Mongar and Trashigang – 16 Days

Mongar (1,700m) is the central station of the region of a similar name and is minimal more than a halting spot amongst Bumthang and Trashigang, A vacationer visitor house offers fundamental pleasantries, a great view including a huge zone and an exquisite garden.

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  • Duration
    16 Days  
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  • Altitude
    3,400 m /11152 ft  
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  • Activity
    Festival Tours  

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About Mongar and Trashigang – 16 Days

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Mongar (1,700m) is the central station of the region of a similar name and is minimal more than a halting spot amongst Bumthang and Trashigang, A vacationer visitor house offers fundamental pleasantries, a great view including a huge zone and an exquisite garden. Monger is likewise the main town in the mountains that is arranged on a slope instead of a valley. 

Trashigang (1,150m) is the greatest urban focus in the mountains, after Thimphu. The managerial and financial center of Bhutan's most crowded district, Trashigang is known for its woodwork and weaving. Trashigang likewise has an amazing dzong, from which the town takes its name. Based on goad in 1656 – 1659, ignoring the Gamri River, 400m beneath, its name appropriately interprets as "fortification of the favorable mountain".

Short Itinerary

  • November 30– Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) and drive to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 01– Thimphu touring. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 02– Thimphu to Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 03– Wangdu to Gangtey. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 04– Gangtey to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 05– Bumthang touring. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 06– Bumthang to Mongar. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 07– Mongar Festival. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 08– Mongar to Trashigang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 09– Trashigang Festival. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 10– Day outing to Khaling. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 11– Trashigang to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 12– Bumthang to Wangdue. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 13– Wangdue to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 14– Excursion to Taktshang Monastery at that point drives to Paro. Overnight at a hotel.

  • December 15– Departure from Paro

Trip Details

  • November 30- Arrival at Paro (by Druk Air) and drive to Thimphu

    You can take off to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka and so on. We prescribe you to fly from Bangkok in light of the fact that Druk air offer regular flight from Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok though Druk air don't work ordinary flights from different divisions.
    The flight to Bhutan offers grand perspectives of a portion of the most elevated tops in the world. Paro is at a height of 2280m above ocean level and this valley fills in as a perfect zone for rice, apple, wheat, potatoes and vegetable developing.
    Our Bhutanese visit guide will meet you at Paro airplane terminal, customarily invited with silk scarves and after finishing of entry conventions we take we take a hour long grand drive to the capital (Thimpu) past rice fields, villas and wayside mountain towns, Brief stop at the conversion where Thimpu River meets the Paro waterway with the three styles of stupas usually found in the Himalayas.
    These sorts of landmarks are worked to avoid abhorrent spirits accepted to frequent the spots where streams and goads meet. These sorts of landmarks are likewise utilized as trail markers. The vast majority of these landmarks are worked by high priests or by layman contains heavenly Buddhist relics
    After a short rest at your inn in Thimpu, we leave on a lackadaisical investigation/strolling voyage through the Thimpu Market Area. We will likewise take some minute to witness a round of the national side interest, bows and arrows at the nearby bows and arrows range.Overnight in Hotel.
    (Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 01- Thimphu sightseeing

    Early in the day , we visit the ,Institute for Zorig Chusum (normally known as Painting School) where understudies attempt a six-year course on the 13 conventional expressions and specialties of Bhutan viz. Model (the two statues and veils) , Calligraphy , Painting (Mural ,Scroll and House) , Wood Crafts (Carving ,Wooden Bowl Making , Paper Crafts ,Carpentry and Furniture) ,Leather Craft , Casting , Embroidery , Weaving , Bamboo Crafts ,Pottery ,Gold and Silver Smithy , Black Smithy and Masonry.
    Society Heritage Museum,the exhibition halls, both of which opened in 2001, give entrancing bits of knowledge into Bhutanese material culture and lifestyle.
    Visit the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where customary pharmaceutical are fabricated and recuperating are drilled in understanding to old sacred texts and conventions.
    National Library, which holds a tremendous gathering of old Buddhist writings and original copies, some going back a few hundred years, and in addition present day scholarly books for the most part on Himalayan culture and religion. Bhutan – A visual odyssey imagined and printed by MIT, USA, the greatest book on the planet is shown here.
    Bhutan Posts: Bhutan is much known for its bright stamps on shifting topics; the show exhibition offers a decent chance to get postcards and stamps. Contingent upon the factor of time and premium visit the bordering Bhutan National Bank to watch the keeping money framework.
    Drive to the Thimpu perspective at Sangyegang, on the way we visit the special/exceedingly jeopardized Takin (national creature) Preserve.

