Gogona is a beautiful hilltop site overlooking a long valley. Nearby is Gogona Lhakhang and dozens of poles with white prayer flags fluttering. A 30-minute walk beyond Gogona is a hamlet where you may find homemade arra (local drink) to buy. The women here weave blankets and speak a different dialect called Bjop-kha (language of the nomads).
Located in south eastern part of Bhutan, Samdrup Jongkhar has its border with Trashigang to the north, Pemagatshel to the west and Indian state of Assam to its south. Being an important gateway to the eastern region of Bhutan, the major portion of Samdrup Jongkhar district falls within subtropical belt and the area is bulk producer of hardwoods like teak, sal and sisoo. The district houses two major ethnic groups – the ‘Tshangla’ and the ‘Lhotshampa’ both thriving with different culture and traditions. The region is also predominantly
In the far east of Bhutan, on the bank of Gamri Chhu river lies Trashigang, the country’s largest district. Trashigang, once the centre of a busy trade route with Tibet, is today the junction of east-west highway with road connecting to Samdrup Jongkhar and then to the Indian States of Assam. This town is also used as the market place for the semi nomadic people from Merak and Sakteng whose costumes are unique in Bhutan.
Lhuntse is 77 km from Mongar (3 hours drive) and is one of the most isolated districts in the country. The landscape here is spectacular with stark cliffs and gorges and dense coniferous forests. The region is notably famed for its weavers and their special textiles generally considered to be the best in the country. The Kurtoe region of Lhuntse is also the ancestral home of royal dynasty.
Mongar, the second largest town in the sub-tropical east, Mongar like Trashigang, is situated on the side of a hill in the contrasts to other towns of Western Bhutan which was built on the valley floor.
Trongsa forms the central hub of the nation and is historically the place from where attempts at unifying the country were launched. Both His Majesty King Ugyen Wangchuck, the Penlop of Trongsa, who was elected the country’s first hereditary monarch and his successor, King Jigme Wangchuck, ruled the country from Trongsa ancient seat. The Crown Prince of Bhutan normally holds the position of the Trongsa Penlop prior to ascending the throne including the present King who was appointed Penlop in 1972, shortly before his succession to the throne.
The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, and extremely rare experience in Bhutan where most of the valleys are tightly enclosed. Gangtey Gompa is one of the major highlights in this valley. Perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor, the Gangtey Monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of
Holxo Tours in Pokhara Pokhara is considered not only Nepal's top adventure and leisure destination but also the gateway to the famous Annapurna Circuit trek. You can experience some wonderful trekking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, canyoning, hiking, pony rides, paragliding, ultralight flying, skydiving, ziplining, bungee jumping; or delight in the sheer natural beauty of its lakes, waterfalls, caves, and hilltops – all this set against the stunning backdrop of the Annapurna mountain range. Walk along the shores of the Fewa Lake for panoramic views over the Himalayan peaks of