Ura is one of the most interesting villages in Bhutan. There are about 40 closely packed houses along cobblestone streets, and the main Ura Lhakhang dominates the town, giving it a medieval atmosphere. In colder weather Ura women can still be seen wearing a sheepskin shawl that serves as both a blanket and a cushion.
A few hundred metres beyond Hotel Araya Zamlha (towards Mongar) is the start of the Ura–Geyzamchu Walking Trail, a 9km-long, five-hour hike crossing the Wangthang La pass and rejoining the main road at Geyzam Chhu. It's a demanding but rewarding walk through rhododendron, pine forests and alpine meadows along an old trade route. For information and a local guide visit the Phrumsengla National Park Visitor Centre, or ask at Hotel Araya Zamlha.