View of Trongsa dzong during 12 days Bhutan tour

Trongsa Travel Guide

Trongsa Travel Guide: Sacred and temporal heart of the kingdom, the Trongsa district has a Bhutan’s kings. This importance of the region is reflected today in the fact that the future king of Bhutan must first be instituted as the Trongsa Penlop, before assuming the throne. History also tells us that the father of the first king first received intimations of the illustrious future of his family in the Trongsa Dzong.The region covers an area of 1,807 square kilometers, and is separated from the neighbouring districts by high mountain passes. It shares borders with Wangduephodrang to the west, Bumthang to the northeast, Zhemgang to the southeast and Sarpang to the south. 

Getting To Trongsa

  • By air: The nearest airport to Trongsa is the Paro International Airport. From there, you can take a domestic flight to Bumthang airport, which is around 3 hours’ drive from Trongsa.
  • By road: Trongsa is well-connected by road from all major cities in Bhutan. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Thimphu or Punakha.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Trongsa is from March to May and from September to November when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear.

Places to Visit in Trongsa

  • Trongsa Dzong: This is one of the most significant and impressive dzongs in Bhutan. It is a massive fortress-like structure that houses the administrative offices of Trongsa district.
  • Ta Dzong: This is a watchtower that has been converted into a museum. It displays a collection of artifacts, costumes, and weapons from Bhutan’s history.
  • Kuenga Rabten Palace: This is the ancestral home of the royal family of Bhutan. It is a beautiful palace that is now converted into a museum.
  • Chendebji Chorten: This is a beautiful stupa that is believed to have been built in the 18th century. It is considered one of the most beautiful chortens in Bhutan.

Things to Do in Trongsa

  • Hike to Trongsa Dzong: You can take a hike to Trongsa Dzong, which offers beautiful views of the town and the surrounding mountains.
  • Visit local markets: Trongsa has a local market where you can buy handicrafts, textiles, and other souvenirs.
  • Attend a festival: Trongsa hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Trongsa Tshechu, which is held in the month of December.

Where to Stay in Trongsa?

  • Yangkhil Resort: This is a beautiful resort located in Trongsa that offers comfortable rooms and excellent service. Learn More
  • Willing Resort: This is a 5 star Luxury Hotel recently opened in Tongsa. Learn more.

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