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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. Put Burning Lake into our Bumthang vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bumthang.
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  • Once a life time, one must visit this most scared place. The stunning view of the place with fresh air. Join us 
  • Don't expect a lake. It is a small stream, but a very mystic place. Easy walk to it. It grabs you with its atmosphere out of this world. 
  • The myth behind Burning Lake makes it a sacred location in Bhutanese culture. More river than lake, the area of interest is dominated by dramatic rock formations and a large shrine with large tsa-tsa ...  more »