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Lhuntse- Famous for sites of pilgrimage

Lhuntse was formerly known as Kurtoe. It is situated in the north-east corner of Bhutan. It is one of the most isolated places of Bhutan. It is 77 km away from the city Mongar, so you would have to drive for 3 hrs from there to reach Lhuntse. It is a beautiful place as it is located on the Kuri Chhu river valley. This place is very famous for its intricate woven clothes and unique textiles; they are considered to be one of the best in Bhutan. Also, there are numerous religious pilgrimage sites there, as Lhuntse was originally a site of a monastery which was established in 1543 by the son of Trenton Pema Lingpa, whose name was Kunga Wangpo.

If you want to see the spectacular landscape and coniferous forest, then book your package today from the best travel agents in Bhutan. This place attracts more and more tourists because here you can do trekking, you can see dense forests which have the challenging trail and also there are many beautiful rivers there. You can enjoy all this by coming here and get the tickets and other things done by a trusted Bhutan travel agent, who knows everything about the place.

There are many places to visit near Lhuntse like Thrumshingla National Park, Trashiganag, Jakar, Gangzur village, etc, and many more. You can get additional information about the places from us-the reliable Bhutan travel agent, as we can well verse you about the best places to visit there. We are the top travel agents in Bhutan who will tell you about the sacred temples there, monasteries and the history of the place. Our travel agency in Siliguri will tell about how famous this place is for handicrafts like weaving, embroidery and making baskets. Also, if you have a love for photography, this place is a masterpiece for you. So, book your tickets today and visit one of the most isolated and beautiful places in Bhutan.

Places to Visit Mongar / Lhuntse / Ura Valley

Mongar Dzong

According to oral legend, a king named Karpo Dung invited an architect from Paro, Zochhen Bala to build a fortress in the region.  The architect while surveying the land came across a white stone shaped like a bowl on a mound just above Kurichhu. He called the place Zhongkar (white bowl), now known as Mongar, and on this spot stands the present dzong. Zhongar Dzong was demolished by a fire and a subsequent earthquake that lasted seven days. It was abandoned thereafter and its functions shifted to present-day Mongar.

Mongar Dzong

It is site of one of Bhutan's newest Dzong built in 1930s. Yet the Dzong is built in the same method and traditions of all the other Dzongs; no drawings and nails have been used. A visit gives visitors an impression of how traditional Bhutanese architecture has continued to thrive through the centuries.

Mongar Dzong

Located at about 20 minutes walk from Mongar town, this privately owned monastery was founded by Lama Sangdag, the sixth son of Terton Pema Lingpa. It is of great cultural significance and a repository of a wide range of spiritual treasures and other sacred objects known to have been revealed by Terton Pema Lingpa.

Drametse Lhakhang

Dramtse Lhakhang means, ‘the peak without enemy’, is one of the largest and most important monastery in eastern Bhutan, situated about 18 km away from Trashigang to Monger highway. The lhakhang was founded by a highly accomplished Ani (nun) named Choten Zangmo in the 16th century, the granddaughter of the famous religious master Terton Pema Lingpa .The lhakhang is deeply associated with Terton Pema Lingpa and the Peling tradition of Buddhism. It houses a full range of spiritual treasures and other sacred objects and is the source of spiritual inspiration to the people of Drametse and neighbouring communities.The local people from Mongar and Trashigang gather at Drametse Lhakhang to witness the annual religious festival, celebrated every year on the 10th day of Bhutanese calendar and  locally known as Kaggsol Chenmo, Trel Da Tshechu and Daw Drugpai Choep. The Drametse Ngacham (Dance of the drums of Drametse) was established by Lam Kuenga Gyeltshen, Ani Chhoeten Zangmo’s brother and 

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