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Amankora Lodges In The Kingdom Of Bhutan

Oct 13, 2007
Your journey of discovery in Bhutan will take you to the remote valleys and high passes , from Paro to Thimpu the capital, Punakha and Haa. You will visit and see dramatic unspoiled landscapes, awesome fortress monasteries known as dzongs, and you will be enthralled all the way.

Your next stop on this journey will be at Amankora Thimphu which has 16 suites and is secluded within a forest of enchanting blue-pines in the upper throngs of the Motithang area on the other side of the Thimpu valley at an altitude of 7709 feet. This is a 2 hour journey from Amankora Paro. It is close enough to the fascinating sights shops and sounds of the capital but is peacefully quiet. It is designed like a dzong.

To get to the Amankora Punakha is a journey of two and a half hours, you have to cross the Dochu La Pass, at over 10000 feet, and is accessed via a suspension bridge above the Mo Chhu (mother river). This quaint, three-storey structure containing 8 suites, has a preserved vegetable dye wall paintings is now the combined common guest area with a dining room, traditional altar room, a courtyard for alfresco dining and a tea pavilion. Just beyond is the Spa with two treatment rooms, steam room, changing areas and a Yoga/meditation room

Your next stop is the Amankora Bumtang, the newest of the Amankoras, and this will take over six hours. It has a beautiful position in a valley, within an orchard of apples and pears, situated between the First and Second King's palace.

The lodge has a Library, comfortable Living Room, regal Dining Room and cosy Spa with three treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas. There are terrific views over the courtyard, palace and monastery

Bumtang is as far as you will travel, now returning to Amankora Gangtey which takes four hours.
Amankora Gangtey is in total isolation with staggering views across a misty valley near the charming village of Gangtey. The accommodation is all under one roof in a rammed earth building and consists of 8 suites identical to Amankora Thimphu.

Finally a return to Amankora Paro, some last minute sightseeing, and departure.
This will be a Bhutan holiday of a lifetime, taking in all the Amankoras and the breathtaking sights and sounds of Bhutan.
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