Ideally located in the picturesque, viridian lined forest of the isolated Phobjikha Valley, lies Amankora Gangtey. This modern styled, eight suite lodge boasts spectacular views of the 16th-century Gangtey Goemba monastery, the surrounding lush valley, and the central wildlife reserve. The architecture of the lodge illustrates clean linear strokes, indicative of Asian simplicity, large wood rimmed windows, and timber lined roofs, illumed by soft yellow light. Suites boast king sized beds below fine linens, twin vanity bathrooms with Terazzo-clad bathtubs, cushioned banquette window-seats, and traditional wood-burning stoves. Unwind in the lodge’s cosy spa, after a fun filled day of hiking along the breathtaking valley, and taking a shot at some local games, like garden darts and archery. Savour traditional and contemporary Bhutanese cookery, wonderfully paired with house-wines and selected cocktails in the streamlined, neutral wooded dining room, amid crystal and glass accents that look out into the jade-hued valley.
What we love about Amankora Gangtey
- The central wildlife reserve is home to a flock of 300 endangered black-neck cranes – Visit the Crane Centre and be amazed at the mighty form of the majestic sable bird
- Traditional Bhutanese massages and hot stone baths in little farm houses around the lodge that rejuvenate and heal weary bodies.
- A visit to the local school that passes on the culture and philosophies celebrated throughout the tranquil nation