The eastern Bhutan and certainly Trashi Yangtse is little known and little explored. However, it offers a wealth of nature, culture and history. The first Dzong (fortress) in the country was Tsenkharla. Omba Ney is one among three unique pilgrimage sites where holy letters can be seen in the rocks and Omba gonpa has been called the Taktshang of East Bhutan. At Gongza ney you find one of the most peaceful monasteries in Bhutan, set among paddy fields and naturally sculptured rocks at the banks of the Gongri river.
The trek passes through broadleaved forest, chir pine savannah with lemon grass, sub-alpine pastures, agricultural areas and small villages and ends along the Gongri river. The trek can be done in 3-6 days, at a moderate or very relaxed pace. It can also be done the whole year round as Khamdang and Toedtsho Gewogs (block) are among the driest in Trashi Yangtse and most of the rain falls at night, while only the highest viewpoint receives some snow in winter. Moreover, there are no leeches. Existing camping sites and home stays will be improved as more tourists visit.
Cost: US$ 4250 per person in a group of three or more.
- Government Royalty: USD 65 per Person per Night.
- 2% Government Tax per Person per Night.
- All Meals.
- Daily Mineral Water.
- English Language Speaking Guide.
- Comfortable and Luxurious Imported Cars for Internal Transportation with Skilled Driver.
- Entrance fees for Museums.
- The Government set package rate is valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
- Airfare international & Domestic.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal shopping.
- Tips for Guide & Driver.
Day 1: Arrive from Guwahati – Samdrup Dzongkhar
Day 2: Samdrup Dzongkhar – Trashigang
Day 3: Tsenkharla – Nangkhar Gonpa (Trekking begins)
Day 4: Nangkhar Gonpa – Omba Village
Day 5: Omba – Shangphula
Day 6: Shangphula – Jangphu Village
Day 7: Jangphu – Doksum via Gongza Ney (Trekking ends, next day you may choose to return – Samdrup Dzongkhar)
Day 8: Trashigang – Mongar
Day 9: Mongar – Bumthang
Day 10: Bumthang Sightseeing
Day 11: Bumthang – Trongsa or (You may Choose to Fly to Paro)
Day 12: Trongsa – Phobjikha
Day 13: Phobjikha – Punakha
Day 14: Punakha – Thimphu
Day 15: Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 16: Thimphu – Paro
Day 17: Paro- Takshang Hike
Day 18: Departure to Next Destination
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