exception of the Gasa district, all major towns in
the 20 districts of Bhutan are accessible by road.
Despite high mountains, steep slopes, and the
deepest of valleys Bhutan has a relatively well
developed network of roads. That said, rarely will
one find a length of either straight or flat road.
In some stretches one can encounter 6 to 7 bends per
kilometre! Steep ascents and descents are
characteristic of road travel in Bhutan and this can
make travel much slower than one may be used to.
Average speeds for road travel rarely exceed 30
km/h, with tourist buses making even slower
progress. One is however handsomely rewarded for the
long and sometimes tiring car journey, by the
spectacular views of towering mountains, lush green
jungle, ancient villages and majestic monasteries.
majority of roads are sealed but can still be bumpy
and are almost always single lane. Bhutan’s drivers
know their land well and are cautious and careful
drivers. The density of traffic is normally very