Amankora Bumthang

| Thimphu, Bhutan
 
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  • Overview
  • Location & Map
  • Highlights
  • Amenities

Overview

Overlooking established orchards and nestled near the grounds of one of Bhutan's royal palaces, the lodge offers a Library, comfortable Living Room, regal Dining Room and cosy Spa with three treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas. Accessed through an impressive stone-clad hallway, 16 guest suites are situated in four separate dwellings, each containing two suites on the ground floor and two on the upper floor. Suites feature wood-panelled interiors, a traditional bukhari, king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower, twin vanities and daybed overlooking the courtyard, nearby Wangdichholing Palace and monastery.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Amankora Bumthang
  • PO Box 831
  • Thimphu,
  • Bhutan

Location Summary
Descending from 7,000m high peaks in the north to the low-lying plains of the south, Bhutan’s rivers have forged deep valleys separated by high mountain passes. Historically isolated, each valley’s scenic beauty and topography affords visitors an opportunity for unique journeys of discovery between them.

Amankora Bumthang rests adjacent to First and Second King’s palace, Wangdichholing, within the town of Jakar in the Choekhor valley, a valley sprinkled with an exotic mix of sloping pine forests, apple orchards, and restful fields of farm produce.

Directions to Hotel
The Kingdom’s only airport is located in Paro. Druk Air, Bhutan’s national carrier, flies to Paro Airport from Delhi, (Calcutta), Kathmandu, Bangkok, Dhaka, Bodhgaya and Bagdora. Druk Air adheres to schedules as closely as possible barring vagaries of weather, low cloud, and occasional impromptu requests for seats by special delegations which may result in denied boarding for a few passengers.

Amanresorts recommends that guests fly into Paro from Bangkok, where Aman representatives can assist with the Druk Air check-in. Return flights are priced at US$948 business class and US$788 economy and take approximately three hours and 20 minutes, typically with early morning departure times. Guests can also fly to and from Delhi. Return flights are priced at US$921 for business class and US$709 economy. Prices are subject to change.

A dedicated Amankora Reservations team will assist with itinerary planning, Druk Air flight reservations, visa applications for Bhutan and all other aspects of your journey. Contact us at Tel: (975) 2 331 333 or email amankora@amanresorts.com.

Amankora Paro is a 30-minute drive from Paro airport and complimentary arrival and departure transfers are included in the guest programme.

Highlights

Spa Facility
Ease the strains of the day's journey through the mountains with a variety of holistic treatments at Amankora Bumthang. The spa specialises in customised oil massages which focus on specific areas of tension or provide for overall relaxation. Guests can also enjoy the complimentary steam facilities offered.
Archery
From traditional bamboo bows to advanced Olympic compound bows, archery is Bhutan’s national sport. Tutors in the art of archery are available as is practice with a traditional bow.
Boating
From September until May white-water rafting is possible in the Punakha Valley. During the earlier part of the season, trips provide an exhilarating ride through the deep river valleys. Later on in the season, the pace is more leisurely with an opportunity to admire the passing wildlife, farms, small villages and occasional dzong.
Fishing Fly
Bhutan’s rivers are teeming with trout in large part because fish is not a traditional part of the Bhutanese diet. Originally introduced to Bhutan by an officer of the British military, a day spent in the river valleys wetting the lines offers anglers an opportunity to enjoy the pristine surroundings while enticing their wily quarries. Equipment, guides and licenses can be arranged with advance notice.
Golfing
Bhutan’s 9-hole golf course is located in the heart of Thimphu, 2,800m above sea level, with a majestic backdrop of the capital’s administrative Tashichoe Dzong. Tee times can be arranged by Amankora.
Hiking
Paro Valley is also the starting point for many of Bhutan’s treks that range from the short four-day Druk Path crossing the mountains between Paro and Thimphu, to the challenging 21 - 42 day Snowman’s Trek that is often considered the world’s most difficult.

Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Archery
    - Boating
    - Fishing Fly
    - Golfing
    - Hiking


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Amankora Bumthang
Thimphu, Bhutan