Amankora Paro is beautifully set into the forest and delivers some breathtaking views. Traditional in design with carved wooden roofs, white wash walls and wood clad interiors.
We suggest finishing your journey of Bhutan in Paro and Amankora Paro will ensure you finish on a high, especially as it is set at an elevation of 2,250 meters
One of the larger lodges here you will find 24 suites, all have terrazzo clad baths which are utter bliss after climbing the famous and spirital site of Tiger's Nest Mountain
The Aman spa can also add some extra healing from hiking, rafting and walking. Set in the forest you will find facilities include a glass walled yoga studio, sauna and steam room.
The properties dining room with a view over snow covered Mount Jhomolhari will leave with those spectactular views that will forever remember
Near Balakha Village, 30 minutes from Paro town and the airport, Amankora Paro is located approximately 2,250m above sea level. The views take in 17th century Drukyel Dzong and stretch to the 7,300m high, snow-capped Jhomolhari and beyond.
There are six blocks with four suites each, two on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. The 24 suites are similar in design featuring natural rammed-earth walls, gently sloping roofs and wood-panelled interiors with a king-size bed, a traditional bukhari (wood-burning stove) and a large terrazzo-clad bath. Steps rise to a large stone terrace that leads to the lodge’s living room that is furnished with banquettes and lounging chairs. Adjacent is the library and a small boutique and beneath is the dining room, which opens on an external terrace overlooking a small stream. A track leads to a stone and timber terrace that contains a central fireplace that is surrounded by two lounging areas.
On two levels, the Spa contains an arrival area, changing rooms, sauna and steam rooms and a glass-walled yoga suite. Steps lead to the lower level, which includes one double treatment room and four single rooms, each fitted with a shower and unique outdoor stone bath.
When to visit
If you stay 7 nights in the Aman Hotels in Bhutan they offer a complimentary driver and guide.
Amankora Paro is located in the forest near Balakha Village, 30 minutes from Paro town and at approximately 2,250m above sea level.
11-hour 30-minute international flight (one change) to Paro Airport. Amankora Paro is a 30-minute drive from the airport.
Apple plucking season starts from July to August in the region of Paro and Thimphu.
Day Trip to Chelela Pass and Hike Kila Goenpa
Chele La Pass is known to be the highest motorable pass in Bhutan and provides wonderful views over Ha Valley and Paro District, which you have the chance to view today before taking a scenic hike and visit to Kila Nunnery.
Dressing up in traditional Bhutanese dress
Anyone who works in Bhutan must wear traditional national dress, and you can have the chance to dress up for a few hours to see how it feels. The Bhutanese absolute love visitors doing it!
The Drukgyal Dzong is located further up the Paro Valley from the Tiger's Nest Monastery and was built in 1649 by Tenzin Drukdra to celebrate victory over an invading army from Tibet.
Evening Prayers at a Buddhist Monastery
Evening prayers at a Buddhist Monastery is something you should do at least once on a tour of Bhutan. You will witness monks chanting traditional prayers, helping them prepare for meditation.
Explore the Paro Valley by Helicopter
A wonderful way to see the rich and fascinating Paro Valley
Farmhouse Visit & Home-Cooked Dinner
Visit Kyichu Lhakang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan dating back to 7th century before meeting with local community members in a nearby farmhouse to enjoying a home-cooked dinner.
Enjoy an excursion into one of the Bhutanese rivers and try your hand at fly-fishing.
Haa Valley Alpine Excursion
Experience the unique nomadic Haa culture in the Bhutan's formerly isolated Haa Valley.
The Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, dating from the 7th century and constructed by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsan Gampo.
Meet a Monk Your Own Age
Your children can have the opportunity to meet a monk their own age. 10% of Bhutan's population are monks and they can hear stories of getting up each day before first-light for prayers and their daily routines.
Visit a Buddhist temple for a monk blessing ceremony for an eternity of happiness.
Paro Dzong & National Museum
The Paro Dzong, or Rinpung Dzong as it is otherwise called, looms above the town of Paro. On the hill above the Dzong in the former watchtower you can visit the National Museum.
Explore the highlights of Paro with your guide and driver. From the National Museum and sacred Dzongs to a spectacular valley landscape dotted with farmhouses, Paro is home to many interesting sights worth exploring.
Paro Sunday Market
If you are in Paro on a Sunday then absolutely visit the local market. See a variety of vegetables on offer from 0630 until about 1000, and you can then see the archery ground following your visit.
Punakha Drubchen Festival
Held annually on February in Punakha, local militias dress up as Bhutanese warriors in this festival to re-enact the famous battle between Bhutan and Tibet.
Tea with a local family
Visiting a local home in Bhutan is an exceptionally interesting experience given the lovely hospitable nature of its people. Try traditional butter tea, or even some locally made rice wine 'Ara'.
The Haa Valley
The unspoilt Haa Valley is located close to Paro and offers a fantastic day out. Drive over the Chele Pass, Bhutan's highest road, and choose to free-wheel on bikes into the Haa Valley. Explore the local monastery, have a picnic and return to Paro.
Tiger's Nest Monastery
The Tiger's Nest Monastery is spectacular; legend has it that this cliffside was where Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan. Set off for the 2-hour walk to the viewpoint before continuing onto the Monastery.
Try your hand at Archery
Archery is the national sport of Bhutan and can be seen played throughout the Kingdom. Traditional bows are made from bamboo and witnessing an archery competition is an absolute highlight. We can easily arrange for you to have a go should you wish.
Zurig Lhakhang Hike & Archery
Hike through the scenic Paro Valley, visit historic Buddhist fortresses and try your hand at Bhutan's national sports - archery.