Towards Eastern Bhutan, Mongar

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Next day the taxi fellow came knocking at my door promptly at 7:00am and off we go. Along with the 3 passengers he was also carrying loads of stuff and a big basket of chillies. Just outside the town he picked up 2 more passengers to be dropped to the next village. It became a bit cramped inside the taxi for some time, but once the 2 guys climbed out in there destinations, it was much better to stretch my legs. The road runs right along the mountain ridges. During winter it snows at some of these villages in between Bumthang and Mongar. Mongar is the last town in eastern Bhutan and lies before a range of
mountains which run from North to South, all the way from Tibet to the Indian border.

We reached Mongar around 2pm after a slow drive over treacherous wet, muddy roads over contours of the huge mountains.  Its a small sleepy town and act mostly as an overnight stop for people going from one side of Bhutan to another. As always there is a Dzong and beautiful mountains all around. Went around the town for some time and later checked for the bus for the next day to Trashigang. The bus stand is around 10 min walk outside the town, but it stops in the town on its way. After checking the timings and availability, came back to the town and started wandering around in the fields. Sat down for some time before it started getting cold and dark. Back to the hotel for a quick dinner in the hotel restaurant an into the room. Hotel Drukyul which is close to the taxi stand and in the center of the town, it cost me Rupees 450 for the room with attached bathroom hot shower and a TV.
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