Where to go in Bhutan
Western Bhutan includes key districts such as Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha, and Gasa. With rice paddies cascading down magnificent mountains, pristine rivers flowing through the main towns of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, this part of Bhutan is considered more developed than the rest of the country and offers many cultural sights and festivals during the high seasons. A great place for first timers traveling to Bhutan.
Trongsa and Bumthang, the 2 most important historical districts are located north of Central Bhutan. They were considered the spiritual heartland of Bhutan with immense cultural and religious treasures and were also the major seats of power of the first and second Kings till the 1950s when the capital shifted to Thimphu.
A ‘sacred valley’ with tales of Guru Rinpoche still manifest today in the many Lhakhangs (temples) and Nye (sacred spots) all over the breathtakingly scenic landscape in the four main valleys: Chumey, Chokkhor, Tang, and Ura. Spectacular festivals celebrate traditions and there are also dozens of great day hikes throughout the region