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  Bumthang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bumthang is one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan.
Bumthang consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor (also known as Bumthang valley), although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley.
The language of Bumthang is Bumthangkha which is partially comprehensible to speakers of Dzongkha, the national language which originated in valleys to the west of Bumthang.
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 Bumthang House report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bumthang is the 19th century former residence of the Chongye Bumthang family.
The Bumthang House is a very interesting building, because of its unusual layout, and the high quality of the surviving details, but the rehabilitation project had limitations because it was the rehabilitation of a single, isolated building only.
Nevertheless, Bumthang was the important pilot cooperation project between the Cultural Relics Office and THF, and incorporated detailed documentation and planning work, upgrading of water and sanitation facilities, and great attention to the conservation of the historic architectural details such as railings, carvings and paintings.
www.tibetheritagefund.org /3_works/3_01_03/3_01_03_06bumtang/3_01_03_06_01_en.html   (380 words)

  
 The Buddhist Channel | Travel | Bumthang: Balcony of the Himalayas
Ensconced in the heart of the eastern Himalayas, the Bumthang valley (rather valleys, for there are actually four of them) is what you would imagine Eden to be: rolling stretches of green ringed by forests of fir and gently sloping mountains, scattered homesteads with pretty cottages, gurgling streams, bracing weather.
Finally, as you pass little townships that have come up in the wake of hydroelectric projects, you are into the Himalayas proper and the rest of the six-hour journey to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital and only major city, is largely through wooded hills punctuated by the odd terraced fields and those beautiful Bhutanese houses.
We were descending into Chhume, the first of the Bumthang valleys, and as the forests cleared, the road followed a burbling stream through grassy slopes with an ancient chorten (stupa) standing sentinel.
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 India Travelogue Bhutan Vacations: Trip Planning Bhutan, Bhutan Tours & Travel, India Bhutan Holiday Packages, Booking ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Bumthang valley is a mine of cultural wealth and Jakar is as charismatic as any of Bhutan's towns.
Bumthang is also home to one of the great Buddhist teachers, Pemalingpa, to whose descendants the present dynasty traces Its origins.
Jambay Lhakang (monastery in Jakar) is host to one of the most spectacular festivals in October each year when on one evening of the festival, the monastery is lit by a fire dance to bless infertile women with children.
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 bhutan travel agent information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lhuntse provided the origins of the Royal Family and Bumthang became their family domain, while Trongsa provided the strategic power necessary to propel them to the hereditary role of kings of Bhutan.
This is said to be the reason why the Bumthang Valley is blessed with a wide and calm expanse, while the Trongsa and Lhuntse Valleys are steep and narrow.
The valley of the Chamkhar Chu, inhabited during the warmer six months of the year by the yak herders of Bumthang, is a classic example of the elegantly paced migration of yaks and their herders.
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 Bumthang Trek, Bumthang Treks Bhutan, Bumthang Cultural Trekking, Bhutan Cultural Trek.
Bumthang Trekking, Treks to Bumthang in Bhutan, Bumthang Cultural Trek from Tsakar to Mambertso in Central Bhutan.
The four valleys of Bumthang, is revered by the Bhutanese as the sacred land of Bhutan with many important Nyingmapa saints coming from here including the famous Pema Lingpa.
The trek crosses several villages and wends through the picturesque Bumthang countryside, giving an exceptional opportunity to be in contact with rural life.
www.trekking-in-nepal.com /bhutan/trekking/bumthang_culture_trek.htm   (236 words)

  
 Bhutan, Bhutan Tour, Bhutan Travel
(New Delhi - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Wangdiphodrang - Gangtey - Trongsa - Bumthang - Ura - Bumthang - Mongar - Trashigang - Samdrupjongkhar - Guwahati - New Delhi)
Bumthang valley is one of Bhutan's most extraordinary regions.
To the east of Trongsa lies the Bumthang valley at an altitude of 2600 m.
www.indovacations.net /english/BhutanTour.htm   (1222 words)

  
 dzonkhags/bbs.com.bt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Trashigang Paro Zhemgang Bumthang Chukha Wangdiphodrang Lhuntse Pemagatshel Thimphu Punakha Trongsa Mongar Tashiyangtse Samdrupjongkhar Sarpang Samtse Dagana Tsirang Haa Gasa
Our Bumthang correspondent says the office was proposed during the last plan to meet the needs of the ever-increasing development activities in the region.
Bumthang Tshechu was introduced in 1994 by the Rabdey and the Dzongkhag authorities as a one-day festival.
www.bbs.com.bt /Dzongkhagnews.htm   (9955 words)

