Trashigang

Asia, Bhutan, Himalayan Kingdom, Trashigang Dzong, looking north toward Tashi Yangtse and Tibet

Set on a scenic hillside, Trashigang is the largest town in Bhutan’s eastern region. It serves as a base for tourists venturing into the surrounding areas and was once a bustling trade center for merchants looking to barter their goods in Tibet.

Bhutan’s largest river, the Dangmechu, flows through Trashigang. Dangmechu is a major tributary of the Manas River system that drains most of Eastern Bhutan into the Brahmaputra River in India. The river is suitable for white water rafting, with a grade of 4-5.

Travelers strolling in town will be delighted by a unique experience. Here, they might see the Brokpas, a semi-nomadic ethnic group from the villages of Merak and Sakteng in the extreme north east. They have distinctive attire, which differs from Bhutan’s national dress, thus offering a special cultural feast. The Dzong is under major renovation due to earthqueak in the past.