The southeastern town of Samdrup Jongkhar is a small Border town, six hours drive from Trashigang. With generally warm weather, the district is ideal for bird watching.
Phuntsholing: Elevation 1, 829m
To the southwest lies Phuntsholing, a bustling industrial town that is the southern gateway to India.
It’s the drive from Phuntsholing to Thimphu that makes the journey from the south worthwhile as the highway takes you on a slow journey from the tropical plains through changing vegetation up to the higher altitudes of the Himalayan Kingdom.