Tshechus are also an important social event for the Bhutanese. People come dressed in their finest. Women wear their most beautiful jewelry, families pack their best food for lunch, men and women joke and exchange tales, and children crane their necks to catch a sight of the day-long dances.
Jambay Lakhang Festival Tour
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Jambay Lakhang Festival Tour Detail Itinerary
Receive by Bhutan Travellers Representatives. Check in at Gangtey Palace Hotel. After an early tea visit: Kichu Lhakhang (temple) and Drongja Goemba (monastery). Overnight: Hotel
Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery and hike back (3 hours round trip). Lunch at the Taktsang Cafeteria. Drive to Drukgyal Dzong (historic fortress in ruins now). Visit the National Museum. Visit a Bhutanese village house for a cup of yak butter tea/local wine. Evening: stroll through Paro town. Overnight: Gangtey Palace Hotel.
(145 km. About 5 hours drive). After an early breakfast drive to Punakha. En route visit Simtokha Dzong and halt at Dochula Pass (10,000ft. for a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountains. Overnight: Dragon's Nest Resort.
The distance is about 197 km and the drive takes between six to seven hours along winding steep roads with breathtaking views at every twist and turn! Check in at Wangdichholing Lodge.
Full Day Jambay Lhakhang Festival. Overnight: Wangdicholing Guesthouse.
Morning: Jambay Lhakhang Festival. Afternoon: Visit farmhouses to see local textile weaving. Evening: dinner in a local Tibetan restaurant.
The festival is held in the courtyard of the historic Jakar Dzong, built in 1646 A.D. by Minjur Tempa, the third Druk Desi (Temporal Ruler). In 1683 A.D. It was extended by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, the fourth Desi.
Morning: See the last day of Jambay Lhakhang festival. Afternoon: Visit several ancient and sacred monasteries such as the Kencho Sum Lhakhang, Tamshing and Pema Samba Lhakhang which are considered important pilgrimage spots. Visit the Bumthang Swiss farm. Overnight Hotel.
En route visit the Watch. Tower in Trongsa and the Trongsa Dzong courtyard. Overnight: Dragon's Nest Hotel.
Visit the Textile Museum, Takin Reserve (national animal). Visit some handicraft shops. Evening: drive to Paro. Overnight: Gangtey Palace Hotel
Drive to Airport for departure.