Yoodra Goenpa is located on a hill top in Lhuntse valley. From Yurbi you can hike up within 4 hours. Driving can be difficult during the summer months and early autumn when the road gets very muddy. Once you reach the Goenpa you have a great view of the surrounding mountain peaks and hilltops. It is particularly wonderful for Buddhist travelers and pilgrims but also for people who enjoy hiking and nature.

Yoodra Rinpoche’s wife is a lovely lady who speaks English and is incredibly hospitable to everyone who shows up. This place is a treat for everyone who visits Bhutan looking for seclusion, everyday Buddhism, retreats and hikes.

You can visit Jangchubling monastery on the way. It was founded in the 18th century by Pekar Gyatso and until recently was under the patronage of the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorji. The daughter of the 1st King, Ashi Wangmo lived here at the monastery as a nun. The monastery is easily accessible from a feeder road.

This is surely a gem of a place in Bhutan where not many foreigners have reached before you.

  • Location: Lhuntse
  • Facilities: Indoor bathrooms, hot water, Western style toilets
  • Surroundings: Jangchubling monastery, several hikes