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Jambay Lhakhang Festival – Bhutan Crown Adventures

Jambay Lhakhang Festival

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