Bumthang, located in the eastern regions of Bhutan felt like a world away when I first arrived there on an evening, passing through many secluded villages, green fields, enchanting valleys and smiling people. If you feel that Bhutan is quiet and feels like you have traveled back in time, wait until you visit Bumthang. Blessed with nature’s abundance, Bumthang Valley allures its visitors with its enigma, shy and warm people. At least it did to me. If you are traveling to Bhutan, Bumthang should be one of the must place to visit in Bhutan! Here are what you can do in Bumthang, Bhutan. A modern-day Shangri-La in eastern Bhutan, Bumthang in Bhutan consists of four main valleys – Chokhor, Tang, Chhume and Ura. Dotted with flourishing fields and farms consisting of wheat, rice, potatoes, apple and orange orchards, each valley is distinctly gorgeous. Most of the important monasteries and temples are located in Chokhor Valley, which is also the biggest of all these. Chokhor Valley is normally referred to as Bumthang itself and this valley consists of cottage industries where they produce cheese, honey, spirits, woollen work and more. These fertile valleys are covered in fields of buckwheat, rice and […]
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