Journey through the senses in Bhutan

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The Six Senses Bhutan adventure begins its first chapter in September with the opening of three of the five lodges, with the remaining lodges premiering by the end of the year. Each has a unique character and all embrace our Six Senses guiding principles, which include Six Senses Spa and wellness activities, great food, sleep and self-discovery. Visit one, or any combination, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s spirituality, heritage and hospitality.

Thimphu: Situated within apple orchards and pine forests, yet still within reach of the capital’s attractions, our very own Palace in the Sky is perched on an auspicious hillside, offering views across the valley and to the 170 ft. (52 m.) high giant Buddha. With its grand design and outdoor ponds reflecting the sky above, the lodge offers banquet facilities for 60 guests, indoor pool, Prayer Pavilion, Earth Lab and sunken outdoor performance deck.

Punakha: This picturesque lodge, the Flying Farmhouse amidst the Rice Fields, is blessed with a warmer climate in a valley where produce grows year round and many Bhutanese reside during the winter months. You’ll find a choice of suites and villas, outdoor pool, library, yoga and meditation huts, and from here you can visit one of Bhutan’s cultural highlights: the majestic Punakha Dzong.

Gangtey: You’ll travel past deep gorges to the little-visited Phobjikha Valley before you arrive at the quaint rural settlement of Gangtey. Known as the Traditional Birdwatching Bridge, this lodge is indeed strategically positioned to showcase a 180-degree view across the valley, home to the fascinating black-necked cranes. Catch the annual festival in their honor in November.

Bumthang: This is our most easterly located lodge, positioned directly within a pine grove, thereby taking on the name Forest within a Forest. It is an auspicious base from which you can take in revered monuments, sacred monasteries and winter festivals. If you’re looking for peace, come on in.

Paro: Designed to maximize what is surely one of the most scenic settings within the Six Senses Bhutan journey, this final stop on the journey is known as Stone Ruins – you’ll understand why when you dine among them.

Joen pa Leg So: we hope to welcome you soon!

For more information, please email resm-bhutan@sixsenses.com.