Thimphu, Bhutan

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • 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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
Adventure Local Immersion Wellness


Near Kuenga Chhoeling Palace
Upper Motithang
P.O. Box 831
Nearest Airport:
Paro (PBH)
2 mi / 3 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Air Conditioning
  • All-inclusive
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Shopping


  • Babysitting Services
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sauna
  • Spa

In Your Room
  • Butler Service
  • Hair Dryer

About Us

Amankora Paro, Amankora Punakha, Amankora Gangtey, Amankora Thimphuand Amankora Bumthangoffer a unique experience of Bhutan’s impressive dzongs (fortress-monasteries), historic lhakhangs (temples) and pristine Himalayan landscapes, opening access to traditions unchanged over centuries.

Sited in the picturesque Paro Valley near Balakha Village, 20 minutes from Paro’s only international airport, Amankora Paro is a 24-suite pine forest retreat commanding dramatic views of the 17th century Drukyel Dzong and the snow clad peak of Mount Jhomolhari at an elevation of 7,300 metres. Centred by a large flagstone courtyard, a lime-washed stone pavilion houses the living and dining room facilities, and library. Conceptualized as a ‘village’ and connected by flagstone pathways, the resort’s architecture draws inspiration from traditional Bhutanese building traditions. Suites are similar in design, featuring natural rammed-earth walls, gently sloping roofs and wood-paneled interiors with a king-size bed, a traditional bukhari wood-burning stove and a large terrazzo-clad bath.

Amankora’s Living Room is appointed with comfortable sofas and lounge chairs; an ideal spot for drinks and conversation, its floor to ceiling windows reveal a vista of Drukyel Dzong and snow- capped Jhomolhari beyond. The Library here provides a range of books on Buddhism and local lore, textiles and the Himalayas.

Overlooking the surrounding blue pine forest and Amankora Paro’sherb garden, the Spa’s relaxation and sauna rooms feature local timbers and glass walls filtering the forest light. A welcome return after treks, glass-walled treatment rooms feature hot stone baths with traditional massage and herb-based Bhutanese healing therapies. Spa facilities feature a yoga and meditation room.

Sited in a blue pine forest in the upper reaches of the Motithang area of the Thimphu Valley, Amankora Thimphuis a 16-suite lodge providing ready access to the museums, shopping and numerous sites of Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu, yet remains a quiet retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. Stairs lead down to the Spa which is appointed with three treatment rooms, and steam and sauna rooms. Suites are housed in two blocks joined to the lodge’s public areas by covered walkways. Consisting of a combined living and bedroom with a king-size bed, a reading chair and a window banquette, a traditional wood-burning bukhari stove is again provided, positioned between the bedroom and the spacious bathroom, which enjoys a view from the terrazzo-clad bath through a vertical window.

In Punakha’s temperate climate, the courtyard suits outdoor dining and relaxation. Adjacent is a tea pavilion that was once the royal kitchen, through which one accesses a two-storey building housing a yoga/meditation room with open views of the surrounding rice terraces on its upper level, while the lower level encompasses two private treatment rooms and a steam room.

Best of the Best

Imagine a kingdom where “gross national happiness” is paramount, where culture and tradition hold strong, and where Buddhism has predominated since the 7th century. Amankora operates five unique lodges in complete harmony with their environment, offering an inside look at the rich culture and beauty of this stunning region. Stay at Amankora Thimphu, in a blue-pine forest; in Amankora Gangtey, overlooking a 16th-century monastery; or in Amankora Bumthang, neighbor to Wangdichholing, the palace of the first and second kings. Paro and Punakha lodges offer countless opportunities to explore the valley, visiting monasteries and temples.

Advisor Tip

Be sure to book a stay at the Punakha lodge. In spring it offers a warm, subtropical contrast to your Bhutan adventure – plus it comes with an amazing infinity-edge pool. –Ally Daisa Santa Barbara, California

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Near Kuenga Chhoeling Palace
Upper Motithang
P.O. Box 831
Nearest Airport
Paro (PBH), 2 Miles / 3 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Suite (Single) Per Person

Suite (Single) Per Person

  • Non-Smoking

Suite (Double) Per Person

Suite (Double) Per Person

  • Non-Smoking
Total 2 Records

Facts & Policies

Adventure, Local Immersion, Wellness
Vibe Zen
Room Style Contemporary
Number of Rooms 74
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

This information has not been provided by the Supplier.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

In order to confirm Amankora room/journey reservation, a 10% deposit payment against the accommodation costs is required at time of booking and/or no later than 60 days prior to arrival. The reservation remains tentative until the deposit is paid. The balance payment of 90% can be paid at any time and should be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Bookings received within 30 days of scheduled arrival, require full prepayment of the entire program cost at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

The initial deposit payment of 10% will not be refunded if the booking is cancelled within 60 to 30 days of the scheduled arrival date. Should the balance payment of 90% not be received within 30 days of arrival date, the booking will be considered as cancelled and the initial 10% payment will not be refunded.

No refunds on prepayments of the entire program* will be made if cancellations are made within 30 days of the date of arrival. No refunds will be extended on early departures.

Accepted Forms of Payment

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Terms & Conditions

Please inquire direct.

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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • 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
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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enjoyable first class

By: Martinm624

Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2019

everything was first class. No problems. Every need and concern met without any question
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen