Bumthang

BumthangBumthang (Altitude: 2600m/ 8580ft above sea level.)

Bumthang is the religious and cultural heartland of Bhutan. People compare Bumthang to Switzerland for its low-lying valleys and scenic beauty. Some of the important places of interest are Jampey Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan King Shongtshen Gempo, Kurjey Lhakhang (where Guru Rinpoche left his body print while meditating) and Jakar Dzong. Khooli (buckwheat pancake) and puta (buckwheat noodles) are the region’s unique cuisine. The valley is well known for its wool products, mushrooms, Himalayan cordyceps, honey, red panda beer brewery, Swiss cheese, village hikes, camping and trekking. The autumn season fills up with full of festivals including the famous Naked Dance Festival.

At Bumthang you will also be able to test local beer called Red Panda and indigenous wines. You might like to visit the breweries and wineries. Bumthang is beautiful and enchanting. Its ancient historical sites and scenic valleys attract a large number of tourists every year.