Flight Schedule Effective from 29th Mar – 14th May 2015

DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR
MON KB205 DELPBH 635 925
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB207 BOMKTM 500 745
KTMPBH 820 935
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820
KB301 DACPBH 850 1010
TUE KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB210 PBHCCU 700 740
KB211 CCUPBH 830 1010
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB1001 PBHBUT 800 835
KB1002 BUTPBH 855 930
WED KB205 DELPBH 500 750
KB302 PBHDAC 840 940
KB303 DACPBH 1020 1120
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820
IXBPBH 855 955
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1715
KB121 BKKPBH 455 655
KB500 PBHCCU 755 835
CCUSIN 905 1605
KB400 PBHKTM 830 935
KB401 KTMPBH 1005 1140
THU KB141 BKKGAU 650 820
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB204 PBHDEL 1125 1315
KB206 PBHKTM 1055 1140
KTMBOM 1215 1420
KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB120 PBHBKK 1135 1535
KB402 PBHKTM 600 705
KB403 KTMPBH 735 910
KB1003 PBHBUT 945 1020
KB1004 BUTPBH 1040 1115
FRI KB205 DELPBH 635 925
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB207 BOMKTM 500 745
KTMPBH 820 935
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820
KB301 DACPBH 850 1010
SAT KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB500 PBHCCU 755 835
CCUSIN 905 1605
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB210 PBHCCU 700 800
KB211 CCUPBH 830 1030
SUN KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHDEL 1125 1315
KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1715
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820
IXBPBH 855 955
KB206 PBHKTM 1055 1140
KTMBOM 1215 1420
KB1001 PBHBUT 800 835
KB1002 BUTPBH 855 930

Flight Schedule Effective from 1st Sept – 31 Jan 2016

DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR ACFT
MON KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820 2
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 3
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB300 PBHDAC 740 900 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 940 1100
KB210 PBHCCU 1140 1240
KB211 CCUPBH 1320 1520
TUE KB129 BKKPBH 600 800 1
KB120 PBHBKK 900 1300
KB121 BKKPBH 1400 1600
KB400 PBHKTM 700 745 2
KB401 KTMPBH 825 940
KB204 PBHDEL 1040 1230
KB205 DELPBH 1330 1620
KB501 SINCCU 600 800 3
CCUPBH 835 1015
KB130 PBHIXB 1115 1115
IXBBKK 1150 1620
KB1001 PBHBUT 900 935 ATR
KB1002 BUTPBH 1005 1035
KB210 PBHCCU 1140 1240
KB211 CCUPBH 1320 1520
WED KB131 BKKIXB 650 820 1
IXBPBH 855 955
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1715
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 2
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 3
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 900 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1240
KB211 CCUPBH 1320 1520
THU KB206 PBHBOM 730 1010 1
KB207 BOMPBH 1110 1450
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820 2
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB501 SINCCU 600 800 3
CCUPBH 835 1015
KB204 PBHDEL 1105 1255
KB205 DELPBH 1355 1645
KB400 PBHKTM 700 805 ATR
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1020
KB1001 PBHBUT 1100 1135
KB1002 BUTPBH 1205 1240
FRI KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000 2
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB120 PBHBKK 730 1130 3
KB121 BKKPBH 1230 1430
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 850 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500
SAT KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 2
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000 3
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB1001 PBHBUT 900 935 ATR
KB1002 BUTPBH 1005 1035
SUN KB501 SINCCU 630 830 1
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1715
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820 2
IXBPBH 855 955
KB204 PBHDEL 1100 1250
KB205 DELPBH 1350 1640
PBHBOM 730 1010 3
BOMPBH 1110 1450
KB400 PBHKTM 700 805 ATR
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1240
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500

