The Amankora Paro was the first Aman resort to be established in Bhutan and its sister properties now extend throughout the country offering a luxurious benchmark for those wishing to see Bhutan whilst enjoying the benefits of the renowned Aman style.
At a Glance
2,250m above sea level overlooking Mt. Jumolhari
30 min. drive from Paro's international airport
Spa with a sauna, steam room, five treatment rooms with hot stone baths and a yoga suite
Library with books, publications and internet
The largest of an Amankora properties in Bhutan and ideal for 3 nights
If you stay 7 nights in the Aman Hotels in Bhutan they offer a complimentary driver and guide.Daniel Smith
Experience the traditional Bhtuanese Hot Stone Bath here! The Amankora has truly Unique spa rooms with individual outdoor Hot Stone Baths.Jessica Cator
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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.
Amankora Paro offers 24 suites featuring similar decor and furnishings to the other Aman hotels in the country; a king size bed, a traditional bukhari (wood-burning stove) and a large terrazzo-clad bath.
Children are generally welcome but there are no specific facilities. Children will love 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 at Amankora Paro include a lime-washed stone pavilion where the living and dining rooms offer incredible views and a selection of Western and Indian cuisines, a boutique providing a collection of local fabrics and goods while the library features assorted books, publications, and the internet. The spa features a sauna, steam room, five treatment rooms with hot stone baths, changing rooms and a glass-walled yoga suite. Book seven nights in Amankora properties throughout Bhutan and receive a complimentary car, driver and guide and one spa wellness treatment per journey.
A number of excursions and experiences are on offer at Amankora Paro, including a visit to the 17th century ruins of Drukyel Dzong. Visit Cheri Goemba, the first monastery established in Bhutan,
At the 7th century temple of Kyichu Lhakhang. For further insight into Buddhism and the spirituality of the Bhutanese people, visit the National Museum, Paro Dzong and Dumtse Llakhang. Other activities include archery, fishing, golf, white-water rafting and some fantastic trekking.
Location & Directions
Amankora Paro is located in the forest near Balakha Village, 30 minutes from Paro town and at approximately 2,250m above sea level.
When to go
In the western, central and eastern Bhutan 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.