Eastern Bhutan

Author: Shivani Subba
Date: 2019-12-21

Share using:

Eastern Bhutan

For those with enough time on their hands, venture into eastern Bhutan for places that offer something quite different.  This is the land of the Sharchops who speak their own language, nurture their own culture and weave beautiful textiles.

Trashigang | Elevation 1, 151m
Trashigang, the largest district of Bhutan, is a 15 hour drive from Mongar and 547 km from Thimphu. The historic Trashigang Dzong in eastern Bhutan that sits atop a vertical hill above the  Sherichu river is a fine example of the strategic role that these monastic fortresses played in keeping out invaders in the ancient times.
The Trashigang town in eastern Bhutan has cleverly expanded up the steep mountainside to provide basic essentials for the large population that travel through long distances to shop here.
Half an hour's drive from Trashigang is Kanglung, a new town in eastern Bhutan that has grown in places around the country’s only college, offering undergraduate degrees to about 1000 students.

Trashi Yangtse | Elevation 1,530m
A 3.5 hour drive from Trashigang is Trashi Yangtse, the eastern home of the Black Necked Crane, bordering the Indian district of Arunachal Pradesh.  Both Bhutanese and local tribes from across the border enjoy the Chorten Kora festival that takes place at Trashi Yangtse.

Phuentsholing | Elevation 1,829m
To the southwest lies Phuentsholing, a bustling industrial town that is the southern gateway to India.
It's the drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu that makes the journey from the south worthwhile as the highway takes you on a slow journey from the tropical plains through changing vegetation up to the higher altitudes of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
 The Southern Region
The southeastern town of Samdrup Jongkhar is a small border town, six hours drive from Trashigang. With generally warm weather, this district is ideal for bird watching.

Bhutan Trashigang

Eastern Trashiyangtse

No Comments

Trending Blogs

General Read More
Food of Sikkim
Leisure Read More
Know the best places to visit in North east India: Meghalaya and more
Adventure Rush Read More
Trekking in the lost kingdom of Mustang

Latest Blogs

Adventure Rush Read More
Trek in the rainforest of Nongriat village in rain-kissed Meghalaya
Culture Read More
Hornbill Festival 2021– all you need to know
Adventure Rush Read More
Unplanned Road Trip to Bhalukpong, Arunachal Pradesh
Leisure Read More
Demystifying the homestay trend, my offbeat homestay experience
A call to all travel junkies
Share your amazing travel stories
inspire someone today!
Become a TOURGENIE contributor
Write for our blog
Want to explore more Activities?
Explore Activities
Dawki Adventure Camp-Meghalaya
Dawki Adventure Camp-Meghalaya
4 Days 3 Nights
Explore Activities
Trek Through Rural Mizoram
Trek Through Rural Mizoram
4 Days 3 Nights
Explore Activities
Tiger Hill Mountain Biking
Tiger Hill Mountain Biking
1 Days 0 Nights
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

    • booking@tourgenie.com
    • support@tourgenie.com