(8000 Ft Above Sea Level)

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Bumthang is categorised as Remote Himalayas

Jakar Dzong
Kurje Lhakhang (Photo Courtesy: Wikifrits)
Thrumshing La Mountain Pass (Photo Courtesy: Wmarcc)
View from Thrumshing La Mountain Pass (Photo Courtesy: Wmarcc)

Reasons to Visit
  • Bumthang is a remote area in Bhutan consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor ("Bumthang") and visited for off-beat character and known for its rural countryside experience.
  • Bumthang farms yield buckwheat, dairy products, honey, apples, potato, rice, woolen products and many other products.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Trashigang (246 kms), Paro (315 kms)

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List of Holidays for Bumthang


  • Bhutan – The Kingdom of Happiness (9 Nights)
  • Bhutanese Retreat with Ura Excursion (10 Nights)
  • Classic Bhutan with Bumthang Valley (8 Nights)
  • Land of Thunder Dragon (11 Nights)
  • Ultimate Bhutan by Road (13 Nights)

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    Founded by great grand-father of the first Shabdrung, the Dzong was initially built as a monastery in 1549. It was upgraded after the Shabdrung had firmly established his power in 1646. The Dzong is now used as administrative centre for Bumthang valley, and houses the regional monk body.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Situated before Jambey Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang consists of three temples. The one on the right was built in 1652 on the rack face where Guru meditated in the 8th century. Second temple is built on the site of a cave containing a rock with the imprint of Guru's body and is therefore considered the most holy. The third temple was built in 1990s by Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother. These three temples are surrounded by a 108 chorten wall.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Monastery located opposite Kurje Lhakhang on the other side of the river, this temple was founded in 1501
    Buddhist Monastery
    A monastery that was built in the 7th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. It is one of the 108 monasteries built by him to subdue evil spirits n the Himalayan region. Its present architectural appearance dates from the early 20th century
    Buddhist Monastery
    Chankhar Lhakhang is the site of the palace of the Indian King Sindhu Raja. The name Chankhar meant iron castle as it was originally built from iron.
    Temple or Holy Place
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    Konchogsum Lhakhang is a Buddhist monastery in central Bhutan built during the 6th century. It contains a large bell which is currently displayed at the National Museum at Paro.
    Buddhist Monastery
    Thrumshing La Pass (or) Ura La Pass is at an elevation of 12303 ft and is the second highest pass in Bhutan connecting central and eastern regions across Donga range. One can enjoy stunning high mountain range views. This Pass falls under the Thrumshingla National Park and is dotted with different hues of Rhododendron flowers.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
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    Ura Village Visit takes you across a small village packed with houses along cobblestone streets and the main Ura Lhakhang.
    Village Visit
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    Trongsa visited enroute travelling to Bumthang. Places to visit here include Chendbji Chorten (patterned on Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu), Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (watch tower)
    Buddhist Monastery

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  • Thimphu ( 266 Km )

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  • Paro ( 315 Km )

    The beautiful Paro valley provides a visitor with all the essential elements of Bhutan in general. more

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Nearest Airport in Bumthang
  • Yonphula Airport ( YON ) , Trashigang-246 Kms
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