Dechenphu Festival

Date: 29 Oct – 04 Nov 2017

This tshechu is dedicated to Gay Ngyen Jakpa Melen, a powerful guardian deity of Bhutan. Some of the sacred dances performed during the festival include the Zhananga Cham, Genyen Kunchaam, Shazam Cham, and NgaCham. Many traditional and classical dances are also performed. It is held every once in a year.

Chezhi Goenpa Festival

Date: 26 Oct – 01 Nov 2017

This unique festival takes place in Gynekha village at Chezhigoenpa temple. More intimate than the popular Thimphu Tsechu, this festival is an annual ritual, which begins with an appraisal to the local deity followed by masked dances and traditional forms of Bhutanese dance and entertainment. It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins.

Changangkha Festival

Date: 31 Oct – 08 Nov 2017

This unique festival takes place in Changangkha temple, the oldest temple in Thimphu. Built in 12th century, it is located on a ridge above central Thimphu, with a picturesque view west all the way along the vast Thimphu valley. It is a popular temple attracting a regular procession of pilgrims, and new parents seeking auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children.