Only recently has Six Senses taken a step into Bhutan, and has done so running. Three of the five hotels have so far launched, all boasting warming timbers, elegant stone walls and a wealth of activities.
With 20 Lodge Suites and 5 villas, two of which come with their own private butler and spa treatment room, you will want for nothing at Six Senses Thimpu. Floor-to-ceiling windows compliment the wooden and stone features in the villas and rooms, basking them in a warming light, while the traditional wood burner, or Bhukhari, wraps the room in cosy heat.
The heart of the property is dominated by a tranquil infinity pool that overlooks the rolling green hills, while the kind and welcoming staff are on hand to help you with anything. From here tuck into a truly delicious dinner outside, letting the inky night sky wrap the valley in darkness. As you sit back, look out for the peppering of monastic lights nestled in the valley side, and let the utter quiet and tranquillity of Six Senses wash over you.
During the day, immerse yourself in the Bhutanese history and culture with visits to medieval Dzongs, giant Buddhas encased in gold, and the arts and crafts of traditional Bhutan. With the capital of Bhutan a stones throw away, you can explore the many incredible attractions which showcase the country's rich diversity. A highlight would be to visit local monasteries and discover the strong sense of spirituality that makes Bhutan so incredible. You can try a meditating session with local monks whilst overlooked by the striking Himalayas.
Things to do:
Complimentary yoga and meditation in the mornings
Explore local dzongs or fortresses, including Simtokha Dzong, which is the oldest in the country and was built in 1629
Discover the history of Buddhism at Buddhist Point, one of the largest Buddha in the world
Stop by the Institute of Art and Craft and discover the creations and traditions still widely used today
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