Built in the style of a traditional dzong fortress, Amankora Thimphu is both a secluded mountain retreat and the perfect base for visiting Bhutan’s capital. Set on the forested slopes surrounding the city, the 16-suite lodge’s authentic Bhutanese design is elevated with smart contemporary touches. Each suite is equipped with a king-sized bed, deep freestanding bathtub and a welcoming wood-burning stove. Spectacular views out over the pine forest can be enjoyed from the rooms, and you may even hear the sounds of the gentle stream while strolling through the grounds.
A fine dining spin is placed upon the Bhutanese, Thai and international cuisine on offer at Amankora Thimphu. Meals can be enjoyed in the striking restaurant and lounge, on the outdoor terrace or perhaps from the comfort of your suite. The sleek spa offers meditative forest bathing sessions and Ayurvedic head-massages, while more active guests can take advantage of the endless walking and bicycle trails through the Himalayan foothills, archery lessons or guided hikes to nearby monasteries – where lunches can be arranged with Bhutanese monks.
Couples & romantics
Those seeking nature and tranquility
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Begin the day with an energy-balancing yoga class
Try your hand at the Bhutanese national sport of archery
Sample Amankora Thimphu’s signature Ayurvedic head massage in the spa
Learn more about Bhutan and Buddhism in the country during a lecture with Mynak Tulku Rinpoche
Sink into your deep soaking bathtub to unwind from the day’s adventures
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Go hiking or mountain biking in the surrounding hills
Venture out to Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu’s striking principal monastery and government complex
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