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Mongar is one of the largest districts—geographically—in Bhutan. Earlier, it was under the successive Dzongpons of Zhongar that played a significant role in the history of Bhutan. One can still see the ruins of the Zhongar Dzong next to the highway in Lingmethang before reaching Mongar. The new Dzong in Mongar was built at the initiative of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1953. Today the dzong is the center of administration where all kinds of important activities happen. The highlight of the dzong is the annual three-day tshechu that is held in November. It is witnessed by people from as far as Trashigang and Lhuentse.

Day 1: Arrival

at Guwahati International Airport. From there, our guide and driver will transport you to Samdrup Jongkhar.
In the evening, you may have a leisure walk in the small town of Samdrup Jongkhar.

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge (or similar)

Day 2: Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang

Travel to Trashigang early in the morning.
En route, visit Barshong Lhakhang.
Have an orientation walk in the town towards the evening

Accommodation: Deojong Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Trashigang-Trashiyangtse-Monggar
After breakfast, we will travel towards Trashiyangtse. We will first visit Gomphu Kora Lhakhang and then visit the Chorten Kora. We will also travel to Bumdeling which is one of the winter habitats of Black-necked Cranes.
Travel to Monggar.

Accommodation: Wangchuk Hotel (or similar)

Day 4: Tshechu Day

Today, we will go to the dzong to watch tshechu.

5: Monggar-Bumthang

After breakfast, we will leave for Bumthang.
En route, we will stop at Lingmithang to visit the ruins of Druk Zhongkhar Dzong. Our lunch will be at Sengor.
Accommodation: Gongkhar Lodge

Day 6: Bumthang Excursion

Visit Tamzhing Lhakhang. From there, we will walk towards Kurjey Lhakhang, and then to Jambay Lhakhang.
You may have a leisurely walk in the evening.

Accommodation: Gongkhar Lodge

Day 7: Bumthang-Punakha

Leave Bumthang for Punakha.
En route, visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong. And also, the reconstruction site of Wangduephodrang Dzong.
Accommodation: Zingkham Resort.

Day 8: Punakha-Thimphu

Visit the majestic Punakha Dzong which stands at the confluence of two rivers.
As we leave for Thimphu after visiting Punakha Dzong, we will stop for a while at Sobsokha to visit Chhimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility.
Then, we will stop at Dochula Pass to Druk Wangyel Stupas.

Accommodation: Hotel Tara Phendeyling

Day 9: Thimphu-Paro
Right after breakfast, we will visit Buddha Point, the National Memorial Stupa, and Takin Park.
After lunch, we will travel to Paro.
We will visit Rimpung Dzong and the National Museum.

Accommodation: Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 10: Taktsang Hike

Hike to the Tiger’s Nest. It takes around five hours to complete the round trip.
While coming back to the hotel, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang.
You may have a leisure walk in the evening and buy some gifts and souvenirs.
Accommodation: Bhutan Mandala Resort

Day 11: Departure

Leave Bhutan for the country