Jambay Lhakhang Drub: This festival is held in Bumthang annually around end of October or sometimes beginning of November; and is held to honour the deeds of Guru Rimpoche, an Indian saint who brought Tantric form of Buddhism in Bhutan. A variety of masked and traditional dances are performed. This festival is one of the most important in Bhutan and the high light of this festival is the Fire Dance, a dance performed at night to bless infertile women for bearing children. These dances were originally designed by a Bhutanese saint Terton Pema Lingpa, the great treasure finder of the 15th century.
|26thSep.2012||Arrival Paro from Bangkok|
|27thSep.2012||Paro sightseeing & evening Thimphu|
|30thSep.2012||Drive to Bumthang|
|1St Oct.2012||Bumthang Festival|
|2nd Oct.2012||Bumthang Festival & sightseeing|
|3rd Oct.2012||Bumthang Festival & drive back to Gangtey/Phobjikha|
|4th Oct.2012||Sightseeing & afternoon drive back to Paro|
|5th Oct .2012||Departure for Bangkok|
|Activities||-||Cultural, Touring, Walking|
|Mode of Travel||-||Private coach|
|Group & Staff||-||Min 2, Max 12, Responsible Adventures leader, local guides plus driver|
|Accommodation||-||'A' Class hotel|
Note: - This tour is based on Bangkok being the International flight connecting point. Book your international flights to meet the connection. Current schedule departs Bangkok for Paro at 2 different timings 4.35am and 5.50am Local time. The flight from Paro arrives in Bangkok on 2 timings 2.35pm and 3.00pm local time.
As festival times are the most popular times for visitors to come to Bhutan, flight seats and hotel rooms will be on high demand. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"