With almost thirty monasteries and temples strewn across its mountains and valleys, Bumthang is considered the spiritual centre of Bhutan. Located in the little town of Jakar, close to the grand Wandicholing Palace, 16-suite Amankora Bumthang combines authentic Bhutanese touches with modern comforts such as king-sized beds, deep-soaking bathtubs and wood-burning stoves. The restaurant overlooks a pretty courtyard and, on warm evenings, meals can be taken outside under the fruit trees. Treatments in the spa focus on soothing limbs after a day's trekking, and incorporate natural remedies and ingredients sourced from the surrounding valleys.
With Bhutan's spiritual side providing such an important role in explorations of Bumthang, Amankora’s classic programme of outdoor activities are complimented by a remarkable, hand-crafted selection of cultural activities. Excursions can be arranged to join monks at their evening prayers in a local monastery, participate in sacred Buddhist healing rituals or join a memorable butter-lamp lighting ceremony.
Couples & romantics
Lovers of culture and history
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Bring balance to your day with a morning yoga class
Breathe in the invigorating mountain air on a walk or bike ride along the trails
Take lunch out on the courtyard, enjoying the views of the fruit orchards and distant peaks
Sample the spa’s signature Zen massage and its wealth of nurturing herbal treatments
Curl up with a warming glass of wine in front of the fire
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Stroll to the royal palace of Wangdichholing, a masterpiece of 18th century Bhutanese architecture
Enjoy lunch at a local farmhouse, feasting on the produce of Bumthang’s renowned pastures, orchards and dairies
Visit the home of Bhutan’s national beer on a tour of the Red Panda brewery
Participate in the mesmerising butter lamp lighting ceremony at Jambay Lhakhang
Venture out to explore the highlights of the Tang Valley including the Burning Lake
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