&Beyond Punakha River Lodge

Opening early 2023

UNIQUE LOCATION

Set in the Punakha Valley and situated on the banks of the Mo Chhu River, with access to river activities

LUXURY TENTS & VILLAS

FEATURES SIX TENTED SUITES, A FAMILY VILLA, AND THE PRIVATE RIVER HOUSE VILLA

WELLNESS
& SPA

INDULGE IN SOME YOGA AND MEDITATION OR A TRADITIONAL BHUTANESE HOT STONE BATH IN THE SPA

ACTIVE ADVENTURES

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE BIKING, RAFTING, KAYAKING, FISHING, OR ARCHERY, AS WELL AS A WIDE RANGE OF SHORT & LONG HIKES

LOCAL EXPERIENCES

EXPLORE THE PUNAKHA VALLEY WITH A PICNIC AT KHAMSUM YUELLEY, A VISIT TO THE PUNAKHA DZONG OR LOCAL NUNNERY

&Beyond Punakha River Lodge is tucked deep in the lush green Punakha Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan, and one of the only lodges located on the banks of the Mo Chhu River. The Punakha valley is enveloped by vast expanses of verdant paddy fields and dense clusters of forested hills. One of the warmest valleys, it also offers spectacular Himalayan views, exhilarating treks and serene temples.

Getting to Punakha River Lodge:

Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines connect connect Bhutan with Delhi, Singapore, Bangkok, Kolkata, and Kathmandu. All flights fly directly into Paro in Bhutan. A guide will meet you at the airport in Paro and transfer you via car to the lodge in Punakha, which is approximately a four-hour drive by car.

TENTED SUITES

SIX INTIMATE LUXURY TENTS WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM AND PRIVATE DECK.

FAMILY VILLA

INTERCONNECTED TWO-BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE WITH A PRIVATE POOL

RIVER HOUSE

One-room River House, which boasts a plunge pool and hot tub, ideal for honeymoons

WIFI

FULL WIFI COVERAGE IN ALL SUITES AND GUESTS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE LODGE

LAUNDRY INCLUDED

A complimentary laundry service is available

SPA & YOGA STUDIO

YOGA & MEDITATION SESSIONS AND FULL TRADITIONAL BHUTANESE SPA

SWIMMING POOL

SPARKLING RIM-FLOW POOL AND PAVILLION OVERLOOK THE MOUNTAINS

SIGNATURE SHOP

Authentic, handcrafted local handicrafts, souvenirs SOURCED FROM LOCAL ARTISANS

WIFI

FULL WIFI COVERAGE IN ALL SUITES AND GUESTS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE LODGE

SWAROVSKI BINOCULARS

Complimentary use for the duration of your stay, one pair per suite

INTERACTIVE KITCHEN

Interactive kitchen and Bhutanese cooking classes available

6 TENTED SUITES

1 FAMILY VILLA

1 RIVER HOUSE
HONEYMOON VILLA

“The first fully &Beyond-owned and managed property to open in Asia,

Punakha River Lodge kicks off a brand new era of expansion for our brand.

Our intention is to build onto our almost two decades of touring expertise in Asia to create a lodge footprint that will help us to continue to grow our conservation-led business model on three continents.” – Mark Wheeler, &Beyond MD Asia and South America

Welcome to Punakha River Lodge

We are excited to announce the launch of our very first lodge in Asia, with &Beyond Punakha River Lodge scheduled to open in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan in early 2023.

&Beyond Punakha River Lodge, tucked deep in the lush green Punakha Valley and draped on the banks of the Mo Chhu River, is a spectacular lodge, currently offering six intimate luxury tents, one honeymoon villa, and a family villa, enveloped by vast expanses of verdant paddy fields and dense clusters of forested hills.

Intricately built, the lodge has been created in the traditional Bhutanese architectural style and is in perfect harmony with the surrounding terrain. This will be &Beyond’s first lodge in the magnificent kingdom of Bhutan. Refurbishment has commenced, with re-opening expected in early 2023.

The Punakha valley, famous for its rice and chili farms, is not only home to the Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful traditional structures, but is also the winter home to the royal family of Bhutan. The lodge is also an adventure playground, making it the ideal base for the intrepid outdoor enthusiast. Choose from an array of activity-based experiences including rafting, kayaking, fishing, and a variety of hikes and longer treks in the breathtaking surroundings.

Those looking to be pampered, can indulge in a range of restful treatments and wellness therapies, lulled by the sights and sounds of the spa’s beautiful position in the orange orchard near a small perennial stream. Balance your chakras with gentle yoga sessions, or sink into the bliss of a traditional Bhutanese, and not-to-be-missed, hot stone bath.

Appreciate the cocoon of solitude, amidst awe-inspiring vistas as you scribe in your journal, or lose yourself in a great book. Take yourself into the paddy fields for delectable, intimate lunches, enjoy a sundowner on the suspension bridge coloured by row upon row of prayer flags, and dine on traditional cuisine, a delicious fusion of Indian, Tibetan and Chinese influences.

We can’t wait to welcome you to &Beyond Punakha River Lodge.

LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Care of the Land, Wildlife and People is at the very heart of &Beyond.
By staying with us at Punakha River Lodge, you are indirectly contributing to various sustainability,
conservation and local community initiatives. Sustainability practices are a daily priority and include
the elimination of plastic bottles and a focus on energy-saving practices,
and the management of water, and waste.

Experience Punakha River Lodge

Visiting Punakha River Lodge allows access to a range of exceptional in-lodge and local experiences

The Punakha Dzong

Yoga and Meditation Sessions

Tshewang ceremony

Hot stone baths and other spa treatments

Archery

Rafting and Kayaking

Traditional Bhutanese cooking lessons

Breakfast at Khamsum Yuelley

Paddy planting and harvesting

Sundowners on the suspension bridge

Biking

Picnics in the paddy fields

Picnic by the riverside

Local village walks

Chimi Lhakhang Fertility Temple

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