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Jakar is the main town in a collection of 4 valleys known collectively as Bumthang.

It is a great base for easy day trekking to nearby monasteries where you can enjoy the stunning scenery. Famous for the production of honey, cheese, apples and apricots, Jakar is certainly an interesting place to spend a few days.

Around the Bumthang Valley

Ura valleyUra is the easternmost valley in Bumthang. It has a medieval appearance, with cobbled walkways leading to remote temples and many of the older population still wearing sheepskins on their backs, which are used at night to sleep on.

Bumthang has great spiritual significance in Bhutan, being strongly associated with myth and legend as well as more corporeal manifestations, such as the great Buddhist preacher, Pema Lingpa. It is the descendants of Pema Lingpa to whom the present dynasty traces its ancestry.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Jakar

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Jakar, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Jakar

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    Accommodation choices for Jakar

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Jakar. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Swiss Guest House, Jakar

      Swiss Guest House

      Simple

      The Swiss Guest House is friendly and has plenty character making it a popular place to stay.

    • Suite, Amankora Jakar, Bumthang Valley

      Amankora Jakar

      Deluxe

      This is the most recent Amankora lodge to be completed in Bhutan and a few restful days spent at this lodge is the perfect way to explore the Bumthang valley.