Welcome to Western Bhutan

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The western region of Bhutan is the most popular area of this Himalayan country, and for good reason. Comprising of six districts that include Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha and Gasa, the region is home to the Drukpa people, has the country’s major airport, the capital city, and hosts the most popular festivals and the most spectacular dzongs (fort-monasteries) in the kingdom. In the summer months, the stunning Valley of Haa hosts its seasonal festival and offers travelers a chance to discover the wonders of the ancient living culture of the Haaps (People from Haa). Nature lovers can enjoy the beauty of rare Himalayan flowers in bloom or take a daring trek to Nob Tsonapatra, immersing you in the interesting legends of the area.

In Thimphu, you are spoilt for choice. There are wonderful meditation and wellness options to be discovered, temples, dzongs (fortresses) and museums to visit and if timed right, a textile festival that brings to life the rich culture of Bhutanese weaving while the Folk Heritage museum gives...

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