The Villages of East Bhutan

This itinerary is a “tour de force” of village homestays combined with hikes and monasteries. It leads visitors to hidden places and off the beaten track. Experience the pleasures of a traditional lifestyle and everyday Buddhism and rituals as well as great local cuisine. Mingle with the lovely village folks.

Duration: 18 nights/19 days in Bhutan
Guide: Local English speaking cultural guide

The wild east of Bhutan

This tour will take you off the beaten track to very remote and authentic places in East Bhutan. Hence you will have the unique opportunity to meet locals in their homes. Experience everyday life whilst at the same time not  missing out on cultural sightseeing and hiking to important pilgrimage sites.

Our network

Tours to the East are our specialty and we have excellent contacts to the village folks. Some places are rarelyvisited by tourists and you might well be the first foreign guest ever. In winter you will see black necked cranes in Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary and the narrow valley of Lhuentse boasts stunning natural beauty.


This tour is perfect for those who want to immerse in local culture and do not mind simplicity when it comes to facilities. An open and flexible mind is a must and you will be rewarded with unique encounters and experiences.

DAY 1: Arrival at Samdrup Jongkhar
Approx. 4hs drive from Guwahati to Samdrup Jongkhar

DAY 2: From Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang
Approx. 6hs from Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang, sightseeing on the way

DAY 3: Trashigang
Sightseeing and hike to Rangshikhar from Trashigang town

DAY 4: Trashigang
Excursion to Rhadi village and hiking

DAY 5: From Trashigang to Khalong
Approx. 2,5hs drive to Drametse and approx 3hs hike

DAY 6: Khalong
Village life & traditions, nature, hikes

DAY 7: From Khalong to Mongar
Approx. 2 hs drive to Mongar, sightseeing on the way

DAY 8: From Mongar to Lhuentse
Hike to a cave temple, Khoma village, weavers

DAY 9: Lhuentse
Hike to a beautiful Goenpa and stay there overnight

DAY 10: Lhuentse
Visit Tangmachu & Takila

DAY 11: From Lhuentse to Mongar
Lhuentse Dzong and Gangzur pottery on the way

DAY 12: From Mongar to Trashiyangtse
Drive to Bumdeling wildflife sanctuary, Gom Kora on the way

DAY 13: Tashiyangtse
Bumdeling wildflife sanctuary offers beautiful hikes and village life

DAY 14: From Trashiyangtse to Trashigang
Approx. 3hs drive back to Trashigang, art & crafts, Chorten Kora

DAY 15: Trashigang
Relax and paradisic Lingkhar lodge

DAY 16: From Trashigang to Kangpara
Drive to Kangpara and enjoy village life in one of the remotest places in the East

DAY 17: Kangpara
Hike to a Goenpa, meet local farmers & craftspeople

DAY 18: From Kangpara to Samdrup Jongkhar
Return to border town

DAY 19: Departure

For reasons of originality we refrain from detailing our program here. For more information on this itinerary please contact us