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Located at an altitude of 2600m-4500m/8530ft-14765ft.The place is very beautiful and also known as the land of Switzerland. Bumthang is one of the famous religious place in Bhutan.It is the home for Pema Lingpa the 15th century treasure discovered, the great Buddhist saint. Many temples and monasteries, some of which are the most scared and oldest in Bhutan. Bumthang valley,This region is also known for the unique designs and patterns of hand woven Yathra from the fibers of yak and sheep wool.

Kurje Lhakhang( Monastery)

Kurje Monastery comprises of three temples. The one on the right was built in 1652 on the rock face where Guru Rinpoche mediated in 8th century. Second temple was built on the site of a cave containing a rock with the imprint of Guru’s body and is therefore considered as most holy. The third temple was built in 1990s by Ashi Kesang the queen mother. These three temples were surrounded 108 stupas.


Jambey Lhakhang (Temple)

It is one of an oldest temple in Bhutan.This monastery was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.On the same day as Kyichu Lhakhang in paro.It is one of the 108 monasteries that were built to subdue evil in the Himalayan region.


Tamshing Lhakhang

Located just opposite to Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang known as (temple of the good message) it was founded by Terton Pema Lingpa re-incarnation of Guru Padmasambhava in 1501.This monastery houses very ancient religious paintings like 1000 Buddhas and 21 Taras( female form of Bodhisattva)The temple was restored at the end of 19th century.


Jakhar Dzong

Jakar Dzong is said to be the longest fortress of Bhutan and it is known as castle of the white bird This fortress was built by the great grand-father of the first Zhabdrung in 1549 as a monastery. After Zhabdrung firmly established his power in 1646, it was upgraded as a fortress. Today, this fortress serves as the centre of administration of the district and houses the monastic body.


Membertsho (Burning Lake)

Mebartsho or the burning lake lies about 20 minutes walk from the parking road. Terton (Treasure revealer) Pema Lingpa (Re-incarnation of Guru Rinpoche) is said to have discovered several religious treasures in the 15th century from this lake. This lake is very scare and revered and an extensive array of prayer flags flutter above the lake, along with numerous tsa tsa or clay tablets that decorate the rock niche. It is a lovely sport where nature religion and history blur into one. This is one of greatest pilgrimage sites of Bhutan.


Lhodrak Kharchu Monastery:

Located above the main town, about 3 km from Chamkhar town, the monastery was founded by H.H. Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpochu in 1984 who was recognized at a very young age by H.H. the 14th Dailai Lama and H.H. 16th Karmapa as the reincarnation of a Tibetan Lama whose spiritual lineage dates back to the nearest disciples of the great 9th century master. Since then the monastery ahs developed considerably with increase in number of preserve and revitalize Tibetan culture. The monks regular curriculum include reading, memorizing the daily rituals, learning the use of ceremonial instruments and the art of making sacrificial objects, grammer, poetry along with the basics of contemplation and instruction on the deferent stages of Tantra.

Tangbi Goemba
Tangbi monastery was founded in 1470 by Shamar Rinpoche of the Kagyupa religious school.This monastery houses statues of past,present and the future Buddha and two remarkable painting of Guru Rinpoches and Buddhas heaven. This monastery is taking care by the lay monks and celebrating festivals in every October.

Ngang Lhakhang
This monastery was built in the 15th century by Lama Namkhai Samdrup. The site of this monastery is believed to have been visited by Guru Rinpoche.Each winter, a three day mask dance festival is held in honour of the founder of the temple.


Day Excursion in Bumthang.

Ura Valley: Bumthang to Ura is 48 km, about one and a half hour drive. To reach here, the road climbs to Jakar valley Bhutan amazingly open countryside, only occasionally running into forest. Large sheep pastures line the road up to 20 km behind the southern tip of the Tang valley. The route crosses Ura la pass (3,600m) with a magnificent view of Mount. Gangkhar Puensum. Villages in Ura have clustered houses, which is quite unusual in Bhutan. Above Ura village (3,100m) is a new temple dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. Inaugurated in 1986, it contains a huge statue of the master and remarkable paintings of the cycle of his teachings. Since last 25 years Ura has been transformed from a marginal community to prosperous valley.


Tang Valley

It is about 50 km from Bumthang 2 hourr drive.The road climbs up hill and then down .it is one of the remotest and beautiful valleys in Bumthang.You will passing road through village and enjoy the scene.On the way you can visit nunnery centre. Pema Lingpa, the re-incarnation of Guru Rinpochhe,(treasure discoverer) the famous saint, was born in the Tang valley of Bumthang. The peopleof this valley raise sheep and at higher elevation, yaks as the soil in this region is not so rich for agricultural activities.


Ugyen Chholing Palace

Ugyen chholing Place in Tang valley is another attraction, Perched on the top uphill walk to this hilltop from Tang valley, where 16th century naktshang or country’s manor originally built by Tshoki Dorji the one time Governor of Trongsa Restored in 19th century, it is now housing the family museum, a place that will transport visitors to another world and time. The visitors will view permanent exhibits recreated to capture the ambience of the lifestyle of the Trongsa Penlop( Governor) Tshokey Dorji and his house hold, it also serves as retreat for those engage in religious history. Bhutan’s history truly unfolds here.