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Bumthang

Bumthang

Elevation: 2,800m, 9,185ft

Location: Southern part of the country

Area: 2,717 sq. km

Distance from Paro: 307.3 km (8 hr 25 mins)

Population: 17,820

Bumthang Dzongkhag consists of four main valleys Ura, Chumey, Tang, and Choekhor. Choekhor is the largest of the four mountain valleys and is widely considered as ‘Bumthang Valley’. The valleys are broad and gently carved by the ancient glaciers. The wide and scenic valleys draw a large number of tourists each year.

The name Bumthang has two probable origins; the first is that it is named after a Bumpa, a vessel for holy water which the valley resembles in shape. The second origin implies that it is the Valley of Beautiful Girls as Bum translates to ‘Girl’ and Thang means ‘flat piece of land. These fertile valleys are covered in fields of buckwheat, rice, and potatoes. Apple orchards and dairy farms are also common sights here. This serene region is one of the most peaceful places in the kingdom.

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Popular Attractions in Bumthang

The ridge overlooking the quaint Choekar Valley of Bumthang homes the majestic Jakar Dzong. The name Jakar is derived from the word bjakhab

Located on the lush green meadows along the bank of the river Chamkar is Kurjey Lhakhang of Bumthang Valley. It is approximately a distance of 5km

Jambay Lhakhang is located at a distance of 10 minutes from Chamkhar town on the way to Kurjey Lhakhang. It was originally constructed by the Tibetan King 

At an elevation of 3100 meters, just below thrumshingla resides the highest valley present in the Bumthang dzongkhag, the Ura valley.

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Popular Hotels & Accommodations in Bumthang

An idyllic Chumey Nature Resort takes refuge in the womb of the Mother Nature as the resort is ideally silhouetted against the lush and verdant foliage.

Dekyil Guest House is a family-run hotel that promises to meet all your travelling needs located in the heart of Bumthang with a scenic view of Jakar Dzong

Fairly a new hotel operated by Bhutan Tourism Corporation Ltd., the Hotel Ugyenling is one of their latest developments and has been rightly placed

A family-run lodge, Jakar Village Lodge promises to deliver an experience of staying in a friend’s house rather than an impersonal lodge