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Discover the charming town of Mongar that nestles amid the subtropical highlands of eastern Bhutan. Home to majestic monasteries like the Yakang and Drametse Lakhang, this beautiful hill town prides itself on its ancient spiritual heritage and cultural traditions. The relatively recent Mongar Dzong too exhibits the distinct stamp of Bhutan’s age old fortress architecture. Soak in the beauty of vivacious blossoms at the Rhododendron Garden and if lucky you can even catch a glimpse of Gangkhar Puensum, one of the highest unexplored peaks of the world. After all the sightseeing, explore vibrant markets selling Jandhom or ethnic containers, Daapa or wooden bowls and cups as well as local specialties like chilies and dry fish. Catch a performance of wood-based musical instruments and masks like Jaling and Dung which recall the animist practices of the land. Unwind with a mug of Ara or local wine at one of the friendly cafes even as you watch as the dusk spreads on the forested slopes.

Highlights

  • Monasteries
  • Fortress Architecture
  • Gangkhar Puensum Peak
  • Indigenous Art & Craft

Places to Stay

Druk Zhongar Hotel

Style: Guest house

Druk Zhongar Hotel in Mongar offers a hospitable stay amid the lush mountains of northeastern Bhutan. Conveniently located in the town center, this is also the oldest abode for guests traveling to Mongar.

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