Burning Lake, Bumthang

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Enjoy a visit to the sacred site of Burning Lake, a calm, wider part of the narrow Tang Chu river stream. Buddhists revere the area, believing that Guru Rimpoche had hidden a religious treasure here, found in the 15th century by a Buddhist teacher. Brave the downhill hike to the water, where you can take in the spiritual atmosphere and scenic forest surroundings. Don't get too close to the ledge, as it is dangerous to fall in due to the river's strong rapids. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Burning Lake and many more Bumthang attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bumthang visit planner.
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  • A short 10 mins walk from the main road. Felt the river water does flows in a funny direction . The story does have some effect in the expectation but ...., Don’t expect the Burning” like the way this...  more »
  • It is nice short hike up and down to a religious site. Worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. A nice bridge making a nice scenic photo spot.  more »
  • It is located in the Tang Valley of Bumthang. It is considered one of the most sacred sites in the region and people offer butter lamps at the lake on auspicious days. As the legend has it, Terton Pem...  more »
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