It covers an area of 1,954 sq. kms and ranges from 400 m to 4,000 m in altitude. Deep Gorges and stark cliffs amidst dense conifer forest constitute its landscapes and the landscape is spectacular with stark cliffs and deep gorges set amidst dense conifer forests. The road to Mongar is one of the most adventurous and spectacular. The sheer cliffs, beautiful fir forest and green pastures constitutes the environment as you drive to Mongar. The area also gives the opportunity to see countless varieties of rhododendrons and on clear days the view of the mountain Gangkar Puensum, (7541 meters), the world's highest unclimbed mountain, is a great experience. It lies at an altitude of 1,600 m.
PLACES OF INTERESTS:
Mongar Dzong: This Dzong was first built in 1930s and is among the newest Dzongs in Bhutan. It was rebuilt in 1953 and it is unique as it has two entrances. There are about 60 young monks residing in this Dzong. You will see the images of the Buddha of long life, as well as Guru Rinpoche and the Shabdrung. Though the Dzong was built in the 20th century, the age old traditions of all the other Dzongs have been carefully taken into account in building the Dzong. No drawings or nails have been used in building the Dzong.
Drametse Lhakhang: This Lhakhang is one of the largest and most important monastery in the eastern Bhutan. The lhakhang is situated in the Trashigang-Mongar highway. The Lhakhang was founded by Ani Choten Zangmo in the 16th century. She was the grand daughter of Terton Pema Lingpa. The lhakhang has a wide varieties of spiritual treasures and other sacred objects and is deeply associated with the Peling tradition of Buddhism and Terton Pema Lingpa. The annual festival known as Kaggsol Chenmo, Trel Da Tshechu and Daw Drugpai Choep is held in this lhakhang. During this time local people from Mongar and Trashigang gather at Drametse Lhakhang to witness the festival.