Bumthang accommodation - Swiss Guesthouse

Swiss Guesthouse

This little hotel is situated in a pretty orchard on a ridge on the edge of Jakar overlooking the Chamkhar Chu, Jakar Dzong and the valley. In the 1970s the old house served as the headquarters of the Dairy and Forestry Project and was often visited by Swiss project workers so it later became known as the ‘Swiss Guesthouse’.

New buildings have since been added, with the last construction completed in 2009 to provide 10 simple wood panelled guest rooms with attached shower room. In common with most standard accommodation in Bhutan your stay here will be fairly rustic, but the guest house is still more charming than some other options. In this rural area the power supply can be erratic and the rooms can be chilly in winter. The owner trained as a cheese maker in Swizterland so you can expect the best cheese and dairy produce from the kitchen as well as home-made beer and spring water straight from the tap. Western dishes are the norm here, and can make a welcome change to the usual fare, but Bhutanese specialities can be made on request.

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