Why visit Bumthang & Trongsa?

Bumthang is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries.

This picturesque region consists of four main valleys; the Ura, Jakkar, Choekar and Tang. The valleys, carved by ancient glaciers, are covered in fields of buckwheat, rice and potatoes. Apple orchards and dairy farms are also a common sight here.

Trongsa is unique in the fact that it is located on a steep mountainside, offering spectacular views of the deep valleys surrounding it. Here, travellers to the town can marvel at the majestic Trongsa Dzong, situated on top of a steep ridge, which drops off into the clouds on its south side. This scenic town is often included as an overnight destination for travellers making their way to central and eastern Bhutan.

Why Visit?

  • The Jakar Dzong or the “Castle of the White Bird” dominates the Chamkhar valley and overlooks the town. Constructed in 1549, by the Tibetan Lam Nagi Wangchuk, the Dzong played an important role as the fortress of defense of the whole eastern Dzongkhags. It also became the seat of the first king of Bhutan.
  • Jambay Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in the kingdom. It was founded by, Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King in the 7th century.

Climate

Summer (May – September)
Min 10°C/50°F Max 23°C/74°F

Winter (October – April)
Min -5°C/23°F Max 19°C/66°F

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