GEOGRAPHY

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 »
  Elevation 2,320 m 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. As you e... Read More »
Elevation 1,300 m   Punakha is the ancient capital of Bhutan; about 2 1/4 hours’ drive from Thimphu across Dochu-La pass. Once you cross the pass, you wind down into a warm, fertile valley ... Read More »
Elevation 1,350 m To the south of Punakha is the valley of Wangduephodrang as the national highway heads towards central Bhutan. A brand new town carved out of terraced rice fields will soon r... Read More »
Elevation 3,000 meters 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 plac... Read More »
Elevation 2,180 meters 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 bui... Read More »
Elevation 2,600-4,000 meters 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 ... Read More »
Elevation 1,600 meters The seat of the Mongar District, the town of Mongar is considered the primary hub for trade and travel in eastern Bhutan. The road approaching Mongar is one of the mo... Read More »
Elevation 1,070 meters 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 ... Read More »
Elevation 1,871 meters 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 ... Read More »