Bumthang Valley, Bhutan
Discover the Bumthang Valley
Brimming with legends and stories, and dotted with temples and some of Bhutan’s oldest monasteries, Bumthang Valley is a wonderful place to get away from it all.
Located in the heart of Bhutan, the region was undeveloped and quite isolated until a road was constructed in the 1970s. The broad valley has many habitats including coniferous woodland, alongside picture book villages. The main town in the valley is Jakar, home to Bhutan’s only brewery that produces Red Panda wheat beer, named after the rarely sighted bear living in the temperate forests and spending its day sleeping in trees.
Bumthang is divided into four gewogs (groups of villages), Chhoekhor, Tang, Chhume and Ura, with each of the four valleys having its own dialect of Bumthangkha, a Tibeto-Burman language.
Things to do in Bumthang Valley
Some of the great things you can enjoy in Bumthang include:
- Try Red Panda wheat beer from Bhutan’s only brewery
- Explore temples and monasteries
The best way to see Bumthang Valley
If you would like to visit Bumthang Valley, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays? Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you.
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13 Day Authentic Bhutan Tour
Price From: £4175
Type: Tailor-made, Car & Driver
A fantastic tour for a fuller experience of this enchanting kingdom visiting the classic triangle of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha as well as the scenic Gangtey and Bumthang valleys.
17 Day Bhutan Tour
Price From: £5295
Type: Tailor-made, Car, Driver & Guide
A comprehensive tour giving an amazing insight into this beautiful country, featuring the less visited Eastern Bhutan, the scenic valleys of Central Bhutan and popular Punakha, Thimphu and Paro.