Samlha Tours & Travels

Mebar Tsho

Mebar Tsho, also known as the Burning Lake, is situated on the feeder route that runs beneath Bumthang Valley and leads to the Tang village.

Driving from Chamkhar town to Mebar Tsho takes around thirty minutes. Due to its connection to the well-known religious treasurer (Terton) Pema Lingpa, Mebar Tsho is regarded as one of the most sacred locations in the area. There are images of Pema Lingpa and his two sons carved on the rocks. Pema Lingpa, who found wealth in the lake in the late 15th century, is regarded as an incarnated disciple of Padmasambhava.

This tiny freshwater lake is now a revered pilgrimage place for the Bhutanese, with colorful prayer flags encircling it and a small altar erected in honor of Terton Pema Lingpa. Butter lamps are offered at the lake on lucky days by devotees. Many visitors come to the location to see the breathtaking grandeur of this significant historical and religious place.

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