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Are you looking to be off-the-beaten-track? Or maybe this is your second trip to Bhutan? Join us for a tour of a lifetime to visit the remote and rugged eastern Bhutan. Most travelers only visit the western/central part of the country. Eastern Bhutan boasts hillside towns, spectacular landscapes with stark cliffs, dense forests and deep gorges, magnificent Dzong fortresses and temples, terraced farmlands, picturesque villages of weavers. This tour starts Bhutan’s oriental frontier of Bhutan’s with the port of entry and exit in Samdrup Jongkhar – a sleepy little town in the far east. You will be met at the airport (Guwahati, India) by our guide, and driver where your journey begins. Stops include Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashigang, Trashiyantshe, Mongar, and Lhuntse.
During this trip, one can extend a trip to the Hidden Land of Merak and Sekten if you have time. It is also called the Jewell land of Eastern Bhutan. It offers a visitor an experience of a unique semi-nomadic lifestyle, culture, and vernacular in one of the most scenic pastoral valleys. The people can identify as they wear different costumes, unlike other Bhutanese. Unlike in the past, today you can get either settlement by car (Pickup Trucks) and spend the night at a homestay.
Please kindly talk to our professionals for more details or customize your trip if you wish for an extension.
Most travelers only visit the western/central part of the country. So Druk Experience invites you to be one of the few travelers that "step back in time" by visiting this isolated region
Arrival to Samdrupjongkhar. Approx. Alt: 450 m. Dist. 3 Hours, 107 Km
The company representative will meet you at Guwahati airport and transfer you to Samdrup Jongkhar (2-3hrs). After completing border formalities, enter Bhutan side and briefly stroll around town before check-in to the hotel as per available of your arrival time. Over
Samdrupjongkhar-Tashigang. Approx. Alt: 1500 m. Dist. 5.30 Hours, 167 Km
After breakfast, we'll drive north to Trashigang, with the gradual gain in altitude, the change in vegetation is distinct. We will pass through several villages and we will stop in some of them such as Khaling blind school, handloom, Kalung Zangdopelri. Today is a fairly long journey that could take over 6hrs.
Explore Tashigang. Approx. Alt: 1500 m. Dist. N/A
Today, after having breakfast, we will visit Trashigang Dzong and drive to Radhi & Phongmey village. Radhi is known for the rice bowl of eastern Bhutan and is also famous for raw silk textile (Bura) in Bhutan. On reaching Rangjung, we will visit Rangjung Yozerchholing Monastery and at Radhi, we will visit Khardung Anim Dratshang and at Phobgmey, we will visit Phobgmey Lhakhang. If we are lucky, we may meet the people from Merak and Sakteng with the unique dress. Then we will drive back to Trashigang. Dinner and overnight stay at Trashigang Hotel.
Tashigang to Yangtse. Approx. Alt: 1550 m. Dist. 2 Hours, 55 Km
After early breakfast, drive to Trashiyangtse using a lower road via Gomkora temple. It should take less than 3hrs and with stops along the way, we should be there in time for Lunch. Trashiyangtse is a small, quiet town but it boasts of production of finest Wooden Bowls and Containers and a School for Traditional Arts. Visit the School (when in session) and see their artworks. Visit the Wood workshop and then visit the famous Chorten Kora, a stupa that was built as a replica of Boudanath in Nepal. Overnight in a simple and clean Guest House /Homestay.
Yangtse-Mongar. Approx. Alt: 1600 m. Dist. 3.5 Hours, 106 Km
After breakfast drives back to Chhazam and continues to drive to Mongar. Along the way make a day excursion to Drametsi temple. Continue our journey to Mongar over Korela pass. On reaching Mongar, we will visit Mongar Dzong if time permits. If not we will visit tomorrow. Evening stroll around the small town of Mongar.Dinner and overnight stay at Mongar Hotel
Mongar-Lhuntse. Approx. Alt: 1700 m. Dist. 2.30 Hours, 76 Km
After breakfast, we will drive to Lhuentshi, the remotest district in Bhutan. Not many people and tourists have visited this place or district. You will have an opportunity to explore and experience the true living styles of the Bhutanese way of life. Visit Lhuentshi Dzong and then we will visit Khoma Village – to experience the weaving culture of Bhutan. Khoma village is famous for the production of textile in Bhutan – Kushuthara Textile. It will be your wonderful experience once in your lifetime. Your stay will be in a clean basic hotel either in Autso Or Lhuntse guest house.
Lhuntse Explore. Approx. Alt: 1700 m. Dist. N/A
Today we will visit Takila Guru Statue before making a day excursion to Dungkar village. Along the way, we will make stops at Gangzor to see and observe earthen pot making. Today you will be served package lunch.
Lhuntse-Tashigang. Approx. Alt: 1500 m. Dist. 5.50 Hours, 166 Km
Before driving back to Tashigang visit Namdroling monastery and get blissed for your onward journey. Along the way, your guide will arrange some site visits that are not covered.
Tashigang-Samdrupjongkhar. Approx. Alt: 450 m. Dist. 5.30 Hours, 167 Km
Make a late departure to Samdruk Jongkhar. Along the way visit few sites or make a day excursion to the Pema Gyatsel district.
Exit (Drop to GUA)
Transfer to Guwahati (either to the airport or to the city center)
- Accommodations in Hotel
- All meals, evening tea/coffee with snacks
- All land transfers and transportation
- English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide/Leader
- Daily Tourist Fees & Taxes
- Pick and drop at Guwahati Airport (India)
- Bhutan Visa and all applicable permits
- Eastern district SDF discount
- Sightseeing with entrance fees to all monuments
- Bottled water in the vehicle
- Flights into and out of Bhutan
- Optional Travel/Medical
- Insurance Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others
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