Tribal East festival tour, “Go around Gomphu kora today for tomorrow may be too late”, so goes the local song that attracts devotees to visit this festival. The festival also attracts the Dagpa tribe from adjoining Arunachal Pradesh (India)
Tour Duration: 10 nights (Entry from Guwhati, India and exit from Paro)
Highlights: unique Gomphu Kora festival and interaction with different tribes of eastern Bhutan as well as Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Season: February, March, April (Lunar Calendar)
Location: Gomphu Kora, Tashi Yangtse.
*Includes two nights camping and free local wine (Ara)
Day 1: Arrive to Guwhati Airport and drive to S/jongkhar (3 hrs). Alt: 250m/820ft.
Day 2: S/jongkhar to Tashigang (6 hrs). Alt: 2430m/7975ft.
Day 3: Visit Gomphu Kora, Tashiyangtse (1 hr). Alt: 1828m/6000ft.
Day 4: Gomphu Kora to Tashigang (1 hr).
Day 5: Tashigang to Mongar (3 hrs). Alt: 1597m/5240ft.
Day 6: Mongar to Jakar (3 hrs). Alt: 2650m/8694ft.
Day 7: Jakar to Trongsa (3 hrs). Alt: 2180m/7150ft.
Day 8: Trongsa to Punakha (6 hrs). Alt: 1350m/4430ft.
Day 9: Punakha to Thimphu (3 hrs). Alt: 2300m/7545ft.
Day 10: Thimphu to Paro (1 ½ hrs). Alt: 2200m/7217ft.
Day 11: Paro airport drop.