Situated in the northeast of Bhutan, Lhuentse is one of the most isolated Dzongkhag. However, it enjoys historic importance in Bhutan as the Kurtoe region of Lhuentse is the ancestral home of the Wangchuck Dynasty, who descends from the noble family of Dungkhar Choeje. Lhuentse is also known for several renowned pilgrimage sites of Guru Padmasambhava which includes Singye Dzong, Baeyul Khenpajong and Phunying La.
Lhuentse has a total area of 2853.54 sq.km with altitude ranging from 800m to 5,700m. The Dzongkhag mainly depend on agricultural activities for their livelihood, though farming remains largely subsistence since it is hindered by limited agricultural land and other farm infrastructure.
Places of Interest
Lhuentse Dzong was built in 1654 and has two divisions, the upper Dzong which belongs to the monk body while the lower Dzong houses the Dzongkhags administration.
Kurtoe Dungkhar Dzong is the ancestral home of the Bhutan’s Royal Family where the first Druk Gyalpo was born.
The Khoma village in Lhuentse is notably famed for its weavers and special textiles and fabrics, generally considered to be the best in the country.