In a Nutshell

Dewachen is a simple, yet charming traditional Bhutanese guesthouse located overlooking the Phojikha Valley in Gangtey, Bhutan.

At a Glance

  • Superb views over the Phojikha Valley, home to migratory black-neck cranes
  • Simple yet comfortable rooms featuring traditional bukhari wood-burners
  • Not many facilities except a main dining room/bar
  • No WiFi
  • Take further day walks in the area, a really interesting off-the-beaten track corner of Bhutan
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The Detail

If you are looking for something very Bhutanese in style, then Dewachen might well be your answer. It reflects the traditional farmhouse architecture that you will see all around you as you experience a tour of Bhutan. It won’t win any awards in terms of luxury accommodation, but its simplicity is its main charm. It is located in Tabiting village, very close to the black-neck crane centre and is positioned on a ridge overlooking the valley below where the cranes congregate from late October to March, and about 3 kilometres from Gangtey Goenpa Monastery. The rooms are either in the old wing, or the new wing, and both have fantastic views over the valley. Rooms are simply, yet comfortably furnished with wood panelling, en suite bathrooms and wood-burning bukhari to keep you warm in the colder months (the elevation is 2900 metres). Don’t expect much else such as TVs, minibar or room service – the beds are very comfortable and is perfectly acceptable for a night or twos rest. At night they even put in toasty hot water bottles. At the centre of the grounds you find the dining room, serving up traditional buffet style Bhutanese meals, with a well-stocked bar, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the valley. The electricity can be a little temperamental, along with the lighting so its worth bringing a torch.

Dewachen Itineraries

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Walking in Bhutan

Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Gangtey - Bumthang - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Dust off your trekking boots and travel to one the most untouched and beautiful corners of the Himalayas in Bhutan, trekking through remote villages, off-the-beaten-track.

18 days from £5320 p. p.

Land of the Thunder Dragon: Complete Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu- Punakha - Gangtey - Bumthang - Paro - Dhulikhel  

For many guests who travel to Bhutan, they leave the country wanting a little bit more, and it’s not a place you will likely have the opportunity to return to anytime soon. Guests always ask what further gems lie down the road before they have to turn back to Paro. Bumthang is worth the drive out …

15 days from £4195 p. p.

Hidden Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Gangtey - Punakha - Haa - Bumdra High Camp - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Get off-the-beaten track in Bhutan and delve into its hidden interior on a private tour, perfect for a second-time trip or those with an adventurous spirit.

14 days from £3780 p. p.

Mountains & Monasteries: Classic Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Gangtey - Punakha - Paro - Dhulikhel  

This two-week suggested itinerary gives you the perfect blend of everything that makes Bhutan such a magical destination; amazing views, local culture and walks.

12 days from £3475 p. p.

Experiences

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