Ura Valley

The Ura Valley is another of Bumthang’s off-the-beaten track highlights and a full day excursions takes in a little walking, local village life and visits to remote temples. Its is about 50kms from Bumthang, taking you through conifer forests and over the Shelthang Pass at 3,600m offering a great view of Gangkhar Puensum at 7,540m. Descend on foot to the village to have a quick explore before heading onto Shingkhar, a small village with a charming temple at the centre, Dechen Chholing Goemba. On the way back, hop off at the Shelthang La Pass before free-wheeling all the way down into Bumthang, a distance of about 40kms (all down hill!)

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