Set in the remote Phobjika Valley, this deeply secluded lodge aims to completely immerse its guests in Bhutanese culture and spectacular natural landscapes. There are just eight suites, furnished in Aman’s signature pared-back style, with king-sized beds, freestanding baths and wood-burning stoves. Wildlife lovers will delight in the property’s location in the heart of the Black Mountains National Park, where the critically endangered Black-necked cranes arrive from November onwards to spend the winter. Guests drawn to the spiritual side of Bhutanese life can visit the 17th-century Gangtay Goemba monastery – one of the most important in Nyingmapa Buddhism.
Seasonal Bhutanese menus are offered at Amankora Gangtey’s communal dining table, and special meals can be set up in a candlelit former potato hut, accompanied by traditional folk music and singing. The small spa offers hot stone baths and yoga sessions, while the peaceful library is a lovely space to take in the views of a landscape virtually untouched by time.
Couples & romantics
Families with older children
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Take in the sweeping views of pine forests and the Black Mountains from your suite
Borrow one of the lodge’s bikes to further explore your exhilarating surroundings
Sample a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath looking out over views of the Phobjika Valley
Settle into a comfortable window seat with a glass of wine and watch the evening mists descend over the hills
Enjoy an atmospheric meal in the candlelit converted potato hut, with a warming bukhari stove and traditional folk music
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Rise early to join the monks for morning prayer
Marvel at the centuries-old Gangtay Goemba Monastery and its prime views over the Phobjikha valley
Learn more about the region’s most famous visitor at the Black-necked crane conservation centre
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