After breakfast, we have arranged for you to partake in a spiritual cleansing. The ritual is also used to self-cleanse all the bad spirits surrounding us and to be blessed with good luck. Spiritual cleansing involves the burning of selected herbs. This normally takes place in the early morning hours and is in the presence of a senior monk from the Shedra.
After an early lunch, you will then make the journey to Bumthang. We will stop on the way for a private prayer flag hoisting. Hoisting a prayer flag is considered to bring good luck and merit to all sentient beings.
Further on your journey you will reach the viewpoint of Trongsa. Then down the valley after Yutong La Pass, at an altitude of 11,000 feet and continue through farmlands toward Zugney Village, home to many skilled weavers.
Take a scenic drive through dramatic landscapes of farmland, gorges and farmhouses to reach Bumthang where you’ll spend two nights at Amankora. Home to 29 monasteries and temples, Bumthang is coined as the spiritual heart of the country.
The following day after breakfast, visit Jakar Festival. This festival is held in the courtyard of Jakar Dzong. The festival showcases several sacred masks dance. This festival also hosts different types of folk songs and dances.
Afternoon, we will visit a local farm house with colourfully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built without the use of single nail. Enjoy a delicious buttermilk tea and snacks and home brewed liquor. A visit to a farmhouse gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family.
If time permits, we will take you to see Jambay Lhakhang. It is believed to be one of the 108 monasteries constructed in a single day by a Tibetan King to subdue a demon.