Amankora Thimphu is an impressive building whose architecture reflects the magnificent dzongs for which the country is known. The main white-washed buildings are accessed through an enclosed arrival court. Stairs lead up to the combined living and dining room with high ceilings and wood-panelled walls. The outdoor dining deck looks out to the forest and a nearby stream. The spa features three treatment rooms, a steam room and changing rooms.
Guest suites consist of a combined bedroom and living room with a large bed, reading chair and window seat with views of either the courtyard or the pine forest and stream. A traditional wood-burning stove or bukhari is located between the bedroom and the bathroom. The bathroom is spacious and has twin hand basins, a bathtub, separate shower cubicle and toilet.
While here guests can visit Thimphuâ€™s folk-heritage and textile museums and festive ceremonies which offer an insight into Bhutanâ€™s cultural and spiritual traditions. There are also many monasteries and temples in Thimphu that can be visited, as well as shops, food markets and restaurants. Bhutan's nine-hole golf course is in Thimphu and the lodge can arrange tee times.
Photos courtesy of Amankora Thimphu
Open: Amankora Thimphu is open all year.
Location: Amankora Thimphu is located in the upper reaches of the Motihang area of the Thimpu Valley, a 2 hour drive from Paro. It is at an elevation of 2,350 metres and is surrounded by richly forested mountains.
Rooms: There are 16 suites, all with a combined lounge and bedroom plus a large bathroom. Suites also feature a wood-burning stove, perfect for cooler days.
Activities: Guests can visit the shops, markets and museums of Thimphu town, walk from the lodge to Cheri Goemba and enjoy walks in the valley. There is a golf course in Thimphu and Amankora can arrange tee times.
Facilities: The lodge has a combined living and dining room and an outdoor deck. The spa offers a range of treatments (pay locally) and includes a steam room.
Dining: Meals are taken at communal tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: We recommend malarial prophylactics for travel to the low lying districts of southern Bhutan only.
Communication: There is no internet access at Amankora Thimphu.