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Amankora Gangtey
Gangtey

Amankora’s five distinct lodges, based in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang, offer a unique and unrivalled circuit through Bhutan’s valleys. Located in the picturesque, little-visited Phobjikha Valley, positioned on a forested knoll close to the valley floor, lies the luxurious Amankora Gangtey.

The eight suite Amankora lodge provides an exclusive hideaway, with broad sweeping views of the stunning valley landscape, fields of dwarf bamboo and potato crops, and the 16th century Gangtey Goenpa in the nearby village of Gangtey. The lodge accommodation and guest areas are encompassed in one rammed-earth building with a combined living and dining room filled with cosy chairs, sofas and family style dining tables, with phenomenal views through the floor to ceiling windows over the valley and surrounding mountains. The spacious suites are identical in layout to those of Amankora Thimphu, with an open plan living and bedroom area, and have stunning views across the valley. There is a small spa at Amankora Gangtey, which consists of two massage treatment rooms, and an intimate yoga or meditation room, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring and walking – the hot stone bath is highly recommended!

Guests staying at Amankora Gangtey will be able to stroll through the quaint village of Gangtey and take in the ancient altars and ramparts of the massive Gangtey Goenpa. The Phobjikha Valley is part of the Black Mountains National Park, one of Bhutan’s most important wildlife sanctuaries. Each winter it becomes home to a flock of over 400 endangered black-necked cranes arriving from Tibet and Amankora Gangtey has prime view of this event. There are also numerous nature walk and treks throughout the valley’s varied terrain.

**** SPECIAL OFFER For guests staying seven nights or more, a tailor-made itinerary based on preferred length of stay will include the following on a complimentary basis: long road permits, private transport with driver and guide, plus one 60-minute massage at the Amankora spa per Amankora Journey, all offers are subject to availability****

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