Location: Eastern Bhutan
Distance from Mongar: 76km (2hrs)
Elevation: 1,700m (5,580ft)

Lhuntse Attractions

Lhendrup Rinchentse Dzong

Popularly known as Lhundub Rinchentse, the Dzong was built in 1654 by the Trongsa Penlop Chogyal Minjur Tempa at a site where once stood a small temple built by Nagi Wangchuk in 1552. Built on a hill overlooking the Kurichu, the dzong is today the administrative and the religious centre of the district. The Dzong houses many sacred artifacts installed by the 4th Druk Desid Tenzin Rabgay.

Singye Dzong

The famed Singye Dzong, one of the most important sites of pilgrimage in Bhutan, is a three days uphill walk from Lhuentse Dzong. It is located at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, the Precious Tantric Master once meditated here. Singye dzong is the main sacred place where Guru Rinpoche meditated. A journey to Singye Dzong will be a rewarding experience.

Khini Lhakhang

It is said to have been constructed at the same time as Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro and Jampey Lhakhang in Bumthang in the 7th century.

Ethnic Festivals

Priu’ in Gangzur, ‘Haa’ in Metsho, and ‘Lhacham’ in Khoma Geogs.

The Underground Palace

The ancient ruins of the underground palace of the Bangtsho King in Tsenkhar Geog can still be seen.

Varied Flora and Fauna

Besides the many day hike trails, picnic spots and camping sites, there is a wide variety of flora and fauna. The Black-Necked Crane arrives in Membi Geog in the first Bhutanese month and can be seen in flocks in the paddy fields of Tangmachu.

Other Attractions

Aja Nye Trek via Phuningla, Rodongla Trek via Khini Lhakhang, etc.