Trashiyantse: Elevation 1830m
Driving from Mongar to Trashigang you take the left road to Tashiyangtse before crossing Chazam (Bailey bridge) to Trashigang. The road traverses north and takes about 2 hours to reach at Tashiyangtse. Tashiyangtse Dzong is half-hour walk from the main road. Established in 1656, the Dzong was completely renovated in 1976.Tashiyangtse is a small village with a garden aspect and a lovely place from where to launch a couple of hour’s stroll into surrounding countryside. This region is known for its specialty in making of various kinds of wooden utensils.
WHAT TO SEE IN TRASHIYANGTSE
Chorten Kora: a large stupa designed similar to Nepal’s Boudhanath stupa, was constructed in 1740 by Lama Ngawang Lodey. During the second month of lunar calendar (March or April) the people in Tashiyangtse celebrate a festival known as Chorten Kora.
Bomdelling: winter home to the black-necked crane, it is about one hour scenic hike from Tashiyangtse. The broad valley of Bomdelling is another bird sanctuary preserved as habitat for migrant birds specially the endangered black-necked crane.
Gom Kora: 15 miles from Trashigang before arriving Tashiyangtse is a popular pilgrim site where Guru Rimpoche had meditated and subdued the demon that dwelt in the vicinity. This is also the venue for Gom Kora Festival held in early spring.
DAY HIKES IN TRASHIYANGTSE
Bomdelling: Drive to Chorten Kora for three kilometers from Tashiyangtse. Start walking to the north of chorten Kora for one and half hour to reach Bomdelling. Bomdelling is the roosting place of rare black-necked cranes, which migrate from Tibetan plateaus to escape the harsh winter conditions