Singye Dzong

Singye Dzong is in sacred valley in Lhuentse district, Bhutan.

Understand

Singye Dzong is a sacred valley in Lhuentse district near the Tibetan border. The temple there was founded by Yeshi Tsogyal, and Guru Rinpoche visited the region on his second visit to Bhutan. However, partly due to the fact that the valley is located in a sensitive area near the border and also partly due to Bhutan wishing to preserve the sanctity of its sacred sites, the valley is not open for tourists.

Due to mud in the summer and snow during the winter and spring, the only time the paths are accessible is during October.

Climate

Himalayan

Get in

- a three day walk from the village of Khoma

Fees/Permits

Special permits are required, but tourists are not allowed to visit the area.

Get around

on foot

Eat

All provisions must be carried in. After Khoma, there are no shops. Pack horses to carry the provisions can be arranged locally.

Sleep

The monastery in the valley itself offers simple accommodation, but it is often full. There is no accommodation during the three day trek, except simple shelters.

Stay safe

Watch out for bears.

Respect

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