Spring is the time for famous Paro Tsechu Festival.

Autumn (September, October & November): The weather  is lovely with clear blue skies and provides clear views of some of the tallest mountains in the world. It is nice time for out door active tours and trekking. The climate is cool and temperate.

Monsoon (June, July & August); During monsoon, Bhutan gets more rainfall but sapphire skies and warm weather offer pleasnt time to visit cultural and historical places.

Winter (December, January, February) is sunny and cool. It is the time to visit Paro, Wangdue, Punakha, Thimphu and Haa.

Scroll down for country map and festival dates.


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Bhutan Festival Dates - 2018 - Whenever you want it!
 
  FESTIVALS PLACE DATES
1 Tawsang Tshechu Tawsang Goenpa, Lhuentse 16th January
2 Ngatshang Tshechu Tashi Choephel Lhakang,
Ngatshang, Mongar
25th - 27th January
3 Tsatse Dzongklingoen
Tshechu
Tsatse Dzong, Nanong,
Pemagatshel
26th - 27th January
4 Bon-Choe Rup Kikhar/Dakphel, Nangkhor,
Zhemgang
26th January
5 Churzegang Tshechu Churzegang Lhakhang, Gelephu,
Sarpang
27th January
6 Bon-Choe Rup Goling/ Zhobling/Nyakhar/ Tshaidan
g/Kamjong/ Duedmang, Zhemgang
29th - 31st January
7 Shali Tshechu Shumar/Shali, Pemagatshel 29th - 31st January
8 Punakha Drubchen Punakha Dzong, Punakha 21st - 24th February
9 Lhamoi Dromche Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 20th - 22nd February
10 Phurba Dubchen Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang,
Ramjar, Trashiyangtse
22nd February - 2nd March
11 Khengzor Tshechu Khengzor Lhakhang,Khar,
Pemagatshel
24th - 26th February
12 Lhamoizingkha
Tshechu
Lhamoizigkhag Dratshang, Dagana 23rd - 25th February
13 Li Chi Bi Tshechu Li Chi Bi, Goshing, Zhemgang 25th February
14 Punakha Tshechu Punakha Dzong, Punakha 25th - 27thFebruary
15 Nganglam Tshechu Nganglam Lhakhang, Zobel,
Pemagatshel
28th February - 2nd March
16 Tangsibi Mani Tangsibi Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 2nd - 4th March
17 Tharpaling Thongtrel Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chumey, Bumthang 2nd March
18 Buli Mani Buli Lhakhang, Chumey,Bumthang 2nd - 4th March
19 Bhutan International
Marathon
(Annual event organized by Bhutan
Olympic Committee)
5th March
20 Zhuri Duechoed Zhuri Lhakhang, Chumey,
Bumthang
12th March
21 Gayden Choedpa Gayden Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 15th - 17th March
22 Chhorten Kora Chorten Kora, Trashiyangtse 31st March - 16 April
23 Kharphug Lhasel Bjoka/Trong, Zhemgang 20th March
24 Tsirang Tshechu Tsirang 24th - 26th March
25 Gasa Tsechu Gasa Dzong, Gasa 24th - 26th March
26 Gomkora Tshechu GomphuKora, Trashiyangtse 24th - 26th March
27 Zhemgang Tshechu Zhemgang Dzong 24th - 27th March
28 Daga Trashiyangtshi
Tendra Tshechu
Daga Dzong, Dagana 26th March
29 Prayue Choe Buli/Tali, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 26th March
30 Paro Tshechu Rinpung Dzong, Paro 27th - 31st March
31 Pantang Tshechu Phangkhar, Zhemgang 29th March
32 Karphu Lhasel Edi Lhakhang, Gelephu, Sarpang 11th - 13th April
33 Rhododendron
Festival
Lamperi Botanical Garden,
Dochula, Thimphu
20th - 22nd April
34 Dungmed Tshechu Dungmed Lhakhang, Dungmin,
Pemagatshel
23rd - 25th April
35 Tashicholing Tshechu Tashicholing Lhakhang, Yurung, Pemagatshel 23rd - 25th April
36 Dungkhar Tshechu Dungkhar Lhakhang, Khar,
Pemagatshel
23rd - 26th April
37 Domkhar Tshechu Domkhar Lhakhang, Chumey,
Bumthang
25th - 27th April
38 Ura Yakchoed Ura Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 26th - 29th April
