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Things to Do in Trongsa

Trongsa Dzong
Not many would be familiar with Dzong fortress until they see the Tongsa Dzong before their own eyes. It is the largest fortress in the country of Bhutan and holds a huge historical significance. It has been renovated many a times since it was built due to natural disasters as well as general maintenance.

Highlights: For all those interested in how administration of a country took place in the past era must visit the Tongsa Dzong to witness it. The place is also a major monastic complex with over 200 monks with whom you can interact. You can also visit the Ta Dzong which is a watch tower and was initially built with the purpose of watching enemies.

Location: It is located at the Trongsa District in Bhutan.

Timings: You can visit the place as and when you like, there are no timing restrictions.

Pricing: It is completely free of cost.
Trongsa Tshechu Festival
Celebrated annually in the courtyard of Trongsa Dzong in Trongsa which is the ancestral home for the Royal family, in Central Bhutan, the Trongsa Tshechu is an ancient festival with rich traditions of the country. As per the history of Bhutan, the first and the second king of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancestral throne. The festival is an elaborate affair for 3 continuous days and attracts people from all walks of life. It acts as a social gathering where people meet friends and relatives and together participate in merry making.

Traditional mask dance is a common affair in this festival. On the last day a sacred Throngdrol is displayed by monks. As per locals, visualizing the Throngdrol, itself is a pious affair and it washes sins done by onlookers.



Highlights
: Blessings of sacred Throngdrol

Festival time
: In the month of December
Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
The National park was established in the year 1995 and is around 1723 sq. km. in area. The park borders over 31 cute little villages and shelters one of the oldest founding tribes of Bhutan, Oyleps. The Jigme national park was originally named as the ‘Black Mountain Park’ as it is situated in the Black Mountain, separating the eastern and western Bhutan.

20% of the park is ruled by the gorgeous yet dangerous animal, Tiger.
Apart from it, the golden langur, musk deer, red panda and Asiatic elephants are few wild animals you might see moving around in the forest.



Highlights
: Trekking in the exotic Phobjheka valley where the mystic Black Necked crane dwells; a sanctuary of more than 450 species of birds; third largest park in the country;

Location
: Near to Trongsa Dist, central Bhutan

Best Season
: Between November and March

Cost
: N/A
Wangchuck Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary was officially announced and opened to the public in June 2008. Prior to this, the place was a Contennial Park. It is the largest wildlife park in the Kingdom of Bhutan and is one of the greatest resources of Bhutan’s economy. The park typically shows the characteristics of the Himalayan ranges, blue pine and alpine being the major vegetation of the landscapes.

ncluding a visit to this sanctuary in Bhutan packages offers travelers a glimpse into the natural beauty and biodiversity of Bhutan, enriching their understanding of the country's ecological and economic importance.

It covers an area of 4919 sq km and borders 5 districts of Bhutan namely Bhumthang, Gasa, Dzongkhags, Trongsa and Wangduephodrang. Like all other national parks of the country, Wangchuck also inhabits few of the greatest endangered species of Flora and Fauna.

Highlights: Occasional encounters with Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal tiger and snow leopard. Stunning views of the alpine and blue pine landscape making the park a perfect spot for trekking and mountaineering.

Location: Gasa

Best Seasons: March to September and January

The Tower Of Trongsa Museum
This artistic cylindrical 5 storey tower with two smaller towers at each side was built in the year 1652 by the first governor of Bhutan. The tower was strategically built above the Trongsa Dzong on top of a hill to protect the town folks from attacks. Now, the tower is converted into a Museum for the public. The tower has two temples dedicated to Gesar of Ling and Meitreya (Jampa).



Highlights
: The museum has in total 11 galleries exhibiting various artefacts of Buddhist culture and reminiscence of the royalties of Bhutan. The museum displays the remains of the Wangchuck Dynasty, and works of historical significance of Trongsa Dzong. There are dungeons in the tower where British soldiers were kept during Duar War.

Location: Trongsa

Working hours
: Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5 pm) and between November to March till 4pm

Extras
: Lunch (booked in advance) and refreshments are provided
Nabji Korphu Trek
Nabji Korphu Trek is a small and enjoyable trek that offers an easy and pleasant excursion to the trekker. The trek offers an opportunity to experience the diverse topography, flora and fauna of Bhutan with surrounding scenic beauty. It also offers plenty of opportunities to spend time in peaceful villages, enjoy the kindness and generosity of villagers, and learn about their traditional culture.

 Nabji and Korphu are such relaxing villages surrounded by lush paddy fields. Partake in the traditional ceremonies and enjoy the traditional dancing and signing of local women while soaking in the beauty of nature.



 Location
: This pleasurable trek begins at Riotala village and takes you to Nimshong, Nabji, Korphu, Kubdra, Jangbi and terminates at Tongtongfey.

Best Time
: The best time to take this journey is between October and April.

Approx Price
: The approximate price per person for the 6 day trek is 200,000 BTN.

Difficulty Level
: Easy

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Trongsa Things To Do Reviews

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Geetanjali Kocchar
Reviewed: 27 Mar 2019
4.0/5
nice trip, though the trek was tiring but I and my brother managed to complete it. We took 2 hours break at the top to come back as we were very tired but still we enjoyed alot.

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