  
 Biking Adventures with Jachung Travel
After lunch, you'll proceed to Bumthang, the religious heartland of the nation, with lush valleys and hilly forests.
Bumthang consists of four valleys--Chumey, Choekhar, Tang, and Ura--with altitudes varying from 2,600 to 4,000 meters.
Bumthang is a good place to buy woven textiles (yethra), which are designed with patterns unique to the region, and you can even watch some of the weavers at their looms.
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 Global Adrenaline :: Harvard Business School Alumni Association
Bumthang is famous for woodcarving, mask-making and weaving of Yahtra, a distinctive woolen fabric.
Located in the heart of the Bumthang’s Chokhor valley, the monastery is one of Bhutan’s oldest and most precious.
The head lama of Gangtey Gompa is the ninth incarnation of the body of Pemalingpa, a famous 14th-century flsmith from Bumthang who is one of Bhutan's most famous Buddhist saints and teachers.
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 Bumthang valley, Kingdom of Bhutan
The Bumthang Dzongkhag comprises four valleys, although commonly the whole region is called the "Bumthang valley." The valley is cold, high, and windswept.
In Bumthang, I ran into 23 members of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, a loud but unbelievably-friendly group of Hong Kong expats who were eager to share some local after-dinner pear brandy (available locally for Rs 50 or USD1).
By the time you get to Bumthang, your clothes will be dirty (with that 20 kg limit on Druk Air), and they will dry within minutes if washed in the shower and hung on the back of a chair an inch from the warm bukhari.
www.innogize.com /gallery/asia_bhutan_bumthang1.html   (1322 words)

  
 Bumthang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first half of the book is a grammatical description of Bumthang, a major regional language of central Bhutan spoken by some 30,000 people.
Bumthang belongs to the conservative East Bodish branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family.
In respect of protocol, a more comprehensive grammar of the Bumthang language can be made available in English, now that the revised and expanded edition of the Dzongkha grammar has appeared, i.e.
iias.leidenuniv.nl /host/himalaya/abstracts/bum.html   (255 words)

  
 Bumthang valley, Kingdom of Bhutan
This is part III of the Bumthang series, focusing on Jakar and the trip back to Trongsa.
The dzong has an excellent view of the Bumthang valley.
The Bumthang Chhu (river) and the city of Jakar are seen.
www.innogize.com /gallery/asia_bhutan_bumthang3.html   (670 words)

  
 Nepal Travel & Tourism Information Guide: trekking, hotels, rafting, biking, jungle safari, adventure, accommodations, ...
This is a trek in the splendid Bumthang Valley, the cultural heart of Bhutan.
This trek starts from Bumthang and the main highlight of this trek is Hot Spring (known for healing properties) besides passing through rich temperate forests.
The trek trail from Bumthang to Gorsum is gradual.
www.adventureinnepal.com /bhutan.html   (3114 words)

  
 12-Day BUMTHANG CULTURE Trek - Easy trekking in the sacred valleys of Bhutan. | Bhutan trekking | tours
Bumthang is the cultural and religious heartland of of Bhutan.
The wide valleys of Bumthang is home to a people who have very rich cultural heritage are the colourful wollen ‘yata’ is woven by the women of these area.
Cultivated fields of the Tang one of the four valleys of Bumthang.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/8032.html   (1098 words)

  
 YANA Expeditions Bhutan: Cultural Tour >> Places of Interest
Bumthang is a complex of four valleys -
Bumthang is also a name which echoes a magic charm in the whole of Bhutan.
Perched on a ridge in the centre Choekhor valley, it houses the headquarters of the Bumthang district.
www.discoverbhutan.biz /pages/yana/ygal/ygal00b2.html   (345 words)

  
 The Bumthang Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The original idiom of the region is not Dzongkha, but rather a dialect which has barely been researched linguistically and which has been categorized as a separate language family.
The inhabitants of Bumthang consider their land as blessed, because it was one of the first which, in the eighth century according to our calender, was converted to Buddhism by
In Bumthang, spinning is one of the few household activities which is the exclusive domain of the women.
www.bhutan.at:81 /~bhutan/altdye00/e-atag/w-02/start.php3   (344 words)

  
 Bumthang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Bumthang language is the main regional language of central Bhutan.
The already published Bumthang grammar contains a language map of Bhutan and a concise account of the ethnolinguistic make-up of the country.
Een eerste grammaticale verkenning van het Bumthang, een taal van Midden-Bhutan, met een overzicht van de talen en volkeren van Bhutan.
iias.leidenuniv.nl /host/himalaya/individ/bumthang.html   (153 words)

  
 ::High Asia Exploratory Mountain Travel Co - Bhutan - Cultural Excursions - Bumthang: The Cradle of Bhutanese ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bumthang is unlike any other place in Bhutan.
Many of the great monasteries of Bumthang are visited on this trip as well as lesser known sites which often require a bit of light walking.
Bumthang's ancient forests, seemingly straight out of Tolkien's Middle Earth, which are passed en route to mountain hermitages, are a destination themselves.
www.highasia.com /bhutan-cultural-bumthang.html   (283 words)

