Bhutan Cross Country Cultural and Festivals Itinerary

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Bhumtang

Roadside painted rock used in filming of Bhutanese movie, Travelers and Magicians.

Jakar and Bumtang valley touring: Today is spent at your leisure checking out any of a dozen interesting places in Bhumtang valley, the cultural and religious heartland of Bhutan, or you can return to the festival and watch Buddhist monks dressed in colorful costumes whirl their way across the courtyard. (See full day itinerary for list and more details of these places.) Lunch at the Himalayan Pizza joint. We are at this hotel for two nights, good place for laundry service, wi-fi available in the lobby.

Throughout Bhutan, in high mountain passes and lowland fields, prayer flags flutter in the wind to send a steady stream of mantras to the deities. These woodblock prints are prayers for peace and harmony, long life and good fortune for the person who erects the flags.  As the wind passes over the surface of the flags the air is sweetened and purified to benefit all sentient beings in the area.
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Roadside painted rock used in filming of Bhutanese movie, Travelers and Magicians. Photo by Robin Smillie.


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