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Best Time: September - November Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest Airport: Paro International Airport Check Flights

"The Ancient Region of Kurtoe"

Lhuentse Tourism

Lhuentse is a small town located 67 kilometres away from Mongar in Eastern Bhutan. The town is remote and one of the least developed districts in Bhutan which was formerly known as Kurtoe. It is the ancestral home of the Royal family; hence keeping the most distinct art forms of the country intact.

Apart from being a popular camping site, Lhuetnse is the proud owner of some of the best textiles in Bhutan. Though the town does not have many tourist attractions, Lhuentse Dzong, Jigme Namgyel Naktsang and Kilung Lhakhang are some of the places that you should not miss. The Khoma Village is especially famous for the textile factory that weaves Kushutara (brocade).

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Dzala, Chocangacakha and Kurtop are the majorly spoken languages.


Lhuentse does not have a very big or loud market but one can buy wooden handicrafts, woven clothes and dry fruits from here.


Buddhism is the major religion.


The city is small and quiet and hence the nightlife is not very happening. There are no night clubs in the city.


Though English is fairly understood by many people, it is still better if you learn a few Dzala phrases for more convenient conversation.

Restaurants and Local Food in Lhuentse

Since the town is not accustomed to many tourists, you will not find a lot of restaurants or cafes here. There are a few hotels that serve decent food. One among them is Shangrila which serves delicious Bhutanese food to its customers.
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What's Great?

The scenery is beautiful, peaceful and quiet, away from chaos.

What's Not So Great?

No marketplace, very few choices in hotels, limited transportation within the city.

How To Reach Lhuentse

There are regular buses from Thimphu that operate on Monday, Thursday and Friday to Lhuentse. Cabs may also be hired from Thimphu and Paro to reach Lhuentse.

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