Jakar Village Lodge


Your visit to the historic Bumthang region would no doubt be motivated by a visit to the great Jakar Dzong or “Castle of the White Bird” that overlooks the Chamkhar Valley and the town of Chamkhar. Built in 1549 the Dzong’s main role was as a fortress to protect the east before becoming the seat of the first king of Bhutan. The Jakar Village Lodge makes an ideal base just five minutes walk from the Dzong with spectacular views over the valley below. Sit back on your terrace and enjoy the views or head out to explore Bhutan’s oldest and most venerated temples in the picturesque surrounding districts


  • Stunning views of Chokor Valley
  • Authentic Bhutanese environment, with local village not too far away
  • Praised dining experience and cuisine
  • Ideally located to visit the Jakar Dzong




Bumthang, Bhutan

Best time to go

The best time to visit Bhutan is from October to May as the climate is mostly dry and sunny. In December and January, snow may block some mountain passes causing restricted travel.

Our thoughts

The traditional lodge gives a great insight into the culture of Bhutan and is a real delight. We liked that the owner takes the time to chat to guests and enjoys taking about the history and legends of the surrounding countryside which gives this lodge a genuinely authentic feel. 

  • Free parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Bicycle hire service
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Visa Card  acceptance
  • Airport transfer: charges apply
  • Bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Mini library



Known for their good food, the tasty cuisine includes local delicacies and continental dishes. Local dishes include buckwheat favourite’s puta and khurba. Beverages include local and imported drinks and they serve ground coffee. 

With a total of 14 rooms, the Jakar Village Lodge offers two room styles – the spacious deluxe rooms and high quality standard rooms.

•The six deluxe rooms are each painted in the traditional style and are comfortably furnished with latest fittings, and high quality insulation to ensure warmth for the cooler temperatures. Heating is provided in the room and bathroom. The bathrooms and toilets are of the latest styles with jet showers and bath tubs.

•The eight high quality standard rooms are decorated with blue panels and are comfortably furnished with high quality insulation to ensure warmth. The bathrooms are of the latest style with jet showers and bath tubs and are heated for comfort.

Rooms face the valley or mountainside and have either a balcony or terrace where guests can enjoy the fresh mountain air.

Best Room / Top Tips

  • The upstairs balcony rooms have a fantastic view over the river and offer a quieter stay
  • Downstairs rooms are more easily accessible and ideal for guests who wish to relax on an outside terrace.  
  • Participation in local festivals and local culture 
  • Hiking/Trekking 


Children are welcome. Children under 12 go free of charge if they do not require an extra bed. 

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