One of the most spectacular town with Chumey, Choekar (West), Jakar and the Tang (East) Valleys around it and is also a center of Buddhism. Once many great Buddhist teachers meditated and left many sacred grounds. The Guru and his lineage of Tertons, treasure finders, have led to the sprouting of many temples in the valley. Visit the famous Kurjey, Jamby and Tamshing Lhakhangs. It is also the Jakar Dzong and the seat of the district administration. A new trekking route known as the Bumthang Owl Trek known due to the hooting of owls is quite common along this route. The trail will be a three-day hiking route which starts from Menchugang and ends at Jakar Dzong, The trek is also said to follow the traditional route (the Royal Heritage Trail) used by the Second King, between his summer and winter residences in Bumthang and Trongsa. Bumthang a tourist hot spot has four high valleys are covered in forests with monasteries, Chorten, traditional stone houses and colourful market displaying traditional textiles and crafts. The wood carvings, masks, gold - and silverworks, paper, and religious paintings are just brilliant.
Excursions from Bumthang