Aman offers more resorts in Bhutan than any other destination and for many years, provided the only luxury lodges in the country. The have now been joined by Uma, Taj, and in 2017, the Six Senses (below).
"Amankora" actually comprises five lodges totaling 72 suites spread across western and central Bhutan. The lodges meld rustic traditional elements with contemporary design Aman is known for.
Amankora Paro Lodge
The Paro Valley is the arrival point for most journeys in Bhutan. Surrounded by pine forests, the Amankora Paro is a 24-Suite retreat with contrasts of Bhutanese rustic elements with contemporary design. Guest Suites offer a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window seat, reading chair and traditional bukhari wood-burning stove. Combined bedroom and living area with terrazzo-clad bath offer forest views. [Read more]
Amankora Gangtey Lodge
In the beautiful yet least-visited Phobjikha Valley near the village of Gangtey, the eight-Suite Amankora Gangtey is located on a forested knoll with scenic views of the valley floor and the striking 16th-century Gangtey Goemba monastery. Part of an important wildlife reserve, the valley is home each winter to a flock of hundreds of endangered black-neck cranes. Suite interiors are identical to those of Amankora Thimphu, each featuring a view across the valley with open-plan bedroom and living area with serene valley views. [Read more]
The highlights of Bumthang are the stunning valley views and over two dozen temples and monasteries, offering a treasure-trove of Bhutanese ancient art and paintings. The 16-Suite Amankora Bumthang sits adjacent to the Wandichholing Palace, within the town of Jakar in the sublime Choekhor Valley. Views overlooking a tranquil courtyard and the nearby Wangdicholing Palace. [Read more]
Amantaka Punakha Lodge
Reached by a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River, the Amankora Punakha Lodge incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built by a former Je Khenpo (chief abbot of Bhutan). The eight Suites are identical in design to those of Amankora Paro, with views across an orange orchard and rice terraces. Set in rammed-earth buildings, with views of rice paddies ascending the valley. [Read more]
Amankora Thimpu Lodge
Wood-panelled interiors, landscaped courtyard, and pine forest views. Amankora Thimphu is situated in a pine forest in the upper reaches of the Thimphu Valley, a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Kingdom's capital. Two accommodation blocks house a total of 16 suites, featuring a combined living and bedroom that includes a king-size bed, a reading chair and a window banquette providing views across a landscaped courtyard or directly onto the nearby stream and pine forest.
Room interiors feature combined wood panel and chocolate brown walls. Facilities include spa, restaurant, and Internet access. (For all resorts). Five stylish lodges (including the newer Bumthang Lodge) are sitauted in carefully-chosen locations a few hours' drive apart, known collectively as "Amankora" (the Bhutanese word kora means "circular pilgrimage"). All display a refined synthesis of tradition and modernity, with expanses of natural wood and stone creating the serene and elegant design aesthetic that is the hallmark of Aman properties throughout Asia. Modern baths are comfortable and well-equipped. [Read more]
Amantaka menus feature Bhutanese, Indian and Continental cuisine prepared with homegrown produce. Access to television and the Internet is limited, and at the lodge in Gangtey there are no telephones. At all five lodges, the principal amenity is a small health spa.