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Trongsa

quietness in the lap of the Himalayas...

A tiny town in the lap of the mountain, Trongsa is a lesser known place for the tourists. In Dzongkha language Trongsa means “new village”. This peaceful town is faraway from all the pollution and noise. This is a very small town and that allows a tourist to cover every corner of the town by walking. The prime attraction of this place is Trongsa Dzong. Build in 1644 AD it is the largest Dzong in Bhutan. Built on the mountain spur the view of the Mangde Chhu (river) gorges from this Dzong looks superb.


Activities


Day excursion trip to Jakar: One can go for day excursion trip to Jakar from here. In this tour one can visit to the some oldest monasteries of Bhutan. The beautiful Bumthang valley is definitely a must visit place and it offers stunning view of the Himalayas.

Day excursion trip to Ura: Ura, a picturesque village in Bumthang region can be visited from here. On this trip one can interact with the traditional lifestyle of a Bhutanese villager. Also a visit to legendary Burning lake will be a great experience.

Places to Visit: Trongsa Dzong, Tang valley, Pele la, Jakar, Jambey lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, Ura, Burning lake, etc.


Travel Guide


Weather

The general temperature in Trongsa stays cold all time. During summer, mercury hardly crosses 22°C in daytime and during night it stays around 10°C. The average temperature for Trongsa is 10°C during winter. This town gets good amount of rainfall during monsoon.

Local Words

Generals greetings and words: Welcome greetings: Kuzo-zangpo la, Yes: Ong, No: Mengo, Little bit: Atshi-chi, Thank you: Kaadin-chhey la, Road: Lam, Shop/Store: Neyer Tshang, Market: Throm, Medicine: Mein.
Food and Drinks: Hot water: Chhu Tshe, Cold Water: Chhu Khem, Rice: Chum/ Tuoe, Mushrooms: Shamu, Lentils: Sem Chum Chung Ku, Vegetables: Tshe-sey, Butter Tea: Suja, Milk Tea: Naja.
Emotions: Good (Food): Shim-bay, Not Good (food): Me Shim-bay, Good (Places, things): Sacha Legshom, Not Good (Place,things): Yoebab mabmi.
Time: Morning: Do-paa, Evening: Che-roo, Night: Nub-mo.
Relationships: Elder-brother: Acho, Younger brother: Nuchu, Elder Sister: Ashim, Younger sister: Num.

How are you?: Gadaybay zhu ga?
I’m fine: Layshom.
What is your name?(informal) Chhey-gi ming ga chi mo?
What is your name? (formal) Na gi Chen ga chi mo?
My name is Lucy: Ney-gee ming Lucy een la.
How far is it from here? Dikhar lay tharee gademchi mo?
How much? Gaa-dem-chi mo la?

Getting here

The nearest airport name is Paro airport (PBH). It is well connected with Bangkok, Kolkata and Bagdogra airport. But the flight are limited. The nearest popular airport beside Paro is Bagdogra airport (IXB) which is in India.
There is no railway connectivity in Bhutan. The nearest railway station name is Hashimara station (HSA) and New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) which are in India.
Trongsa is well connected by roads with other parts of Bhutan.

Permit

Tourists need permit to get into Trongsa. The visa procedure for Bhutan is different comparing to other countries. Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldives national have different visa procedure. Please contact us to know about the visa procedure in details.

Custom

Bhutan is a Buddhist country where people are very respectful to their culture. While visiting in any religious place please remove your footwear before entering into the main temple. Also it is advisable to wear modest clothes while visiting any religious place. People will happily pose for a picture but please ask them before taking any picture.

Safety

Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world where you hardly find any crime. People are very respectful towards each other. But for any safety concern you can reach to the nearest police station or tourist information center.

Health

You won’t find any mosquitoes here in Trongsa. Due to alpine climate tourist generally doesn’t get sick. But if you are allergic to plants and pollen then take precaution. The local hotels and restaurants serve safe drinking water but if you are not sure then you can buy packaged drinking water almost at every place.

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