    National Memorial Chorten: The working of this Thimpu point of interest was conceived by the third ruler, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, as a landmark to world peace and success. Finished in 1974 after his inconvenient demise, it is both a remembrance to the Late King ("the Father of current Bhutan") and a landmark to world peace. The compositions and statues inside the landmark give a profound knowledge into Buddhist logic.

    (Open Fri – Sun) We visit the end of the week ranchers advertise in Thimpu where agriculturists and dealers from everywhere throughout the nation unite each end of the week to offer their items comprising of homestead item and things of day by day utilize. This experience will give some understanding into the Bhutanese culinary culture.

    Later in the day, we go for a relaxed walk in Thimpu Bazaar (Market)

    Toward the evening we take some time off to check our cycling/biking gear , likewise test the bicycles in planning for the biking experience the nation over and furthermore appreciate a test ride to the Buddha point , the site of the world's greatest statue of Buddha (as of now under development and assessed to be finished in December 2012). Overnight at Hotel.

    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 02- Thimphu to Wangdue

    Early in the day we begin the grand ride to Punakha over the Dochula pass (3050m). This pass offers an all encompassing perspective of the eastern Himalayan ranges on the sunny mornings. Stop quickly here to take in the view and respect the 108 stupas worked to respect His Majesty the King, scene peace and for the advantage of every living being.
    Appreciate an energizing downhill from the pass the distance till the alluvial Punakha Valley. En-course stop at the Royal Botanical Park and view the numerous uncommon types of vegetation and some fauna in plain view.
    On the off chance that if there are any natural products in season we stop by the wayside ranchers showcase at Lobesa to test some crisp natural organic products.
    Toward the evening appreciate a short walk (rating: simple with no slope/1 hour round outing with touring) or bicycle ride to Chimmi Lhakang, a sanctuary committed to the heavenly maniac/divine force of richness. Stroll past towns and rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang-sanctuary of the Divine Madman who is famously known as Drukpa Kuenly. He acquired the Divine crazy person title since he rebelled against the customary Buddhism in his chance. He is adored as an image of ripeness and most childless couples make visit to this sanctuary to look for its blessing's. Overnight at Hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 03- Wangdu to Gangtey

    Early in the day we ride over the customary footbridge that ranges over the stream into the manor of Punakha. Investigate Punakha fortification/stronghold supernaturally situated between the two streams, Pho Chhu and the mo Chhu (male and female waterways).
    Investigate and experience the design loftiness of the "château of incredible joy". The Castle of extraordinary joy is a huge stricture based on the intersection of two stream Pho Chhu (Male River) and Mochu(Female river).Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and the Dzong fills in as the winter home of the focal priest body. Bhutan`s first lord was delegated in this Dzong in 1907. Harmed by four disastrous flames and quakes and surge, the Dzong has been completely reestablished by the fourth lord.
    Appreciate an energizing ride over the longest suspension connect in the Kingdom. Visit the Youth advancement supported trinket creation focus worked by the adolescent from impeded groups.
    Appreciate a Picnic lunch by the grand and peaceful riverside of Punakha(Optional). Toward the evening, climb (1: 30 min round excursion) to the eminent Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Temple found north of the valley, the survey stage on the top of this heavenly point of interest offers pleasant perspective of the northern Bhutanese Himalayas and the all encompassing valley of Punakha toward the south or Ride toward the northern compasses of Punakha valley crosswise over paddy fields and towns. Overnight at Hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 04- Gangtey to Bumthang

    Toward the beginning of the day we remember the drive to the serene and beautiful Dochula Pass for the Overnight.
    The ride today will be the hardest on the course esp. while scaling to the Dochula Pass, our help vehicle/visit vehicle will likewise trail behind if there should be an occurrence of any help prerequisite .
    Rest and Relax in the flawless surroundings of the Dochula Pass. There will likewise be alternatives accessible to visit the adjacent temple.Overnight at Hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 05- Bumthang sightseeing

    Toward the beginning of the day we restful take the tourist detour over the Dochula Pass into Paro valley.
    Toward the evening Biking investigation around Paro Valley
    In Paro we investigate the Paro Rimpung Dzong (fortification/château) worked in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the principal otherworldly and fleeting leader of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the religious body and area organization. In transit we take the conventional walk (15 mins) course over the sixteenth century cantilever connect.
    A stroll through the scaffold, over a stone cobbled way, offers a very close perspective of the building miracle of the Dzong and in addition life around it.
    Visit the National Museum Explore (previous watch tower), built up in 1968. It houses a portion of the finest examples of expressions including artful culminations of bronze and artistic creations. The gallery with its broad accumulations deciphers history and culture of Bhutan through its exhibits.Evening at relaxation or appreciate a walk around town. Overnight at Hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 06- Bumthang to Mongar