39 Due Mang ti Tshechu Goshing, Zhemgang 10th May
40 Zobel Tshechu Zobel Lhakhang, Zobel,
Pemagatshel
27th - 29th May
41 Bon-Choe Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 28th May
42 Coronation Marathon Paro 2nd June
43 Padseling Kuchoed Padseling Goenpa, Choekhor,
Bumthang
2nd - 4th June
44 Der Choed Bjoka/Trong, Zhemgang 20th - 23rd June
45 Dechenling Tshechu Dechenling Lhakhang, Dechenling,
pemagatshel
21st - 23rd June
46 Nimalung Tshechu Nimalung Dratshang, Bumthang 21st - 23rd June
47 Trel Da Tshechu Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen
Chholing Monastry, Dremitse, Mongar
21st - 23rd June
48 Trel Da Tshechu Yagang Lhakhang, Mongar 21st - 23rd June
49 Dungsingma Tshechu Dungsingma, Yurung ,
Pemagatshel
23rd June
50 Khamdang Tendra
Tshechu
Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang, Trashiyangtse 23rd June
51 Kurjey Tshechu Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Bumthang
23rd June
52 Teldra Tshechu Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang,
Ramjar, Trashiyangtse
23rd June
53 Teldra Tshechu Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashiyangtse 23rd June
54 Trel Da Tshechu Yak Dued Goenpa, Chaskhar,
Mongar
23rd June
55 Trel Da Tshechu Dungkhar Goenpa, Khengkhar,
Mongar
23rd June
56 Trel Da Tshechu Sang Ngag Choeling Lhakhang,
Ngatshang, Mongar
23rd June
57 Khangma Tshechu Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung,
Pemagatshel
23rd - 25th June
58 Haa Summer Festival Town festival Ground, Haa 14th - 15th July
59 Annual Tshechu Kadam Goenpa, Mongar 23rd - 25th July
60 Tor Dok Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen Chholing Monastry, Dremitse, Mongar 25th - 27th July
61 Annual Mushroom
Festival
Genekha, Thimphu 15th - 16th August
62 Hungla Chokhor Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang,
Trashiyangtse
9th - 11th August
63 Kengcham Mangdok
Chukor
Yarphel Lhakhang, Yalang, Trashiyangtse 9th - 13th August
64 Masutaki Mushroom
Festival
Ura, Bumthang 23rd- 24th August
65 Aa-hoi Bon Choe Bjoka/Trong, Zhemgang 14th August
66 Don-dor la Duel
Choey
Bjoka/Trong, Zhemgang 17th - 21st August
67 Thrumshingla to
Purgyela Festival
Ura Village, Ura, Bumthang 18th August
68 Chha Festival Tagmochhu, Lhuentse 24th - 27th August
69 Sa Nyen Tshechu Reling Lhakhang, Sherimuhung, Mongar 25th - 27th August
70 Takila Chham Takila Lhakhang, Lhuentse 26th August
71 Chukor Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang,
Trashiyangtse
1st - 9th September
72 Tour of the Dragon
(Bicycle Race)
Bumthang to Thimphu 1st September
73 Wangzhing Rabney Wangzhing Lhakhang, Lhuentse 4th - 5th September
74 Khadro Kang sol
cham
Kadam Lhakhang, Khengkhar,
Mongar
6th - 9th September
75 Thimphu Dromche Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 15th September
76 Bum Tashi Festival Gasa Dzong, Gasa 16th September
77 KhadroKong Sag
Cham
Samten Choeling Lhakhang,
Tsakaling, Mongar
16th - 19th September
78 Neypai Chha Ney Village, Gangzur, Lhuentse 16th - 22nd September
79 Annual Tshechu Tokaphu Lhakhang, Tongzang,
Trashiyangtse
17th - 19th September
80 Kothakpa Tshechu Shumar/Kothakpa, Pemagatshel 17th - 19th September
81 Goenpung Tshechu Shumar/Goenpun, Pemagatshel 17th - 19th September
82 Wandue Tshechu Tencholing Army Ground,
Wangduephodrang
17th - 19th September
83 Dorjitse Kuchoed Dorji Gompa, Tang, Bumthang 18th - 20th September
84 Shaksinggoenpa
Tshechu
Shaksinggoenpa, Khamdang,
Trashiyangtse
18th - 20th September
85 Galing Goenpa
Tshechu
Galing Goenpa, Chukha 19th - 20th September
