Amankora has created a series of five lodges, providing a circular pilgrimage through the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan‘s breathtaking central and western valleys. The lodges are all unique and allow you to experience the best Bhutan has to offer whilst not compromising on the level of accommodation. Your personal guide will help you to discover and explore many of Bhutan’s lesser visited monasteries and villages, enriching your experience of the Kingdom.
The journey usually begins and ends at Paro and along your journey you will encounter exceptionally high levels of service, the classic Aman attention to detail and a personalised experience tailored to your preferences. Each lodge comprises of luxuriously spacious suites and dedicated spa areas for unwinding after a day trekking and exploring. The food at each lodge is a fusion of Bhutanese, Asian and Western dishes, accompanied by a remarkable wine list.
Amankora Bumthang is the latest Aman property in Bhutan, having opened in 2007. It rests adjacent to First and Second King’s palace, Wangdichholing, within the town of Jakar in the Choekhor Valley, which combines an exotic mix of sloping pine forests, apple orchards and restful fields of farm produce. Throughout this valley lie many of the Kingdom’s most auspicious and highly revered houses of worship and ancient monasteries, many of which are decorated with still vibrant ancient wall paintings and richly adorned alters. The 16 suites, all overlooking the courtyard and Wangdichholing Palace and monastery, are placed in four separate structures each containing two suites on the ground floor and two on the upper floor.
The valley offers some wonderful day treks which allow you to discover some of the local cottage industries which produce the highly sought after Bumthang butter, Swiss cheeses, honey, brandies and also home to the local Red Panda brewery. From Amankora Bumthang you can also experience the Bumthang Owl Trek. This is a two day trek involving staying at different camps along the way, at which you can hear the howling of owls which gives this trek its name.
Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Bumthang into a greater Bhutan holiday. Take a look at Trekking Through the Land of the Thunder Dragon as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.
Amankora Bumthang Information
- Location & Getting There
Resting within the town of Jakar in the Choekhor Valley, Amankora Bumthang is a 6-hour drive from Paro Airport.
The 16 suites are situated in four separate structures, accessed through a grand stone-clad hallway. Each room features a traditional bukhari, king-size bed, terrazzo bath and a daybed, with windows overlooking the courtyard and nearby Wangdichholing Palace and monastery.
- Spa & steam room
- Courtyard with outdoor dining area
- Dining: 1 restaurant
Guests must visit the many Kingdom’s most auspicious and highly revered houses of worship and ancient monasteries, sprawled across the Choekhor Valley, or go on mountain treks and jeep excursions. The Wangdichholing Palace is also a place for guest looking to immerse in a local cultural experience.
Children are welcome but no specific facilities are available as the resort is somewhat better suited for couples.