Flight Schedule Effective from 16th July – 31Aug 2015

DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR ACFT
MON KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820 2
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB120 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB121 BKKPBH 1620 1820
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 3
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 900 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500
TUE KB120 PBHBKK 730 1130 1
KB121 BKKPBH 1230 1430
KB400 PBHKTM 700 745 2
KB401 KTMPBH 825 940
KB204 PBHDEL 1040 1230
KB205 DELPBH 1330 1620
KB501 SINCCU 600 800 3
CCUPBH 835 1015
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB1001 PBHBUT 900 935 ATR
KB1002 BUTPBH 1005 1035
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500
WED KB131 BKKIXB 650 820 1
IXBPBH 855 955
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1715
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 2
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 3
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 900 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500
THU KB141 BKKGAU 650 820 1
GAUPBH 850 1020
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB501 SINCCU 630 830 2
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB204 PBHDEL 1145 1335
KB205 DELPBH 1435 1725
KB400 PBHKTM 700 805 ATR
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1020
KB1001 PBHBUT 1100 1135
KB1002 BUTPBH 1205 1240
FRI KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KB400 KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000 2
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB120 PBHBKK 730 1130 3
KB121 BKKPBH 1230 1430
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 900 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500
SAT KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 2
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000 3
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB1001 PBHBUT 900 935 ATR
KB1002 BUTPBH 1005 1035
SUN KB501 SINCCU 630 805 1
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1645
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820 2
IXBPBH 855 955
KB204 PBHDEL 1100 1250
KB205 DELPBH 1350 1640
KB400 PBHKTM 700 805 ATR
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500

Flight Schedule Effective from 15th May To 15th July 2015

DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR ACFT
MON KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820 2
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB120 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB121 BKKPBH 1620 1820
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 3
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 900 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1520
TUE KB120 PBHBKK 730 1130 1
KB121 BKKPBH 1230 1430
KB400 PBHKTM 700 745 2
KB401 KTMPBH 825 940
KB204 PBHDEL 1040 1230
KB205 DELPBH 1330 1620
KB501 SINCCU 600 800 3
CCUPBH 835 1015
KB130 PBHIXB 1115 1115
IXBBKK 1150 1620
KB1001 PBHBUT 900 935 ATR
KB1002 BUTPBH 1005 1035
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1520
WED KB131 BKKIXB 650 820 1
IXBPBH 855 955
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1715
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 2
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 3
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 900 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1520
THU KB206 PBHBOM 730 1010 1
KB207 BOMPBH 1110 1450
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820 2
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB501 SINCCU 630 830 3
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB204 PBHDEL 1145 1335
KB205 DELPBH 1435 1725
KB400 PBHKTM 700 805 ATR
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1020
KB1001 PBHBUT 1100 1135
KB1002 BUTPBH 1205 1240
FRI KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000 2
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB128 PBHBKK 730 1130 3
KB129 BKKPBH 1230 1430
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820 ATR
KB301 DACPBH 900 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1520
SAT KB204 PBHKTM 800 845 1
KTMDEL 925 1055
KB205 DELKTM 1155 1355
KTMPBH 1435 1550
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800 2
CCUSIN 835 1535
KB129 BKKPBH 800 1000 3
KB130 PBHIXB 1115 1115
IXBBKK 1150 1620
KB1001 PBHBUT 900 935 ATR
KB1002 BUTPBH 1005 1035
SUN KB501 SINCCU 630 830 1
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1715
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820 2
IXBPBH 855 955
KB204 PBHDEL 1100 1250
KB205 DELPBH 1350 1640
KB206 PBHBOM 730 1010 3
KB207 BOMPBH 1110 1450
KB400 PBHKTM 700 805 ATR
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1020
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500

