EASTERN BHUTAN

Eastern Bhutan is one of the least explored regions of the kingdom and offers one of most authentic experiences for adventure-oriented tourists. The entire region is awash in unspoiled natural beauty, towering cliffs and pristine forests with great variations in altitude and climatic conditions.
In addition to the regular Buddhist festivals, travellers to Eastern Bhutan will be able to experience some of the country's most ancient spiritual practices while observing Animistic and Bon religious rituals. The lush, breathtaking environments of the eastern region make it a perfect location for day hikes or longer treks. Accommodations in this rural area are a bit more Spartan than other parts of country but with the option to either camp out beneath an ocean of stars or experience the unbridled warmth and hospitality of the locals during a homestay you'll never miss the comforts of your hotel room. The Eastern circuit includes the districts of Mongar, Lhuntse, Tashi Yangtse, Tashigang and Samdrup Jongkhar.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Guwahati - Samdrup Jongkhar
    Meet the representative and transfer to Samdrup Jongkhar. In the evening, Take a stroll in town
  • Day 2: Samdrup - Trashigang
    After breakfast, we'll drive north to Trashigang, with the gradual gain in altitude, change in vegetation is distinct.
  • Day 3: In Trashigang (Excursion to Tashiyangtse)
    After early breakfast, drive to Trashiyangtse as day excursion. It's a small, quiet town but it boast of production of finest wooden bowl and container in Bhutan. Visit the workshop and then visit Chorten Kora and on the way back visit Gom Kora Temple. Later in afternoon we will visit Trashigang Dzong.
  • Day 4: Trashigang - Radhi (home stay)
    Following breakfast, drive for 26 kms to reach Radhi. Before Radhi, visit Rangjang village - tranquil agarian village. At Radhi, visit farm houses surrounded by vast expanse of rice field, its aptly considered as the rice bowl of eastern Bhutan. Not to miss is to witness the women folk in action in traditional back strap loom using traditional dye, resulting in finest quality textile locally called "Burha". Overnight in Home Stay
  • Day 5: Radhi - Merak
    Today we will use the local outback vehicle and drive along the country road. The dirt road is not tarred and as it is rarely used. The road cannot be taken during the rainy season. The road makes winds up to Chaling village, from where the locals usually trek. After Chaling the road become more rougher but we continue for next two hour or so till the road head.
  • Day 6: Explore Merak
    After breakfast, today the whole day will be devoted to visit in and around the Merak village. It involves visit to the local home.
  • Day 7: Merak - Trashigang
    After early breakfast, retrace our step back with the trek till the road head Later in evening in Trashigang, being the principal trading town of Eastern Bhutan, bustle with hive of activties. Visit its market.
  • Day 8: Drive - Samdrup Jongkhar
    Early morning drive to Samdrup Jongkhar, savouring the kaleidoscope of changing vegetation as we drive downhill. Also stopping at villages along the way. Free evening in Samdrup Jongkhar. You can either rest in hotel or take a stroll in market for souvenirs shopping.
  • Day 9: Samdrup Jongkhar - Guwahati airport.
    Drop to Guwahati on time for your flight