Endowed with lush forested area with alpine trees, is a place which got entitled as the Jewel of the East called Trashigang. The pictorial town Trashigang lies on the east side of the valley above the largest mountain streams Drangme Chhu. It is the junction of the East-West highway, with road connections to Samdrup Jongkhar and then into the Indian state of Assam. The verdant forest surrounding Trashigang have ensnared the heart of many travelers making it a must visit destination of Eastern Bhutan. Trashigang was once the bustling junction for the traders who wanted to batter their goods in Tibet.
Located at a distance of 80km from Mongar, Trashigang is the largest district of the Bhutan kingdom with an altitude ranging between 600mt to 4000mt. Tucked in the further eastern side of Bhutan tourists while visiting Trashigang can notice the difference between wearing the traditional Bhutanese dresses. The journey towards this verdant land can be made via road or air. There are few places within Trashigang which enhance the beauty of this naturally blessed place like Trashigang Dzong. Built before 300years, Trashigang Dzong with its fascinating architecture and mind boggling history sits proudly atop the hill overlooking the largest river stream of Bhutan. Trashigang Dzong is the venue of annual tsechu where monks can be seen performing the traditional masked dance. The scenically blessed town Trashigang is also the principle market place for the semi-nomadic people of Merak and Sakteng. Apart been enriched with rich flora and fauna, Trashigang is also the base for venturing upon the less trodden villages and mountain ranges of eastern Bhutan. Being dotted by the astounding trekking route through the thick alpine forest with the view of snow capped fortress looming over the mountainous valley many trekkers have been lured towards Trashigang.
Concealed amidst the thick laden of greenery overlooking the panoramic vista of Himalayan snow peaked mountain range, Trashigang with its serene ambiance has become the sojourn for the tourist who wants to spend some quality time in a nature bound place. Trek through the luxuriant forest while relishing the view of the largest river stream during a visit to Trashigang.
Blessed with temperate weather every season has its own charm to relish in the Trashigang but October to March is considered the best time to visit Trashigang. During the month of November tourists can witness the vibrant tsechu festival.