After breakfast, we drive 1.5 to 2 hours to Tang valley and then on to Kizum. From Kizum, we cross the bridge over Tang chu river and climb 45 minutes up to the hilltop of Ugyenchoeling Palace.This Palace has been turned into a beautiful museum. It exhibits in the main building are captioned with description of the life style and art works of a Bhutanese noble family. After having a look at many artifacts, the kitchen will be ready with your lunch which can be enjoyed outside the palace overlooking the Tang Valley or inside the traditional cabin-like living room. If you are interested, the Kitchen will gladly demonstrate the preparation of Bumthang Specialties like Khuley (Traditional Bumthang Buckwheat pancake) or Puta (buckwheat noodle).
*Each year one departure, typically in October or November, will coincide with the Jambay Lhakang Festival. Traditional Buddhist festivals in Bhutan are colourful affairs with dancing in elaborate traditional costumes and sometimes masks, and the Jambay Lhakhang is one of the most spectacular. The dancing is designed to bring blessings to the spectators, instruct onlookers as to the Buddha’s teachings and protect the monastery and the Kingdom from bad luck. Witnessing this important festival offers a rare insight into Buddhist culture.