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A biodiverse paradise in Bhutan’s north

Bumthang

Bumthang has Bhutan’s highest concentration of historic sites. It’s also home to fascinating mammals in Wangchuck Centennial Park and fertile agricultural fields producing wheat, rice, honey and a variety of fruits. Bumthang has Bhutan’s highest concentration of historic sites. It’s also home to fascinating mammals in Wangchuck Centennial Park and fertile agricultural fields producing wheat, rice, honey and a variety of fruits.
Why Bumthang?
The vast majority of Bumthang is a protected area, falling within the borders of Wangchuck Centennial Park. Exquisite wildlife can be found here, with 23 species of large mammals including snow leopard, Bengal tiger, wolf and Himalayan black bear. These creatures are shy, but with a bit of luck and patience it’s possible to spot them. Along the valley floor you’ll find flower-filled meadows and fragrant blue pine forests. The area is idyllic for trekking.

Bumthang’s district town shares the same name and is situated on 16th-century Jakar Dzong. Legend has it that that white bird roosted here, which the monks took as an auspicious sign that this was where they should build their monastery.
  • Beautiful forest landscapes.
  • Rare wildlife including snow leopard and Bengal tiger.
  • Bhutan’s highest concentration of historic temples.
  • Excellent for hiking.
  • Exclusive accommodations create a private experience.
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