Combining ‘aman’, the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’ and ‘kora’ meaning ‘circular pilgrimage’ in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language, Amankora is a series of luxury lodges in Bhutan’s central and western valleys.
These small lodges, owned and operated by the internationally acclaimed Aman Resorts, represent the pinnacle of luxury in Bhutan and are a 5 star ++ standard.
The first 5 star resort in the Paro Valley to be owned and operated by a Bhutanese enterprise.
The 45-room Zhiwa Ling combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern day technology. Envisioned and created by a local Bhutanese company, the hotel’s elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices and masterful stonework coexist beautifully with improved telecommunication systems and Swedish under-floor heating.
The 5 star resort is located on a pine covered hillside close to Paro town. The 29 room Uma by COMO Paro is surrounded by orchards, valleys and terraced mountains. It may lie in a hidden Himalayan kingdom, however when it comes to detail guests used to higher standards of luxury will feel at home.
Built by traditionally trained Bhutanese artisans the hotel is infused with clean lined modernism whilst maintaining the feel of a Bhutanese village melding into the Blue Pine forest on the cliffs above. Watch the moon rise and the sun set and be moved by the uplifting sense of quiet.
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, rests in the heart of the Himalayas at 2350 m above sea level overlooking the Wang Chu river valley.
The accommodation in the international five star Taj Tashi Hotel includes 57 deluxe and luxury rooms plus 9 suites. The spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms reflect the essence of Bhutanese art and architecture in a contemporary setting combined with with both Thimphu city and mountain views.
The intimate 11-room Uma by COMO Punakha offers a COMO Shambala Spa Retreat featuring 2 treatment rooms, one with a hot stone bath, and offering traditional Bhutanese therapies.
The hotel is situated on a hillside in the verdant Punakha Valley, a five-hour drive from the airport and just 3.5 hours from Thimphu.
Dhensa Punakha sits in the heart of the beautiful Punakha Valley. Flanked by thick pine forests, it overlooks the Punakha Chu (river) and hundreds of paddy fields that descend to the valley floor.
The 24 suites are set in six cottages, all with private balconies. They encapsulate the beauty of simplicity. The spacious interiors are deliberately understated in design.
Gangtey Goenpa lodge offers the style and comfort of a fine country house. Located in the heart of Bhutan, a stay at this magnificent lodge will surely draw you away from the stress and materialism of modern life.
All 12 guest suites command sweeping views over the Phobijikha Valley below and of the Gangtey Goenpa (monastery). Heated hand cut stone floors and deep bathtubs next to beautiful glass door wood burning stoves complete the sense of luxury and cosiness.