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Amankora Bumthang

Bumthang, Bhutan

Amankora Bumthang is located in a stunning valley that is known as the spiritual hub of the country and the least visited region. With new flight routes from Paro to Bumthang, the area has become easily accessible for guests who don't want to drive.

At a Glance

  • The latest Aman property in Bhutan located in the east of Bhutan

  • Bumthang is the least visited area in Bhutan due to its distance from Paro, but therefore offers the most authentic experience in Bhutan.

  • New domestic flights from Paro mean you can fly here and then work your way back to Paro

  • Fantastic Aman service which includes meals, drinks and activities

  • Worth spending three nights to explore the whole valley with great options for day treks

Culture, Adventure, Honeymoon, Spa & health

Insider's View

Best to stay for 3 nights to make the most out of your visit to Bumthang.

Daniel Smith

Insider's View

Don't miss the Tang valley whilst your our staying in Bumthang. The most remote valley you will visit during your time in Bhutan and easily the most beautiful.

Jessica Cator

Insider's View

Go for a local beer and cheese tasting at the nearby Red Panda Brewery Garden.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Amankora Bumthang or take a look at our itineraries to Bumthang

Description

The Choekhor Valley where Amankora Bumthang is located is the site of some of Bhutan’s most auspicious monasteries and temples and easy day walks can take you to these beautiful sites. Many of these ancient buildings such as the 7th century Jampa Lhakhang are decorated with vibrant wall paintings and richly adorned altars that all have fascinating stories behind them. The surrounding area is also famed for its cottage industries including Bumthang butter, Emmenthal cheese, honey and the locally brewed Red Panda beer.

Amankora Bumthang is located adjacent to the Wangdichholing Palace, built in 1857 as the Kingdom’s first palace that served as the royal residence until this was moved to Thimphu in the 1950s. This is now the residence of a small monk body and you will often catch glimpses of them walking across the gardens from your bedroom.

The 16 suites are located in one building and are identical in design to those of the Aman properties in Punakha and Paro. There is also a library, well-appointed living room and impressive dining room. Located in the courtyard between the lodge and Wangdichholing Palace is an informal bonfire area for pre-dinner drinks. The spa offers three treatment rooms and a steam room.

Accommodation

Amankora Bumthang offers 16 guest suites in four separate buildings, each containing two suites on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. Each suite features wood-panelled interiors, a traditional bukhari, king size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower, twin vanities and daybed overlooking the courtyard and nearby Wangdicholing Palace and monastery.

Childcare

Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities. Kids will love the visits to organic farms and local cottage industries. They will also enjoy the varied flora, fauna and spectacular mountain terrain Bhutan has to offer. Some of the trekking however will only be suitable for older children.

Facilities

Facilities at Amankora Bumthang include a spa offering a range of holistic treatments, signature oil massages and complimentary steam facilities, a restaurant serving Western and Bhutanese cuisines, and an internet station in the library.

Activities

Bumthang is home to 29 temples and monasteries including the adjacent Wangdichholing Palace, a museum and many more attractions. In addition to treks and excursions to the city, Amankora Bumthang can also arrange visits to organic farms and local cottage industries, which produce the infamous Bumthang butter, Gouda and Emmental cheese, honey and a variety of intriguing fruit spirits and brandies.

Services

Book seven nights in Amankora properties throughout Bhutan and receive a complimentary car, driver and guide and one spa wellness treatment per journey.

Location & Directions

Bumthang, Bhutan

Amankora Bumthang is nestled in the Choekhor valley and adjacent to the first and second King of Bhutan's palace, Wangdicholing.

When to go

In the western, central and eastern Bhutan (Bumthang) you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon 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 monsoon 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 monsoon builds up for July-September.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Amankora Bumthang or take a look at our itineraries to Bumthang

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