Consisting of four valleys — Chhume, Choekhor, Tang and Ura — Bumthang is home to no less than 29 temples and monasteries, a museum and 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.
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, are the marvelous suites. Visits to organic farms and local cottage industries can be arranged. Bumthang produces a variety of products including butter, cheese, honey, spirits and brandies.
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. Each suite features wood-panelled interiors, a traditional bukhari, king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower, twin vanities and daybed overlooking the courtyard and nearby Wangdicholing Palace and monastery.
Dining at this spectacular resort can be done from the dinning room, or on the open-concept terrace. Guests can choose from indigenous cuisine or western menu options. Dinner on the terrace is an absolutely unforgetable experience. Watch villagers interact with the local monks as they perform traditional dances around there camp fire.
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. Similarly to the other Amankora properties, the Bumthang area is an excellent choice for those whom enjoy hiking, which varies in difficulty. Ohter activities include cultural tours of the neighbouring villages, rafting, fishing, and archery.
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