Zhiwa Ling Ascent is located in the hills above Bhutan's captial city; Thimphu. This contemporary hotel boasts stunning views of not only the city from a distance but the rolling hills beyond. Explore the Bhutanese capital, returning to panoramic views.
Beautiful location on the hill above the valley
The hotel boasts a modern, Scandanavian design
360 degree views from the roof of Thimphu Valley
There is a yoga area which can be converted into cinema
Zhiwa Ling Ascent is the sister property of Zhiwaling in Paro but boasts its own charm, characteristics and very different style. The hotel is located on the hill, nestled in verdant woodland giving the property a real sense of calm and tranquility.
The hotel is also situated close to the Hospitality School where most of the friendly staff come from; a positive initiative to help support the local Bhutanese people.
The building has an impressive facade and oozes a real Scandanavian feel with a real minimalist wooden feel. The rooms are relatively basic but comfotable and have all the amenities you'd need.
One highlight of Zhiwa Ling Ascent are the panaromic views of the valley from the hotel's roof. The views really will take your breath away, they are beautiful. Enjoy your meals out here should you wish, there are also comfortable chairs for you to go and take in the views and simply relax.
The restaurant has lovely high ceilings and fantastic natural light, but the best thing is the food. Simply divine, meticulsouly planned the team can cook up a mix of delicious local delicacies combined with international favourites.
When to visit
The excellent Kiwi-helmed restaurant here has curried the favor of the king and court. So there's a solid chance you could rub shoulders with royalty, but you'll leave more than satisfied regardless!
Zhiwa Ling is a contemporary hotel located on a ridge overlooking Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city.
Fly into Paro Airport and then Zhiwa Ling is a 2 hr drive from there.
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.
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.
Local Archery Experience
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.
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.
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.