Dewachen Hotel Phobjikha

Location: Central Bhutan | Bhutan

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

The Dewachen Hotel, Phobjikha is an impressive retreat in a glacial valley, reached through pine forests and fields of dwarf bamboo. With traditional stone and wood architecture, and a name derived from Buddhist legend, the Bhutanese-style hotel offers spectacular views of the sweeping countryside and Black Mountains beyond.
Perfect forNature lovers, families looking for a beautiful setting to explore, and couples seeking solitude.
In the knowVisit in November when the Phobjikha Valley celebrates the annual Black-Necked Crane Festival – the event honours the return of the endangered birds, which migrate here during the winter from Tibet. Folk songs and crane dances depict environmental issues, and the entrance fee goes toward local community projects.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • History & Heritage
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview


Located in western Bhutan, the sweeping Phobjikha Valley sits at 2900m on the edge of the Black Mountain National Park, and is renowned for its protected black-necked cranes and diverse wildlife.

Rooms at Dewachen Hotel, Phobjikha

Sixteen spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows afford breathtaking views of the surrounding hills flanked with pine-forests. Wood furnishings add natural, rustic charm, and the individual balconies offer a private place to relax. Some rooms feature traditional wood-burning stoves, and the corner-rooms have windows on two sides for an even more spectacular view.

Food and Facilities

The hotel’s restaurant features a wood burning stove for a warm ambience, and offers guests a diverse menu featuring both Continental and Asian-inspired cuisine from Bhutan, India and China. After dinner, head next door where the bar serves up a range of evening drinks.

Activities at Dewachen Hotel, Phobjikha

The popular three-day Gangtey Trek is the perfect way to experience the area’s natural beauty, with trails winding through meadows, dense forests and remote rural villages – the scenery is enhanced even further by flowering rhododendrons during the months of April and May. The summer months are also a good time to visit the Gangtey Gompa, when the 17th century monastery is inhabited by monks. Warm up at the end of the day with a relaxing hot stone bath at the hotel’s spa, or indulge in a massage treatment.

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