The western region is comprised of the six western districts in the country, that includes Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha, and Gasa.

In these regions, you can attend the summer festival of Haa and delve into the wonders of the ancient living culture of the Haaps (people from Haa). The festival highlights shamanic rituals and other folk dances. You may also enjoy the beauty of rare Himalayan flowers in bloom, or take a daring trek to Nob Tsonapatra, immersing yourself in the interesting legends of the area.

In Thimphu, you can witness the newly introduced Takin Festival, MICE & GNH conferences, meditation, and wellness facilities. You can also visit temples, dzongs (fortresses), and museums, or attend a textile festival that brings to life the rich culture of Bhutanese weaving.

You will marvel at the historical depiction of medieval Bhutanese warriors, who defended Bhutan with swords and shields during the Punakha Tshechu Festival. The various festivals are scheduled throughout the year, and trips can be tailored in accordance.

Experience the plantation of rice in early summer, or the harvests of the same in autumn. The golden hue of ripening rice fields is a photographers’ delight in autumn. Western Bhutan is home to some of the country’s finest museums, and you’ll not want to miss the opportunity to learn about our storied history and traditional culture. Paro Museum (Tadzong), displays hundreds of artifacts revealing the history and culture of Bhutan. In Thimphu, let the Folk Heritage Museum enthuse you with an in-depth look into a typical farmers’ livelihood.


Ta Dzong – The National Museum

Drugyel Dzong

Paro Tshechu

Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Temple)



Tashichho Dzong

National Memorial Chorten

Buddha Dordenma Statue

Folk Heritage Museum

Centenary Farmer’s Market

Jungshi Paper Factory

Timphu Tshechu

Thimphu Dromche

Simtokha Dzong

Changangkha Lhakhang

Dechen Phodrang Monastery

Dechenphug Lhakhang

Phajoding Monastery



Punakha Tshechu and Drubchen



Gangtey Monastery

Dargay Goempa

Wangduephodrang Tshechu


Haa Summer Festival



Gasa Dzong

Laya Village

Lunana Village

The Gasa Tshechu