At a Glance
- Located in the remote Choekhor (Jakar) Valley in Bumthang
- This is as far east as you can get in Bhutan staying in luxury accommodation
- So many fantastic day-trips on offer, you can easily spend three nights or more here
- Right next to the former Wangdichholing Palace where you can visit for evening prayers in the monastery
- Superb accommodation with views over the central courtyard and palace
Amankora Bumthang is located next to the Wangdichholing Palace which was a former royal residence and now is home Buddhist monks. One of the best experiences at Amankora Bumthang is simply to walk across to the Monastery and watch the evening prayers. Bumthang is known as the spiritual centre of Bhutan, and the area is packed with monasteries and temples. It is also stunningly beautiful, with rolling hills and a number of different remote valleys you can visit on day-trips from Bumthang. The lodge surrounds a large central lawn with a fire-pit at the centre, ideal to head for a glass of this or that in the evening. The rooms, as with all Amankora lodges, are superb, featuring free-standing Terrazzo-clas bathtubs, bantquette window seats overlooking the Wangdichholing Palace and a traditional wood-burning bukhari wood-burner to keep you snug and warm on colder nights. Bumthang now has direct flights from Paro, so you can work your way out there and then fly back, or if you are on a second-time trip to Bhutan, you can continue further east or just stay here for a week doing the many experiences Amankora offer. You can take a variety of day-walks in the area such as the superb Bushman Trail, or explore the remote valleys of Tang, Ura and Chhume, getting totally off-the-beaten track and returning to absolute comfort at night.