Uma Punakha

Uma by COMO, Punakha is situated on a bend in the Mo Chu River, shrouded in the alpine stillness of the Punakha Valley. Providing luxury accommodation in this less-visited area of Bhutan, a five-hour drive from Paro, Uma Punakha offers guests exceptional access to some of Bhutan’s most celebrated landscapes and historic sites, including the famous Temple of the Divine Madman and the imposing Punakha Dzong. This spirit of adventure is the hallmark of all COMO’s Uma hotels.


With nine hillside Valley View rooms, and two freestanding luxury private villas (one One-Bedroom Villa and one two-bedroom Villa), Uma Punakha provides luxury in the wilderness in signature COMO style. Their Bukhari restaurant serves both local and international cuisine, while their standalone Shambhala Retreat offers traditional holistic therapies.


Location: Punakha

Distance from Airport: 121 km / 75 Miles

Distance from City Center: 10 km / 6 Miles

Altitude: 1,242 m / 4074 Ft.


A range of holistic, Asian-inspired treatments includes signature massages, facials and body therapies, as well as the country’s famous hot-stone bath. Treatments are also available to those staying elsewhere in the Punakha Valley, who wish to make use of our wellness centre.



Named after the traditional Bhutanese fireplace. Lunch dishes feature international comfort foods such as pasta and salads, while dinner is a gastronomic treat. Menus are based on seasonal, local produce sourced by chef Tshering Lhaden, who delivers both Bhutanese and international dishes with strong flavours and finesse.



90sq m / 969sq ft 

Our headline luxury two-bedroom villa has a large living and dining area opening on to a panoramic sweep of the Punakha Valley.


51sq m / 549sq ft 

With a separate living room, dressing room and bathroom, this elegant one-bedroom, standalone house, has French windows opening up to the valley view from the bedroom.


27-34sq m / 291-366sq ft 

Our Valley View rooms—some with outdoor terraces—are light and airy with king-size or twin beds, sheesham-wood furniture and bright wall paintings by local artisans.