Travel Eastern Bhutan
Travel Eastern Bhutan (14 Days) is the least visited region of the country because of the geographical location. Click Bhutan Tour or Visit Bhutan Tours will help you in finding your tours to eastern Bhutan. Mongar is the only district closest to Central Bhutan. The journey across the 3,800 m Trumshingla pass from Bumthang to Mongar makes the travel most fascinating. Mongar is the second largest town in the Eastern Bhutan with an average elevation of 1,620 m. The climate is subtropical. Unlike Western Bhutan, the town is located on a side of a hill. Trashigang, the other district of Eastern Bhutan is the largest in the country. It is about 3.5 hour drive from Mongar.The distance from Thimphu to Trashigang is 547 km.Trashigang Dzong, a historical fortress is built on top of a vertical hill above the Sher chu River. In ancient times, the fortress played the most strategic role in preventing invading enemies entering Eastern Bhutan.To the extreme of Eastern Bhutan is the district of TrashiYangtse, which is a 3.5 hour drive from Trashigang. It is at the elevation of 1,830 m and eastern home to the Black-Necked-Crane. It is the neighbor of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. TrashiYangtse is well known for its most popular festival of the ChortenKora, which is celebrated both by Bhutanese and local tribes across the border.
Because of geographical location, Eastern Bhutan is the least visited region of the country. Mongar is the only district closest to Central Bhutan. The journey across the 3,800 m Trumshingla passfrom Bumthang to Mongar makes the travel most fascinating. Mongar is the second largest town in the Eastern Bhutan with an average elevation of 1,620 m. The climate is subtropical. Unlike Western Bhutan, the town is located on a side of a hill. Trashigang, the other district of Eastern Bhutan is the largest in the country. It is about 3.5 hour drive from Mongar.The distance from Thimphu to Trashigang is 547 km.Trashigang Dzong, a historical fortress is built on top of a vertical hill above the Sherichu River. In ancient times, the fortress played the most strategic role in preventing invading enemies entering Eastern Bhutan.
To the extreme of Eastern Bhutan is the district of TrashiYangtse, which is a 3.5 hour drive from Trashigang. It is at the elevation of 1,830 m and eastern home to the Black-Necked-Crane. It is the neighbor of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. TrashiYangtse is well known for its most popular festival of the ChortenKora, which is celebrated both by Bhutanese and local tribes across the border.
We offer a tour program for our clients who wish to experience Bhutan from the historic west to the spiritual central valleys and to the far remote Eastern Valleys. The trip ensures varieties of experiences. We begin our travel by car from Paro and journey east through the Bhutanese Capital of Thimphu and then the picturesque valleys of Punakha, Phobjikha and Trongsa. You will spend a couple of days in the spectacular valley of Bumthang, hiking around the valley visiting the sacred and ancient old temples that dot the valley, and take excursions to villages. We continue another day of driving to Mongar through the lush pristine forests, spectacular waterfalls and medieval villages. After a night in Mongar we further continue our drive through the historical Trashi Yangtse,Trashigang and finally to the plains of Bhutan and to Guwahati, India, from where you will take your flight to Delhi or Kolkatta for your connection flight home.Or other option is you can fly back to paro and continue your onwards destination next day.
- Visit the impressive Dzong (fortresses), former palaces and Buddhist monasteries!
- Hike through the ridge top Goembas (monasteries) and meet the monks.
- Hike through the terraced farmlands and villages, visit the farmhouses and meet the villagers.
- Attend the local festivals and events.
- Visit the vibrant markets and towns.
- Visit the traditional arts and crafts workshop, meet the artisans, weavers and painters!
- And much more…
- Receive and Transfer to Airport
- Double/Twin in 3 Star Hotel
- 3 Meals every day with Evening Tea
- Toyota SUV for FIT & Toyota Bus for Group with Driver.
- English Speaking Guide
- All Sightseeing
- Museum Fees
- Bhutan Visa
- All Permits
- Bottled Mineral Water
- Walks and Hikes
What’s is Not Include
- Guide and Driver tip
- International Airfare
- Laundry Charges
- Internet, International calls
- Other Beverages
- Donation when photographing
- Travel Insurance
- Baggage Handlers tip
You’ll follow an itinerary which has been researched and planned by our experts, saving you all the hassle of organizing the trip. The itineraries are designed to minimize the time spent travelling and maximize the variety of experiences. From small buses to riverboats as well as on foot.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- DAY 1: Arrive Paro International Airport by Druk Air
- DAY 2: Paro – Paro
- DAY 3: Paro –Thimphu
- DAY 4: Thimphu-Punakha.
