Southern Bhutan

Southern Bhutan

Southern Bhutan is an ecological hub in itself. It comprises of 7 districts that are ideal for tourists looking for the cultural and natural heritage of Bhutan. The abundance of flora, fauna and heritage sites makes it irresistible for tourists. Also, the weather of this place is comparatively warmer than the rest of the country. Also, there are a few hot springs that are worth a visit to relieve you after a tiring day. It is divided into 3 Khengs.

Chikor (upper kheng)

Chikor is a combination of eleven Nimshong villages.  Their living style and standards are different from that of Other Khengs.

Nangkor (middle kheng)

Nangkor consists of nine villages. This region is between Dakphay and  Mangde River with Dunmang villages on one side. This Kheng used to be the home for 4 Noble families.

Tamachok (lower kheng)

It consists of more than 14 villages spread across a vast area. This is the most fertile and productive region with lots of forest cover and wildlife around.

Famous tourist Attractions


The inhabitants of southern Bhutan are not just the native Bhutanese but a mix of Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan immigrants as well who came to Bhutan in search of peace and enlightenment. They are mostly Hindus or Buddhist, who live peacefully and cannot be distinguished easily. The primary occupation of people of Sarpang is agriculture.


This area of Bhutan has remained closed to tourists to preserve the cultural ethnicity of the people here. The chief inhabitants of Zemgang are of Kheng culture called Khengpas; Very few areas have opened for visitors recently to study the culture of Zhemgang.


The treks are not as exciting and dangerous as northern Bhutan but are equally beautiful and amazing in their own way. Trekkers can visit and learn about traditional Bhutanese culture and lifestyle.

Natural side of Southern Bhutan

Southern Bhutan is well gifted in terms of its flora and fauna. It is a hub of Bhutan’s nature trips.


Zhemgang’s altitude varies from 300m to 3000m making it a haven for flower enthusiasts. Peak time to visit is during the springs or early summer.


Tourism is restricted by monsoon rains but during summer it blooms. Whereas, rest all the seasons spring, autumn and winter are ideal for bird watching. Many endangered and almost extinct species of birds can still be seen here.

Due to the unhindered and natural forest cover and awesome weather Bhutan has an abundance and variety of wildlife. It ranges from Golden Langur to tigers, alongside clouded leopards, docile elephants and wild gaurs. Also, Bhutan has a lot of Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks which helps to keep the ecosystem of these animals intact and keep them safe from poachers.


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