Amankora - Punakha

Situated east of the Dochula pass and just north of the impressive Punakha Dzong, Amankora Punakha is accessible by crossing a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu (Mother River).

The lodge includes a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse built as a residence by a previous Je Khenpo (spiritual and religious leader). This grand structure, with its preserved vegetable dye wall paintings, houses the dining room and intimate relaxation area as well as traditional altar room for meditation. The courtyard is suitable for outdoor dining and relaxation in Punakha's temperate climate. Other facilities include a tea pavilion that was once the kitchen of the summer palace, and beyond is the yoga/meditation room with open views of the surrounding rice terraces and orchards.


Location: Punakha

Distance from Airport: 117 km / 73 Miles

Distance from City Center: 6 km / 4 Miles

Altitude: 1,242 m / 4074 Ft.


An infinity pool provides views over rice terraces

Take part in a Bhutanese cooking class at the lodge

The two storey spa includes a yoga/meditation room, two treatment rooms, a steam room.

Try a grounding face ritual incorporating rose quartz to facilitate healing and aid rejuvenation

An outdoor dining terrace offers views of the valley and rice fields


An array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served across all five Amankora Lodges, using local ingredients such as yak meat and fresh honey from the Bumthang Valley. Private dining can be arranged both inside and outside the Lodges, whether for an intimate dinner or group celebration


Eight of the suites are identical in design to those of Amankora Paro, with views across an orange orchard and rice terraces. The four Mo Chhu Suites are situated in a new building, and two feature separate 40m2 living areas. The suites can be combined to offer two 2-bedroom units. All accommodations offer king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stones and banquette window-seats, while bathrooms feature terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities and a separate shower and toilet.