Bumthang valley tour (7 hours)

Bumthang, known as cultural heartland of Bhutan is a beautiful district located at northern central region of the country.

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Tour Code: Bum-04

Duration: 7 hours

Style: Guided

Group Size: 1-10

Experience: Cultural Sightseeing

Languages: English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese and Thai

Prize: US $200 per Person

 

Departure point: Chamkhar Town

 

End point: Chamkhar Town

 

Departure Time: 8 AM

 

End time: 3 PM

 

What is included?

  1. Licensed Guide
  2. Pickup and Drop off
  3. Lunch
  4. Sustainable Development Fee of $65
  5. Entrance Fees
  6. Bottled water
  7. Tea and snacks

 

What is excluded?

  1. Insurance
  2. Tips and gratuity to Guide

Itinerary

8 AM: Pick up from Chamkhar town.

8:15 AM: Kurje Lhakhang: Located in Kurje in the Chokhor valley, around 15 minutes’ drive from Chamkhar town (Bumthang), the site of the three temples has a body impression of Guru Rimpoche left behind after he meditated there and subdued evil spirits. Kurje means body impression.

9 AM: Jampay Lhakhang: Located in Chokhor Gewog in Bumthang, Jampay Lhakhang is believed to be one of the two temples (the other is Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro) built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century AD in Bhutan among 108 temples that he built in one day to subdue a demons that lay supine across the Himalayas. It’s believed to have been built on the left knee of the demon.

10:30 AM: Jakar Dzong: Located on a ridge above Chamkhar valley, Jakar Dzong, formally called Jakar Yugyal Dzong, was founded by Lam Ngagi Wangchuk (Buddhist priest) in 1549. Lam Ngagi Wangchuk was believed to have seen a white bird land at the spot where he built a small temple and started a monastic body. Later, when Desi Chogyal Migyur Tenpa (secular head of Bhutan, 1667-1680) expanded the temple into a Dzong in 1646, it came to be known as Jakar (Bya dkar) Dzong (White Bird Dzong). The Dzong houses many temples and it is today the seat of district administration and monastic body.

11:45 AM: Lunch at local hotel

1 PM: Mebar Tsho: Located in a gorge on the way to Tang, some 30 minutes’ drive from Chamkhar town (Bumthang), Mebar Tsho (meaning Burning Lake) is the sacred lake from where renowned Terton Pema Lingpa discovered treasures as directed by Guru Rimpoche.  Terton jumped into the lake with a burning butter lamp in his hand. He miraculously emerged from the lake after some time with a chest and a scroll of paper, the butter lamp still burning. Therefore, the lake came to be known as Mebar Tsho.

3 PM: Depart from Chamkhar town

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