Bumthang is one of the 20 districts of Bhutan. It is the most historic districts in term of the number of ancient temples and sacred sites. Bumthang district consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor ("Bumthang"), although the entire district is referred to as Bumthang Valley.
Bumthang directly translates as "beautiful field".
Bumthang produces buckwheat, dairy products, honey, apples, potato, rice, woolen products and many other products. Bumthang is rich in producing wheat, buckwheat, dairy products, and potatoes. Bumthang is also nationally famous for yatha and bumthna matha weaving.
Most of Bumthang District is part of Bhutan's extensive protected areas network. The northern two-thirds of the district (the gewogs of Chhoekhor and Tang) belong to Wangchuck Centennial Park, buffered by pockets of biological corridors. Southern Bumthang (the gewogs of Chhumig, Tang and Ura) is part of another protected area, Thrumshingla National Park. Bumthang is known for its important population of black-necked cranes migrating in winter.