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Bumthang (Altitude 8,530 - 13,125 feet)

Hotel in jaigaonThis fascinating valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of the oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. Its gentle sloping hills offer plenty of walking opportunities to the many temples that dot this valley. The valley is also famous for its production of honey, cheese, apples and the yatra - a woolen material that has multiple uses.

Jambay Lhakahng

It is one of the 108 monasteries built by King Songtsen Goenpo in the 8th century to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region.

Kurje Lhakhang

Kurjey Lhakhang is located just a few meters beyond Jambay Lhakhang. It is dedicated to the saint Guru Padmasambhava who was supposed to have meditated there in the 8th century.

Tamshing Lhakhang

Hotels in jaigaonThis monastery lies on the other side of the river opposite the Kurje Lhakhang. It was built in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa, a re-incarnation of Guru Padmasambhava and whose lineage the Royal Family trace their ancestors to.

Jakar Dzong

The Dzong was initially built as a monastery in 1549 by the great grand father of the Zhabdrung. It is now used as the administrative center for the Bumthang district. The Bumthang Tshechu is one of the most popular. It is held mostly at night and is said to bring fertility to any woman wanting a child.


Mebar Tsho (Lake of Buming Fire)

Hotel in jaigaonThis is a sacred lake for the Bhutanese who believe that Pema Lingpa discovered religious treasures from this lake in the 12th century. On auspicious days many Bhutanese go and offer butter lamps on this fresh water lake.

Ura village

Ura is a one and a half hour drive from Bumthang town. The drive is mainly through sheep pastures and along the way one can glimpse a magnificient view of Mount Gangkar Puensum from Ura la. The main characteristic of this village is the closely clustered houses. It is the last settlement before the climb to the highest road pass at Trumsingla.


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