Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Jambay Lhakhang FestivalThis tour is a combination of the cultural tour with the most famous festival of Bhutan where you can see various mask dances performed by the Monks in the temple. "Ter Cham" or fire dance (blessing by fire ceremony) is the highlight of this festival. (Please note that you are not allowed to take pictures). The tour will take you to the beautiful valley of Bumthang, the cultural and spiritual hub of Bhutan and Gangtey/Phobjikha valley, the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas.

 

Itinerary (12 Days)

Day 01
Destinations: Arrival at Paro (Druk Air flight) | Area altitude: 2,280m | Travelling distance: 55kms | Time taken: 1hr 15mins.

  • Representative from Bhutan Mystical Tours will welcome & receive you at the airport.
  • Visit Ta Dzong (built in 1656 and renovated in 1968) an ancient watch tower.
  • Visit Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning "Heap of Jewels"), built in 1646.
  • Transfer to Thimphu.

Day 02
Destinations: Thimphu | Area altitude: 2,300m | Time taken : Full day

  • Visit to Kuensel Phodrang view point (Also known as Buddha point view).
  • Visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
  • Visit Tashichhodzong.
  • Visit National Zoo (Takin Preservation Centre).
  • Visit Dupthop Lhakhang (One of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan).
  • Visit Painting & handicraft school.
  • Visit Emporium Handicrafts.

Day 03
Destinations: Thimphu - Punakha | Area altitude: 1,310m | Travelling distance: 76kms | Time Taken: 3hrs

  • After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass.
  • Stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas.
  • On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female river).

Day 04
Destinations: Punakha - Gangtey | Area altitude: 3,120m | Travelling distance: 80kms | Time taken: 3hrs

  • Drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey.
  • Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang includes: visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638.
  • Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery from outside.
  • Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.

Day 05
Destinations: Gangtey - Trongsa - Bumthang | Area altitude: 2,800m | Travelling distance: 137kms | Time taken: 3hrs

  • Drive to Trongsa.
  • Visit Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive dzong of Bhutan, built in its present form in 1644 by Chogyal Minjur Temple.
  • Trongsa Dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family and first two hereditary kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, an ancient Watch tower.

Day 06
Destinations: Bumthang (Sightseeing) | Area altitude: 2,800m | Time taken: Full day

  • Drive to Lhakhang to witness the festival.
  • Visit Membarstho which literally means "The Burning Lake".

Day 07
Destinations: Bumthang (Sightseeing) | Area altitude: 2,800m | Time taken: Full day

  • After breakfast drive to Lhakhang to witness the festival.

Day 08
Destinations: Bumthang (Sightseeing) | Area altitude: 2,800m | Time taken: Full day

  • After breakfast, drive to Lhakhang to witness the festival.
  • Evening free to stroll in the town for photography and shopping.

Day 09
Destinations: Bumthang (Sightseeing) | Area altitude: 2,800m | Time taken: Full day

  • After breakfast drive to Lhakhang to witness the festival.

Day 10
Destinations: Bumthang - Thimphu | Area altitude: 2,320m | Travelling distance: 270kms | Time taken: 8hrs

  • Early breakfast, drive to Thimphu via Trongsa & Punakha.

Day 11
Destinations: Thimphu - Paro | Area altitude: 2,280m | Travelling distance: 50kms | Time taken: 1hr 15mins

  • After breakfast, a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten.
  • Then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery.
  • Drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314m).
  • On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen.
  • Evening free to stroll in the town for photography and shopping.

Day 12
Destinations: Paro (Departure) | Area altitude: 2,200m

  • Early Morning drive to Airport and Farewell.

Package Cost

Peak Season:
01 pax: US $ 3234 per person
02 pax: US $ 3113 per person
03 pax & above: US $ 2750 per person

The above package tariff includes:
Excellent services within Bhutan for all land transport (Toyota luxury coach, ac/non ac cars),
Horses and yaks for trekking within Bhutan,
The best available hotels, meals (catered to personal orders and tastes),
Sightseeing, experienced and friendly guides, religious festivals.

Not included in the package tariff:
International flight ticket costs,
Personal insurance,
Airport departure tax,
Drinks, personal expenses, laundry and Tips.