Jakar Tourist Places to Visit in Jakar, Bhutan, Asia

Jakar Tourist Places to Visit in Jakar, Bhutan, Asia

Jakar is a town sited in the Asian continent situated in the country, Bhutan. This town forms the center of administration for the district of Bumthang. Jakar valley is 2600 meters above the mean sea level. Jakar valley is 254 km away from the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. The latitude and longitude of Jakar are 27001’ N and 90006’ E.

Jakar when translated to English means ‘White Bird’. The location of Jakar Dzong is chosen based on a myth. Local folklores mentions of a roosting white bird pointed out this perfect sacred spot for the Dzong to be constructed and hence it was in the year 1549. The favorable period to spend your vacation at Jakar is from May to September end.


People & Culture at Jakar:

The local language of Jakar valley is known as Bumthangkha. This language is related to the national language of its country, Bhutan. This language, Bumthangkha differs a bit in every four regions of the Bumthangkha basin.


Food and Shopping at Jakkar:

In winter season shops at Jakkar sell clothes made of colorful woolen fabrics, jackets and other such items which provide the necessary heat for a human to remain warm. In summer season the warm clothes are replaced by beautiful light cotton clothing with prints or embroideries or other piece of art work attached to it.


Tourist Places in Jakkar:

Jambay Lhakhang


Built by a Tibetan King in the 7th century, this monastery was meant to pacify the bad spirits in the Himalayan region.


Tamshing Lakhang


Tamshing Lakhang temple was created in the year 1501 by the re-incarnated form of Guru Padsambhava, Terton Pema Lingpa. Many old paintings are seen in this temple.


Jakar Dzong


Jakar Dzong was built in the year 1549 by the great grand-father of the earliest Shabdrung. It was then a monastery. Renovation of this monastery took place in 1646.


Chankhar Lhakhang


Chankhar Lhakhang castle once belonged to one of the Indian King Sindhu Raja. This castle resembles that of a village house. A saint by the name Dorji Lingpa renovated this castle during the 14th century.


Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery


Lhodrak Kharchhu monastery was established in the year 1984, by Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche who is said to be the reincarnation of a 9th century Tibetan Lama. This is one of the most important monasteries in the entire country of Bhutan.

Other places of interest in and around Jakar are:

  • Kurje Lhakhang
  • Tangbi Goemba
  • Wangchuck Centennial Park
  • Ngang Lhakhang
  • Ura Valley
  • Tang Valley
  • Membartsho (The Burning Lake)
  • Ugyenchholing Palace
  • Tang Rimochen Lhakhang
  • Kunzangdrak Goemba
  • Pelseling Goempa

Participating in activities such as biking and trekking at Jakkar can make one’s a thrilling and memorable one.


Means of Commutation to Jakkar:


A road traversing from north to south leads Jakkar, to Lateral Road by which is connected to the major highway of Bhutan.



Bathpalathang Airport is a domestic airport situated few kilometers away from Jakkar. Paro Airport operates international as well as domestic flights is sited 473 km away from Jakkar city.


Accommodation Options at Jakkar:

Jakkar city has lots to offer to tourists other than its amazing picturesque sceneries. Hotels in Jakkar are categorized into three star and four star have luxurious rooms with air conditioners as well as room heaters. Amenities such as swimming pool, gym, golf ground, children play rooms, etc are available in such three star and four star hotels. Rent for a room in such hotels ranges from $550 to $1300. Economy class hotels at Jakkar have nice decent and clean rooms with attached bathrooms and cable TV with tariffs starting from $55 for single room and $70 for double room per day and the list of hotels is as follows:

  • Amankora Bumthang
  • Swiss Guest House
  • Jakar Village Lodge
  • Kaila Choenzem Guest House
  • Yu-gharling Resort
  • Wangdicholing Guest House
  • Karma Tobden Mountain Lodge
  • Udee Guest House
  • Chumey Nature Resort
  • Gongkhar Guesthouse

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