Bumthang District

Bumthang District

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Eating and Drinking

Budget-Friendly Meal at Restaurant
$ 3.01
3-Course Meal for 2 at Mid-Range Restaurant
$ 17.61
McDonald's McMeal or Similar Combo
$ 3.01
Cappuccino (Normal)
$ 1.55
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 Liter)
$ 0.56


Single Way Ticket (Local Transportation)
$ 2.08
Monthly Pass (Standard Price)
$ 4.71
Taxi Starting Price (Standard Tariff)
$ 0.97
Taxi 1 KM Price (Standard Tariff)
$ 1.65
Taxi 1 Minute Waiting Price (Standard Tariff)
$ 0.95
Fuel (1 Liter)
$ 1.09
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 Trendline (Or a Same Segment Vehicle)
$ 21,020.57
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l Comfort (Or a Same Segment Vehicle)
$ 25,623.43

Leisure & Hobbies & Sport

Fitness Club
$ 46.30
Tennis Court (Weekend, 1 Hour)
$ 8.18
Cinema (1 Seat)
$ 3.40


Jeans (Levis 501 or a Same Quality Jeans)
$ 26.64
Summer Dress (From Chain Stores like H&M, ZARA, etc.)
$ 12.32
Nike Running Shoes (Middle Segment)
$ 49.00
Men’s Leather Business Shoes
$ 41.99

Apartment Prices

M2 Price in City Centre
$ 2,163.60
M2 Price Far From City Centre
$ 1,742.90
20 Years Fixed Rate Mortgage Interest Rate (%, Annual)
$ 10.25

Grocery Shopping

Beer (Domestic, 0.5 Liter)
$ 9.88
Beer (Imported, 0.33 Liter)
$ 1.78
Milk (1 Liter)
$ 0.85
Fresh White Bread (500 Grams)
$ 0.84
White Rice (1 kg)
$ 0.70
Chicken Eggs (12 pcs)
$ 1.91
Local Cheese (1 kg)
$ 3.79
Chicken Meat (1 Kg)
$ 3.58
Beef Meat (1 Kg)
$ 4.09
Apple (1 Kg)
$ 2.65
Banana (1 Kg)
$ 1.62
Orange (1 Kg)
$ 2.12
Tomato (1 Kg)
$ 1.02
Potato (1 Kg)
$ 0.55
Onion (1 Kg)
$ 0.73
Lettuce (1 Piece)
$ 0.42
Water (1.5 Liter)
$ 0.40
Wine Bottle (0.7 Liter, Mid-Level)
$ 3.61
Cigarette (20 Pcs Pack, Marlboro)
$ 3.91

Monthly Bills

Basic Bills (Heating, Cooling, Water, Electricity, Garbage) for 90 m2 Apartment
$ 23.67
Internet Service (50 Mbps or Higher, Unlimited, ADSL)
$ 27.80


Kindergarten (Private, Full-Day, Monthly)
$ 225.10
Primary School (Yearly, International, for Single Child)
$ 740.28


1 Bedroom Apartment Far From City Centre
$ 123.68
1 Bedroom Apartment in City Centre
$ 106.32
3 Bedrooms Apartment in City Centre
$ 203.49
3 Bedrooms Apartment Far From City Centre
$ 242.51


Average Salary (Net, Without Taxes)
$ 447.94

Bumthang District Earthquake History

Latest Earthquakes

  • 5.2
    1998-08-18 07:10:20

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Bumthang District Geographical Information

Learn More About Bumthang District

Nestled in the heart of Bhutan, Bumthang District is a land of pristine natural beauty, monasteries, and unique cultural heritage. This district is widely regarded as the cultural and spiritual heartland of Bhutan and is an experience that every traveler, historian, and nature lover seeks.

The district is comprised of four valleys – Chumey, Tang, Ura, and Choekhor – which offer awe-inspiring landscapes and a chance to explore local traditions and rituals. Choekhor is the largest and most populous valley and is home to some of the most significant sites in Bhutan, such as the Jakar Dzong, Lamey Goemba, and the revered Jambay Lhakhang Temple. Both Jambay Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong are believed to have been built in the 7th century, making them some of the oldest structures in Bhutan. Legends and spiritual tales are still alive here, as you would come across devotees circumambulating some of the significant sites like Jambay Lhakhang.

Bumthang is renowned not only for its religious heritage but also for scenic trekking routes, places to eat, and delicacies to enjoy such as Bumthang cheese and homemade barley beer. Visitors can walk around and enjoy traditional Bhutanese cuisines like red rice, ema datshi, shakam datshi, and much more. Bumthang Cheese, better known as Swiss Cheese of the East, is made traditionally and exported not only to other parts of Bhutan but globally as well.

Bumthang is also home to some of Bhutan's finest weaves, especially the yathra fabrics, which are made from sheep wool. Visitors can see these weaves made at the many factories and workshops around the district or opt for a guided tour to learn more about this fascinating industry.

Whether exploring the spiritual essence of Bhutan or setting off on a back-to-nature adventure, Bumthang District is a truly magnificent destination that will leave you rejuvenated and breathless. So, if you seek bliss and peace, Bumthang is a perfect place for you to explore.

Popular Questions About Bumthang District

Bumthang District is located in central Bhutan, bordered by Trongsa District to the west and Mongar District to the east.

Bumthang District is known for its religious sites like Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang and Kurjey Lhakhang. The sacred Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake) and Tangbi Goemba are also popular.

Bumthang District experiences a temperate climate with cool summers and cold winters. It is recommended to pack warm clothing all year round due to its high elevation.

Yes, Bumthang District offers various trekking routes including the popular Bumthang Owl Trek and Bumthang Cultural Trek. These treks provide stunning views of the surrounding valleys and landscapes.

Yes, Bumthang District is accessible by road from major towns and cities in Bhutan. The journey to Bumthang from Thimphu takes approximately 9-10 hours depending on road conditions.

The best time to visit Bumthang District is during the spring and autumn seasons (March-April and September-November) as the weather is generally clear and pleasant for outdoor activities.

Yes, Bumthang District has a range of accommodation options including hotels, guesthouses, and resorts. Visitors can choose from budget-friendly to luxury accommodations based on their preferences.

Bumthang District is known for its rich cultural heritage. The locals follow traditional customs, and festivals like the Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Kurjey Tshechu, and Tangbi Mani are celebrated with great enthusiasm.

While it is possible to visit Bumthang District on a day trip, it is recommended to stay overnight to fully explore and experience the unique attractions and natural beauty of the region.

From Bumthang District, travelers can explore neighboring districts like Trongsa, Mongar, and Lhuentse. These areas offer additional cultural and natural attractions worth visiting.