Lhuentse is located in the northeastern region of Bhutan and is popularly known as the Kurtoe Valley. The valley is also the ancestral homeland for monarchs of Bhutan. The region is renowned for their art of weaving distinctive textiles called the Kishuthara which is famous throughout the country and today it is also gaining popularity among the foreigners too. The landscape of the valley is extravagant with impenetrable conifer woods and bare cliffs hovering over the valley. Lhuentse also acts as the biological corridor that connects three major national parks in the country. The Wangchuck Centennial Park in the north, Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary in the east and Thrumshingla National Park in the South are all connected through the corridor.

Getting to Lhuentse

Travelers can drive to Lhuentse from Thimphu which is 465km and takes about 16 hours or they can also choose to fly to Bumthang domestic airport which takes about 30 minutes and then drive to Lhuentse.


Lhuentse experiences favorable weather with average temperature of 19°C.



Popular Attractions in Lhuntse

A small village consisting of about 10 households located at about 2km from Lhuentse town, Gangzur village is known for its earthen pottery farm
The 157 feet bronze statue of Guru Nangsey Zileon sits atop a hill in Takila in Lhuntse District.
Textiles sourced from this village are highly sought after in the country and are generally sold at a premium.
Lhuentse Dzong also known as Lhuentse Rinchentse Dzong is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Kuri River below.