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Jambay Lhakhang Festival

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This festival is held at the Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang. The Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham is performed once a year and is just for a day. The festival is held to honor the Mystic saint, Guru Rinpoche who brought Buddhism to Bhutan.

Arrive at Paro airport, the Guide will receive you and take to the restaurant for lunch. After lunch, you will be taken to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. Stroll in the city. Overnight in Thimphu

Morning sightseeing in Thimphu visit to King’s Memorial Chorten (which was built in honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck), School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school), Jungzhi Handmade paper factory, Giant Buddha Statue, and Motithang Takin Preserve. In the evening, visit the majestic Tashi Chhoedzong,

Today, we will enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha. From Simtokha the road climbs to the Dochula pass (3150 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. We will take some time at the pass and exploring 108 stupas. We will drive downhill through the forests of rhododendrone,fir and hemlock .  When you arrive at Lobesa Village, you can take short walk through rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang( temple of fertility). After lunch continue drive to Punakha. On arrival, visit Punakha Dzong, which is the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha.

Morning Drive to Bumthang, Central part of Bhutan passing through semi-tropical vegetation. En route stop at PeleLa Pass(3300m), If your fortunate, you can catch stunning view of Himalayan Peaks. Continue drive downhill through beautiful village of Longtey and Chendebji. Lunch at Trongsa. After lunch visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest Dzong in the country. It is the ancestral home of our Royal family. We will continue our drive crossing Yotong La Pass (3,400m). Then we will stop at Chumey, Yathra Factory. Where we can see live Yathras are designed with different patterns. Further drive to Bumthang. Overnight in Bumthang.

After breakfast attend full day of festival dances and celebrations with finely dressed the local people. Today we will stay awake till midnight to catch an unusual naked dance and fire ceremony.

After breakfast, sightseeing in Bumthang includes Jakar Dzong  located on a ridge built in 15th century. Kurjey Lhakhang where body imprints of Guru Rinpoche in 8th century remains preserved on the rock. Jambay Lhakhang which was built by Tibetan king Songtshen Gempo in 7th century and then short hike to Tamshing Lhakhang built in 15th century by the Buddhist saint Pema Lingpa. In the afternoon, you can walk around in Bumthang town and interact with locals.

Today, you will enjoy scenic drive to Wangdue. Visit Chendebji Chorten built in Nepalese style with eyes painted at four cardinal points. We may see yaks below the PeleLa pass.  After lunch continue drive to Wangdue. Overnight in Wangdue

Morning drive back to Paro, crossing the Dochula Pass with amazing views of the Himalayas. Lunch in Thimphu and then continue drive to Paro. Evening visit local archery ground and watch locals playing archery.

Morning drive 30 minutes to Taksang base, then you will start hike (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous temple. It is located at the face of a cliff about (3100m) .In 8th century, Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave, where temple now stands. After having explored the temple and lunch is served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, about halfway up the mountain. After lunch, you will hike down to the valley floor. Overnight hotel in paro.

You will drive to the airport for departure. Our representative will bid you farewell.

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Festival and Dances

Tshechu is a religious festival meaning “tenth day” held annually in various temples, monasteries and dzongs throughout the country.

The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.