Brief Background

Lhuentse Dzongkhag is bordered by Bumthang in the West, Tashiyangtse in the East, Mongar in the South and China in the North. The Dzongkhag covers an area of approximately 2853.55 sq. km with altitudes ranging from 600 to 5800 meters above sea level. It has warm summer and cold winter. The annual average temperature rises to 24 °C in summer and falls to 15 °C in winter. Annual rainfall ranges from 1000 to 1500 mm.

Lhuentse Dzong currently houses the Dzongkhag Administration office and Lhuentse Rabdey. Dzongkhag Tshogdu serves as the highest decision making body with an elected chairperson from amongst its members and Gewog Tshogde in Gewogs with the Gup as de facto chairperson.

Construction of farm roads has connected all the Eight Gewog Centers even penetrating most of the villages reducing the walking distance to less than an hour from road head for over 95 percent of the population. The Dzongkhag takes special pride in being an ancestral home of our Kings with splendid Jigme Namgyel Nagtshang which still stands at the same place. It is also blessed with the visits of the holy figures.

Today it is popularly known as the ultimate destination for Buddhist pilgrims because of its important Neys like Singye Dzong, Rinchen Bumpa, Jangchubling Lhakhang, Takila Guru Lhakhang and many more. Lhuentse is also well known for exotic Kishuthara productions.

Introduction of rural telephone and B-mobile services has further shrunk the Dzongkhag into a small village. It has achieved over 98% of telecommunication connectivity with only Tsango village under Khoma left unconnected due to sheer distance. The Dzongkhag is recently connected with  3G internet services.

The Dzongkhag now with all modern technological connectivity and facilities can be considered at equal footing with other Dzongkhags.

Vision and Mission 






A vibrant Dzongkhag that is culturally strong, socially cohesive, economically sound and environmentally healthy with governance ethics



To create an enabling environment for holistic development by ensuring prompt and better services to be self reliant Dzongkhag.