Bumthang is the largest valley in the Kingdom, and it is separated by Yuthongla Pass. Composed of four beautiful valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious fable. Sometime people considered Bumthang to be like Switzerland.
The Bumthang valley is home to the sacred Jambay, Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing, Kenchosum and other monasteries. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the great Buddhist teacher Pema Lingpa to whom, the present monarchy traces it ancestral lineage. The town of Jakar is the largest between Thimphu in the west and Trashigang in the east. Jakar is famous for its honey, cheese, apples and apricots. Bumthang is also famous for yathra which is a unique material woven from sheep wool, intricately designed and colored to form wonderful patterns.