Bumthang Mountain Resort
The Bumthang Mountain Resort is a simple yet charming hotel located in Bumthang in Eastern Bhutan and overlooks the Wangdichholing Palace and Bumthang Chhu River. With 27 renovated rooms, it offers a comfortable base from which to explore Bumthang.
At a Glance
Family owned hotel with excellent personal service
Recently built new wing with good quality rooms
Lovely home-cooked food
Located in the Bumthang Valley - the least visited part of Bhutan so many opportunities to explore Bhutan off the beaten track
New flights from Paro to Bumthang mean far better access than was previously possible
Do try the local Red Panda beer from the bar, brewed just over the river by a Swiss ex-pat.Daniel Smith
Bumthang Mountain Resort (which used to be called Bumthang Mountain Lodge, or Karma Tobden Lodge) is one of the oldest family-run hotels in Bumthang and historically offered simple accommodation with great personal service; an acceptable place to stay without any real frills.
In 2014, they built a new wing, offering far more comfortable pine-clad spacious rooms, super comfy beds and top-notch bathrooms, making the Bumthang Mountain Resort a great choice for those wanting a true Bhutanese experience, without the price-tag of the Aman.
The hotel is located about 1.5kms from the center of Bumthang (or Jakar) town on the way to the Kurjey Temple. Being family run, the service is warm and charming and the food and cuisine delightfully home-cooked and tasty. The rooms are in the new block, which will also house the new restaurant in due course. They offer excellent views, and come with lots of handy plug sockets for recharging your camera and wood-burning stoves to make the rooms lovely and snug after a day exploring the Bumthang Valley.
There are 27 rooms all with attached bathroom and IDD telephones.
Bumthang Mountain Lodge has a main restaurant and bar serving a Bhutanese set menu for lunch and dinner, laundry service, bar and money exchange.
Location & Directions
Bumthang Mountain Resort is located just outside the town center and overlooks the Bumthang Chu River and valley beyond.
When to go
In the western, central and eastern Bhutan (Bumthang) you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.