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Jambay Lhakhang Festival


Jambay lhakhang is located in Bumthang and is situated on the way to the Kurjie Lhakhang. It’s a ten minutes drive to the temple from the Chamkhar town. Jambay Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in the kingdom. It was founded by, Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King in the 7th century AD. The king was destined to build 108 temples known as Thadhul- Yangdhul (temples on and across the border) in a day to subdue the demoness that was residing in the Himalayas. The temple is one of the two of the 108 built in Bhutan. A second is located in Paro, the Kichu lhakhang also built on the same day. The Festival of Jambay Lhakhang Drup in central Bhutan is the most spectacular mid-night sacred naked dance (tercham) and draws a lot of tourists every year! So plan your visit to Bhutan to coincide with this festival held in October/November annually. This tour gives you a real appreciation of both the Buddhist faith and the Bhutanese way of life but also included in the package are other places of interest.

Brief Itinerary-9 Days Festival Tour

  • Day 1 : Arrive Paro, Drive from Paro to Thimphu (65KM APPROX)
  • Day 2 : Thimphu, Thimphu Site Seeing
  • Day 3 : Drive from Thimphu to Punakha, Punakha site seeing in the afternoon (77KM APPROX)
  • Day 4 : Drive from Punakha to Bumthang (212KM APPROX)
  • Day 5 : Jambhay Lhakhag Festival
  • Day 6 : Bumthang Site seeing
  • Day 7 : Drive from Bumthang to Phobjikha Valley (188KM APROX)
  • Day 8 : Drive from Phobjikha Valley to Paro (210KM APPROX)
  • Day 9 : Fly to onward destination