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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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  • It is a very short walk from the parking lot to this gorge, where the river squeezes through a narrow opening between large rocks.  more »
  • If you're travelling east, fine to stop and stretch your legs but otherwise, don't make the drive if this is your end destination. Not much to see...  more »
  • This is essentially a small pool of water in a gorge. If you travel to Mongar, it involves a minimal detour that is worth taking just for the sake of the legend surrounding the site.  more »