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Jambay lhakhang festival and drub

About jambay lhakhang and festival

One of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan king Songsten Gampo on the same day as Paro kichu Lhakhang, this temple hosts guru Joyo Jampa, the future Buddha as its main statue. One of the most sacred festivals of Jambay Lhakhang Drup takes place here every year. The ceremony of fertility blessing is central to the annual Jambay Lhakhang Drub, the most popular relegious festival in Bumthang. It takes place every year, in October or November, at Jambay Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist temples in Bhutan. Infertile women who wish to conceive come from different parts of the country to get blessed at the ceremony. The main monk or chief lama at the ceremony, sporting a colourful mask, prays to the fertility gods and deities, and blesses the women with a symbolic wooden phallus.

TOUR ITENARY

Day 1: Arrive at paroInternational airport.

Welcome by Yetis & Dragons Bhutan Travel Agency representatives. Check into your hotel. After refreshments, visit the Kichu Lhakhang (temple) and Drugyel Dzong.

Day 2: Paro.

Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery and hike back (3 hours round trip). Lunch at the Taktsang Cafeteria. Hike back to Paro valley. Visit the National Museum. In the evening, stroll through Paro town.

Day 3: Paro - punakha.

After an early breakfast drive to Punakha. En route stop at Dochula Pass (10,000ft. for a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountains.

Day 4: Punakha - trongsa.

Drive to Trongsa. Visit Chendebji Chorten on the way.

Day 5: Trongsa-bumthang.

Before you go to Bumthang, visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong. Then drive to Bumthang through lush forests.

Day 6: Attain jambay lhakhang festival

Day 7: Attain jambay lhakhang festival

Day 8: Excursion to ura valley.

Day excursion to Ura valley and explore Ura village and drive to Bumthang in the evening.

Day 9 : Bumthang - wangdiphodrang.

Drive to Wangdue with stop at Chendebji for lunch. Continue drive to Wangduephodrang and on the way stop for pictures when you come across a good spot and scenery

Day 10: Wangdiphodrang - paro via thimphu.

A short drive to Thimphu. Post lunch, visit the Textile Museum, the Takin Reserve Zoo and shopping at the handicraft emporium. In the evening, the drive back to Paro.

Day 11: Departure

Goodbye to travel in Bhutan. Head towards the airport.

 
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