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Jambay Lakhang Festival Tour - 11 days

 

Bhutan’s numerous festivals are a joyful expression of its culture – and largely inspired by Buddhism.
The Tshechu – or the masked dance festivals – is a rare occasion and a living testimony to the country’s ancient past. These festivals are a dedication to Guru Rinpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the 7th century. They are held in every district (often in the Dzongs) annually. As it has happened for centuries, people continue to converge at festivals both to pursue their spiritual practice, and to participate in the community event. The Tshechu is a place to see and be seen.
Tshechus are also an important social event for the Bhutanese. People come dressed in their finest. Women wear their most beautiful jewelry, families pack their best food for lunch, men and women joke and exchange tales, and children crane their necks to catch a sight of the day-long dances.Jambay Lhakhang festival performs the mask dances, Jambay Lhakhang built in the year 659 is known for its two special events that is "Mewang" (Fire blessing ceremony).The Tshechu – or the masked dance festivals – is a rare occasion and a living testimony to the country’s ancient past. These festivals are a dedication to Guru Rinpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the 7th century. They are held in every district (often in the Dzongs) annually. As it has happened for centuries, people continue to converge at festivals both to pursue their spiritual practice, and to participate in the community event. The Tshechu is a place to see and be seen.

Tshechus are also an important social event for the Bhutanese. People come dressed in their finest. Women wear their most beautiful jewelry, families pack their best food for lunch, men and women joke and exchange tales, and children crane their necks to catch a sight of the day-long dances.

Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport.

Receive by Bhutan Travellers Representatives. Check in at Gangtey Palace Hotel. After an early tea visit: Kichu Lhakhang (temple) and Drongja Goemba (monastery). Overnight: Hotel

Day 2: Paro

Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery and hike back (3 hours round trip). Lunch at the Taktsang Cafeteria. Drive to Drukgyal Dzong (historic fortress in ruins now). Visit the National Museum. Visit a Bhutanese village house for a cup of yak butter tea/local wine. Evening: stroll through Paro town. Overnight: Gangtey Palace Hotel.

Day 3: Paro - Punakha

(145 km. About 5 hours drive). After an early breakfast drive to Punakha. En route visit Simtokha Dzong and halt at Dochula Pass (10,000ft. for a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountains. Overnight: Dragon's Nest Resort.

Day 4: Wangdiphodrang - Bumthang

The distance is about 197 km and the drive takes between six to seven hours along winding steep roads with breathtaking views at every twist and turn! Check in at Wangdichholing Lodge.

Day 5: Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Full Day Jambay Lhakhang Festival. Overnight: Wangdicholing Guesthouse.

Day 6: Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Morning: Jambay Lhakhang Festival. Afternoon: Visit farmhouses to see local textile weaving. Evening: dinner in a local Tibetan restaurant.

Day 7: Festival

The festival is held in the courtyard of the historic Jakar Dzong, built in 1646 A.D. by Minjur Tempa, the third Druk Desi (Temporal Ruler). In 1683 A.D. It was extended by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, the fourth Desi.

Day 8: Festival

Morning: See the last day of Jambay Lhakhang festival. Afternoon: Visit several ancient and sacred monasteries such as the Kencho Sum Lhakhang, Tamshing and Pema Samba Lhakhang which are considered important pilgrimage spots. Visit the Bumthang Swiss farm. Overnight Hotel.

Day 9: Bumthang - Wangdiphodrang

En route visit the Watch. Tower in Trongsa and the Trongsa Dzong courtyard. Overnight: Dragon's Nest Hotel.

Day 10: Wangdiphodrang - Thimphu

Visit the Textile Museum, Takin Reserve (national animal). Visit some handicraft shops. Evening: drive to Paro. Overnight: Gangtey Palace Hotel

Day 11: Paro

Drive to Airport for departure.

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