Jambay Lakhang Drup

Bumthang has unique and blessed places by the great lamas, among them Jambay Lhakhang is one and has its unique story. It says in 7th century Tibetan king Songsten Gampo built 108 temples in one day and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang is to be one of them. The Jambay Lhakhang Drup is one of the most interesting events held in the Temple. During this festival, the local villager perform dances like Terchham (Naked Dance), which was formerly initiated by Terton Dorje Lingpa, Mewang, Macham, Ging Tsholing, Dramtse Ngacham, Zhana Cham etc.

Trip Name Jambay Lakhang Drup
Duration 10 Nights & 11 Days
Trip Type Festival
Rate From USD 1976
Date 13-16 November,2019

Day 1 Arrival in Paro
Day 2 Paro to Bumthang (fly out)
Day 3 Jambay Lhakhang Drup
Day 4 Jakar sightseeing.
Day 5 Jakar sightseeing.
Day 6 Jakar to Trongsa.
Day 7 Trongsa to Punakha.
Day 8 Punakha to Thimphu.
Day 9 Thimphu to Paro.
Day 10 Paro sightseeing.
Day 11 Departure.

Day 1     Arrival in Paro

Flight to Paro has spectacular views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jhomolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 2     Paro to Bumthang (fly out)

After our breakfast transfer to Paro airport for your flight to Bumthang, centre Bhutan. On arrival at Batpalathang airport, you will be received by our representative and transfer to your hotel.. Evening explore the tiny town and relax at your hotel. Overnight in Jakar, altitude 2650m.

Day 3     Jambay Lhakhang Drup

After the breakfast, we will proceed to festival site and witness the most interesting annual Jambay Lhakhang Drup (Tsechu) for whole day. Festivals are preformed to honor Buddhist saint Guru Rimpoche who brought Buddhism in the country in 7th century. Tse meaning date and chu meaning tenth, is performed annually in all the districts coinciding with tenth day of the Bhutanese calendar. Interesting and colorful mask dances are shown publicly in a open ground specially in the courtyard of the fortress, “The Dzong”, where all people gather to witness the dances. Witnessing the Tsechu is believed to accumulate the good deeds and help us to ride of the sins committed in the past. This is also wonderful opportunity to click the Bhutanese in best outfit with most expensive garments and jewelries. Don’t miss to witness the unique naked dance at mid night. Overnight in Jakar.

Day 4     Jakar sightseeing.

Visit the Kurjey Temple, the site where Bhutan’s royals are cremated. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancakes and noodles. Overnight at Jakar.

Day 5     Jakar sightseeing.

Make an excursion drive to the village of Ura. The drive will pass over the highest road pass on your trip at Shertang La at 3573m. On clear weather Bhutan’s highest mountain Gangkar Puensum (7540m) can be seen dominating the northern valley. Visit the Ura village and return. Overnight in Jakar.

Day 6     Jakar to Trongsa.

Check out from the hotel and drive to Trongsa. En-route we will stop at Chumey yatha factory which is famous for woolen products in the region. The beautiful drive will bypass Yotongla pass at 3400m before reaching Trongsa. On arrival, we will visit Trongsa Dzong, the beautiful ancient homes of the royals. Evening we will explore the charming little town. Overnight in Trongsa, altitude 2200m.

Day 7     Trongsa to Punakha.

Checkout from the hotel, take an excursion drive to Phobjikha from Pelela. The valley of black necked crane is so beautiful and perfect for nature lover and paradise for hikers. On arrival at Gangtey we will pay homage to Gangtey Gonpa and further drive to warm valley of Punakha. En-route if time permits we will hike to Rinchengang village. Evening relax in the hotel we can walk around the resort. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m.

Day 8     Punakha to Thimphu.

Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1950s. Today, the central monk body moves to Punakha in the winter when it gets too cold in Thimphu. With a climate almost tropical in the summer, the valley is blessed with an abundance of fruits and rice. We will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong which without doubt showcases the finest example of Bhutanese arts and crafts. After the Dzong, we will drive to the capital, Thimphu, over the Dochu La pass (3000m). Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.

Day 9     Thimphu to Paro.

Check out from the hotel visit painting school, folk heritage museum and textile museum before proceeding to Paro. On arrival in Paro, we will visit national museum of Bhutan and Paro dzong. Evening we will explore the tiny Paro town. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.

Day 10   Paro sightseeing.

Early morning after our delicious breakfast drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger Nest Temple. The hike to Tiger’s Nest will take most of our day. The temple is one of the most renowned temple in the Buddhist world one of the ten most visit site before we die. This is most revolted temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley at 900m above the valley. En-route visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest Buddhist temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and Evening at leisure. Overnight in Paro.

Day 11   Departure.

The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.

PACKAGE INCLUSION:

  1. Visa Fees USD# 40/- single entry
  2. Sustainable development fee USD # 65/- per night per person
  3. All the government taxes.
  4. Three star hotel with all meals (APAI) (4 & 5 star Hotel are available in supplement cost)
  5. One English speaking guide entire your tour for your sightseeing
  6. Private comfortable car with driver for entire your tour including pickup and drop to airport
  7. Complimentary bottle drinking water entire your tour
  8. Entrance fees to events, historic sites, museum, and parks

PACKAGE EXCLUSION:

  1. Airfare ( International or Domestic)
  2. Alcoholic products
  3. Travel Insurance
  4. Personal Shopping
  5. Tipping to staffs
  6. Laundry
  7. Any other outdoor activities which are not mention in inclusion.
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