Chhoekhor Gewog is located in Northern part of Bumthang Dzongkhag and is the biggest of the four Gewogs in the Dzongkhag. The Gewog borders Chumme Gewog to the southwest , Ura Gewog to the southeast, Trongsa Dzongkhag to the west, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag to northwest, Tibet to the north, Lhuentse Dzongkhag to the northeast, and Tang Gewog to the east. Total area coverage is approximately 1,533 square kilometres. Its altitude ranges from 2600-5800 meters above sea level.
Total number of population till date is approximately 8756.

In Chhoekhor Gewog there are 39 villages with 11 Tshogpas, about 661 households, 7 schools, 4 ORCs (Out Reach Clinics) and 5 VHW (Village Health Worker). Also there are 4 Dratshangs, one Gomday and one Lobdra.

The schools include four community schools namely

  • Zangtherpo Community Primary School,
  • Dhur Community Primary School,
  • Kharsat Community Primary School,
  • Chhoekortoe Community Primary School,

one Primary School namely Gangrithang Primary School,

one Lower Secondary School called Wangdicholing Lower Secondary School and

one Higher Secondary School called Jakar Higher Secondary School.

There are 7 Non Formal Education centers.

The Gewog�s primary socio economic activities are farming and livestock rearing. As Chhoekhor gewog is the Dzongkhag headquarter, the main urban center is located in the the gewog and the people living in Chhoekhor Gewog run small business and small-scale industries.

The food crops produced in Chhoekhor gewog are wheat, barley and oilseed and the Cash crops produced are mainly potatoes and vegetables.

Chhoekhor Gewog is also accessible by east�west highway and telecommunication facilities such as b-mobile, internet etc.

The Gewog has

  • one RNR Research Centre of the Central Region,
  • Regional Veterinary Laboratory,
  • Brown Swiss Breeding Farm,
  • Territorial Forest Division Office,
  • National Fodder Centre,
  • Veterinary Hospital,
  • Livestock Extension Centre
  •  Agriculture Extension centre.

Festivals in Chhoekhor Gewog are:

  1. Pedseling Kuchoe
  2. Kurje Tshechu
  3. Tamzhing Phala Choepa
  4. Thangbi Mewang
  5. Jakar Tsechu
  6. Jampa Lhakhang Drup
  7. Ngang Lhakhang Zhe





Tamshing Lhakhang

Tamzhing Lhündrup Monastery (Wylie: gtam zhing lhun grub chos gling) in Bumthang District in central Bhutan is the most important Nyingma gompa in Bhutan. Its temple and monastery are remarkable for their direct connection to the Bhutanese tertön and sain

Jambay Lhakhang

The Jambay Temple (Tibetan: བྱམས་པའི་ལྷ་ཁང, Wylie: byams pa, THL Jampé Lhakhang) or Temple of Maitreya is located in Bumthang (Jakar) in Bhutan, and is said to be one of the 108 temples built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in 659 CE on a single day, to pi