Mebar Tsho

Mebar Tsho or the Burning Lake is a sacred lake located in the Tang Valley of Bumthang district in central Bhutan. It is believed to be the home of Terton Pema Lingpa, a famous Bhutanese saint and treasure discoverer. According to legend, Pema Lingpa discovered several treasures hidden within the lake, including sacred texts and relics.

Mebar Tsho is considered a holy site and is visited by many Bhutanese pilgrims who come to make offerings and seek blessings. It is also a popular tourist destination for its scenic beauty and cultural significance. The area around the lake is surrounded by beautiful forests and is a great place for hiking and trekking.

Every year in the eighth Bhutanese month (usually around October), a festival called Mebar Tsho Mewang is held at the lake to commemorate Pema Lingpa’s discovery of the treasures. During the festival, thousands of devotees gather to witness the unveiling of the treasures and participate in religious rituals and dances.