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Trashigang

Trashigang: Elevation 1151m

trashigangTrashigang the largest district of Bhutan is a 3-5 hour drive from Mongar and 547 km from Thimphu. The Trashigang town has celeverly expanded up the steep mountainside to provide basic essential for the large population that come long distances to shop here.

WHAT TO SEE IN TRASHIGANG

TRASHIGANG DZONG: Built in 1659 the Dzong serves as the administrative seat for the district as well as the home of the monk body. The Dzong commands remarkable view over the surrounding countryside.

DAY HIKES IN TRASHIGANG

Galing/Changmi: Drive for 17 kilometers from Trashigang to Ranjung. From Ranjung start hiking for about three hours to reach the village of Changmi and Galing. Explore around the villages/ farmhouses to experience the life of rural people.

Radhi: Drive for 26 kilometers from Trashigang to Radhi via Ranjung. At Radhi explore the farmhouses. Radhi is famous for the raw silk. During winter and summer you will see the women folks weaving a tapestry of textiles.

Dangling Tsho: Drive to Khaling from Trashigang for 54 kilometers. From Khaling hike for four hours through the chirpine and rhododendron forest to reach the Dangling Tsho, which is a lake dedicated to Dangling a powerful local deities that protects Khaling and surrounding areas. In this region you will also come across the “Brokpa” the nomads from Merak and Sakten who lives further north of the country.

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