Made up of five lodges spread over the west and central valleys of the remote Himalayan kingdom, Six Senses Bhutan offers guests an out-of-the-world cultural experience complete with its signature hospitality in the magical kingdom. The lodges have been thoughtfully designed to fully immerse travelers in the Kingdom of Bhutan’s natural beauty and culture, offering a contemporary take on traditional Bhutanese architecture and form. The lodges, which vary in style from valley to valley, showcase the diversity and special character of each location while embracing the Six Senses guiding principles which include spa, wellness, healthy eating, comfort in sleep in addition to a journey of self-discovery.
Six senses at a glance
Six Senses in pictures
Six Senses Thimphu
With its design and outdoor ponds reflecting the sky, it is easy to see why this lodge is called the “Palace in the Sky”. Situated within apple orchards and pine forests, the largest of the Six Senses lodges is perched on hill overlooking the glittering lights of Thimphu valley, offering magnificent views of Buddha Point on a clear sunny day (even from your chalet) and the rolling mountains. This location provides a comfortable escape from the bustling capital of the Kingdom, while yet close enough to easily access the many attractions.
Six Senses Paro
Designed to maximize what is surely one of the most scenic settings within the Six Senses Bhutan journey, this lodge is known as Stone Ruins. The lodge stands next door to the ancient stone ruins of a dzong. Designed to make the most of its high elevation, the lodge offers striking views of Paro valley. And as an ode to the ancient stone ruins, a few of the walls are constructed with hand-chiseled, local stones.
Six Senses Punakha
Taking inspiration from the terraced farms of Punakha’s valley, Six Senses Punakha is a boutique experience bringing a rustic high-end twist to its stunning setting amidst rice fields and vegetable gardens. All the suites, villas and spa village walls are built in the “rammed-earth” style of a traditional Bhutanese house. Nestled on the valley floor with an elevation of 1,400 meter with relatively warmer climate, it is an excellent base for hiking activities and visiting cultural Dzongs in the surrounding areas.
Six Senses Gangtey
Six Senses Gangtey is located in the Phobjikha Valley, which is a quaint and charming area in central Bhutan, home to the fascinating black-necked cranes. With uniqueness to the fore, the lodge takes on a very special design and is referred to as the Traditional Birdwatching Bridge. All in all, there are eight suites and a two-bedrooms villa, each with a valley-facing, panoramic and private outdoor balcony equipped with daybeds as well as binoculars for bird watching.
Six Senses Bumthang
Located close to the river and within dense blue pine forests, Six Senses Bumthang sits in the spiritual heart of Bhutan. Set to open in spring 2020, the lodge is said to deliver a sense of peace and warm thanks to an uncluttered interior and timber walls. It is apparently designed as a forest within a forest which we can’t wait to inspect. This will be an auspicious base from which you can immerse fully into hallowed monuments, monasteries and winter festivals.