Eastern Bhutan

Venturing into the wild and rugged eastern Bhutan will be rewarded with the fascinating villages, rich natural and cultural heritage and exotic nomad settlements. Eastern Bhutan is not only home to many Bhutan’s noble families but also home to exclusive Bhutanese textile. The people of east (Sharchogpa ) consist of different ethnic group speaking TSHANGLA, one of the major language spoken in the country and few other dialects. The livelihood of the people are mainly dependent on livestock and textiles

Places of interest in Eastern Bhutan

  • Mongar : Mongar District is one of the 20 dzongkhags comprising Bhutan. Mongar is the fastest-developing dzongkhag in eastern Bhutan. A regional hospital has been constructed and the region is bustling with many economic activities. Mongar is noted for its lemon grass, a plant that can be used to produce an essential oil. Area: 2,859 km²Elevation: 1,600 mDistrict: Mongar DistrictPopulation: 37,150 (2017)UniversityGyalpozhing College of Information Technology
  • 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.Population: 2,383 (2005)Weather: 9°C, Wind S at 0 km/h, 92% HumidityLocal time: Tuesday 6:50 PMDistrictTrashigang District
  • Lhuentse : Lhuntse District is one of the 20 dzongkhag comprising Bhutan. It is home to the early Ancestor of the Royal Family of Bhutan. The most beautifully fabricated textile of the country comes from this district. It consists of 2506 households. Located in the northeast, Lhuntse is one of the least developed dzhongkhags of Bhutan. Area: 1,944 km²Population: 14,437 (2017)CapitalLhuntse
  • Trashiyangtse : Trashiyangtse District is one of the twenty dzongkhags comprising Bhutan. It was created in 1992 when Trashiyangtse district was split off from Trashigang District. Trashiyangtse covers an area of 1,437.9 square kilometres. Area: 1,438 km²CapitalTrashiyangtse

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