The lands of scenic valleys and fortresses
Bumthang and Trongsa are two exceptional valleys located in central Bhutan offering explorers an array of beautiful sites, historical monuments and spiritual moments to experience and enjoy along with breathtaking views and diverse landscapes.
Bumthang is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. This picturesque region consists of four main valleys; the Ura, Chumey, Choekar and Tang. The valleys, carved by ancient glaciers, are covered in fields of buckwheat, rice and potatoes. Apple orchards and dairy farms are also a common sight here. Hiking trials and scenic treks abound in the Bumthang Valley.
Located on a steep mountainside, Trongsa Valley offers spectacular views of surrounding deep valleys. Here, travellers to the town can marvel at the majestic Trongsa Dzong, situated on top of a steep ridge, which drops off into the clouds on its south side. This scenic town is often included as an overnight destination for travellers making their way to central and eastern Bhutan, and is just a two-day journey from the capital city of Thimphu.