Trashigang Dzongkhag (District)

Trashigang district has an altitude ranging from 600m to over 4000m above sea level and temperate climate. It is the largest district in Bhutan and lies on high above the bank of river Gamri Chhu. It was once the center of a busy trade with Tibet prior to Chinese occupation. Today it is the junction of the east west highway with road connecting to Samdrupjongkhar and then to the Indian state of Assam. Trashigang is also the market place mostly during the winter, for the people from Merak & Sakten – who are remarkable for their exceptional features and costumes. Trashigang is the easternmost corner of the Kingdom of Bhutan.