The road to Mongar is spectacular, passing sheer cliffs and through verdant green pastures and fir forests to reach the Rhododendron garden with its countless varieties of rhododendrons. On a clear day the garden offers a glimpse of Gangkhar Puensum, the world’s highest unclimbed mountain at 7541m.
Built in 1930, Mongar Dzong is one of Bhutan’s newest dzongs and hosts an annual tsechu (a religious Bhutanese festival) for a week every November. In the town centre you’ll find a large prayer wheel, an archery ground, guest houses and traditional shops.
The region is known for its fragrant lemongrass, weaving and textiles. Fabrics produced here are considered some of the best in the country. Wildlife lovers will enjoy visiting Thrumshingla National Park and Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary.
Things to do in Mongar
Some of the great things you can enjoy in Mongar include:
- Enjoy the scenic drive to the region through stunning scenery
- See the rhododendrons in bloom at the Rhododendron Garden
- Time your visit for the annual tsechu festival at Mongar Dzong
- Visit the National Park or Wildlife Sanctuary to be at one with nature