Jampa Lhakhang festival tour

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights.
Locations: Thimphu, Paro valley, Punakha, Bumthang.
Type of Tour: Cultural tour/Adventure.
Highlight: Visit to the Ta Dzong (National Museum), Punakha Dzong, Worlds tallest bronze Buddha statue, Tigers nest hike, 7th Century Jampa Lhakhang, Souvenir shopping at Paro and Thimphu town etc.

Description: Bhutan Jampa Lhakhang Festival & Cultural hiking tour. Jambay Lhakhang Drub is one of the most important festivals which are held in the premises of Jambay Temple which was built in 7 century and to honor Guru Rinpoche (who introduced Tantric form of Buddhism in Bhutan).

The main high light of this festival is ‘the scared naked dance known as Ter Cham and Mewang-the fire blessing. Jampa Lhakhang festival is one of the most popular festivals in the Kingdom. A fire dance or Mewang is held in the evening to bless the infertile women so that they may bear the children. Apart from Bhutan festival tours we will be organizing some cultural hiking tours also and white river rafting (optional). 

Day 01: Paro Arrival: Drive to Punakha

Things to do
•    travel to Punakha 
•    Visit the beautiful 108 chortens.

•    RKPO
•    Lobesa

Day 02 :  Drive to Bumthang 

Things to do
•    drives to Bumthang via Pelela pass 
•    visit yathra weaving central
•     Continue drive to Bumthang. Mingle with the locals peoples

•    Peling

Day 03: Bumthang sightseeing and Hiking to Tamshing Monastery

Things to do
•    visit Jakar Dzong 
•     sightseeing at  Jampa Lhangkhang
•    Kurjey Lhakhang 
•    Hike to Tamshing Lhakhang.
•     visit the Cheese factory
•     Visit to Red Panda Beer factory and sightseeing in town

•    Peling
•    Jakar Lodge

Day 4 : Bumthang Festival and the Ura Valley Cultural hike

Things to do
•    Drive to URA valley
•    Visit the beautiful village with its Lhakhang dominating the surrounding.  
•    Hike to visit a beautiful village of Shingkhar. 
•    visit the MebarTsho (Burning Lake): 
•    Jambay Lhakhang Drup (festival

•    Peling
•    Jakar Lodge

Day 05: Bumthang – Punakha

Things to do
•    Drive to Trongsa
•    Visit Trongsa Dzong – 
•    Visit Tower of Trongsa 
•    Then drive to Punakha

•    Amonkora
•    Lobesa

Day 06: Punakha- Paro 

Things to do
•    we will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong 
•    “Water rafting sport “
•    travel to Thimphu and then Paro. 

•    Le meridian
•    Tashi Namgay

Day 07: A Day Hike to Paro Taktsang Monastery

Things to do
•    Hike to Taktsang 
•    driving back we will visit the Kichu temple. 

•    Amonkora
•    Mandala

Day 8: Departure from Paro

In the morning, your tour guide from Yelha Bhutan Tours & Travels (local Bhutan travel agent) will escort you to the airport for your onward destinations. 

Best wishes from Yelha Bhutan Tours & Travels family. 

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