  
 Explore Himalaya travel & adventure - Bhutan - Trekking in Bhutan
Starting out from the splendid Bumthang valley, this three days trek passes through several villages and provides an exceptional opportunity for contact with Bumthab rural life.
The valley which is wide and lush is also known worldwide for its exquisite handicraft industry.
[bumthang cultural trek] [chomolhari trek # 1] [chomolhari trek # 2] [classic laya trek]
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 BUMTHANG JAMBAY LHAKHANG FESTIVAL | FESTIVAL | CULTURE & NATURE
This festival held in the picturesque valley of Bumthang gained its popularity from the visits of tourist in the recent years.
This Chorten or Stupa was built in 18th century by a Lama known as Shida, in order to nail into the ground a demon who had been terrorizing the inhabitants of this valley and the Ada valley just over the ridge.
Bumthang is the general name given to a complex of four valleys- Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura.
www.infohub.com /TRAVEL/SIT/sit_pages/5632.html   (1680 words)

  
 Non-wood forest products of Bhutan - Medicinal plants
Abundant in Bumthang, Haa and Barshong; 3,100-4,500 m.
Abundant in Bumthang, Haa, Paro and Thimphu; 2,000-3,500 m.
Cultivated in Fromrong, Bumthang and Thimphu; 2,400-3,500 m.
www.fao.org /docrep/X5335e/x5335e05.htm   (2714 words)

  
 Bhutan Travel, Travel Bhutan, Tour Bhtuan, Wangdiphodrang, Trongsa, Trongsa Dzong, Bumthang, Jakar Dzong, Jambey ...
Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend.
Visitors to Bumthang should plan to spend a few days taking advantage of the valley’s relatively gentle slopes to walk to nearby medieval temples and have a glimpse of Bhutan’s mostly rural population.
This temple is one of the 108 temples built by him to subdue a large demon, which was stopping the spread of Buddhism.
www.intertours-nepal.com /bhutan/bhutan-placesvisit2.html   (632 words)

  
 Adventure nepal is Specialized in Tour Package Treking Mountaineering Jungle Safari Rafting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The present Jambay Lhakhang is one of them, located in the heart of Chokor valley in Bumthang.
There will be fire festival on the first of the festival in the night, all the local people will gather there and perform the naked dance around the fireplace.
Bumthang Sightseeing: Morning witness festival and later visit explore the Bumthang valley; visit Kurje Lhakhang and Tamshing Monastery.
www.adventuresnepal.com /bhutan/f_departure/bumthang_tsechu.htm   (357 words)

  
 Bhutan Places of Interest, Paro valley, Taksang monastery, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang valleys and Eastern ...
The beauty of the Bumthang valley is legendary.
Bumthang is also home to one of the great Buddhist teachers, Pema Lingpa, to whose descendants the present dynasty traces its origins.
Wide open spaces characterizes the valley that sits in the shadow of the Thrumsing La pass, separating the East from the West of the kingdom.
www.trekking-in-nepal.com /bhutan/Places_of_Interest.htm   (2872 words)

  
 Bhutan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bumthang (the "Plain of Ghosts") is a land of mysteries and mystics and tales of the great Guru Padmasambhava who performed formidable feats and miracles in historical time in this place still hold sway.
The trail from Bumthang to Gorsum is gradual climb.
Here the motor road is reached and transport will pick you up to take you to the Bumthang Tourist Lodge.
www.bctt.com.bt /treks.php   (879 words)

  
 Bhutan Travel-Trip Descriptions
The Bumthang valleys are noted for their beauty and long history, and are the cultural heart of the Dragon Kingdom, rich in art and tradition and filled with magnificent temples dedicated to Himalayan Buddhism.
In the Bumthang valley, visit the historic old temples and hike along the country lanes; then on to Gangtey, winter home of the great fl-necked cranes, the Birds of Heaven, who make Bhutan their refuge from the icy snows of Tibet.
Beyond lie the breathtakingly beautiful Bumthang valleys, the heart of Bhutan, a treasury of temples and monasteries, a living museum of art and history.
www.bhutantravel.com /trip_descriptions.html   (6245 words)

  
 Bhutan Travellers - Ura Festival with Bumthang Cultural Trek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is the last point in the trek route from where we drive on through Pangshing village to Jakar, Bumthang, stopping to visit farmhouse on the way.
Shopping is a delight in Bumthang and we include a visit to the Swiss Farm along with beer and cheese factory for local flavor.
It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padmasambhava, the saint who converted Bhutan to Buddhism, alighted here upon the back of a tigress.
www.bhutanadventure.com /ura.htm   (1053 words)

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