TRASHIGANG

Trashigang or Tashigang, is a town in eastern Bhutan and the district capital of the Trashigang Dzongkhag. The town lies to the east side of the valley above the Drangme Chhu river just south of where it is joined by the Gamri River. Trashigang is the eastern terminus of the Lateral Road, Bhutan's main highway leading to Phuntsholing in the southwest.

Location: Eastern Bhutan
Distance from Mongar: 90km (3hrs)
Elevation: 1,070m (3,510ft)

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TRASHIGANG DZONG: It was built in1659, on a hilltop overlooking the Dangme chhu (river). Annual tshechu is being held inside the Dzong, The Tshechu is witnessed by the Brokpas, a semi-nomadic community of Merak and Sakteng, the Khengpa community, and people from as far as Samdrup Jongkhar, Pema Gatshel and Trashi Yangtse.it also holds administrative office of the district.

Gomkora and Doksum village:24 km from Trashigang, where you can see women busily weaving traditional Bhutanese fabric and also one of the famous places where Guru Rinpoche meditated in order to subdue a demon that dwelt in a huge black rock.

Yongpo Monostery: It is the oldest monastery in Trashigang, whose establishment cannot be ascertained. It houses several sacred relics and a Tercham that is conducted twice in a year commemorating the feats of religious luminaries like Guru Padmasambhava.

Other attraction: Zangdopelri Lhakhang and Merak Sakteng trek.