Places to visit in Bhutan

Paro Valley
This beautiful valley is home to some of Bhutan's oldest Temples & Monasteries as well as Bhutan's only Airport. To the north of the valley Mt. Chomolhari (7300m) reigns in white glory and the glacier water from its peak plunge through deep gorges finally forming Paro River. Major attractions include: Drukgyal Dzong, Taksang Monastery, Ringpung Dzong, Ta Dzong and Farm House.
Drukgyal Dzong Rinpung Dzong Ta Dzong
Taksang Monastery Trongsa, Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong Paro Dzong

Thimphu Valley
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan lies at an elevation of 2300m in a valley traversed by the Thimphu River. The Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building, houses the throne room of the King and the summer residence of the central Monk body. The city of Thimphu is nothing like what a capital city is imagined to be. Nevertheless, for Bhutan it is a fitting and lively place. Unlike many cities, Thimphu has kept a strong national character in its architectural style. Major attractions include: Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, Simtokha Dzong, National Library, and Painting School.

National Library Memorial Chorten Simtokha Dzong
Tashichho Dzong The Ugyen Palace of Bhutan's Queen Mother Thimphu Dzong

Blessed with a temperate climate and drained by the Phochu-Mochu Rivers, the fertile valley of Punakha is known for religious and historical sites. Punakha Dzong houses many sacred temples including the Lhakhang. The road from Thimphu to Punkaha crosses the 10,218 ft high Dochu La Pass, site of one of Bhutan's most enchanting view.

Dochu La Dochu La Pass Punakha Dzong

It is situated 70 km southeast of Thimphu. The Wangdiphodrang Dzong played a key role during the unification of Bhutan. Enroute from Wangdi to Tongsa is the Gangtey Gompa, the biggest Nyingmapa Monastery in Bhutan.

Gangtey Monastery Wangduephodrang

Bumthang Valley
It consists of the valleys of Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura. It takes 2.30 hrs to reach Bumthang, 68 km northeast of Tongsa. Bumthang is ideal for making excursions to many monasteries and shrines - Tharpaling, Choekrak, Tamshing, Kurjey, Jambey, Kunzangdra among others including Mebartso (The Flaming Lake).

Bumthang Bumthang Kurjey Lhakhang