Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Besides honoring the Guru Rinpoche, the four day festival knows us Jambay Lhakhang Drup / Jambay
Lhakhang Tsechu are held in the premises of Jambay Lhakhang, which was built by Tibetan King
Songtsen Gampo in 7th century, to commemorate an establishment of the Lhakhang. This festival is one
of the very important festivals in Bhutan. The main high light of this festival is ‘the scared naked dance
known as Ter Cham and Mewang-the fire blessing’. The sacred naked dance is performed in the
midnight and people are not allowed to take the photographs. A fire dance or Mewang is held in the
evening to bless the infertile women so that they may bear the children.

Day 1.Thimphu. (Arrival to Bhutan)

Receive Guest at the Paro Airport by the representative from Bhutan Aries Tours & Trek. From the Airport drive to Paro National museum. Lunch at Paro Visit Paro Dzong and drive to Thimphu. Dinner and over night stay at hotel Thimphu.

 

Day 2. Thimphu Halt

Thimphu sight seeing- visit to Memorial Chorten, Chnaggangkha Lhakhang, Drupthop Lhakhang, the viewpoint of Tashichho dzong and Folk Heritage museum. Lunch in the town. Visit to Painting school, National Library and Handicraft emporium. Evening visit Tashicho dzong. Dinner and over night stay in hotel Thimphu.

 

Day 3. Thimphu – Bumthang

Drive to Trongsa over dochula pass and Pelela Pass (3150m). At Wangdi visit Wangdi dzong. Lunch pack lunch. Continue the journey to Bumthang. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at Bumthang.

 

Day 4. Bumthang Halt

Drive to the festival ground at Jampay Lhakhang. Enjoy with the festival. Lunch in the hotel. We will do the sight seeing in Bumthang. Visit to Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake), Tamshing Lhakhang.Evening stroll around the town. Dinner in the hotel. After our dinner we will again drive to the festival ground to witness the naked dance, which is the main high light of this festival (Jampay  Lhakhang Drup). Over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.

 

Day 5. Bumthang Halt

Enjoy the festival till lunch time. Lunch in the town. We will do sight seeing like visit to Kurjey Lhalhang and Jakar dzong.Evening stroll around Bumthang town or we can also visit the farmers house for Bhutanese tea and local wine called‘Ara’. Over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.

 

Day 6. Bumthang – Phobjikha

Drive to Gangtay. At Trongsa, visit the magnificent Trongsa Dzong. Lunch at Gangtay Hotel or Picnic pack lunch and then visit the Gangtey Gonpa Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest Ningmapa Lhakhang in Bhutan.. Stroll around the Phobjikha valley, which the winter home to the black neck cranes. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Phobjikha.

 

Day 7. Phobjikha – Paro

Drive to Paro via Punakha. At Punkha vist the glorious Punakha Dzong and then drive to Paro.Lunch at Punkha or Dochula cafeteria depending upon the time. Continue the journey to Paro. Evening stroll around the Paro town. Dinner and over night stay at Paro.

 

Day 8. Paro – Halt

Drive to Paro and hike to Taktshang. Lunch at Taktshang cafteria. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang and stroll around the Paro town. Dinner and over night stay in hotel Paro.

 

Day9. Paro – Paro Airport (Departure)

Drive to Paro Airport to catch the flight to your next destination.