Thimpu to Bhumtang is a long way and a brutal ride -- at least that what it was last year, when the road widening work after Punakha was going on last year, and made it worse. There are some specific timings within which you need to cross the stoppages, otherwise you may need to wait on a few checkposts for few hours.If you keep going and not stopped anywhere, you still need nearly eight hours to cover the 250km stretch of a highway-under construction. Though a few handy night-lodge services right next to the Bus station in Bhumtang offer an easy option of booking a dorm bed for as little as 150 Rupees, making it upto you for a long and rough journey.As a town, Bhumtang doesn’t offer much to see than a 15th century monastery and old-world charm. Located in a massive valley, the town of BhumtangDay 4: Bhumtang to Trashigang
A bustling little one-street town with an abundance of restaurants and handicrafts stores, but somehow manages to outdo every other street on the valley.The “Castle of the White Bird” dominates the Chamkhar valley and overlooks the town. Constructed in 1549, by the Tibetan Lam Nagi Wangchuk, the Dzong played an important role as the fortress of defense of the whole eastern Dzongkhags. It also became the seat of the first king of Bhutan. This will probably be your base for several days as you visit the surrounding valleys.