BUMTHANG
 
Bumthang is a perfect place for day hikes, with its lush valleys and hilly forests. It's about two and half hours drive from Trongsa, and the drive includes a climb over the 3,500-meter Yutong La (pass), where the guests may see some yaks grazing near the road side, depending on the season.
Ura-Bumthang

There are many temples and monasteries in Bumthang region, some of which are the oldest and most sacred in Bhutan.  Bumthang is known for being the holiest district in Bhutan.  While some of the sacred monasteries can be reached by a car, others require a short hike. Among them are Tharpaling Monastery, Thangbi Monastery, Kurjey Lhakhang (temple), Tamshing Lhakhang and Jambey Lhakhang, which was built in the 7th century and is the oldest in the region.  The guests can also take pack lunch and walk from one monastery to the other through the farmers fields to enjoy the leisure, peacefulness and serenity of the valley as well as breath the fresh and clean air of Bumthang valley.

Kuje Lhakhang in Bumthang

Other sights include the Jakar Dzong, which is said to be another large dzong in Bhutan as well. Another holy place to visit is the Mebar Tsho (the Burning Lake), where some of Guru Rinpoche's treasures were found in the 15th century by the famous treasure revealer Terton Pema Lingpa.  Bumthang is also known as the little Switzerland in South Asia.