86 Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu 19th - 21st September
87 Tamshing Phala
Choedpa
Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Bumthang
19th - 21st September
88 Dungsingma Tshechu Dungsingma, Yurung ,
Pemagatshel
22nd - 24th September
89 Nangkor Tshechu Shumar, Pemagatshel 22nd - 24th September
90 Thangbi Mewang Thangbi Lhakhang, Choekor,
Bumthang
23rd - 26th September
91 Kadam Tshechu Kadam Lhakhang, Khar,
Pemagatshel
23rd - 26th September
92 Tshapamey Wang Dzong, Lhuentse 24th September
93 Khomshar Kharphug Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 25th September
94 Bhutan Birds Festival Tingtibi, Zhemgang 8th - 10th October
95 Jhomolhari
Mountain Festival
Dangojang, Thimphu 4th - 5th October
96 Bardo Thongdral Gar
Cham
Ugyen Gatshel Lhakhang, Jurmey,
Mongar
15th - 19th October
97 Shingkhar Rabdhey Shingkhar Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 15th - 18th October
98 Jakar Tshechu Jakar Dzong, Bumthang 17 - 20 October
99 Lanyiri Tshechu Lanyiri Lhakhang, Dungmin,
Pemagatshel
17th - 19th October
100 Ugyencholing Kangsel Ugyencholing Dzong, Tang,
Bumthang
17th - 19th October
101 Chukha Tshechu Chukha Ngedrubtse Dzong,
Chukha
17th - 19th October
102 Tshebar Tshechu Tshebar Lhakhang, Khar,
Pemagatshel
17th - 20th October
103 Goenkar Tshechu Goenpa Karpo, Khoma, Lhuentse 18th - 20th October
104 Dungmed Tshechu Dungmed Lhakhang, Dungmin, Pemagatshel 22nd - 24th October
105 Pemagatshel Tshechu Pemagatshel Dzong 23rd - 25th November
106 Royal Highland
Festival
Laya, Gasa 23rd - 24th October
107 Bardo Kharphug Bardo, Zhemgang 24th October
108 Jambay Lhakang Drup Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Bumthang
24th - 27th October
109 Prakar Duechoed Prakar Lhakang, Bumthang 25th - 27th October
110 Sonamthang Tshechu Panbang Dungkhag, Zhemgang 29th - 31st October
111 Laya Aolay Laya 30th November
112 Sumthrang Rabney Sumthrang Lhakhang, Ura,
Bumthang
3rd - 7th November
113 Khomshar Bon-Choe
Katag
Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 6th November
114 Goenpoi Dromche Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 8th - 10th November
115 Black necked Crane
Festival
Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang 11th November
116 Kang Sol Chhenmo Thegchhog Namdrol Ugyen
Chholing Monastry, Dremitse, Mongar
14th - 18th November
117 Mongar Tshechu Mongar Dzong, Mongar 15th - 18th November
118 Thrichugoenpa
Tshechu
Thrichugoenpa, Tongzang, Trashiyangtse 15th - 18th November
119 Menchu
Pemaphuendey
Norbugang, Pemagatshel 15th - 18th November
120 Silambee Tshechu Na Gor Lhakhang, Silambee,
Mongar
15th - 18th November
121 Trashigang Tshechu Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang 17th - 19th November
122 Tang Namkhar
Rabney
Tang Namkhar Lhakhang, Tang,
Bumthang
16th - 17th November
123 Geokar Lhakhang Tshechu Geokar Lhakhang, Yalang,
Trashiyangtse
18th - 23rd November
124 Doedel Pemacholing
Tshechu
Doedel Pemacholing Lhakhang,
Ramjar, Trashiyangtse
20th - 24th November
125 Gonphug Tshechu Gomphu, Trong, Zhemgang 21st - 23rd November
126 Buli Tshechu Buli, Nangkhor, Zhemgang 21st - 23rd November
127 Gamung Tshechu Shumar/Gamung, Pemagatshel 21st - 23rd November
128 Ngatshang Tshechu Sang Ngag Choeling Lhakhang,
Ngatshang, Mongar
21st - 23rd November
129 Phumithang Tshechu Phumithang Dratshang, Shingkhar,
Zhemgang
21st - 23rd November
130 Shingkhar Tshechu Shingkhar, Zhemgang 21st - 23rd November
131 Wamling Tshechu Wamling, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 21st - 23rd November
132 Thrisa Tshechu Thrisa, Shingkhar, Zhemgang 21st - 23rd November
