Ura, Bumthang district

Ura located at an altitude of 3100m is the highest of the four valleys in Bumthang district. The village of Ura has about 50 or so clusters of traditional homes with cobbled walkways, that gives somewhat a medieval atmosphere. The people of this region are primarily sheep and yak herders. Women here traditionally cover their head with white scarf against the cold wind and wear sheepskin behind their back, this is used as a cushion and as well as protection to their cloth from the loads they carry. In the center of the village is the interesting Ura temple.