Just a short scenic flight from Paro is Bhutan’s cultural and spiritual heartland, Bumthang. Passing over ancient magnolia and alpine forests and four mountain passes, a scene reminiscent of the Swiss Alps announces that you have arrived in central Bhutan.
On your Seven Skies Bhutan experience, your discovery of Bhutan’s spiritual heartland begins with a walk along rural backroads to the fabulous Jampey Lhakhang, one of the Kingdom’s oldest temples. Pausing to soak up the atmosphere filled with the chanting of monks, you circle the temple three times and spin the ancient prayer wheels as you go. Continuing through this magical valley you’ll enjoy the traditional farmhouses, charming temples and monasteries that make this region one of the most beautiful in the Kingdom.
After a day spent exploring, retreat to the mountain sanctuary of Amankora Bumthang. Fortress-style walls, stone-clad hallways and a stunning courtyard are a stylish interpretation of Bhutan’s ancient dzongs. The lodge enjoys views overlooking the grand palace of Bhutan’s early Kings, and has suites featuring wood-panelled interiors and terrazzo-clad bathrooms. Amankora Bumthang is a luxurious refuge of serenity and style, where you’ll enjoy superb cuisine and warm Bhutanese service.