Zhemgang Festival (17th-19th March)

5 Days

Zhemgang is a remote district in the Country but it is the birding paradise of Bhutan. Enjoy the festival with Birds. Discover the heart of Bhutanese culture in the picturesque landscapes of Zhemgang. Plan your enriching festival experience with our comprehensive guide.


Festival in Zhemgang. Annual District tshechu performed by the monks of Zhemgang as well as the boechampas. The dances/chams are just like what is performed in the other district. The festival is ended by the unfurling of a large Thongdrel.

The Zhemgang festival is an annual cultural festival held in the town of Zhemgang in Bhutan. The festival is a celebration of Bhutanese culture and tradition and provides an opportunity for visitors to experience the unique customs and practices of the region. Read more about Zhemgang, Things to do and places to visit. Zhemgang is also very popular for Birding.

A highlight of the Zhemgang Festival

  • One of the main highlights of the festival is the mask dance performances, which are performed by trained dancers dressed in elaborate costumes and masks. These performances are a form of religious expression and are believed to have the power to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.
  • Overall, the festival is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan and experience the warmth and hospitality of the local people.

Zhemgang Birding Festival

Bhutan Bird Festival is an annual event for Zhemgang Dzongkhag and a signature event to promote community-based ecotourism with the objectives to:

  • Celebrate the birth anniversary of the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck and pay tribute to His Majesty’s visionary leadership to conservation in Bhutan.
  • Promote Community-based ecotourism in Zhemgang through signature events like river journeys and bird watching.
  • Provide opportunities for local people to participate in festivals and enhance their income.

Highlights of Zhemgang Festival

  • Unfurling of Thongdrel
  • Mystical dance by the monk’s body.
  • Local dance from villagers.


After your arrival at Paro International Airport, embark on a picturesque drive to Thimphu. As you journey through Bhutan’s captivating scenery, you’ll witness verdant valleys and towering peaks. Upon reaching Thimphu, the capital city, you’ll discover a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Explore local markets, visit landmarks like the Tashichho Dzong, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s distinct cultural ambiance.

Experience the captivating journey from Thimphu to Zhemgang, uncovering Bhutan’s diverse landscapes. Depart from Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, and traverse through valleys and hills. Arriving in Zhemgang, immerse yourself in its natural beauty and cultural richness. Explore lush forests, vibrant local traditions, and the idyllic Sengor village. Engage with indigenous communities and witness their unique way of life. This Thimphu to Zhemgang tour offers a remarkable blend of adventure and cultural exploration in the heart of Bhutan.

Participate in the vibrant Zhemgang Festival, a celebration of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in traditional dances, colorful costumes, and joyful music. Engage with local rituals and witness the community’s spiritual devotion. Amidst the stunning backdrop of Zhemgang’s landscapes, this festival offers an unforgettable glimpse into Bhutan’s traditions and unity. Join the festivities to create lasting memories and experience the warmth of Bhutanese culture.

Embark on a scenic drive from Zhemgang to Thimphu, retracing your journey through Bhutan’s captivating landscapes. Leave behind Zhemgang’s cultural richness and natural beauty as you make your way back to the capital city. Traverse valleys and hills, soaking in the picturesque vistas along the way. Arriving in Thimphu, you’ll be welcomed by the blend of modernity and tradition that defines this vibrant Bhutanese capital.

Drive to Paro airport and see OFF.


What are the dates for the festival?

The festival date is fixed from 17th to 19th March next year 2024. If you plan to witness this festival let us help you.

How to reach Zhemgang?

The best way to reach zhemgang is by road. It is one of the remotest District and list populated place in Bhutan.

What is the tour cancellation policy?

90% refund for the tour cancelled 45 days prior to arrival date, payment transfer charges will be charged 75% refund for the tour cancelled between 30 to 45 days prior to arrival date No refund for the tour cancelled less than 30 days of arrival date and for the change of itinerary Booking made for 4 star and 5 star hotels have to follow individual hotel’s cancellation policies.

What is the flight cancellation policy?

70% refund for cancellation made before 30 days prior to arrival date (Documentation charge USD 25 applicable) 30% refund for cancellation made between 15 to 30 days of travel date NO refund for cancellation made less than 15 days of travel date Documentation charge applicable for the change of dates, sectors etc (issued tickets only, USD30/ticket)

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Zhemgang Festival (17th-19th March)
From $1,000
/ Adult
  • Paro
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