Amankora Punakha Lodge
Reached via a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River, the Amankora Punakha Lodge incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former Je Khenpo (chief abbot of Bhutan).
Amankora Punakha’s eight Suites contrasts rustic elements with contemporary design, offering a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window seat, reading chair and traditional bukhari wood-burning stove, with views across an orange orchard and rice terraces.
Amankora’s five Lodges offer travellers the opportunity to experience the Kingdon of Bhutan’s remarkable land Explore the valleys of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro with a private guide, taking in ancient monasteries, majestic mountains and more of this high-altitude Himalayan kingdom.
An array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served across all five Amankora Lodges, using local ingredients such as yak meat and fresh honey from the Bumthang Valley. Private dining can be arranged both inside and outside the Lodges, whether for an intimate dinner or group celebration.
Focusing on Himalayan plant- and herb-based therapies, treatments at Amankora’s five Spas, spread across the five Lodges, offer a wholly Bhutanese experience. Interiors are scented with cedar wood – used as a Buddhist incense as well as a traditional remedy – while Bhutan massages, scrubs and baths soothe the senses.
Guided excursions through the valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha and Bumthang offer the chance to experience a remote kingdom, with vast forests, dramatic inclines and 7,000-metre peaks. All Amankora itineraries can be adjusted to suit preferences, both before arrival and on the groundscape and rich cultural heritage, all beneath soaring Himalayan peaks.