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Bumthang And Trongsa (800 - 5,400m )

Trongsa & Bumthang are two stunning valleys located in the central Bhutan. There are many amazing sightseeing places to visit in Bumthang & Trongsa. They are the land of scenic valleys and Fortresses.

Bumthang Valley

Bumthang valley comprises of four major valleys ; those of Tang, Ura Valley, Chumey & Choekhor. Agriculture activities predominant in Chumey & Choekhor valleys while in Tang & Ura sheep & yak breeding is more popular. Bumthang's fascinating valley is the spiritual heartland of the nation and home to some of the oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. The valley is famous for the production of honey, cheese, apples, and the yathra (woolen materials). The town of Jakar is the administrative center and is located in Chokhor valley. It is in this valley the most sightseeing place of Bumthang is located including Jakar Dzong. Bumthang gentle green valley with a wide terrace enjoys a sense of space that is fairly uncommon to Bhutan & is thus an ideal place for hikes & light treks.

 

 Trongsa Valley

Trongsa, the sacred and temporal heart of the country is a two-day journey from Thimphu. Situated in central Bhutan, it was once the seat of power over central and eastern regions. Both the first and second kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat and it is customary for the crown prince to serve as the Trongsa Penlop (“governor”) prior to ascending the throne. Trongsa till the very recent past played a pivotal role in the history of the country. 

Top 10 interesting facts about Bumthang and Trongsa, Bhutan

  1. Bumthang valley  is known for its breathtaking landscape
  2. Bumthang is a place of mysticism and is also called as Spiritual heartland of the country
  3. The beautiful slopes around Bumthang valley are perfect haven for hikers.
  4. The famous Ura Yakchoed Festival takes place in Ura Valley
  5. Bee farming is a major activity in Bumthang valley
  6. It is famous for local handicrafts and textile
  7. Bumthang has its own brewery
  8. Trongsa Dzong is one of the best sightseeing place to visit in Trongsa
  9. In the nineteenth century Trongsa was the de facto center of authority as the Trongsa Penlop controlled all of Central & Eastern Bhutan.
  10. Trongsa is famous as 'the center of Bhutan'

Here, check out the top sightseeing places to visit in  Bumthang and Trongsa, Bhutan. If Magic is real and Bumthang is where it can be found.