Bumthang is one among the twenty districts that together make up the country of Bhutan. Situated in the central premises, it shares similar climactic features with Punakha. The warm and sunny temperature sees the ample growth of apples, rice & buckwheat. Bumthang is an ideal place to step into for religious trips since Buddhism spread all over Bhutan from the heart of Bumthang. When a local king of Bumthang was agitated by the wrongdoings of a local demon, he invited Guru Rinpoche from India to help ward off the spirit. After his success, the king played a crucial role in promoting Buddhism all over the region & patronizing the immigrant saint.
You will discover the body imprint of Guru Rinpoche in a cave that is sheltered within this temple. This is the site for the Kurjey Tsechu Festival where devotees enact the fight between Guru Rinpoche and a snow lion.
The museum houses the copy of Guru Rinpoche’s biography written by his consort. A trip to the dungeons of the tower will show you the cells where British soldiers were imprisoned by Bhutan.
The village is home to exceptionally skilled weavers and artisans who create excellent quality woolens and accessories like handbags& murals. Tourists walk in for some quality souvenirs that are worth the money.
It is a nice break from the overcrowded hot springs you run into in general locations. The Duer Springs have clear, steamy water that hasn’t been subjected to rigorous pollution owing to its remote location.
To enter Bumthang, you need to issue a permit from Thimphu first. But as your travel agent, we take care of it. You can avail local buses from the Luntenzampa Bus Stand but reserving a private vehicle is advised.