Baarp Gewog consists of five chiwogs namely Tshokorna, Chasa, Eusakha, Euwakha, Gamakha with 723 households. It covers an area of about 24.6 sq. km (approx.) as per LCMP 2010 with elevations ranging from 1400 meters to 1800 meters above sea level. The gewog experiences an annual rainfall of about 500mm-1500mm approximately with the temperature ranging from 5 degrees C-30 degrees C. The gewog lies in the sub-tropical region and experiences hot and humid summers with heavy rainfall during the monsoon months of June, July, and August whereas winters are moderate.

The gewog is about 12KM from Punakha Dzongkhag and is one of the most accessible gewogs. Paddy is the principal cereal crop in the gewog followed by spring wheat. Most households derive cash income from the sale of fruits, vegetables, and rice. The fertile Lobesa valley offers a promising opportunity for farm mechanization. The population avails health services from Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, and Thimphu while the only sub-post at Lobesa renders maternal and child health including primary health care services.




chimi lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang or Monastery or temple, is a Buddhist monastery in Punakha District, Bhutan located near Lobesa, it stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel, after the site was blessed by the "Divine Mad