The two most defining aspects of the Gelephu region are the new Gelephu Airport and the Gelephu Hotsprings (Tshachu).
This is one of the new domestic airports that have recently been opened in the country. The inaugural flight on was launched on 25th of October 2012. This airport is one of the major keys to the strengthening links with and opening up more rural areas of the country.
This Hot Spring is mainly frequented by the local residents but in winter people from all over Bhutan journey here cure themselves of diseases.
Visitors can also try out the ancient Bhutanese tradition of ‘Menchu’ or Hot Stone Baths. In this method water is heated by submerging red-hot stones into it.and then used to bathe and soak. This is a popular curative method that is used throughout the country.