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In the north-eastern corner of Bhutan lies the ancient region of Kurtoe or Lhuentse as it is known today. It is the ancestral home of our Kings and boasts some sacred sites of pilgrimage in the country. It is located 77km from Mongar (3 hours’ drive) and is one of the most isolated districts in Bhutan. The landscape is spectacular, with stark cliffs towering above river gorges and dense coniferous forests. The region is famous for its weavers, and their distinctive textiles are generally considered to be the best in the country. Kishuthara is one textile that the Kurtoep women are deft in weaving.

  • Jangchubling monastery

    It was founded in the 18th century by Pekar Gyatso and till recently was under the patronage of the ...

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  • Khoma village

    Khoma village is well known for traditional hand woven textile works. It is an hour’s walk from th...

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  • Aja Nye Trek

    Another pilgrimage site, it is a day’s trek to Phuningla passing through the villages of Domkhar, ...

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  • Gangzur village
    gangzur village

    At a distance of two kilometers from the Dzong is the Gangzur village that is most popular for potte...

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  • Dungkar Nagtshang

    Among the noble lineages to emerge from Kurtoe, the house of Dungkar was home to the Trongsa Penlop ...

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  • Tsokar Tsona Lakes

    A group of lakes translated as "White and Black lakes" that are pilgrimage sites are situated above ...

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  • Lhuentse Dzong

    Lhuentse Dzong also known as a Lhundup Rinchentse, is located in the Kuri Chhu valley which is part...

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  • Kilung Lhakhang

    A twenty minutes drive from the Dzong on the route towards Kurtoe Dungkhar is the small village of K...

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