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Jambay Lhakhang Drup ( Festival)

Date : 12th Nov 2019 – 15th Nov 2019

The Jambay Lhakhang Drup festival is simply spectacular as it plays host to what is known as the ‘fire ceremony. It is enjoyed with mask dances, rituals and other ceremonies. However, this festival is celebrated in a grander version than other festivals. This festival’s iconic celebration is the fire ceremony, in which the locals run beneath a flaming gate, made with dry grasses.

The highlight of this festival is the fire ritual that is held in the evening where crowds gather to witness the ritualistic necked dance. This festival is one of the most spectacular mid night sacred naked dance (Tercham) and draws a lot of tourist every year. Also most of the Bhutanese people never missed this festival as it gets lots of blessings. This dance is said to bless infertile women to bear children.If you want something truly weird and unforgettable, then the Jambay Lhakhang Drup festival may just be for you.

Locals run beneath a flaming gate made with dry grasses

Top festival attractions of Jambay Lhakang Drup

  • Enjoying traditional dance, music and other cultural celebrations
  • Enjoy unique local blessing like naked dance, fire blessing and others
  • Explore Jambay Lhakhang temple during the festival.
  • Explore around Bumthang valleys.

Suggested Tour for the celebration of Jambay Lhakhang festival season: 12 days Bhutan itinerary- The Journey to the Land of Gross National Happiness country- covering Paro, Thimphu,Punakha, Gangtey,Phobjikha valley,Trongsa and Bumthang valley.