Day 5 - 6
Fly to Bumthang.
Flight Duration (Domestic Flight): 30 minutes approx.
Altitude: 2,580 m / 8,464 ft.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and fly to Bumthang. The representative will receive you and escort you to the hotel as booked.
Freshen up and visit several ancient and important monasteries such as JakarDzong, JambayLhakhang, KurjeyLhakhang and TamshingLhakhang.
JakarDzong, which means ‘Fortress of the White Bird’, is the first place in Bhutan that Guru Rinpoche visited and subsequently as the ruler converted into Buddhism. Jakar is also considered as the birth place of Buddhism in Bhutan.
JambayLhakhang, built in the 7th century is the oldest monastery in the country.
KurjeLhakhang, located further along the valley, comprises of three temples. The one on the right was built in 1652 by TrongsaPenlop (Governor of Trongsa) against the rock face where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the 8th century.
The TamshingLhakhang located across the river from KurjeLhakhang and was founded in 1501 by TertonPemaLingpa, re-incarnation of Guru Padmasambhava. There are very old religious paintings around the inner walls of the temple, which was restored at the 19th century.
If time permits, also visit the sacred MebarTsho (The Burning Lake).
The MebarTsho (or The Burning Lake) is more of a gorge than a lake. This is a sacred lake for the Bhutanese who believe that TertonPemaLingpa discovered religious treasures from this lake in the 12th century.
Overnight at Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner