Trashi Yangtse

Established as a district in 1992, Trashi Yangtse is one of the newest dzongkhags (district) in Bhutan. It covers 1,437 sq km of sub-tropical and alpine forests, with an immense wealth of natural, historical and cultural resources. Continue reading “Trashi Yangtse”


Set on a scenic hillside, Trashigang is the largest town in Bhutan’s eastern region. It served as a base for tourists venturing into the surrounding areas and was once a bustling trade center for merchants looking to barter their goods in Tibet. Continue reading “Trashigang”


Bumthang is known as the spiritual heart of the kingdom, as it was here that Guru Rinpoche cured a local king of a spirit induced ailment in the 8th century CE, an event that resulted in the king, and finally the whole country, embracing Buddhism. Continue reading “Bumthang”


Trongsa is the capital of Trongsa District in central Bhutan. It means “new village” in Dzongkha. It is one of Bhutan’s most historic towns, with the first monastery built here in 1543 by the Drukpa Kagyu lama Continue reading “Trongsa”


Travelers and local often called it the most beautiful valley in Bhutan in our private conversations and our unofficial poll. You won’t find trinket shops, museum or places of attractions here. Continue reading “Gangtey”


This is the capital of Bhutan with a population of approximately 100,000 people. It is the largest town in Bhutan, about an hour from the airport in Paro. Continue reading “Thimphu”


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 Continue reading “Paro”