Myth and legacies of great Buddhist saints permeate the valley. Approaching and entering the valley can be as though entering the inner sanctum of a sacred temple. With many sacred Buddhist sites spread across the valley, the whole place feel blessed. With such rich heritage, the region’s architecture has been conserved with regulations that guide development initiatives taken today. Bumthang is also known for its cheese and textile production. The hand woven fabric drawn from the yak and sheep wool and the pattern input to their product are indigenous to Bumthang.
Getting to Bumthang
Bumthang is located in the central region of Bhutan. It is 266 kilometers and 10 hour drive away from Thimphu. However a 30 minute domestic flight option to Bumthang from Paro International Airport is now available.
The temperature is Bumthang ranges from -5 degree Celsius in winter to 25 degree Celsius in summer.
Bumthang Elevation: 2800 meters
The monastery overlooks the beautiful Chummey valley in Bumthang.
The Jakar Dzong houses the monk body and the administration office of Bumthang Dzongkhag.
Bhutan's greatest saint, Guru Rinpoche was believed to meditate in a cave that is housed inside the temple.
A beautiful village in Ura, Bumthang consisting of traditional houses built around the community temple of Ura.