Bumthang has a distinct identity that separates it from the other regions of Bhutan and draws visitors. Comprising four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual destination is shrouded in religious legend and mythology. Serene Bumthang is also the traditional home of the great Buddhist teacher Pema Linga, to whose descendents the present dynasty traces its origin. There are several temples and shrines worth visiting in Bumthang; many of them are linked to the Guru Rinpoche’s visit in 746 CE.In Bumthang’s Ura valley you can see the famous Ura Yakchoe dance, performed during a festival held every May.
See three of the oldest, finest, and most sacred temples of Bhutan – the 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, which hosts the spectacular Jambay lhakhang Drup festival; the majestic 16th century Kurje Lhakhang temple complex where the Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated and left the imprint of his body on a rock; the 16th century Tamshing Lhakahang that houses ancient Buddhist paintings.Visit the 16th century Jakar Dzong or the ‘Castle of the White Bird’.
Go on walking excursions to some of Bhutan’s most revered Buddhist sites – Tangbi Goemba, Ngang Lhakhang, and Kunzangdrak Goemba – for the most rewarding rural experiences.Do yoga and meditate in a monastery.
Holxo Tours in Bumthang