Excursions around Bumthang or Jakar valley:
1. Tangbi Goemba:
Approximately a half-hour walk from Kurje Lhakhang will get you to Tangbi Goemba. It was built in 1470 by Shamar Rinpoche of the Kagyupa school of Buddhism. The Goemba is famous for its two sanctuaries and a temple dedicated to the terrifying deities.
2. Ngang Lhakhang:
A little further from Tangbi is the region of Ngang Yul – meaning Swan Land. The Lhakhang here is above the valley floor and it was built in the 15th century by Lama Namkha Samdup at the site where Guru Rinpoche is supposed to have visited. To honor the great Lama, a three-day festival is held every winter where one can witness the famous masked dances native to Bhutan.