Sephu Gewog

Sephu Gewog
Country  Bhutan
District Wangdue Phodrang District
Time zone BTT (UTC+6)

Sephu Gewog (Dzongkha: སྲས་ཕུག་) is a gewog (village block) of Wangdue Phodrang District, Bhutan.[1][2]

At an altitude ranging from 2600 to 3500 meters above sea level, Saephoog gewog is situated en route to Trongsa, located north eastern part of Wangduephodrang dzongkhag. One can reach Saephoog gewog centre after three hours’ drive from Wangdue dzongkhag by passing the rough highway road, made due to the stone quarry and road widening along the highway. The gewog compromises of five chiwogs(Buso-Zeri, Rukubjee, Longtoed, Bumilog and Nakha) with the total of 331 households and 1505 population. Saephoog consists of an estimated area of 110801.221758 ha, which is highest among the other gewogs under Wangdue. The chiwogs are scattered each other but the households under individual chiwogs are nucleated.

Saephoog Gewog enjoys a temperate climate with mostly rugged terrain and snow fall during winter. The Gewog has high potential for livestock and has established one milk processing unit one at Rukubjee. Potato cultivation dominates among the agriculture farming activities and most of the productions were sold to Punatshangchu project through farmers group.

During the cordyceps season (June) the villagers used to migrate to the highland for cordyceps collection leaving behind those who can’t afford to walk. The Gewog Administration used to issue three permits per household for the duration of one month. It is one of the main sources of income for Saephoog farmers.

Most of the villages under Saephoog enjoy the basic needs like electricity, rural water supply scheme, farm road and telecommunication. Total the gewog has connected approximately 45.52 km of farm roads to villages as of now, which made it easier for farmers to transport their products to the nearest market.

The government infrastructure like schools, RNR and Basic health unit were also established for service delivery. Community Centre with the facilities like photocopy, half photo and internet was operational in the year 2013 with one operator where it benefits the farmers in terms of time consumption and transportation expenses.

Out of 7 communities and 2 private owned lhakhang, The WangdueGoenpa lhakhang has a monastic education centre at present.


  1. "Chiwogs in Wangdue Phodrang" (PDF). Election Commission, Government of Bhutan. 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  2. "-". Royal Government of Bhutan. Retrieved December 12, 2010.

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