- DAY 5: Punakha-Gantey
- DAY 6: Gantey-Trongsa.
- DAY 7: Trongsa-Bumthang.
- DAY 8: Bumthang-Bumthang.
- DAY 9: Bumthang-Mongar.
- DAY 10: Mongar-Lhuntsi Excersion.
- DAY 11: Mongar-Trashigang.
- DAY 12: Trashigang-Tashi Yangtsi Excersion.
- DAY 13: Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar/Fly Back to Paro.
- DAY 14: Samdrupjongkhar-India Or Paro International Airport See off by your guide.
After lunch, you will have 18km drive from Paro town towards the northern valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong (victory fortress). Drugyal Dzong is a well-known place from where the Bhutanese fought back several invading Tibetan armies in the 17th century. Unfortunately, the fire that started from a butter lamp destroyed the dzong in 1951. The ruins depict the past war strategies of Bhutanese army and the ancient lifestyle of a farming community and are still a tourist attraction.
In the evening, you will visit traditional farmhouses for an opportunity to interact with the local families and learn more about their lifestyle. Later, you can take an evening stroll along the main street, and perhaps visit a few handicrafts shops, or take refreshments at a local café or bar.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.
After lunch, you will visit the National Memorial Chorten. The third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who wanted to erect a monument for world peace and prosperity, originally planned the building of this landmark. After his untimely demise, the fourth king, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk completed the construction in 1974. It is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”), and a monument to peace. You will also visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and privately owned crafts shops, which offer a wide range of local products, including the splendid thangkha paintings and exquisitely woven textiles. Thereafter, we will take you to the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, opened in 2001.
Also, visit the valley of Wangduephodrang situated at the junction of the Punakha Chu and Dangme Chu rivers.
Overnight – hotel in Punakha.
Overnight at lodge in Monggar.
After lunch, you will visit Trashigang Dzong, standing at the extreme end of a rocky outcrop far above the river gorge. It serves as the administrative seat for the district and part of the Dzong is occupied by the local monastic community.
Overnight at lodge in Trashigang.
Morning work around the small town of Trashigang and later you can drive to Ranjung and visit the Ranjung monastery. At Rangshing, you will see the nomads from Merak and Sakting coming down for shopping. They wear a tropical dress made from the wool and animal skin.
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What is the best time to visit Bhutan?
In Bhutan every season has its own charm; as such the country has variety of doings to the tourist according to their interest. But the most visited months are usually March, April and May during which the country is at its best scenery as the spring just hits off and of course in the later months of the year like August, September, October and November. These are the peak seasons as the weather during these time of the years are pleasant and warm and not to forget the festival months. However, Bhutan Creative Tours is focusing to spread out visitation over the year because, come rain or shine, there is something for all parts of the year. The winters are cold, but we have winter treks and festivals in the southern parts of Bhutan,which has warm weather through out the year. A winter in Bhutan is characterized by clear blue skies, but you need your jackets with you.
Do I need a Visa for Bhutan? How can I obtain a Visa for Bhutan?
All visitors traveling to Bhutan are required to obtain a Visa prior to your arrival to Bhutan, except for Indian nationals holding a valid Indian passport. After your confirmation to visit Bhutan with us, you can just download and fill out the Visa Application form from our website and send it to us. We’ll have the visa confirmation letter processed within 7 working days and send it to you. The Visa Application System used by the national tourism office is designed by our CEO when he was working as the Chief Researcher for the Tourism Council of Bhutan. This makes it very easy for us to leverage visa processing even during the final minutes before your arrival to Bhutan.
What Documents will I require at the Airport when I come to Bhutan?
You will need your Passport which has 6 months validity for its expiry date, Druk Air e-ticket, whether you booked it through us or the Druk air’s website and your Visa confirmation letter which we will send you prior to your arrival in the country. And please to carry a copy of your tour itinerary as well.