Road, distance and drive from Jakar to Mongar
The distance from Jakar(Bumthang) to Mongar is about 192kms(7hrs), from Jakar the road follows the east bank of Chamkhar chu and climbs up the ridge to Tansibi village. From here the road ascends to Sertangla pass(3590mts) and descends to Ura which is about 48kms from Jakar. Ura situated at an altitude of 3100m, with around 40 or more houses closed build is quite an interesting village to visit. From Ura the road goes through the Thrumsingla National Park, climbing over the cliffs past forest and campsites until Thrumsingla pass(3750mts). On a clear day Gangkar Phuensum, Bhutan’s highest peak can be seen from here, after crossing the pass, the drive descends to Sengor. From here the road takes a steep descent into Kuri chu valley, the road passes rock cliffs, numerous waterfalls and streams leaving the Park area and emerging to Kuri chu valley. The area is good for bird watching. From here the road descends gradually through terraced rice fields and tropical fruit plants to Kuri Zampa bridge(570mts), from here the the road climbs uphill through Chir-pine forest and cultivated fields for about 25kms and arrive at Mongar, located on a top of a hill.