Jambay Lhakhang Drupchen

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Jambay Lhakhang Drupchen

About Jambay Lhakhang Drupchen : 14 Days Tour

This most unique ,exciting, cheerful and rather daunting festival has gained immense popularity amongst tourists owing to its uniqueness compared many other ones. Its highlight is the "Mewang" - the fire blessing ceremony and the "Tercham" - a religious naked dance. The festival held in honour of Guru Rinpoche, the saint who introduced Buddhism in the 8th century and to commemorate its establishment during the 7th century.

Trip Highlights
  • Witness one of Bhutan's most unique and interesting festivals.
  • Experience the unique living culture of Bhutan, our rich heritage, history, and sacred Buddhist sites.
  • Visit many sacred temples, medieval fortresses (Dzongs), museums etc.
  • Visit most of the popular attractions in the Western and Central Bhutan.
  • Get more acquainted with the people of different region from western to central Bhutan.
  • Experience the diverse culture and traditions of Bhutan.
  • Have a memorable trip to famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900 m above the valley floor.
  • Have an opportunity of visit the winter home of the endangered Black-Necked crane in Phobjikha.
  • Explore western valleys of Paro,Thimphu and Punakha
  • Explore central valleys of Trongsa and Bumthang.
  • Have spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Farmhouse visits and village excursions.
Trip Overview

Day 1: PARO-THIMPHU ( 55 Km,2 Hrs)

  • Arrive in Paro airport and drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. In the evening, leisure time in town. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2: THIMPHU

  • Whole day sightseeing in Thimphu visiting popular tourist attractions. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day3: THIMPHU-PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY ( 135 Km , 6 Hrs)

  • Drive to Phobjikha ,winter residence of the Black necked cranes via Dochula ,one of the highest passes where in a clear weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtey.

Day 4: PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY

  • Whole day sightseeing hike in Phobjikha and visit Gangtey Gompa. Overnight stay at hotel in Gangtey.

Day 5: PHOBJIKHA/GANGTEY - BUMTHANG ( 188 Km , 7 Hrs)

  • Drive to Bumthang through Trongsa town and cross the two of the highest passes , Pelela and Yotongla Passes. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and pristine nature.

Day 6: BUMTHANG / JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP (1st Day)

  • Wholeday sightseeing and visit the most popular temples in the country like Jambay Lhakhag, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamzhing Lhakhang.
  • First evening's program begins around 07.00 pm, with the "Jinsi" the burning of the sacred fire.
  • Shana Cham with Ging Cham
  • Tseking Karna
  • Tshok Cham
  • Mewang (the sacred fire ceremony)

Day 7: JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP ( 2nd Day)

  • Begins around 9.30 in the morning with a "chipdrel" traditional reception. The Astara (clown) welcomes the audience and the marchang ceremony. Mask dances begin
  • Shinji Yab Yum
  • Youelem
  • Peling Ging Sum - Driging, Juging, Ngaging
  • Durda Cham
  • Lunch break at 01.00 pm. After lunch the dances resume
  • Jachung and Boechung dance
  • Pacham

Day 8: JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP (3rd Day)

  • Atsara (clown) dance Dola Pangtoy
  • Shazam
  • Shana Phurcham with Durda
  • Shana Ngacham
  • Lunch break
  • Ging & Tsholing Cham (the dance of the sacred war between the Gods and the Demons)
  • Tsecho Gingcham (Tercham) Damitse Ngacham (The famous drum beat dance originating from Dramitse)
  • Pholey Moley Cham

Dat 9: JAMBAY LHAKHANG DRUP (4th Day)

  • Chungtsam Cham
  • Gicham
  • Dorling Ngacham (Tercham of Terchen Dorjilingpa)
  • Raksha Gocham
  • Lunch Break.
  • Raksha Mangcham (this dance symbolizes Life after death, at the court of the Lord of the Dead.)
  • Ten Wang (Blessings from the sacred statue of Terton Dorjilingpa)

Day 10 : BUMTHANG - TRONGSA ( 68 Km, 3 Hrs)

  • Morning some more sightseeing and drive to Trongsa. After Lunch visit the Ta-Dzong and the Trongsa Dzong (fortress). Overnight stay at hotel in Trongsa.

Day 10 : BUMTHANG - TRONGSA ( 68 Km, 3 Hrs)

  • Morning some more sightseeing and drive to Trongsa. After Lunch visit the Ta-Dzong and the Trongsa Dzong (fortress). Overnight stay at hotel in Trongsa.

Day 11: TRONGSA-PUNAKHA (142 Km, 6 ½ Hrs)

  • Arrive in Thimphu city and explore evening and nightlife. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 12: PUNAKHA-PARO (143 Km, 5 Hrs)

  • Visit the most beautiful Dzong (fortress) of Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong and the temple of the Divine Madman, Chhimi Lhakhang.After lunch in a restaurant drive to Paro. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

Day 13: PARO

  • Hike up to the famous Tiger's Nest in the morning and after lunch visit other popular tourist attractions. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro

Day 14: PARO DEPART

  • After breakfast , drive to Paro airport for onward destination