Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten located on the ridge above the Punakha Valley is a unique Buddhist monastery of Bhutan. Overlooking the beautiful country side Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten was built in 1990, under the instruction of the Queen Mother. It was dedicated for the Dragon King and for the well-being of the scenic Kingdom of Bhutan.
The unique structure and vast collection of Yab-Yum figurine housed in Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten along with its pictorial landscape has made it one of the must visit places in Punakha Valley of Bhutan.
Did you know? It took 9 years to complete the construction of Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten since Bhutanese craftsmen including carpenters, painters, and sculptors consulted Holy Scriptures rather than engineering manuals, to build this three-storey chorten shaped monastery of Punakha.
Facing the Punakha Valley this figurine of Khamsum Yulley Chorten depicts the story of subduing a demon by putting her feet on his body.
The best way to reach Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is by hiking as the chorten shaped monastery, is located atop a hill and across a suspension bridge over Mo Chuu. From Punakha, it is an approx 1 hr hike through the dense forest to reach Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.
Distance: The distance between Punakha to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is 10 kilometers
Perched atop the hill overlooking terraced fields of Punakha Valley, hiking to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is one of the favored things to do in Punakha Valley of Bhutan. Hiking through the verdant hill sprawled with emerald green meadow and crossing the thunderous mountain stream by walking on the suspension bridge to reach the layered monastery has hyped the interest of many travelers.
Winter season is known to be the best time to hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.
Travelers can visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten throughout the year anytime between 6 am to 6 pm.