(Altitude: 1460m/4789ft.)

In the north-eastern corner of Bhutan lies the ancient region of Kurtoe or Lhuentse as it is known today. It is the ancestral home of our Kings and boasts some sacred sites of pilgrimage in the country. It is located 77km from Mongar (3 hours’ drive) and is one of the most isolated districts in Bhutan.  The landscape is spectacular, with stark cliffs towering above river gorges and dense coniferous forests.  The region is famous for its weavers, and their distinctive textiles are generally considered to be the best in the country. Kishuthara is one textile that the Kurtoep women are deft in weaving.

List of some popular attractions and sites of Lhuntse:

  • Lhuentse Dzong
  • Dungkar Nagtsang
  • Gangzur Village
  • Khoma Village
  • Singye Dzong