Chhusa is the last village on this side of the river before one reaches the Tibetan border along the ancient mule track. Previously, the Bhutanese of higher altitudes had to travel to lower areas to barter, glean, collect and trade. For salt however, they had to travel to Tibet. So, the Bhutanese had to travel quite a bit across the little kingdom and beyond on nowadays forgotten footpaths which used to be like highways during those days.

The young lady of this farmhouse, Aum Tshering, speaks good English. She is very active and happy to receive guests. The place is very remote and you will find some unique Bhutanese cultural characteristics relating to architecture, hospitality and daily life in general. However, you will need an extra two days if you want to visit this part of Lhuntse.

From here you can hike to Rinchenpumba, given the footpath has been maintained well, or you can reach another village by just walking along the river bank and crossing a suspension bridge to the other side. It goes without saying that the scenery is breath-taking in this part of the world. The house has been refurbished and by now the attached bathrooms should be ready. On the way to Chusa you will drive through Dungkar, the village where the Wangchuck dynasty has its origins.

  • Location: Lhuntse
  • Facilities: Indoor bathrooms, hot water on demand
  • Surroundings: Dungkar village, Rinchenpumpa, several hikes possible