Jakar village lodge

Established in 1997 , Jakar Village Lodge is situated in the village of Jakar ,Bumthang. It is just five mins walk from the amazing Jakar Dzong "The White Bird Frotress" built in 1667.The lodge has been catagorised as a 4 star lodge by the Tourism Council of Bhutan....

Jakar village holidays

Jakar Village Holidays is a registered tour operator under the Tourism Council of Bhutan.It Specializes in customized ang group tours ang treks with unmatched attention to detail and guest preferences.JVH is a sister company of "Jakar Village Lodge"....

Bhutan festivals

The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple. Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to the mask dances, tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment. It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins. Every mask dance performed during a Tshechu has a special meaning or a story behind it and many are based on stories and incidents from as long ago as the 8th century, during the life of Guru Padmasambhava.

flora and fauna

Physically, Bhutan can be divided into three zones: Alpine Zone (4000m and above) with no forest cover; the Temperate Zone (2000 to 4000m) with conifer or broadleaf forests; and the Subtropical Zone (150m to 2000m) with Tropical or Subtropical vegetation, because of its wide altitudinal and climatic range, the flora and fauna is diverse and rich. Forest types in Bhutan are; Fir Forests, Mixed Conifer Forest, Blue Pine Forest, Chirpine Forest, Broadleaf mixed with Conifer, Upland Hardwood Forest, Lowland Hardwood Forest, and Tropical Lowland Forests.

Almost 60% of the plant species that is found in the eastern Himalayan region can be found in Bhutan as well. Bhutan boasts of about 300 species of medicinal plants and about 46 species of rhododendrons. Some common sights for the visitors are the magnolias, junipers, orchids of varied hues, gentian, medicinal plants, daphne, giant rhubarb, the blue poppy which is the national flower and tropical trees such as pine and oaks.