Enjoy your morning breakfast at Aman Bumthang, and get ready to explore Bumthang.
Bumthang is the general name given to a group of four valleys – Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura, with altitudes varying from 2,600 to 4,000m (8,530-13,125ft). This area is home to many ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries. You will have a walking pilgrimage of the three temples: Jambey Lhakhang is one of the two oldest in Bhutan (the other being Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro). It was erected by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and is one of the 108 temples built by him throughout Tibet and the Himalayas to overcome a giant demoness. Jambay Lhakhang is placed on the left knee of the demoness while Kyichu in Paro is on the left foot of the demoness.
Kurje Lhakhang comprises of three temples. The one on the right side was formed in 1652 against the rock face, where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the 8th century. The temple in the middle was built on the site of a cave containing a rock with the imprint of the Guru’s body and is therefore considered to be holy.
Continue on foot from Kurjey Lhakhang across a suspension bridge through small villages and farmlands. Arrive at Tamshing Lhakhang, founded in 1501 by Pema Lingpa. There are ancient religious paintings around the inner walls of the temple, which have been restored from the end of the 19th century.
Lastly, visit the Red Panda Brewery and Cheese factory (both Swiss Bhutan collaborations) and sample the locally produced beer and cheese!
Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, with lunch and dinner provided at the Aman.