Bumthang Valley

Bumthang is considered to be heart of Bhutan located at 2700 m above the sea level. It consist of four valley CHUMMY, CHAMKHAR, TANG and URA. It is believe that four different region have four different types of people. The firest chummy is considered as the Land of beauty, especially the women from this valley are considered as the most beautiful in bumthang valley.

People in Chummy basically cultivating, potatoes, buckwheat and barley for their different cuisines and raise livestock’s like cows and yaks

At chummy there is an very scare land mark called THARPALING( meaning the route to the pure land) here the main monastery named chodrak monastery ( the Clift of the hidden treasure of the sutras) it is believed that the site has been visited by the great master Guru padmasambava and hidden the treasure of compassion which will be revel by the prophecy masters in the further.

The Clift has been marked with the door, where you still can see waiting for it’s revellers.

In every monastery in every autumn, people of bumthang have many festivals gathering all the families together and celebrate the celebrations together.

Bumthang is a beautiful place indeed, it culture and tradition which is preserved by people that what makes a Bhutan an happiest place.

Bumthang Jamba monastery fire ritual ( MEA WANG) or fire blessing.

Since 7th century, the fire blessing ceremony began. It was celebrated every 15th day 10th month of Bhutanese calendar.It was an very old tradition that the ceremony start with many different performance of mask dance and rituals. During the preparation, the people set up a gate using dry bushes hanging all around. By the end of the day the fire ritual was performed and start to burn the gate.

While the gate burns the people starting running beneath the fire all around for three times, Bhutanese people believe that once they run under the fire gate, their sins and bad karma can be purified by the blessing of fire.

During the day all the families, friends,love ones and thousands of people gather to witness the ceremony and receive blessing.

Me being a Bhutanese from west of Bhutan, it was and tremendous experience and unforgettable moment that I had very much enjoyed. Since the Jamba Lhakhang monastery itself has been very special and scare land marked here in central Bhutan.

Winter breeze of Bhutan

Winter in Bhutan is cold, but the view is breath taking, that’s why we do recommend to travel to Bhutan in winter for the best snow mountain view, in the times of October to February, Bhutan provides its excellent blue sky and with the mountain covers in snow and beautiful stars at night.

If you are a great fan of beers, you sit back at the spot and try eight different kinds of beer produce in Bhutan itself, if not a coffee or Chinese green tea makes a day go smiling

That’s where the happiness is a place, moments when you can feel the cool fresh breeze, that makes you feel you are life again. Life is beautiful while nature provide you the colour of its beauty.

People might get stressed out due to their daily work, but the place still have life that can provide freshness to cheers them self up and start their day with a new start again.

No one realises the freshness until you feel it,No one understand the toughness of a Clift until you rub your nose on it.

TOP FESTIVALS IN BHUTAN

CYCLING IN BHUTAN

 

The rugged, mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to both on-road or off-road mountain biking and the sport is seeing increasing popularity among both visitors and Bhutanese alike. There are a variety of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. The sport offers a certain intimacy with the environment that is seldom experienced in vehicles. With better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment.

 

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Mountain biking

Riding in the woods…

Riding to Dochula…

Riding to Gangtey…

Riding to Bumthang…

 

 

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TOP FESTIVALS IN BHUTAN

TOP FESTIVALS IN BHUTAN

 

Paro Festival is a massive festival and by far the biggest spring time event in Bhutan. At the end of the festival a four storey high thangkha (Buddhist religious scroll) is unrolled in celebration. The scroll is said to be over 350 years old!

 

Thimphu Festival is held in Bhutan’s capital and, as such, draws thousands upon thousands of attendants, creating an atmosphere that is unforgettable. It runs annually from the 10th – 13th August. The three day Festival is actually followed by many days and nights of prayers.

 

Jakar Festival is a 3-day festival displays several sacred mask dances. The festival also hosts different types of folk songs and dances. People visit the festival dressed in their finest clothes.

 

Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival, known as the ‘fire ceremony’. The 5 day Tshechu is incredibly flamboyant and entertaining, consisting of locals running underneath large flaming gates and nude masked dances in the middle of the night! 

 

Wangduephodrang Festival is one of the largest Tshechus in Bhutan. The event is a welcome respite for locals who come together to drink, dance and socialize. 

 

Haa Summer Festival celebrates the nomadic and traditional-living lifestyles of the Bhutanese. Gorgeous lakes and lush valleys are the backdrop to this fantastic festival.

 

The Punakha Drubchen Festival celebrates the famous victory by Bhutan when the armies managed to suppress the invading Tibetan forces in the 17th century. Local military and village volunteers re-enact the battles in glorious costumes of bright colours.

 

The Black-necked Crane festival is an annual event held to celebrate the arrival of the endangered black-necked cranes to the Phobjikha Valley. This is the festival for nature lovers!

 

 

 

Our sample itineraries:

THIMPHU FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

BUMTHANG JAKAR FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

PARO FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

PUNAKHA FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

 

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CULTURE EXPLORATION 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

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6-Day Itinerary

6 Days 5 Nights

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Drive to the confluence of Paro – Thimphu river, you will see three forms of Stupas in different styles: Nepalese, Tibetan, and Bhutanese

DAY 2 Thimphu – Punakha

  • Begin our journey toward Punakha via Dochula. The Dochula Pass is at an altitude of 3,050 meters above sea-level.
  • Take a walk around the 108 memorial Chortens, one of the most beautiful passes facing toward eastern Himalayas.  
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, the administrative Centre of Punakha Dzongkha in Bhutan and winter capital for Thimphu monks. 

DAY 3 Punakha – Thimphu

  • Biggest sitting Buddha recently built named Kuenzang Phordang.
  • Memorial Stupa: The Memorial Stupa, “a chorten to represent the mind of the Buddha”.  
  • Changangkha Lhakhang: built in the 13th century 
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan.
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation.
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum.

Day 4 Thimphu – Paro 

  • Visit Tashichhoedzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of Thimphu in Bhutan.
  • Thumphu for lunch and depart via Tachhogang monastery

DAY 5 Paro Tiger’s Nest 

  • Hiking to Taktshang (the Tiger’s Nest) from Ramthankha and have a meditation.
  • Walk down hill en route Kyichu Lhakhang which was built in 7th century by King Gongtsen Gompo of Tibet

DAY 6 Farewell Bhutan 

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CULTURE EXPLORATION 11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS

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11-Day Itinerary

11 Days 10 Nights

DAY 1 Paro

  • Flight into Paro by Druk-Air.
  • Delightful lunch in Paro valley.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now houses the national museum.
  • Way back to Thimphu via Tachhogang Monastery

 

DAY 2 Thimphu

Thimphu sightseeing

  • The biggest sitting Buddha recently built named Kuenzang Phordang
  • Changangkha Lhakhang: built in the 13th century
  • Motithang Mini Zoo: where you can see Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan
  • Take a walk around the 108 memorial Chortens, one of the most beautiful passes facing toward eastern Himalayas
  • Visit nunnery (The women monk temple) for drawing and meditation 
  • Thirteen art and craft institute: popularly known as zorig chusum
  • Visit Thimphu Dzong  Continue reading “CULTURE EXPLORATION 11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS”