Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten
Brief Background

It's a drive for 7 km from Punakha towards Gasa and then it's a 30-45 minutes hike. 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

It's a short and beautiful hike. As you start you will have to cross river through the suspension bridge and followed by the paddy fields. As you ascend toward temples you will be inside the canopy of pine trees. Once you reach there the view if awesome. 

Inside Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten

The ground floor contains images of all the manifestations of Dorji Phurpa (Vajra Kilaya). The second floor is dedicated to Khamsum Namgyel one of the powerful manifestations of Dorji Phurpa. The third floor contains the images of Namper Gyelwa, another manifestation of Dorji Phurpa.

On the dome at the top has the statue of Buddha Shakyamuni which was brought from Punakha Dzong and was gifted by Zhug Dratshang (Central Monastic Body). 

Visitors Information

Open: Every day from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs .

Lunch Break: 12-13 hrs

Dress Code: Formal dress is required

Entry Fee: Nu. 1000 (Roughly USD 12)

Photography: Photography is allowed until courtyard.

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