Most of Bumthang's guesthouses follow a similar design, with pine-clad rooms and separate dining rooms, and the majority are family run. More recently, large travel agencies and hoteliers have built impressive large hotels that provide unequalled luxury but lack the cosy guesthouse atmosphere. Most guesthouses and hotels have bukharis (wood stoves) to heat the rooms. If you're cold, ask the room attendants to light the stove – they start it with a dollop of kerosene and a whump! The bukharis heat the room quickly, but don't burn for very long.