Mongar is located on hill (like most of the eastern Bhutan towns and villages) at an average of 1600m altitude. The older town was relocated to the current site after the reconstruction of the road. It is the district head quarter and shopping center for villagers of Kurtoe (Lhuntshi) and Mongar. It is quite common for people here to speak three- four dialects because of its location as well as the district being the home to Khengpa, Tsangla and Kurotep speaking groups. The town is small, pleasant with traditionally painted and decorated shops lining the main street. Rows of large eucalyptus trees are planted around the town, somewhat protecting from the wind.