in Bumthang Dzongkhag, Bhutan

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
27.549 and 90.753 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 27° 32' 57" and E 90° 45' 9"
Currency and Currency Code:
Ngultrum - BTN
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:48 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Thimphu
UTC/GMT offset: 6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:01 am and 6:54 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Robinson Crusoe
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Current travel safety evaluation for Bhutan in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Bhutan.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Bhutan. Last Update: 2024-06-17 08:00:01

Explore Jakar

Jakar in Bumthang Dzongkhag with it's 4,829 inhabitants is a city in Bhutan about 68 mi (or 110 km) east of Thimphu, the country's capital.

Local time in Jakar is now 04:48 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Thimphu with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Jakar. The closest airport in Bhutan is Paro Airport in a distance of 82 mi (or 132 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in India at a distance of 59 mi (or 96 km).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Trongsa, Shemgang, Lhuentse, Mongar and Trashi Yangtse. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F

Morning Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Evening Temperature 30°C / 86 °F
Night Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Chance of rainfall 27%
Air Humidity 91%
Air Pressure 1004 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 98% of sky
General Conditions Heavy intensity rain

Tuesday, 18th of June 2024

26°C (78 °F)
25°C (76 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Wednesday, 19th of June 2024

25°C (76 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Very heavy rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 20th of June 2024

24°C (76 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Extreme rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

GNH Travel & Service : Bhutan Domestic Flight ~ Landing to BUMTHANG BATPALATHANG AIRPORT

Published: January 24, 2012
Length: 48:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: gnhtravel

いよいよブムタンの空港に着陸です!外の景色にピントがあっていないはご愛嬌ということで(笑) 何度もブムタンを訪れていますが、さすがに...

Bhutan - Bhumtang - Jakar - Red Panda Weissbierbrauerei

Published: March 02, 2014
Length: 01:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: schnuffelbaer62

Bumthang / ブータン式ダーツで遊ぶ子ども

Published: March 06, 2011
Length: 47:15 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: gift ok


Kurjey Lhakang

Published: January 23, 2010
Length: 25:10 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Justin Kerr

A short clip from the Kurjey Lhakang complex north of Jakar in the district of Bumthang, Bhutan.

BEST LOCAL TRAVEL BLOG: Things to Do & Places to Visit in BUMTHANG

Published: July 12, 2018
Length: 01:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Denkars Getaway

Bhutan Festival Tour

Published: February 16, 2019
Length: 48:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: HAT Bhutan Tour

Bhutan Festival - Jamba Lhakhang Drup in Bumthnag.

Beautiful Bumthang after snowfall

Published: April 03, 2018
Length: 55:16 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Pem Tenzin

Bumthang Kurjey Lhakhang

Published: June 04, 2018
Length: 13:50 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Rigzin Namdol

Nestled on the green meadow along the bank of meandering Chamkar river is the majestic Kurjey Lhakhang of Bumthang. Kurjey Lhakhang is located at a ...

Driving Practice with Jazi towards Chamkhar, Bumthang

Published: April 03, 2018
Length: 55:46 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Pem Tenzin

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. It is the district capital of Bumthang District and the location of Jakar Dzong, the regional dzong fortress. The name Jakar roughly translates as "white bird" in reference to its foundation myth, according to which a roosting white bird signaled the proper and auspicious location to found a monastery around 1549.

Located at 27.55, 90.7333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bhutan, Bumthang District

Bumthang Valley

Bumthang Valley is the main inhabited valley in the Bumthang district of Bhutan. The main town in the valley is Jakar. Bhutan's only brewery, brewing Red Panda wheat beer, is in Jakar. Bumthang is divided into four gewogs, namely Chhoekhor, Tang, Chhume and Ura. The valley is broad with various habitats including coniferous woodland.

Located at 27.55, 90.75 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Valleys of Bhutan


Zugne is a village in Bumthang District in central Bhutan, located south of Jakar and east of Gyetsa on the Chume River in the Chume Valley. The village is noted for its weavers with scarves tied to their heads in the Bumthang style. They weave woolen yatras on pedal looms and also make belts. It has two notable workshops along the main road, the Thogmela and the Khampa Gonpo which make brightly colored textiles.

Located at 27.5081, 90.7378 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bhutan, Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan

Lamay Monastery

Lamay Monastery or Lamay Gonpa is a Buddhist palace in Bumthang, Bhutan. It is located four kilometers (two and a half miles) above the Jakar Dzong and was built by the Trongsa Penlop, Sonam Drugel, the great-grandfather of King Ugyen Wangchuck in the 19th century. Wangchuck restored the building and it was used as the residence of his two daughters. The palace’s main tower was destroyed due to structural problems. Today the building houses the Forestry Institute.

Located at 27.5456, 90.725 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Palaces in Bhutan, Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

Lhodrakarchu Monastery

Lhodrakarchu Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Bumthang District in central Bhutan. The monastery overlooks Jakar Dzong and the town of Jakar. The monastery is a recent construction, and began being built in the 1990s in the traditional Dzong architectural style following funding from international and Bhutanese donors. As of 2006 the monastery was still not entirely completed. Nevertheless the monastery is home to about 250 monks, many of them children and young adults.

Located at 27.5842, 90.7592 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, 1990s architecture

Chhoekhor Gewog

Choekor Gewog is a gewog (village block) of Bumthang District, Bhutan.

Located at 27.5592, 90.7333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gewogs of Bhutan, Bumthang District

Bathpalathang Airport

Bathpalathang Airport is a domestic Bhutanese airport in Jakar (Bjakar), Bumthang District. It began operations on 17 December 2011 with flights to Paro.

Located at 27.5658, 90.7319 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Bhutan, Bumthang District

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Jokhar Dzong, Jakar, Bya-kar, Bjakar, Jakaro, BUT, Džakaras, Dzakar, Джакар, Џакар, جاکر