Sarpang is one of the districts, where we can find mixture of almost every ethnic group in Bhutan. In this district inhabitant includes Sharchopas, Ngalops, Bumthaps, Khengpas, Kurtoeps and Lhotshampas. Among all majorities of the inhabitants are the Lhotshampas. This region is one of the hottest places in Bhutan, so summer months are not recommended to visit. One can visit Sarpang through Domestic airline from Gelephug airport besides road transport.


  • Gelephu

Gelephu is one of the areas through which visitors can enter Bhutan overland through the Indian state of Assam and it is also a gateway to the Royal Manas National Park, the oldest nature preserve in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Its incredible biodiversity includes hundreds of rare animal and plant species that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world such as Golden Langurs, Gangetic Dolphins and the Asian One-horned Rhinoceros. The park is the most biologically diverse protected area in the kingdom as well as one of the most outstanding nature preserves worldwide.

  • Gelephu Airport

This is one of the new domestic airports that have recently been opened in the country. The inaugural flight on was launched on 25th of October 2012. This airport is one of the major keys to the strengthening links with and opening up more rural areas of the country.

  • Gelephu Tshachu

This Hot Spring is mainly frequented by the local residents but in winter people from all over Bhutan journey here to cure themselves of diseases.

Visitors can also try out the ancient Bhutanese tradition of ‘Menchu’ or Hot Stone Baths.  In this method water is heated by submerging red-hot stones into it and then used to bathe and soak.  This is a popular curative method that is used throughout the country.