Flight Schedule Effective from 1st Mar to 28Mar 2015

DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR
MON KB205 DELPBH 635 925
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB207 BOMKTM 500 745
KTMPBH 820 935
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820
KB301 DACPBH 850 1010
TUE KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB129 BKKPBH 650 850
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB210 PBHCCU 700 740
KB211 CCUPBH 815 955
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB1001 PBHBUT 800 835
KB1002 BUTPBH 900 935
WED KB205 DELPBH 500 750
KB300 PBHDAC 840 940
KB301 DACPBH 1020 1120
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820
IXBPBH 855 955
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1720
KB129 BKKPBH 445 645
KB500 PBHCCU 755 835
CCUSIN 905 1605
KB400 PBHKTM 830 935
KB401 KTMPBH 1005 1140
KB400 PBHKTM 700 745
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1000
THU KB204 PBHDEL 1130 1320
KB141 BKKGAU 650 820
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB206 PBHKTM 1055 1140
KTMBOM 1215 1420
KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB120 PBHBKK 1135 1525
KB1001 PBHBUT 945 1020
KB1002 BUTPBH 1040 1115
FRI KB205 DELPBH 635 925
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB207 BOMKTM 500 745
KTMPBH 820 935
KB121 BKKPBH 720 920
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820
KB301 DACPBH 850 1010
SAT KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB500 PBHCCU 755 835
CCUSIN 905 1605
KB129 BKKPBH 650 850
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB210 PBHCCU 700 800
KB211 CCUPBH 830 1030
SUN KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHDEL 1130 1320
KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1720
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820
IXBPBH 855 955
KB206 PBHKTM 1055 1140
KTMBOM 1215 1420
KB1001 PBHBUT 800 835
KB1002 BUTPBH 900 935

Flight Schedule Effective from 1st Feb – 28th Feb 2015

DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR
MON KB205 DELPBH 635 925
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB141 BKKGAU 645 820
GAUPBH 855 1020
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB207 BOMKTM 500 745
KTMPBH 820 935
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820
KB301 DACPBH 850 1010
TUE KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB129 BKKPBH 650 850
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB210 PBHCCU 700 740
KB211 CCUPBH 815 955
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 1520
KB1001 PBHBUT 800 835
KB1002 BUTPBH 855 930
WED KB205 DELPBH 500 750
KB300 PBHDAC 840 940
KB301 DACPBH 1020 1120
KB131 BKKIXB 650 820
IXBPBH 855 955
KB122 PBHGAY 1050 1130
GAYBKK 1205 1635
KB129 BKKPBH 445 645
KB500 PBHCCU 755 835
CCUSIN 905 1605
KB400 PBHKTM 830 935
KB401 KTMPBH 1005 1140
THU KB400 PBHKTM 700 745
KB401 KTMPBH 845 1000
KB204 PBHDEL 1130 1320
KB123 BKKGAY 650 820
GAYPBH 855 1035
KB206 PBHKTM 1055 1140
KTMBOM 1215 1420
KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB120 PBHBKK 1135 1525
KB1001 PBHBUT 945 1020
KB1002 BUTPBH 1040 1115
FRI KB205 DELPBH 1125 1125
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1125
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB207 BOMKTM 500 745
KTMPBH 820 935
KB121 BKKPBH 720 935
KB128 PBHBKK 1120 935
KB300 PBHDAC 700 820
KB301 DACPBH 850 1010
SAT KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHKTM 1125 1210
KTMDEL 1245 1415
KB500 PBHCCU 755 835
CCUSIN 905 1605
KB129 BKKPBH 650 850
KB130 PBHIXB 1100 1100
IXBBKK 1135 1605
KB210 PBHCCU 700 800
KB211 CCUPBH 830 1030
SUN KB205 DELKTM 635 835
KTMPBH 910 1025
KB204 PBHDEL 1130 1320
KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 905 1045
KB140 PBHGAU 1145 1210
GAUBKK 1245 1635
KB131 BKKIXB 650 1635
IXBPBH 855 955
KB206 PBHKTM 1055 1140
KTMBOM 1215 1420
KB1001 PBHBUT 800 835
KB1002 BUTPBH 900 935

