The Experience


Amanresorts can tailor make an Amankora Journey based on preferred days of stay.

Specially created menus featuring matsutake mushrooms will be available at Amankora Paro and Amankora Thimphu.

As close to being there as one might imagine, Amanresorts is pleased to present BHUTAN, the pictorial journey where images of a remote culture and its sustained traditions are at every turn revealed as wholly captivating.

Adhering to ancient cultural, religious and social traditions, Bhutan annually offers a limited number of travellers wonderful insights into life in the Himalayas as it has been lived for many centuries. Descending from 7,500-metre high Alps 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.

Combining the Sanskrit word ‘aman’ or peace with ‘kora’ or circular pilgrimage in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language, Amankora is a series of guest lodges located throughout Bhutan’s principal western and central valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha and (from 1 November, 2007) Bumthang. Together they provide an ideal circuit for discovery of cultural traditions unchanged over centuries.


amankora paro – Suites feature a combined lounge and bedroom that is furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window-seat and reading chair. In one corner is the traditional bukhari, a wood-burning stove. Opening from the bedroom is the spacious bathroom which is dominated by a large terrazzo-clad bath, flanked on one side by twin vanities and hanging space, and on the other by a separate shower and toilet.

amankora thimphu – Suites combine a bedroom and lounge, and feature a king-size bed, a reading chair and a window banquette. This provides views across a landscaped courtyard, or of the stream and pine forest. A traditional bukhari is positioned between the bedroom and the bathroom. The suite’s interior features wood panelling and chocolate brown walls. The spacious bathroom opens from the bedroom and provides twin vanities, separate shower and toilet, hanging space and a terrazzo-clad bath.

amankora punakha – Identical in Bhutanese-inspired design to those of Amankora Paro, eight Suites are located in three, rammed-earth buildings set in an orange orchard with views across the rice paddies and up Punakha Valley.

amankora gangtey – The eight Suites are identical to those of Amankora Thimphu, providing an open-plan living and bedroom area with views across the valley.

amankora bumthang – Accessed through an impressive stone-clad hallway, 16 guest Suites are situated in four separate structures, 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 a daybed overlooking the courtyard and nearby Wangdichholing Palace and monastery.


Incorporating Bhutan’s traditional plant and herb-based therapies into each of the spa menus, the Amankora Spa deepens guests’ direct experience and appreciation of Bhutan’s unique natural and cultural resources. Through smell, touch, hearing, sight and taste, the Amankora Spa strives to capture a sensation which is wholly Bhutanese. The scent of the Spa is cedarwood, which is used as temple incense by the Tibetans and is employed in Bhutan’s traditional medical remedies for respiratory, skin and arthritic conditions, and as a circulatory stimulant and relaxant. Guests Receive:

  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • A hot stone bath for two persons (60 minutes)
    • once during stay. Only available at Paro lodge.
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
  • Upgrades are not applicable with this participant
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