Lungchutse Lhakhang
Lungchutse Lhakhang

Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten was constructed in 2004 by Her majesty the queen mother Ashi Tshering Yangden Wangchuck. It was built in accordance with the instructions of Lama Sonam Zangpo, with the intention of bringing peace in the world in general, and to clear obstacles for the country of Bhutan in particular.

It's exterior is in the form of a pagoda-like stupa while the interior consists of four stories containing images of the deities of mandalas of Vajrakilaya. Lama Kunzang Wangdi, popularly known as Lama Nyingkula, a close disciple of Dudjom Rinpoche was in charge of the construction of this Chöten 

Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten Hike
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten surrounding

To reach Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten we need to drive for about 7 km from Punakha Dzong towards Gasa. Will park the car beside Mo chu river and then will start to hike by crossing a suspension bridge. The hike is through the rice fields of Yebisa village. It is good to hike in summer (with green rice fields) or early autumn (Golden Yellow Fields). After some time you will enter the chir pine forest and as we continue a little more will reach Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten. 

Trail on Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten Hike
The view in autumn

The hike is easy, and once you reach there you will have a good view especially from the rooftop. You will have a view of the meandering river along with interlock spurs and the beautiful villages around. 

View from rooftop
View from rooftop of chorten

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