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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.
Amankora Bumthang was 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.
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.
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.
Spa & steam room
Courtyard with outdoor dining
Monasteries and temples
Sample Bumthang butter, Swiss cheeses, honey and brandies
Amankora Bumthang, Bhutan
“Amankora Bumthangis is a property in Bhutan that goes above and beyond. Expect impeccable service and lots of R&R in this peaceful escape from reality. Each suite features a traditional Bukhari, king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower, twin vanities and daybed overlooking the courtyard, Wangdichholing Palace and monastery.”
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.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your vacation will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.