Ura Valley in Bumthang is one of the finest places to visit. The highest place of the Bumthang district, Ura Valley, is perched at a height of 3100 metres below Thrumshingla. It is 48 kilometers away from the town of Jakar. The verdant terraced fields and lofty slopes covered in alpine forests around Ura Valley. The Ura Valley is renowned for its picturesque views of lush valleys and lovely meadows. The picturesque Ura Valley's historic setting has drawn travellers to Bhutan from all over the world.
Bhutan, a small landlocked nation, is renowned for maintaining its religious and cultural history through the preservation of its dzongs and traditional clothing. With its tiny, traditionally built homes tucked beneath the terraced fields, Ura Valley transports tourists back in time. The Ura Valley has prospered since a reliable transportation link was built to the east, but it has escaped the clamor of modern civilization.
The sparsely populated Ura valley has a living pace of its own which has mesmerized many travelers. During the annual festival Ura yakchoe, the scenically blessed valley is flooding with a horde of people and the once silent vacant street is filled with bustling people. The three days of masked dances begin on the 12th day of the third month with a parade holding an image of Chana Dorji, Vajrapani, from the close of Gaden Lhakhang down to the main Lhakhang.
The eve of the festival sees the anxious preparation of sinchhang (a spirit distilled from millet, wheat, or rice) and exorcisms late at night, quite an unusual setting that has hyped the interest of many travelers. Being the highest valley of the Bumthang, visitors get an astounding vista of the adjacent valley and daunting hills of Bhutan from Ura Valley.
The occupant of Ura are mostly yak herders and can be seen grazing in the terraced field wearing the traditional Bhutanese dress. The hilly region of Ura Valley is known for producing some of Bhutan’s best matsutake mushrooms. The mushroom is so famous that it has its own festival called Matsutake festival celebrated during august where stalls are put up to serve mushrooms in unique styles and recipes.
If you want to get a firsthand experience of rural Bhutanese life, the Ura valley of Bumthang with its traditional setup is a must-visit destination for you. Inflate your lungs with the fresh air while learning more about the rustic Bhutanese culture in Ura valley.
In Ura, there are only a couple of home stays available to stay. You will have a very pleasant time staying in these home stays. All the basic amenities will be provided to you such as the attached western bathroom, hot water view rooms, and many other basic amenities. Bhutan Holiday’s package includes the best possible accommodation available in the valley so that you get the best-staying experience.
Every season makes Ura Valley magnificent but the festival season during May and August are considered the best time to visit Ura Valley. Situated in the high-altitude region, winters are extremely cold in Ura valley so if you are not fond of the freezing temperature it is advised to avoid traveling from November to February. So, don’t wait! Plan your next holiday to Ura Valley with none other than Bhutan Holidays to get quality Bhutan Package Tour at the lowest price.