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Attractions in Bumthang

Attractions in Bumthang begin with the four beautiful glacial valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang, and Choekhor valley are collectively referred to as “Bumthang”. It has countless numbers of ancient temples and monasteries for the pilgrimage for the locals. Because of the visits made to the land by some of the highly revered Buddhist saints, it is called the spiritual heartland of Bhutan.

Attractions in Bumthang have wide and scenic valleys and it is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful valleys in the country it holds some of the country’s most popular and sacred mask dance festivals in these beautiful and charming valleys.

Top sights in Bumthang

The naturally blessed Bumthang Valley with its beautiful traditional houses and terraced fields has become a hot spot for tourists and travelers around the modern world, who seemingly wish to catch the glimpse of rural Bhutan and discover the rarest treasures of natural homes. The quaint valley is adorned with numerous monasteries and spiritual sites that behold the most sacred and mystical mythology that brings alive much of Bhutan’s ancient culture and traditions. 

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.

Right above the serene valley of Bumthang is the country’s first and only microbrewery that produces small amounts of beer known as “Red Panda Beer”

Located at a distance of 30mins away from Chamkhar town of Bumthang is the quaint lake called Mebartsho. Mebar Tsho or the Burning Lake