Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan
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.
3 Reviews of Jambay Lakhang festival holiday in Bhutan
Reviewed on 08 Nov 2018 by Kim ShockleyGreat driver and guide....Tigers Nest hike! Flying into Paro airport and views of Himalayas. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Nov 2015 by Kobi ReinerThe 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 Mar ThomsonBhutan 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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