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 off the beaten track. Experience traditional lifestyles, everyday Buddhism and rituals, great food and meet lovely village folks.

18 Nights/19 Days in Bhutan

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


This tour with Bhutan Homestay will take you off the beaten track to very remote places in East Bhutan. We are experts in the East with excellent contacts to the village folks. That is why you will have the unique opportunity to meet locals in their homes and visit important pilgrimage sites. Some places are rarely frequented by tourists if at all. 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.


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

  • Activities: Hiking, monasteries and village life
  • Overnights: Hotels and homestays
  • Date/Season: High and low season excluding monsoon months, nice in the winter months!