Jambay Lhakhang is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan king called Songtsen Gampo in 7th century and it is located in Bumthang. The Kichu lhakhang in Paro was also built on the same day. The King was destined to build 108 temples on and across the border so as to subdue the demons in the Himalayan region.Jambay Lhakhang Drup is one of the most unique festival held yearly in Bumthang. This festival last for five days in the courtyard of the temple. Various cham dances like Ter cham (the Naked Dance), Mewang, Macham, Ging Tsholing, Dramtse Ngacham, Zhana Cham etc, are performed by the local villagers of Norgang, Changwa and Nangsiphel. Amongst all the chams, the Jambay Lhakhang Drup Tsechu is well known for Ter cham ( the Naked Dance), and Mewang cham (the fire blessing). The sacred naked dance is performed at mid night while the fire dance is held in the evening to bless infertile women with children.
ITINERARYDAY 01- ARRIVE PARO AND PARO TO THIMPHUYou will be received at the Paro airport, and then have a smooth drive towards Thimphu which would approximately take 1 hour from Paro. After lunch you will visit the following places • Visit Tashi Chhoe Dzong. • Bhutanese Craft Bazaar • Watch Archery game • Centenary market in the evening DAY 02-THIMPHUAfter breakfast, drive back to Thimphu in the morning.You will visit the following places in Thimphu • Visit Buddha Dordenma Statue • Bhutan Post Office • Museum • Royal Textile Academy DAY 03-THIMPHU TO PUNAKHATravel to Punakha (2 hours’ drive) • Visit Dochula Pass • Punakha Dzong • Chimi Lhakhang DAY 04-PUNAKHA TO BUMTHANGEarly in the morning drive towards Trongsa which will take 5 hours maximum and stay for few minutes in Trongsa to see the beautiful and magnificent Trongsa Dzong. DAY 05-BUMTHANG • Explore beautiful Bumthang Valley • Jambay Lhakhang • Kurjey Lhakhang • Tamshing Lhakhang • Jakar Dzong also known as ‘the Castle of the white bird’ In the afternoon, you will also visit Dorjibi weaving center DAY 06-BUMTHANGWitness and enjoy the full day Jambay Lhakhang Drupchen which will begin at 10:00 am in the morning.Various ‘cham’ dances like Ter cham (the Naked Dance), Mewang, Macham, Ging Tsholing, Dramtse Ngacham, Zhana Cham etc, are performed DAY 07-BUMTHANG TO POBJIKA/GANGTEYDrive back, following the same route towards Pobjika and you will be expected to reach there by evening. In the evening, visit one of farm house for dinner together with the family members. DAY 08- POBJIKA/GANGTEY TO PARODrive to Paro in the morning and you will be engaged in sightseeing around Paro after lunch wherein you will get to visit Taa Dzong (Museum)-Paro Rinpung Dzong and Drugyal Dzong-Kicchu LhakhangTaa Dzong Next visit will be to Paro Rinpung Dzong.,Drugyal Dzong and Kicchu Lhakhang. DAY 09-PARO After the breakfast, there will be a hike to Taktsang Monastery. Paro Taktshang is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of the country and your trip would be tedious without visiting this most important Buddhist temple. T In the evening, we will accompany you to a farm house in Paro for a hot stone bath. DAY 10- DEPARTURE FROM PARO AIRPORTAfter the breakfast, we will drop you to the Paro International Airport.