The Jambay Lhakhang Festival is a captivating and spiritually significant event held annually in Bhutan. Centered around the Jambay Lhakhang, a sacred monastery in Bumthang, the festival is a celebration of Bhutanese culture and religious traditions. Pilgrims and locals gather to witness a series of traditional mask dances, religious ceremonies, and rituals performed by monks. The festival holds historical and mythological importance, commemorating the establishment of Jambay Lhakhang by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. The Jambay Lhakhang Festival offer a unique opportunity to experience the spiritual essence of Bhutan amidst the serene beauty of Bumthang.

Tour Highlights

  • Immersion in a timeless unique culture and tradition
  • Immersion in the pristine natural environment
  • Religious landmarks and spiritual monuments
  • Indigenous Bhutanese farm house experience
  • Hike to Tiger’s Nest & Nature day hikes

Tour Outline

  • Day 01: Arrival: Paro – Thimphu
  • Day 02: Thimphu – Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Thimphu – Phobjikha
  • Day 04: Phobjikha – Bumthang via Trongsa
  • Day 05: Bumthang – Sightseeing
  • Day 06: Bumthang – Day Excursion to Tang Ogyen Chholing Palace
  • Day 07: Bumthang – Punakha
  • Day 08: Punakha – Paro
  • Day 09: Paro – Hike to Tiger’s Nest
  • Day 10: Departure
DURATION 9 Nights / 10 Days
DEPARTURE TIME 2 Hours before Flight time
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Tourist Tariff Royalty & Visa Fees. Transportation in mini-coach
Professional Guide & Experienced Driver. Umbrella and sunscreen.
All Entrance fees and Permits. All meals in Bhutan
Govt. approved hotels & guest houses.
Personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone and tips.
Medical / Travel insurance.


Additional information

Price starts fromUS$ 2,850.00 per tourist.

Arrival: Paro - Thimphu

Distance: 65km (1.5hrs)
Elevation: 2,250mts / 7,382ft
On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and driver, and then
will be transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

After reaching visit the following places;

  • Buddha Point where the tallest sitting Buddha Statue stands overlooking the beautiful whole capital city.
  • National Memorial Chorten “most religious landmark in Bhutan”. Local people of all ages come to circumambulate reciting prayers.
  • Stroll through Thimphu town and Bhutanese Authentic Local Craft stall bazaar.

Dinner in Local Restaurant or Hotel.
Overnight in Thimphu.


Thimphu - Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit a selection of the following places;

  • School of Thirteen Arts & Crafts to check out the religious and spiritual Arts and Crafts.
  • National Textile Museum, to get insight on Bhutan’s national art of weaving.
  • After lunch, drive to Sangaygang and hike to Wangditse Monastery (1hr).
  • Tashichho Dzong(fortress) which is the seat of Bhutan’s government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room, offices of the King and the monastic body.
  • Centenary Farmer’s Market.

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch in Local Restaurant.
Dinner in Local Restaurant.
Overnight in Thimphu.


Thimphu - Phobjikha

Distance: 135km (5-6hrs)
Elevation: 3,000mts / 9,843ft

  • After breakfast, you will be heading to Phobjikha, the land of endangered bird species Black Necked Crane.
  • En-route, stop at Dochula pass (3150mts) consisting of 108 mini Druk Wangyel Stupas and enjoy the spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges on a clear day.
  • Your journey will proceed crossing the beautiful Wangdue Dzong situated on the hill.
  • On arrival in Phobjikha, visit Gangtey Monastery.
  • Embark on the Gangtey Nature Trail hike (1.5hrs)

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch in Local Restaurant at Nobding.
Dinner in Hotel.
Overnight in Phobjikha.


Phobjikha - Bumthang via Trongsa

Distance: 210Km (7-8hrs)
Elevation: 2,600m / 8,530ft

  • After breakfast drive to Bumthang, the land of religious landmarks.
  • En-route, you will visit Chendbji Chorten (Stupa) located 41km west of Trongsa.
  • Proceed further until you reach Trongsa to visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (Museum).
  • Late afternoon drive to Bumthang.

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch in Local Restaurant.
Dinner in Hotel.
Overnight in Bumthang.


Bumthang - Sightseeing ( Jambay Lhakhang Festival )

  • The festival will be held in the court yard of Jambay Lhakhang Temple located in the heart of Chokor Valley. This is one of the oldest temples in the country built around the 7th century by a Tibetan King, Songtsen Geombo.
  • After breakfast, visit Kurjey Khakhang, the large, active and important temple complex which is named after the body print of Guru Rinpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism in the country.
  • Hike across to Tamshing Lhakhang which is located across the river from Kurje Lhakhang which was built by Terton Pema Lingpa (treasure discoverer) in 195.
  • Visit a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse for an experience of an authentic indigenous Bhutanese culture and the local hospitality. Enjoy a meal with the family here and try the Bhutanese butter tea and Ara (local wine) as well.
  • Afternoon, free to explore Jakar town.

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch in Farm House.
Dinner in Local Restaurant or Hotel.
Overnight in Bumthang.


Bumthang - Day Excursion to Tang Ogyen Chholing Palace

Distance: 40km (1-2hrs)

  • After breakfast, drive to Tang Ugyen Chholing Palace. En-route, enjoy the view of Tang Valley.
  • After reaching, visit Ugyen Chholing Palace/Museum which was restored in 19th century, is now serving as museum to preserve its legacy, and provide a place for religious studies and research.
  • Evening, drive back to Bumthang for the night hold.

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch in Ugyencholing Palace.
Dinner in Local Restaurant or Hotel.
Overnight in Bumthang.


Bumthang - Punakha

Distance: 212km (5.5-6hrs)
Elevation: 1,200mts / 3,900ft

  • After breakfast drive to Punakha, an ancient capital of the country.
  • After reaching, visit Chimi Lhakhang the famous temple of fertility.
  • Evening free to relax at the hotel or explore Khuru town

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch in Local Restaurant.
Dinner in Local Restaurant or Hotel.
Overnight in Punakha.


Punakha - Paro

Distance: 130km (4-5hrs)

  • After breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong which is one of the most beautiful fortresses in Bhutan.
  • Suspension bridge.
  • Late morning, drive to Paro and visit Bhutan National Museum located right above Paro Rinpung Dzong.
  • Climb down following the same path to visit Paro Rinpung Dzong.
  • Explore the quaint little town of Paro.

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch in Local Restaurant.
Dinner in Local Restaurant or Hotel.
Overnight in Paro.


Paro - Hike to Tiger's Nest

Elevation: 3,120mts / 10,240ft
Walking Hour: 4 – 5hrs

  • After breakfast, hike to the picturesque and iconic Taktshang Monastery. Also known as ‘The Tiger’s
    Nest’ this monastery sits at 900m above Paro valley and clings beautifully on the cliff overlooking
    and offering beautiful views of the valleys.
  • After the hike, visit Bhutan’s oldest temple, Khyichu Lhakhang.
  • Evening, free to relax at the hotel or explore further.

Breakfast in Hotel.
Lunch at Taktshang Cafeteria.
Dinner in Local Restaurant or Hotel.
Overnight in Paro.



After breakfast transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey.


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