- The multi-award winning Gangtey Lodge Bhutan offers every comfort and luxury in one of the most remote places in the world. Our 12 suite luxury lodge, discretely positioned near a cluster of farmhouses, is perched above the spectacular Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley.
- Its remote location and stunning design in the heart of Bhutan, allows one to take a step back in time, away from the stresses and distractions of modern day life. The 4th of the 5 valleys that make the Bhutan journey, Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley is a protected reserve for the black necked cranes, remaining untouched from the outside world. A journey into the rich culture, mystique and history of Bhutan awaits you.
- Farmhouse-style, 12-suite Gangtey Lodge took three years to build (without electricity) in Phobjikha, one of the country’s more isolated valleys, where sacred black-neck cranes migrate in winter. This luxurious version of a mountain hut makes for the perfect post to recharge in between hikes to Buddhist shrines.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Bhutan treks range from short valley walks to testing full-day hikes over mountain trails, punctuated by wildlife and abundant greenery.
Leaving from Amankora Thimphu, the half-day hike to this monastic village takes in the mysterious 12th-century temple and can include lunch with the monks.
Setting off from Amankora Punakha, this hike among rice paddies and lush forests offers dramatic views of the surrounding temples and landscape.
This trail, behind Amankora Gangtey, rises through Tokha village and upward amid bamboo shoots and an old forest to Khelikha.
The imposing structure, built in 1857 as the Kingdom’s first palace, has monks in residence and can be visited throughout the year.
A world away from the everyday, Gangtey Lodge is an all-suite outpost overlooking Bhutan’s Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley. Surrounded by mountains and forests, the Lodge offers guests spectacular views of this unspoiled landscape. And indoors, this boutique hotel stays true to the time-honoured culture and traditions of its home country. Aptly named ‘Farmhouse Suites’, the rooms at the Gangtey Lodge take farmhouse living to the next level. Think log fires, exposed beams and indulgent slipper baths. Modern amenities, like slate underfloor heating, add a touch of luxury without offsetting the traditional design. And, for a flavour of traditional life here, you even have the opportunity to visit a genuine Bhutanese farmhouse to experience a typical day with the family who live there.
As well as days on an authentic farm, Gangtey Lodge can arrange variety of excursions from the spiritual to the adventurous. Visit Gangtey Valley’s namesake and at certain times of year, you might be lucky enough to receive a personal blessing from the Tulku at Gangtey Monastery. Or take a guided hike through dense forest and blossoming woodland to a site offering 360° views of the Valley. Continue your cultural education back at the Lodge with a traditional Hot Stone Bath or holistic spa treatment.
Across the five lodges, Amankora’s 72 suites fuse contemporary design with rustic materials to create a sleek yet convivial atmosphere. Openplan bedrooms and living rooms have kingsize beds, window seats and traditional bukhari wood burners. Ensuite bathrooms, clad in terrazzo,centre on a large freestanding bathtub.
Hidden in thick pine forest, Paro suites feature walls clad in wood and black steel panelling. At an elevation of 2,250 metres, Paro Valley is the entry point for most journeys through the Kingdom. Surrounded by pine forests, the 24-Suite retreat contrasts rustic elements with contemporary design. Guest Suites offer a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window seat, reading chair and traditional bukhari wood-burning stove.
Located in the capital’s Motithang area, and built in the style of a traditional dzong fortress. Open-plan wood-panelled suites. Set in the upper reaches of the Motithang area, the 16-Suite Lodge of Amankora Thimphu is close to the capital’s sights and shopping yet remains a secluded retreat. Guest Suites, combining a bedroom and lounge, feature a bukhari wood-burning stove and views across a landscaped courtyard or of a stream and pine forest.
Reached by a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River. Incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former chief abbot. Suites are identical to those at Paro, with views of an orange orchard and rice terraces. Reached via a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River, the Amankora Punakha Lodge incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former Je Khenpo (chief abbot of Bhutan). Eight of the suites are identical in design to those of Amankora Paro, with views across an orange orchard and rice terraces. The four Mo Chhu Suites are situated in a new building, and two feature separate 40m2 living areas. The suites can be combined to offer two 2-bedroom units.
Set on a forested knoll within a wildlife reserve,with views of a 16th-century monastery. Suites are identical to those at Thimphu. In the little-visited Phobjikha Valley near the village of Gangtey, the eight-Suite Amankora Gangtey is set on a forested knoll with scenic views of the valley floor and the 16th-century Gangtey Goemba monastery. Part of an important wildlife reserve, the valley is home each winter to a flock of 300 endangered black-neck cranes. Suite interiors are identical to those of Amankora Thimphu, each enjoying a view across the valley.
Bumthang lodge resides next to a royal palace in the Choekhor Valley. The area is home to 29 temples and monasteries,and is a treasure-trove of traditional art. Suites are similar to those at Paro. Bumthang is home to 29 temples and monasteries, and is a treasure-trove of Bhutan’s art and painting traditions. The 16-Suite Amankora Bumthang rests adjacent to the Wandichholing Palace, within the town of Jakar in the Choekhor Valley.
An array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served across all five Amankora lodges, using local ingredients such as yak meat and fresh honey from the Bumthang Valley. Private dining can be arranged, indoors or outdoors, for intimate dinners or group celebrations. An array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served across all five Amankora Lodges, using local ingredients such as yak meat and fresh honey from the Bumthang Valley. Private dining can be arranged both inside and outside the Lodges, whether for an intimate dinner or group celebration.
Bumthang Dining Room
Shaded by fruit trees, the courtyard provides an alfresco dining venue. The interior dining area features a cosy fireplace. Views of the courtyard and the palace.
Gangtey Dining Room
Large family-style dining tables and floor-to-ceiling windows. Sweeping views of the valley and a 16th-century monastery.
Thimphu Lodge Dining Room
Soaring ceilings and wood panelled walls complement an outdoor dining deck. Views of the nearby stream and surrounding forest.
Each of Amankora’s lodges offer a peaceful spa, but it is their tranquil natural settings that provide the real frame for regular immersive retreats. Hosted by renowned wellness experts from around the world, these retreats are designed to balance body and mind through different practices, whether yoga, meditation, discussion, silence or therapeutic work. Focusing on Himalayan plant- and herb-based therapies, treatments at Amankora’s five Spas, spread across the five Lodges, offer a wholly Bhutanese experience. Interiors are scented with cedar wood – used as a Buddhist incense as well as a traditional remedy – while Bhutan massages, scrubs and baths soothe the senses.
A hot stone bath can be taken in a candlelit stone hut near Amankora Gangtey, where bamboo sliding doors reveal mesmerising views of the valley, and some of Amankora’s Lodges.
A library in each lodge features a range of books on Buddhism, local folklore, textiles and the Himalayas. Venue for private dining and in-house activities. Laptop available for guest use.
Relaxation And Fitness
Incorporating Himalayan plants and herbs,different spa therapies are available across Amankora’s five lodges, offering a uniquely Bhutanese healing experience.