Flight Schedule Effective from 1st Dec 2014 – 31st Jan 2015

DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR
MON KB128 PBHBKK 800 1200
KB129 BKKPBH 1300 1500
KB141 BKKGAU 720 850
GAUPBH 920 1045
KB120 PBHBKK 1135 1525
KB204 PBHKTM 840 935
KTMDEL 1010 1140
KB205 DELKTM 1240 1440
KTMPBH 1515 1640
KB210 PBHCCU 720 820
KB211 CCUPBH 850 1050
KB1001 PBHBUT 1130 1205
KB1002 BUTPBH 1230 1305
KB300 PBHDAC 1335 1455
KB301 DACPBH 1525 1645
KB210 PBHCCU 800 840
TUE KB211 CCUPBH 920 1100
KB124 PBHGAY 1140 1220
KB125 GAYPBH 1300 1440
KB121 BKKPBH 720 920
KB130 PBHIXB 1130 1130
IXBBKK 1200 1630
KB204 PBHDEL 910 1100
KB205 DELPBH 1200 1450
KB300 PBHDAC 730 850
KB301 DACPBH 920 1040
KB400 PBHKTM 1130 1235
WED KB401 KTMPBH 1315 1450
KB500 PBHCCU 720 800
CCUSIN 840 1540
KB204 PBHDEL 910 1100
KB205 DELPBH 1200 1450
KB131 BKKIXB 855 1030
IXBPBH 1100 1155
KB140 PBHGAU 1230 1255
GAUBKK 1325 1755
KB400 PBHKTM 720 825
KB401 KTMPBH 910 1045
THU KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 900 1040
KB400 PBHKTM 1140 1225
KB401 KTMPBH 1315 1430
KB206 PBHBOM 840 1120
KB207 BOMPBH 1220 1550
KB141 BKKGAU 720 850
GAUPBH 920 1045
KB120 PBHBKK 1135 1525
KB210 PBHCCU 720 820
KB211 CCUPBH 850 1050
KB1001 PBHBUT 1130 1205
KB1002 BUTPBH 1230 1305
FRI KB121 BKKPBH 720 920
KB122 PBHGAY 1100 1140
GAYBKK 1210 1640
KB128 PBHBKK 800 1200
KB129 BKKPBH 1300 1500
KB204 PBHKTM 840 935
KTMDEL 1010 1140
KB205 DELKTM 1240 1440
KTMPBH 1515 1640
KB210 PBHCCU 720 820
KB211 CCUPBH 850 1050
KB300 PBHDAC 1120 1240
KB301 DACPBH 1310 1430
SAT KB500 PBHCCU 720 800
CCUSIN 840 1540
KB204 PBHDEL 910 1100
KB205 DELPBH 1200 1450
KB123 BKKGAY 720 850
GAYPBH 920 1100
KB130 PBHIXB 1140 1140
IXBBKK 1210 1635
KB210 PBHCCU 720 820
KB211 CCUPBH 850 1050
KB1001 PBHBUT 1130 1205
KB1002 BUTPBH 1230 1305
SUN KB501 SINCCU 630 830
CCUPBH 900 1040
KB204 PBHDEL 1130 1320
KB205 DELPBH 1415 1705
KB131 BKKIXB 855 1030
IXBPBH 1100 1155
KB140 PBHGAU 1230 1255
GAUBKK 1325 1755
KB206 PBHBOM 840 1120
KB207 BOMPBH 1220 1550
KB400 PBHKTM 720 825
KB401 KTMPBH 910 1045
KB210 PBHCCU 1120 1220
KB211 CCUPBH 1300 1500

Aman Resort, Gangtey

Traveling easterly from Punakha, the road passes through the village of Wangdue Phodrang and climbs past deep ravines with dizzying drops to the little visited, picturesque valley of Phobjikha, home to the quaint rural settlement of Gangtey. At an elevation of 3,000 meters on the western slopes of the Black Mountains, Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys. A designated conservation area, it is winter home of the endangered black-necked crane. The quaint village is dominated by the 16th century Gangtey Goemba, which includes a school, meditation facilities and quarters for monks, and is home to the mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa, one of the region’s historically important Buddhist treasure discoverers.

