Raptenling, Jigmenang


Jigmenang Rabtenling Tibetan Settlement was established in 1967 and the total area of the settlement is is 97 acre  and it is located at the 28 km from the capital city Thimbu of Bhutan. During the initial set of tthe settlement the Bhtuan government has grant the 40 to 50 acres of land and the land were distributed among the Tibetan refugee families and legally register on the name of the head of the family.

Altitude: 8000 ft or 2400 meters above sea level.
Average rainfall: MG 750
Temperature: 28 max and 12.13 min.
No. of village: There is only one village.

Settlement Population

Initial population 500
Present Population 482

Settlers livelihood:

Agriculture is the main stay of the settlement people. Apart from the agriculture, few of the settlers earn there living by small business and taxi driving.

Facilities in the settlement

School Every students of the settlement get admitted in Tibetan boarding school in India with fee concession.
Health facilities Government of Bhutan provides free medical consultant and medicines to the settlers. The Health Department of Central Tibetan Administration reimburse the medical expenditure if any emergency treatments were made in India of the poor settlers.
Monastery Kargyue lhodraknyi monastery.

Traveling Guide

Nearest Railway station NJP, Siliguri W.B. – India 250 Km from settlement
Nearest Air port Paro 50 km from settlement
Bus and Taxi Services 10 km from settlement