Festivals are a significant part of Bhutan’s culture. Most festivals, also known as a ‘tsechu’, are of great religious significance and are mostly celebrated through music and masked dances.
Festivals are a significant part of Bhutan’s culture. Most festivals, also known as ‘tsechus’, are of great religious significance and are mostly celebrated through music and ritual masked dances called ‘chams’. Tsechus attract large numbers of Bhutanese people, dressed in their finery, as they believe by attending these special celebrations they gain religious merit as well as enjoying a fine social event. Below are just a few of Bhutan’s festivals, together with details of Mountain Kingdoms holiday you can visit them on.
10 Day Ura Yakchoe
10 Day Jambay Lhakhang Drup
Bhutan Tour Itinerary
The Story of Jambay Lhakhang Drup
Jambay Lhakhang Drup or Jambay Lhakhang festival is an enthralling festival of Bhutan. The festival is held at Jambay Lhakhang which is one of the oldest temples in BhutanThe fire offering and the naked dance topping the list. Both of these programmes are held at night on full moon day. The locals believe that passing through the Fire offering in the form of an arch will burn away all the obstacles.
The naked dance represents the primordial wisdom of awareness and emptiness which was initiated by Terton Dorji Lingpa. Simply watching the naked dance is supposed to empower one with an ability to overcome the obstacle of anxiety and fear. Jambay Lhakhang festival also consists of other dances like Dance of Four Groups of Garudas, Stick Dance, the drum dance of Dorji Lingpa, Dance of Lord of Death, Dance of Dramitse and many other colorful and unique dances.
In this 10 Days Tour, you will also be visiting other beautiful destinations like, Thimphu-Punakha- Gangtey & Paro and doing some Bhutan cultural sightseeing.
- Whole day drive to Punakha
- Overnight stay at Hotel in Punakha
- PUNAKHA VALLEY EXCURSION – The Old Capital of Bhutan
- Punakha Dzong – Fortress of Great Bliss
- Iron Suspension Bridge – the longest iron bridge
- Chime Lhakhang / Fertility Temple
- Nunnery – View of Punakha and Wangdue valleys
- Interact with the nuns (many of them speak English)
At evening drive to Paro
- Hike to Tiger Nest
- Early morning hike toward Tiger Nest- approx. 5-6 hours uphill climb
- Explore the various temples
- Hike down – rest and relax for your trek
Overnight stay at your hotel in paro
- Paro International Airport
- Drive to paro Airport
- Paron International Airport
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Paro International Airport|