 

Positioned on a forested knoll close to the valley floor is Amankora Gangtey. A winding track leads guests through the forest and descends to the lodge that enjoys sweeping views of the stunning valley landscape and fields of dwarf bamboo and potato crops. The lodge accommodations and guest areas are encompassed in one rammed-earth building. The combined Living and Dining Room is appointed with cosy chairs and sofas and family style dining tables, providing views through floor to ceiling windows of the valley and surrounding mountains. Two massage treatment rooms and changing areas, and an intimate yoga/meditation room are provided on the lodge’s ground floor.

 

The eight suites are identical to those of Amankora Thimphu, offering an open plan bedroom and bathing area. The aesthetics combine wood paneling and chocolate brown walls, the traditional bukhari, terrazzo-clad bath, shower and vanity, and day bed offering views across the valley. Suites are individually heated during the cold winter months.

Aman Resort, Punakha

Situated a short drive north of the grand Punakha Dzong and Phuentsho Pelri Palace (summer residence of His Majesty The King), Amankora Punakha is accessed via a suspension bridge over the river Mo Chhu.

 

A short drive or walk takes guests to the lodge compound which is centred around a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built as a residence by Her Majesty the Queen Mother to oversee the surrounding rice fields and fruit plantations. This grand structure, with its vegetable dye wall paintings, is now the combined common guest areas of the lodge with the Dining Room situated on the ground floor and the upper floors offering intimate relaxation areas and a traditional altar room for prayers or meditation. The courtyard of the farmhouse is arranged for outdoor dining and relaxing in Punakha’s temperate climate. Adjacent to the courtyard is the Tea Pavilion which was once the kitchen of the summer palace. Beyond this is a newly built two-storey Spa building housing a yoga/meditation room which provides open views of the surrounding paddy fields and on its lower level encompasses two private treatment rooms, a steam room and changing area.

 

Eight suites, located in three rammed-earth buildings, are situated in an orange orchard with views across the rice fields and back up the Punakha Valley. The suites are identical to the design of the suites at Amankora, Paro, featuring wood panelled interiors, a traditional bukhari, king-size bed, terrazzo-clad bath, shower and vanities, and day bed. Suites are individually heated during the cooler winter months and air-conditioned in the summer months.

Aman Resort, Thimphu

Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city, is a two-hour drive from Amankora Paro or one and a half hours directly from Paro’s international airport. At an altitude of 2,350m, Thimphu lies in a steep valley surrounded by richly forested mountains dotted with ancient monasteries and lhakhangs (temples). The town is built up from the Thimphu Chhu and is centred around the quaint Clock Tower and its surrounding lanes of shops, vegetable and meat markets, and assorted local restaurants. Up the valley lies the impressive Trashichhoe Dzong and the Kingdom’s only official golf course, a rolling nine holes set against the back drop of chortens (Buddhist receptacles for offerings), colourfully painted government agencies and the surrounding mountains.

 

 Sited in a pine forest in the upper reaches of the Motithang area of the Thimphu Valley, Amankora Thimphu is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Kingdom’s booming capital. Dzong-like architecture incorporates high stone, white-washed buildings accessed through an enclosed arrival court. Stairs lead from this entry point to a dramatic combined Living and Dining room with soaring ceilings and wood paneled walls. Adjacent is a flagstone outdoor dining deck with views over the nearby stream and blue pine forest. Stairs lead down to the Spa that is appointed with three treatment rooms, steam and sauna rooms and changing areas.

 

Two accommodation blocks house a total of 16 suites, featuring a combined living and bedroom that includes a king-size bed, a reading chair and a window banquette providing views across a landscaped courtyard or directly onto the nearby stream and pine forest. Room interiors feature combined wood panel and chocolate brown walls. The traditional bukhari is positioned between the bedroom and the bathroom. The spacious bathroom opens from the bedroom and provides a terrazzo-clad bath that enjoys a view through a vertical slot window. A shower, toilet and twin vanities and hanging space complete the bathroom. The suites are individually heated during the cold winter months.