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Gangtey LodgeGangtey, Bumthang & Beyond
Set in a remote location near an imposing 17th-century monastery, in the ancient and mystical Kingdom of Bhutan, in the eastern Himalayas, the Gangtey Lodge offers an escape from the modern world and immersion in Bhutanese nature and culture. Built in traditional farmhouse style, Gangtey lodge has sweeping views of the Gangtey (Phobjikha) valley and monastery.
Offering impeccable service, superb attention to detail and warm hospitality, Gangtey Lodge will appeal to adventurous couples seeking an intimate and remote escape in an enchanting setting.
The charming Gangtey Lodge provides 12 spacious suites that reflect the country’s cultural heritage with warm fabrics, earthy tones and local handicrafts. Wood-burning stoves and under-floor heating keep them cosy, while the freestanding baths capture the best of the views.
Meals are held around a long community table, and feature Bhutanese, Asian and Western dishes, made from locally sourced produce.
Go mountain biking or hiking, visit Gangtey monastery or experience the breathtaking scenery in a hot-air balloon – Gangtey Lodge is the first to offer this experience in Bhutan. Back at the lodge, be pampered with a massage in the privacy of your room or relax with a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire.
Gangtey Lodge Information
Location & Getting There
Gangtey Lodge is nestled in a hidden valley in the eastern Himalayas, a 6-hour drive from Paro Airport. Once a 17th century monstary, the structure is now home to the charming Gangtey Lodge.
The rural retreat provides 12 luxurious suites, each with their own cozy fireplace and wood burning stoves. The spacious lounge and dining areas, decorated with plush leather furniture and warm fabrics, offer floor-to-ceiling views of the valley below.
Gangtey Lodge will appeal to adventurous guests seeking a perfect escape from modern life. Guests can go mountain biking, hiking or visit Gangtey monastery. One of the highlights during the spring and autumn months will be the world's highest commercial balloon flight for a spectacular early morning Himalayan experience.
Bhutanese hot stone bath & in-room spa treatments
Restaurant featuring Bhutanese, Asian and Western cuisine
Complimentary use of mountain bikes
Visit the rare black-necked crane centre
Breakfast and blessing at the Gangtey Goemba monastery
Prayer flag hoisting, Buddhist meditation, and butter lamp ceremony
Mountain biking, trekking, and Bhutanese archery and darts
Gangtey Valley hike and picnic
Private barbeque lunch at a monastery in the Gangtey Valley
Visit to a local farmhouse
“Gangtey Lodge is an understated and elegant lodge with sublime architecture and sweeping views of the Gangtey valley and monastery in Bhutan. The suites reflect Bhutan's cultural heritage with warm fabrics, earthy tones and local handicrafts. Evenings here are particularly cosy. Have a hot stone bath and then relax with warm blankets by the fire.”
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
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