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Explore Lhuentse, a scenic isolated town within its namesake district in northeastern Bhutan. Surrounded by the Wangchuk Centennial Park, the Thrumshingla National Park, and the Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Lhuentse offers camping and hiking options aplenty within these protected biological corridors. Overlooking the Kuri Chhu valley, the Lhuentse Dzong looms over town with views of river gorges and lush mountain slopes covered in coniferous forests. As the ancestral home of the Bhutanese Royal family, the House of Dungkar journeys Bhutan’s past. Expect several local sacred sites here, especially the world’s largest statue Of Guru Padmasambhava, at Takila, an hour south of Lhuntse. Local livelihoods revolve around farming rice, maize, rarely, and buckwheat among others. Folk songs and the shamanic on rituals including Chopdes can be witnessed here during festivities. Workshops with traditional looms where Kurtoep women weave the intricate and exquisite Kushitara textiles are punctuated across Khoma village.

Highlights

  • Protected Biological Corridors
  • Hiking & Outdoors
  • Lhuentse Dzong

Places to Stay

Lhuentse Tented Camp

Style: Camp

Nestled amid the northeastern highlands of Bhutan, Lhuentse Tented Camp welcomes you to a land of forested slopes, age-old animist traditions, and the ancestral home of kings. Walk into comfortable tents that let you experience the picturesque wilderness while ensuring modern essentials including private ensuite.

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