Western Bhutan

Western Bhutan is the heartland of the Drukpa people, home to the only international airport, the capital and the largest, oldest and most spectacular dzongs (fortresses), temples and museums in the kingdom. In this region one may attend tshechus and dromches, festivals of Haa, experience and explore beautiful natural vegetation and landscape. Whether you arrive by air at Paro or by road at Phuntsholing, this is a region that you will see and step into at first. This region in fact is a spectacular introduction to a magical land.

The first stop after leaving Thimphu on the way to Punakha is Dochula at 3050 meters or 10,007 feet. Only a one-hour drive from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the central… Read More »

Gasa the northern most district of the country has the smallest population. The entire district falls under the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park. This starkly beautiful region with elevations… Read More »

Haa was one of the main commercial gateways until roads opened through Phuntsoling in the earlier 1960s. The historic journey of Indo-Bhutan friendship took place on this route when the Indian…Read More »

Elevation 2,280 m The broad Paro valley is the entry point for all visitors flying into Bhutan on the national carrier, Drukair. As the plane takes a dramatic sweep into Paro, the flight… Read More »

Punakha district, levelling from 1300m at the valley floor rises to almost 3000m around Dochhula pass, served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. Thimphu’s monk body and the Je Khenpo… Read More »

Thimphu is the bustling capital city of Bhutan. It is the fastest-growing city in Bhutan as well as one of the fastest-growing capital cities in the world. Thimphu, situated at an altitude of… Read More »

Wangdue Phodrang is the last District before reaching the central Bhutan. The high way to the central Bhutan passes from this District. Wangduephodrang valley provides rich pastureland for cattle… Read More »

Phuntsholing is located opposite to the Indian town of Jaigoan. It is the commercial hub of Bhutan. Being a border town, it serves as an entry/exit point of Bhutan and also is the important link to… Read More »

Dagana is a verdant region and over 80% of the district is under forest cover.
The place gets its name from the historic Daga Trashiyangtse Dzong which was established in 1651 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel the first man to unify the Bhutan….Read More »

Samtse is a religiously diverse district and both Hinduism and Buddhism are widely practiced in the dzongkhag. Visitors will find temples belonging to both religions all over the beautifully… Read More »