Districts like – Mongar, Lhuntse, Trashiyangtse, Trashigang and Samdrup Jongkhar – fall under Bhutan’s eastern circuit. The region is replete with spectacular natural beauty and mostly frequented by adventure junkies. Mongar Dzong, Zhongar Dzong, Dramitse Lhakhang, Aja Ney and Yagang Lhakhang in Mongar; Lhuntse Dzong, Kilung Lhakhang, Jangchubling Monastery and Dungkar Nagtshang in Lhuntse are notable sites. The diverse culture in Trashiyangtse, Trashigang Dzong in Trashigang and the three-storied temple Zangdopelri in Samdrup Jongkhar are worth mentioning.
Traveling from Bumthang toward eastern Bhutan takes visitors through Phrumsengla National park. The park is rich in biodiversity as elevation ranges from 800 meters in the south to more than 4500 m in the North. It is the highest pass among the National highways and you would see one old growth forest in the Himalayan region.
– Zhongar Dzong
Constructed in the 17th century, Zhongar Dzong is situated on top of a hill overlooking the village of Themnangbi and the place is noticeable as one descends to Lingmenthang from the road. Zhongar Dzong was at first damaged by a fire and then later destroyed by a powerful earthquake. A visit to the ruins can be an unforgettable experience.
– Chorten kora
Chorten Kora was known to be replica of Boudhanath stupa in Nepal. Bumdeling to the North is home to wintering black-necked cranes and Bhutan’s National Butterfly. It is the only place in Bhutan where Ludlow’s Bhutan Glory (Bhutanitis ludlowi) can be found.