This region that spans from 2,600-4,500 m is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. Tales of Guru Padmasambhava and the tertons (“religious treasure-discoverers”) still linger in this sacred region.
The Vanguard of the Warriors – Trongsa Dzongkhag is located near the centre of Bhutan and was considered crucial in controlling the kingdom in earlier years due to its strategic position.
Zhemgang is fortunate to have a remarkably diverse ecosystem. 22 endangered animal species, including the Golden Langur, call its verdant woodlands home. Despite having a warm and humid climate across much of the area, its northern sections see somewhat chilly temperatures.