Bumthang is located some 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Thimphu, the national capital.
Those keen to see more of Bhutan can travel a little further afield check out the other cities, towns and villages surrounding Bumthang. If you are keen to experience more of the region, head less than 1 mile (1. 6 kilometers) to get to Bumthang. Here you can enjoy the Kurje Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang.
Every place has its own specific history and Bhutan has its own fair share of stories to tell. The fortresses here provide a fascinating window on the past.
Combine education and relaxation during your stay by signing up for one of the region's informative guided nature walks.
Long-time travelers understand that food is a great way to taste a region's character. People in this region commonly include chicken and yak in their cooking. All-time favorite meals are paa (sliced pork and beef) and zow shungo (rice and vegetables), but naturally there are many other tasty dishes for foodies to try. When it is the final course, you can also try sweet banana soup with tapioca. Try a black tea, an alcohol-free beverage that is very common in this region.
Sadly, vacations can't last forever, so when it's time return home, head to the nearest major airport in Lhasa, 110 miles (177 kilometers) away.