133 Goshing Tshechu Goshing, Zhemgang 21st - 23rd November
134 Kangsol Chhenmo Yak Dued Goenpa, Chaskhar, Mongar 22nd - 24th November
135 Kadam Tshechu Kadam Zangtopelri, Chaskhar,
Mongar
22nd - 24th November
136 Khangma Tshechu Khangma Lhakhang, Yurung,
Pemagatshel
22nd - 24th November
137 Bjoka Tshechu Bjoka/Trong,Zhemgang 22nd - 25th November
138 Chojam Rabney Chojam Lhakahng, Tang,
Bumthang
22nd - 26th November
139 Ladrong Rabney Tshechu Ladrong Lhakhang, Jarey,
Lhuentse
22nd - 26th November
140 Bon-choe Thrisa/Shingkhar/Wamling/Radhi/
Nimshong, Zhemgang
23rd November
141 Bon-Choe Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 23rd November
142 Bon-Choe Buli/Tali/Kihar, Nangkhor,
Zhemgang
23rd November
143 Dangkhar Tshechu Dangkhar, Trong, Zhemgang 23rd November
144 Ngala Trong Tshechu Ngala Trong, Zhemgang 23rd November
145 Jambay Lhakang
Singye Cham
Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Bumthang
23rd November
146 Khengkhar Tshechu Dungkhar Goenpa, Khengkhar,
Mongar
23rd November
147 Khomshar Tshechu Khomshar, Bardo, Zhemgang 23rd November
148 Langdorbi Bon-Choe Langdorbi, Bardo, Zhemgang 23rd November
149 Ma-mung Trong
Tshechu
Ma-Mung Trong, Phangkhar,
Zhemgang
23rd November
150 Tashibee Tshechu Tashibee, Pangkhar, Zhemgang 23rd November
151 Dekiling Tshechu Dekiling Goenpa, Gelephu
Thromde, Sarpang
23rd November
152 Nga Lhakhang Zhi Nga Lhakhang, Choekhor,
Bumthang
23rd - 25th November
153 Pangkhar Choedpa Pangkhar Lhakhang, Ura,
Bumthang
2nd - 7th December
154 Druk Wangyel
Tshechu
Dochula,Thimphu 13th December
155 Sombrang Kangsol Sombrang Lhakhang, Ura,
Bumthang
3rd - 5th December
156 Jangchubling Tshechu Jangchubling, Gangzur, Lhuentse 5th - 6th December
157 Lhuentse Tshechu Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse 15th - 17th December
158 Trongsa Tshechu Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa 15th - 17th December
159 Dungkhor Tshechu Dungkhor Lhakhang, Chokhorling,
Pemagatshel
15th - 17th December
160 Gelephu Rabney
Dratsang Tshechu
Gelephu Dratshang, Gelephu
Thromde, Sarpang
15th - 17th December
161 Dungkar Tshechu Dungkar Choeje Nagtsang,
Lhuentse
15th - 18th December
162 Bhutan Birds Festival Tingtibi, Zhemgang 15th - 16th December
163 Mendrel Tshechu Mendrel Lhakhang, Chongshing,
Pemagatshel
17th - 18th December
164 Daga Trashiyangtshi
Annual Tshechu
Tshechupang , Daga Dzong,
Dagana
18th - 22nd December
165 Domsing Lhakhang
Tshechu
Domsing Lhakhang, Jamkhar,
Trashiyangtse
19th - 23rd December
166 Bangyue Tshechu Bangyue Lhakhang, Dungmin,
Pemagatshel
20th - 22nd December
167 Dechen Pelri Tshechu Dechen Pelri Lhakhang, Chimong,
Pemagatshel
20th - 22nd December
168 Sangay Lingpai Cham Chimung Gewog, Pemagatshel 20th - 22nd December
169 Wongborang Tshechu Wongborang Lhakhang, Dungmin,
Pemagatshel
20th - 22nd December
170 Labar Tshechu Labar Lhakhang, Khar,
Pemagatshel
21st - 22nd December
171 Kidlung Choedpa Kidlung Lhakhang, Gangzur,
Lhuentse
21st - 22nd December
172 Shinger Meto
Choepda
Shinger Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang 22nd December
173 Nabji Lhakhang Drub Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa 22nd December
174 Korphu Lhakhang
Drub
Korphu Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa 22nd December
175 Dagapela Tshechu Dagapela Lhakhang, Dagana 29th - 31st December

 

Source: Bhutan Tourism Council. 
EJIUSA is not responsible for errors and omissions.

NOTE: Religious festival dates are based on lunar calendar. and tentative.




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