Central Bhutan includes some of the most significant historical and religious sites in the country. As it is seldom visited, it also contains much of its authentic charm.
The central region of Bhutan was largely inaccessible until the 1970s, unless you were travelling by foot or on horseback. Times have changed and although it may not be as remote as it was, it is still only accessed by travellers looking for a true off the beaten track experience.
The region is accessed by travelling over awe inspiring mountains and valleys. The journey can be arduous, windy and slow in places but it is well worth the effort. The district of Trongsa has always been of great political importance to the leaders of Bhutan due ot its commanding location. The road from Trongsa leads to the magnificent four valleys of Bumthang, a very mysterious area which yields stories of treasure hunters and is architecturally rich with fascinating monasteries and relics left by passing gurus.
The region’s best activity is hiking, as the mountains offer brilliant trekking paths which meander elegantly around the valleys showcasing what the region has to offer in all its glory. The landscape is separated by lovely forested scenes, which are considered to be the cultural heartland of this wonderful country and look like beautiful water colour paintings that have come alive.
A rich and varied biodiversity awaits travellers who venture into the central region of Bhutan.