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Swiss Guest House - Bumthang (Jakar) Bhutan
Swiss Guest House - Bumthang (Jakar)
Situated at Karsumphe, a historical place with a small, traditional farmhouse, which was once the residence of the famous “Karsumphe Angye”, the older sister of the first King of Bhutan, it was the first such establishment in the region. The old house served as the headquarters of the Dairy and Forestry Project in the seventies, with office and residence for the Project Manager. In those days, there were number Swiss Nationals working under project who met frequently at Karsumphe, and gradually the actual name “Karsumphe Guesthouse” slowly disappeared and the guests named it just ‘Swiss Guesthouse’.
In early seventies, the guest house was mainly used by travelers to / from eastern Bhutan who used this palce as en route stopover. With the development of tourism sector, a real Guesthouse was then constructed with more facilites and later on the major construction and renovation took place by 2009, thus providing comfortable stay option for discerning travelers.
Set in the middle of orchards, and surrounded by the immense beauty of the Jakar Dzong, overlooking the valley and the river, the guesthouse offers sylvan charm and a peaceful atmosphere. The wood paneled rooms are cozy, comfortable and are with attached bath. The food here is one of the finest in Bumthang especially the western cuisine. Since the Guesthouse is run by a cheese maker who was trained in Switzerland, it is obvious that specialities prepared with cheese such as ‘Fondue’ and ‘Raclette’ are served. Also ‘Bratwurst’ and ‘Röschti’ as well as ‘Züri Gschnätzlets’ and many more Swiss specialities are available here. Its bar is the only place in Bhutan where guests can get Red Panda beer on draft, guaranteed fresh.
The guest house is ideally located to explore some of the ancient sites such as Kurjey Lhakhang, Jambay Lhakhang and many othes.
The facilites available at guest house include : bar, busienss centre, foreign currency exchange, laundry service, luggage storage, mini library, safe deposit at reception, spa and fitness and choice of Bhutanese, Indian, Chinese & Swiss cuisine. The room amenities cover, attached bath with running hot & cold water, balcony, choice of double / twin beds, heating, room service, Wi FI (with applicable charges).