The Thimphu Festival (Tshechu) is one of the grandest of Bhutan’s festivals and attracts the largest audience. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes, Tshechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan.

A Tshechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The Thimphu Tshechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670. This festival also provides a great opportunity to witness locals gathered in their finest Gho’s and Kira’s in a celebration of their culture and faith.

Festival Place 2018 2019
Thimphu Drubchoe Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu Sept 15 Oct 3rd
Thimphu Tshechu Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu Sept 19 – Sept 21 Oct 10 – Oct 13