Six Senses Thimphu

Thimphu, Bhutan

At a Glance

  • Spectacular views of Thimphu Valley and the giant Buddha

  • Fantastic spa and wellness centre

  • Generous room size starting from 67sqm

  • Serene setting, yet within reasonable drive to attractions in Bhutan's capital

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In the western, central and eastern Bhutan you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The green season occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the green season has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the green season builds up for July-September.

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Description

Hugged by lush green forest on Thimphu's steep valley, Six Senses Thimphu blends spectacular view, rustic luxury and relatively easy access from Bhutan's capital.

Six Senses Thimphu brings rustic luxury to new heights in Bhutan's capital. The lodge is beautifully located on a mountain hillside south of the capital at 2,650 meters, providing a grandiose view of the Kingdom's forested valley. As with all Six Senses in Bhutan, the lodge has been designed to seamlessly incorporate and reflect the history of the site that it sits within.

The largest among the Six Senses Bhutan lodges, Six Senses Thimphu comprises of 20 suites and 5 villas, bringing exclusivity to its tranquil setting. Its opulent design incorporates heritage with lobby-reflecting ponds, earning the lodge a nickname of "Palace in the Sky".

Facilities include an indoor pool, all-day restaurant, private dining, bar and lounge. The famous Six Senses Spa and Wellness Centre is a delightful experience complete with gym, manicure and pedicure room.

Thimphu is home to various attractions worth exploring, such as Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and National Textile Museum.

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Experiences

  • Afternoon Tour of Thimphu

    Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing around Thimphu. This tour includes a visit to Tamchog Lhakhang, the beautiful National Memorial Chorten, the golden Buddha Dodernma before taking in the views and enjoying the local farmers' market.

  • Apple Plucking

    Apple plucking season starts from July to August in the region of Paro and Thimphu.

  • Cultural Tour of Thimphu

    Spend the afternoon visiting some of Thimphu's cultural artistic sights. Your guide will take you to the impressive Zorig Chusum, Weaving centre, Folk Heritage Museum & Jungshi Paper factory. All play an important role in understanding Bhutanese culture.

  • Day in Thimphu

    You can easily fill an afternoon or day exploring Thimphu. It is worth visiting the Tashiccho Dzong, where essentially Bhutan is governed from. Also of interest is the Simtokha Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Changagkka Temple & Folk Museum.

  • Dochu La Pass

    At an altitude of 3,100 metres, The Dochula Pass is a high mountain pass known for its 108 distinctive memorial stupas and breathtaking panoramic views over the Himalayas.

  • 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!

  • Drukgyel Dzong

    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.

  • 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.

  • Fly Fishing

    Enjoy an excursion into one of the Bhutanese rivers and try your hand at fly-fishing.

  • Kyichu Lhakhang

    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.

  • Morning Hike to Cheri and Tango Goempa

    Enjoy a hike through the beautiful and beguiling Bhutanese countryside. Visit the Cheri and Tango Goemba, two beautiful monasteries in the hills between which lies the Thimphu Chu River.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Thimpu

    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.

  • Thimphu Weekend Market

    You shouldn’t miss the weekend market in Thimphu. People from nearby valleys arrive on Thursday afternoon and stay to sell their goods – vegetables, other foodstuffs and handicrafts – until Sunday evening.

  • 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.

Location & directions

Thimphu, Bhutan

Six Senses Thimphu is located on the steep Thimphu valley within apple orchards to the North and pine forests to the South.

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