Bhutan’s Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Bhutan’s Jambay Lhakhang Festival

 

 30 Oct – 11 Nov 2017

13 days  Ex: Paro Bhutan

Group size 2 to 16 people

 

Cross over spectacular mountain ranges that separate central and western Bhutan, explore the grandest dzongs (fortresses) and temples, await the arrival of the rare black-necked crane and celebrate one of the most dramatic festivals in the spiritual heartland of the country. We travel from Thimphu to Punakha Dzong, through the marshlands of Phobjikha Valley, cross Pele la in the Black Mountains to arrive in the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang. Here we discover the rich pageantry and festive atmosphere of Jambay lhakhang Festival, with unique masked perfor- mances, fire ceremony and ritualistic naked man dance.

 

Day 1 – 4

Spectacular Himalayan-view flight to Paro, then a short drive to Thimphu. A full day tour takes in the National Library and museums celebrating ancient and modern Bhutan. We explore the quaint Phobjikha valley, including searching marshlands for black-necked cranes.

Days 5-7

We drive to Bhutan’s spiritual heartland, Bumthang, to celebrate Jambay Lhakhang Festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to the country.

Days 8-10

Crossing the Black Mountains at Pele La, we stopover in fascinating Trongsa, visit the majestic Punakha Dzong and continue to Wangdue Phodrang.

Days 11-13

Return to Paro for sightseeing, an optional walk to Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, flight home.

Please Note: for a detailed trip itinerary please contact us at mail@adventureassociates.com

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Dates and cost

 

Bhutan’s Jambay Lhakhang Festival

  • 12 nights  13 days

Ex: Paro, 30 Oct – 11 Nov 2017

Twin Share

 

A$5990

 

Single Supplement A$1950

What’s included

  • Accommodation in specially selected 4 and 5 star hotels with private facilities throughout
  • Experienced Bhutanese guide
  • Sightseeing and transfers where indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation

What’s not included

  • International airfares and airport taxes
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included
  • Gratuities to local guides etc
  • Personal expenses such as beverage, telephone and laundry bills
  • Additional transport due to an emergency

How to Book

To ensure your place on this exciting adventure, please contact us to reserve a place 02 6355 2022 or mail@adventureassociates.com, then complete the Adventure Associates Booking Form and return to us with your AUD 1000 per person deposit.

Deposit required per person: AU$1000 per person
Balance due: 75 days prior to departure
If booking within 74 days of departure: Full payment must be made.

Reservations are established when you receive written confirmation and acceptance of the deposit and Booking Form. Travel insurance is strongly recommended at the time of booking.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be advised in writing to Adventure Associates. Cancellation charges are subject to regulations of airlines, coach and tour operators, hotels and other principals involved. If it is necessary to cancel your arrangements, the following non-refundable charges will apply.

More than 100 days prior to departure AUD 500 per person
Between 99 and 75 days prior to departure Full loss of deposit per person
Between 74 and 31 days prior to departure 75% of tour cost per person
On or within 30 days prior to departure No Refund

If the cancellation charge is more than your advance payment you remain liable for the difference. For these and other reasons mentioned above you are strongly recommended to take out Travel Insurance. Once the Land Tour has departed there will be no refund for any unused portions of the trip.