Bumthang Valley

Bumthang means the plain valley shaped like a water vase. (Bumpa-Vase, and Thang-Plain). It's one of the wide valleys but located at a higher elevation ranging from 2600 meters to 4000 meters. Under Bumthang basically, there are 4 valleys Chumey, Chamkhar, Tang, and Ura. Of which in Tang and Ura people depend on their livelihood on animals such as Yak and sheep, though they also cultivate buckwheat and wheat which are in small quantity. But the other two are in lower elevation so can cultivate more.

It's also a historical valley as even the Guru Padmasambhava visited this place in the 8th century and also a lot of great masters. And also had been a residence to the royal family too.

There is a huge number of temples and monasteries in Bumthang, that other valleys may not have. 

Places to visit in Bumthang
Jakhar Dzong
Jakar Dzong

Jakar Dzong which means "Fortress of White Bird" and it was founded by Zhabdrung great grandfather... more

Jampa Lhakhang
Jampa Lhakhang

Jampa Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in the country, which was constructed by Tibetan King... more

Kurjey Lhakhang
Kurje Lhakhang

It is one of the most sacred places in Bhutan. It's the place where Guru Rinpoche has left his body print... more

Tang Valley
Tang Valley

It's just a beautiful valley. It about hours plus drive from Chamkhar. People here generally depend ... more

Tamshing Lhakhang
Tamshing Lhakhang

It was founded in 1501 and completed in 1505 by Pema Lingpa and it's the place where Pema Lingpa... more

Ura Village
Ura Valley

Ura is about 50km from Jakar, and it's also a beautiful village. Unlike other villages, you will see... more

Kenchosum Lhakhang
Kenchosum Lhakhang

It's one of the earliest Buddhist temples in Bhutan. It was constructed by Tibetan King Trisong Duetsen... more


Mebartso which literally mean Burning Lake. According to legend, it's said that in 1475, one day when ... more


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