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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  • It wasn’t a bit what I expected but still an enjoyable interlude and nice short walk Quite a fast running river and our guide told us the stories associated. Lots of tiny stupas for the way  more »
  • A short walk brings you to a view of the river going through a narrow gorge. It is quite beautiful and there are different places to vew the river, the gorge and the rapids. I don't know if I would go...  more »
  • Suggest reading about the place before going there. It is not really a lake but a place where a river is flowing in a special way so it forms a natural bassain. Heart warming to see and to know the st...  more »
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