Bumthang Valley Overview

Bumthang Valley is considered a sacred place by the local population and ancient tales of religious treasure-discoverers still linger to this day. The valleys in the area are vast and rolling and the place is home to some of the most venerated temples of the region and country. Including a visit to Bumthang Valley in a Bhutan trip offers travelers a chance to immerse themselves in the spiritual essence of the land and explore its rich cultural tapestry firsthand.

The landscape is dominated by fields of rice, potatoes and buckwheat. You will also find quaint scenes of dairy farms and apple orchards in this quiet part of the world which make for excellent picnic spots and day trails. Thousands of visitors visit the region every year, coming here to marvel at the scenic Trongsa Dzong whose unique structure, lying on top of a steep ridge makes it a sight to behold.

Location: Bumthang Valley, Bhutan

Timing: Open all-day

Price: Free

Bumthang Valley is a spiritual heart land in the Bhutan. It is brimming with several precious and ancient Buddhist sites.

Highlights: Bumthang is a religious hub of Bhutan and comprises of some of the oldest temples of Buddhists. Apart from the Jakar, the principal town in the Bumthang Valley along with its undulating terrain with its numerous temples and the apple trees is a sheer delight for the tourists. The visitors who come here can marvel at the scenic Trongsa Dzong that lies on the top of the steep ridge which drops off amidst the clouds in the southern end. This scenic town is often regarded as an overnight destination for the travellers who come here all the way to the eastern and central Bhutan.

Location: Bumthang Valley is located at an elevation of 2600 meters in Bhutan.

Timings: Open round the year.

Pricing: Entry is free.
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