Jakar is the main town in a collection of four 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 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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