Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan

A thirteen day, small group tour to Bhutan, in October to coincide with this amazing festival, at one of the oldest temples in the Kingdom.
Paro Drukyel Dzong fort Views of Mt Chomolhari (7320m) Bhutan Himalayas Paro Valley National Museum of Bhutan Thimphu Wangduephodrang / Wangdi Dochu La Views of Mt Gangar Punsum (7520m) Punakha Dzong Gangtey Gompa Chendebji chorten Trongsa Dzong Bumthang Jakar Dzong Jambay Lhakhang Temple Kurjey, Tamshing and Kunchosum monasteries Jambay Lakhang Ura village Mebartso Lake Chimme Lhakhang monastery Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery Jambay lhakhang Drup Festival
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Description of Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan

This Bhutan cultural holiday takes place in October in order to coincide with Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival which takes place at Jambay Lhakhang Temple in the Bumthang region of this great Himalayan Kingdom.

This holiday starts in the Paro Valley, which is most famous for being home to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery but also the eponymous town where the impressive Rinpung Dzong fort can be seen for miles.

Take in views of the Himalayas at many points along the way, including various mountain passes such as Dochu La which takes us into Central Bhutan, and where you can get wonderful views of Mt Gangar Punsum (7520m), the Kingdom’s highest mountain.

On these journeys, you will really get a sense of why Bhutan is celebrated for its untouched wilderness terrain, but its spirituality is also of great importance. As you will see at sacred sites such as Chimme Lhakhang and Gangtey Gompa Monasteries or Chendebji chorten. And then, last but not least, Jambay lhakhang where the Festival takes place and which, it is said, is one of 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century on one single day. It is also believed that this is the birthplace of Bhutanese Buddhism. It certainly is a spectacular place to immerse yourself in its unique culture, and the most perfect highlight to this fascinating cultural tour.


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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.


3 Reviews of Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan

3.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 08 Nov 2018 by

Great driver and guide....Tigers Nest hike! Flying into Paro airport and views of Himalayas. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Nov 2015 by

The views where amazing, the Buddhism was introduced in a very appropriate way and the guide was excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2013 by

Bhutan was superb: certainly one of the most wonderful countries we’ve ever been in, and the tour provided was top-notch. Read full review

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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


The natural landscapes we explore on our cultural holiday to Bhutan are some of the richest, often most challenging, yet at the same time some of the most fragile environments on earth. With education, experienced leadership and appropriate equipment and techniques, it is possible to travel responsibly through these regions. For us, it is critically important that such wilderness travel experiences do not diminish the natural values of the environment.

Our environmental sustainable principles: True sustainability is a guiding aspect in all aspects of our business planning and operations. Specifically our tour operations should be managed in a way where the natural and cultural values of the host region are undiminished in the long-term.

Where possible, we engage in partnerships with local environmental groups and/or land managers to actively campaign for conservation or promote environmental protection and/or rehabilitation.

Our Responsible Travel Guidebook: Our philosophy since 1975 has been to leave only footprints and take only photographs. To reiterate this, every customer who travels with us receives a copy of our award-winning Responsible Travel guidebook. This detailed book outlines our environmentally sustainable principles, and outlines how each customer can minimize their impact while travelling.

Global Warming and Carbon Balancing: The root cause of Global Warming is society's dependence on emission creating fossil fuel. Planting trees is not going to reverse this trend or cancel our carbon emissions very quickly or effectively. We believe the way to reduce these dependencies is to create clean energy production. Therefore, we support renewable energy projects like wind and solar power, and we are aligned with Climate Friendly, the gold standard setter in effective, meaningful action addressing climate change. So, while we believe that tree planting can play a small role in greenhouse gas abatement, we have gone the extra mile in promoting a longer term solution. Is this cheap? No. Is it responsible? Absolutely!


Our local employment policy and high standards of training in first aid, leadership, communication and high altitude trekking ensure that you receive the best possible care during the trip but also has many benefits to your hosts and their communities. There is no better person to teach you about the landscape and culture than a local person which is why we have local guides on all our trips. Employing local people ensures that you receive credible knowledge and local intelligence underpins our ability to operate genuine 'off the beaten track' experiences away from commercial travel routes.

Employing local people ensures a good proportion of your trek fees remain with the people who are custodians of the places and cultures visited.

English language, leaderships and communication skills are fundamentals in our training process. We provide opportunities for personal advancement, industry-leading conditions and inspiration in communities where employment conditions can be very harsh.

The International Mountain Explorer's Connection (IMEC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote responsible and sustainable connections between travellers and the people of developing mountain regions of the world. We are a member of IMEC's Partnership for Responsible Travel Program which recognises those tour operators committed to promoting proper porter treatment and cultural and environmental sensitivity among their travellers.

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