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 Punakha is ideally located just a short drive north of the impressive 17th-century Punakha Dzong and Puntsho Pelri Palace. The lodge is set in remote wilderness of the Phobjikha Valley and is accessed by crossing a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu (Mother River). Once over the bridge a short walk or drive will take you to a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse, traditionally built as a residence to oversee the surrounding rice paddies and fruit orchards. The suites are similar in design to Amankora Paro and it is a smaller lodge with just 8 suites. The intimacy and the traditional farmhouse atmosphere is perhaps the reason for this being such a consistent favourite of guests.
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.