    Climbing trip (2 hours on rising and 1 hour on plunge) to the tigers settle monastery. One of the most worshiped puts dubiously roosted in favor of a precipice 900m over the Paro valley floor. Master Rinpoche touched base at this spot on a back of tigress and contemplated here in a surrender and subsequently it is called 'Tiger's Nest'. This site has been perceived as the most profound of destinations in Bhutan and numerous famous holy people have ruminated in this area. Now it is gone to by all Bhutanese at any rate once in their life time. The religious community opposes both gravity and mind's eye.Lunch and refreshments at the cafeteria which offers a forcing perspective of the social point of interest of Tigers Nest.
    At night we visit an adjacent agriculturist's home for a conventional devour and furthermore to watch the customary lifestyle and living. Overnight at Hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 07- Mongar Festival

    We check in two hours preceding flight takeoff to guarantee the best seats on load up, most appropriate to take in the all encompassing perspective of the Himalayas. We say farewell to you and upbeat voyages.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • December 08- Mongar to Trashigang

    From Mongar we drive to Trashigang; we stop for lunch and continue onwards to visit the Trashigang Dzong and attend Trashigang Festival. Again your senses are awakened and you are transported into another time and place. Converse with Bhutanese locals as you gain merit from the religious ritual of purification you now witness. Good Fortune is yours. Overnight at a hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 09- Trashigang Festival

    Return to attend the last day of the Trashigang Festival; you are fully immersed in Bhutan’s rich culture. Masked dancers whirl in medieval religious purification dance and evoke blessings on all who attend; your camera is snapping away. Overnight at a hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 10- Day excursion to Khaling

    After an early breakfast, drive to Khaling. Enroute, visit Sherubtse, Bhutan’s only college and the sacred Zangtokpelri Monastery. At Khaling, visit the blind school and Traditional weaving centre and return to Trashigang in the evening; Dinner in Kanglung at a local house and then return to Trashigang. Overnight at a hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 11- Trashigang to Bumthang

    Begin our return drive westward as we today drive back to Bumthang. We enjoy many stops along our route and watch for photo opportunity and local yak herds. Overnight at a hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 12- Bumthang to Wangdue

    Departing Bumthang we drive to Wangdue. Stop in Trongsa town for lunch and arrive in Wangdue to check into our hotel. Tonight we will tour the Wangdi Dzong courtyard; a most impressive Dzong perched strategically high on a hilltop. Tonight you may hear the sound of jackals in the nearby hills. Overnight at a hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 13- Wangdue to Thimphu

    Depart Wangdue and enjoy a leisure drive to Thimphu. Stop at the high pass along the route for tea and snack. Arrive Thimphu and check into your hotel. This afternoon after lunch is your free time for shopping and we visit Dechen Phodrang Monastic School and paper factory to see hand-made paper. Evening at your leisure; ask your expert Bhutanese guide to assist you in your special request. Overnight at a hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 14- Excursion to Taktshang Monastery then drives to Paro

    This morning we attend the famous Thimphu “weekend market”. Load your camera and get ready to mingle with Bhutanese locals; this is a favorite Bhutanese open shopping market; the marketplace bustles with excitement as local Bhutanese farmers sell their produce and family’s get together to shop and socialize. This is a colorful market and a wonderful opportunity to experience a true Bhutanese experience. Fun and lively, guaranteed to please! Lunch and depart Thimphu towards Paro.

    Along our route we take an excursion to Taktshang Monastery; the most famous monastery in Bhutan; Tigers Nest. Here you will embark on a path and hike up to the cafeteria viewpoint for Taktsang Monastery. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 4,000 ft. It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padmasambhava, the saint who converted Bhutan to Buddhism, alighted here upon. Returning to our vehicle we continue on to Paro and enjoy farewell dinner tonight in a cozy restaurant in Paro village. Overnight at a hotel.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • December 15- Departure from Paro

    An early breakfast served at your hotel and then drive a short distance to the Paro airport where your Bhutanese escort will bid you farewell at Paro airport. Good-bye and happy journey back home.
    (Breakfast Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist car / van /minibus.

  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.

  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.

  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.

  • Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day 01 with welcome drinks.

  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.

  • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan. Toyota 4WD luggage vans and light trucks for group travel. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations, if required.

  • Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.

  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.

  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.

  • Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country's health and education projects.

  • All route access and monument entry permits and fees.

  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (Please see the Druk Air flight info below)

  • Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip, see the travel insurance page).

  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.

  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.

  • Personal clothing and equipment.(See the equipment tab for detail information)

  • Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)

  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.


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Mongar (1,700m) is the central station of the region of a similar name and is minimal more than a halting spot amongst Bumthang and Trashigang, A vacationer visitor house offers fundamental pleasantries, a great view including a huge zone and an exquisite garden.

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