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Tibetan Festival Calendar for 2017

Festivals are lively events that bring together Tibetans from all over the plateau. The more than 100 major and minor festivals that take place throughout the year include horse racing, dancing, singing, praying, and displays of religious artwork.Each area of Tibet has its own distinctive style.

Here is a list of mainly Tibetan Festivals and corresponding festival dates in 2016,such as Tibetan New Year ,Shoton and Saga Dawa. If your travel schedule allows, it is worth arranging a tour to Tibet when festivals are taking place.

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Tibetan Festival Calendar (Year: 2017)
 FESTIVALS LIST DATES INTIBETAN CALENDAR   ACTIVE REGION YEAR2017 RELATED TOUR ITINERARY
TIBETAN NEW YEAR (LOSAR) 1st of the first Tibetan month TAR  Feb.27 Losar Festival for the Tibetan New Year 4-day Tour
BUTTER LAMP/ CHOE-NGA CHOEPA 15th of the first Tibetan month Lhasa  Mar.12 Mail to create your own trip
TSURPHU CHAM DANCE FESTIVAL 10th of the fourth Tibetan month Tsurphu Monastery  Jun. 5 Mail to create your own trip
SAGA DAWA 15th of the fourth Tibetan month Lhasa  Jun. 9 Saga Dawa Festival Tour
DRIGUNG CHAM DANCE FESTIVAL 26th of the fourth Tibetan month Drigung Monastery Jun.18 Mail to create your own trip 
THANKA UNVEILING AT TASHILHUNPO 13th of the fifth Tibetan month Tashilhunpo Monastery Jul.8 Mail to create your own trip
ZAMLING CHISANG /SAMYA DOLDE 15th of the fifthTibetan month Samye Monastery Jul.9 Mail to create your own trip
WORLD INCENSE FESTIVAL 15th of the fifth Tibetan month TAR Jul.9 Mail to create your own trip
THE GYANTSE DAMA FESTIVAL  -- Gyantse Jul.20 Gyantse Dama Festival Tour
CHOEKOR DUECHEN 4th of the sixth Tibetan month Lhasa Jul.27 Mail to create your own trip
GANDEN MONASTERY FESTIVAL 15th of the sixth Tibetan month GANDEN MONASTERY Aug.1 Mail to create your own trip
NAGCHU HORSE RACE the Sixth Tibetan month Nagqu August Nachu Horse Racing Festival Tour
SHOTON FESTIVAL 30th of the sixth Tibetan month Lhasa Aug.21 Shoton Festival Holy Lhasa 5-day Tour

DREPUNG FESTIVAL

8th of the seventh Tibetan month Drepung Monastery Sep.6th Mail to create your own trip
BATHING FESTIVAL 8th of the seventh Tibetan month TAR Sep.6th Mail to create your own trip
DRAK YERPA FESTIVAL 10th of the seventh Tibetan month Drak Yerpa Monastery Sep.8th Mail to create your own trip
LHABAB DHECHEN 22nd of the ninth Tibetan month TAR Nov.11 Mail to create your own trip
PALDEN LHAMO FESTIVAL 15th of the tenth Tibetan month Lhasa Dec.3 Mail to create your own trip
GADEN NGA-CHOE 25th of the tenth Tibetan month Lhasa Dec.12 Gaden Ngachen Chenmo Festival Tour

 
 
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