Trongsa part 1November 5, 2019 in Bhutan ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C
We left Gangtey and the black necked cranes at 8am for the 4 hour drive over Pele La pass and into Trongsa.
We reached a max elevation of 3400m today which meant the temperature dropped quite significantly. However the big yak bull with its thick woolly coat didn’t seem to mind.
Coming into Trongsa K spotted 4 monkeys in a tree which turned out to be the rare Golden Langur. ( sadly no photos on the phone as the zoom isn’t that long)
Arriving into Trongsa which is perched on the side of the gorge high above the Mangde Chhu River, we checked into our hotel Yangkhil Resort- another v nice accommodation where we had the best Bhutanese lunch yet.
Trongsa is a historically important junction town on the only West-East trade route in Bhutan. Traditionally all merchants and anyone passing west to east or vice versa had to pass through the Dzong which dominated the town and pay any taxes that were due!!
After lunch we visited the Watch tower/ museum and the the Trongsa Dzong.Read more