Amankora Bumthang

Location: Central Bhutan | Bhutan

Price guide: $$$$$ More than $500 per person per night

In a land filled with temples and monasteries lies the enchanting Amankora Bumthang, a luxury hotel where guests can explore the treasures of Bhutan’s rich heritage on their doorstep. Courtyards warmed by bonfires and sleek décor mix with traditional elements to make this hotel an elegant and enlightening place to stay.
Perfect forThose seeking a cultural escape filled with stunning architecture, unspoilt natural beauty and luxury.
In the knowThe fresh mountain air can make for some nippy evenings; head to the hotel’s charming courtyard where the bonfire keeps stargazing guests warm. The Bumthang Owl Trek is a recommended way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the region, rewarding hikers with magnificent views of the Himalayan mountains: visit from March to June or November to December for the best chance of clear skies.

Recommended for...

  • Landscapes & Scenery
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Village Life
  • Cultural Immersion

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Amankora Bumthang is positioned at the foot of Bumthang’s Choeckor Valley. The quintessential town of Jakar consists of two charming streets, and is ideally situated to discover the gems of the surrounding hills, which are said to be the most beautiful in the kingdom.

Rooms at Amankora Bumthang

The hotel’s 16 luxury suites offer unbeatable views, with lounge areas overlooking the neighbouring Wangdicholing Palace and Monastery, belonging to the first and second King of Bhutan. The rooms are contemporarily decorated in warm tones, with crisp white linen and additional Bhutanese elements such as bukhari wood-burning stoves.

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy lunch and al fresco dining in the hotel’s traditional courtyard, shaded by local fruit trees, whilst sampling distinctive specialities of the region. Bhutan’s fabled warm hospitality is reflected in the service, which is unwaveringly engaged and welcoming. After dinner, retreat to the Library or Living Room to relax by the bukhari stove and admire the view through floor-to-ceiling windows.


Indulge in a moment of pure relaxation in one of the spa’s treatment rooms; the Zen Massage is their speciality and a sure-fire way to invigorate the soul.

Activities at Amankora Bumthang

Trekking through the blue pine forests of the valley is a magical way to appreciate the natural beauty of the region, enhanced by the spiritual experience of visiting the numerous monasteries nearby. Delicious butter, honey and brandy are among the cherished local produce of the Bumthang region, and visits to organic farms can be arranged.

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Hotel location

Amankora Bumthang is an approximate 10-hour drive from Paro airport - but well worth the journey to this little-visited area of Bhutan! There are also flights available from Paro to Bumthang, making it more accessible.

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