Six Senses Thimphu, Bhutan
Escape to a breathtaking, peaceful hillside retreat in a country where the Gross National Happiness Index is more important than striving.
Bhutan: Drink It In
Situated within apple orchards and pine forests, yet still within reach of the capital’s attractions, Six Senses Thimphu is perched on an auspicious hillside overlooking the shimmering lights of Thimphu. With its grand design and outdoor ponds reflecting the clouds above, this is your very own Palace in the Sky. Sustainability is the foundation for everything here, reflected through management of energy, water, waste, purchasing and chemical usage and engagement with local communities. This operator is passionate about preserving the world’s only carbon-negative country.
- • At 7,710 feet, Thimphu lies in a steep valley surrounded by richly forested mountains dotted with ancient monasteries and temples.
• Wellness experiences at Thimphu focus on bringing the body into balance, boosting the immune system and helping to open the mind and expand consciousness to aid spiritual healing.
• This operator has a powerful passion for sustainability. Everything they do puts the environment first, and they do it with style!
Travel Curator’s Insights:
$500 off each person when booked by July 1
From $870 per person per night
Extra steps taken to reflect the guidance of the World Health Organization. Policies and protocols provided before you book.
March to April and September to November offer pleasant weather for hiking. June to August offer lush landscapes with colorful flora. December to February brings sunny days and clear mountain views.
Trip Sustainability Awards
Working with the WWF's Zero Waste Initiative to eliminate waste from their yachts
Leading Chile's largest reforestation and ecological restoration effort to date
Working with The Carbon Fund to make their trips 100% carbon neutral
Rise early for a morning meditation session with a lama in the lodge's iconic Prayer Pavilion overlooking all of Thimphu valley.
TEA AND ARCHERY
Enjoy treats and local teas such as butterfly pea or chamomile plus, engage in a traditional archery match, the national sport of Bhutan.
Enjoy sundowners on the edge at Nimnub Point, facing directly down the valley towards Paro as you watch the day fade behind the Himalayan range.
Visit Pangri Zampa Lhakhang to learn your Bhutanese name and discover your fortune in a fascinating sitting with a Buddhist monk.
Hatha yoga, guided meditation and breathing exercises keep the body strong, centered, and powerful while learning to quiet the mind
This non-invasive procedure measures your key biomarkers and helps our experts understand what your body really needs.
Experience a guided meditation session in the lodge’s Prayer Pavilion, with 180 degree views of the valley and nearby monasteries.
Participate in an impromptu football or volleyball match. Engage in a tree or flower planting activity with local monks.
Enjoy a combination of massage and relaxation therapies, yoga and meditation programs as well as fitness facilities
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
The architecture and design of the spacious lodge reflect the values of Bhutanese culture: simplicity and harmony. The lodge reflects a particular aspect of Bhutan, offering guests new perspectives along their journey through the five valleys. Look out across Thimphu Valley to the 170 foot (52 meter) giant Buddha! Six Senses Thimphu offers 25 spacious villas and suites, starting from 721 square feet for the Lodge Suites and up to 3,358 square feet for the Three-Bedroom Villa.
A truly delicious journey is about getting a deep flavor of the local environment and traditions. That’s why the culinary and mixology teams draw inspiration from local herbs and plants, crafting nutritious and tasty menus and cocktails (try the butterfly-pea flower daquiris).
Representing sky in Dzongkha, Namkha’s high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows and views of Himalayan peaks in the distance create an elegant backdrop for dining no matter what the season. The restaurant offers indoor seating for 60 guests, outdoor seating for 16 guests and a private dining room for intimate gatherings of up to 10 guests.
Local and Organic
Namkha excels in healthy cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients picked fresh from the lodge’s own organic gardens. The menu features an eclectic menu of Asian and International specialties plus authentic Bhutanese dishes such as momos dumplings with a fiery ezay sauce.
Lungsigang Afternoon Tea
Lungsigang overlooks the property with breathtaking views of the entire Thimphu valley below. Hike a short distance uphill from our lodge and enjoy afternoon tea and snacks with traditional flavors, prayer flags and pine trees.
829 sq. ft. / 77 sq.m. inc. balcony, expansive windows, bukharis (traditional wood-burning stoves), bathtub that is next to a large timber-framed window, serene valley views. 1 bedroom, max guests: 3. Rate based on 2 people per night.
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TWO BEDROOM VILLA
3,196 sq.ft. / 297 sq.m. including balcony, large windows and a private outdoor courtyard, views of Thimphu Valley, including the Buddha Point statue, bukharis (traditional wood-burning stoves), indoor and outdoor living spaces plus indoor dining, max guests: 8.
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UPPER LODGE SUITE
829 sq. ft. / 77 sq.m. inc. balcony, on top floors with expansive windows, bukharis (traditional wood-burning stoves), bathtub next to a large timber-framed window, serene valley views. 1 bedroom, max guests: 3. Rate based on 2 people per night.
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THREE BEDROOM VILLA
3,756 sq.ft. / 349 sq.m. including balcony, secluded, spacious, designed for privacy, double spa treatment room with a shower, indoor and outdoor living spaces as well as indoor dining, bukharis (traditional wood-burning stoves), mountain and valley views, max guests: 11.
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ONE BEDROOM VILLA
1,797 sq. ft. / 167 sq.m. including balcony, mesmerizing views of blue pine forests and apple orchards, living room, bukharis (traditional wood-burning stoves), outdoor courtyard, indoor and outdoor living spaces and dining, max guests: 4.
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I stayed with this operator in Indonesia and this Bhutan property has similarly inspiring décor, a multitude of dining and activity options, plus a giant serving of spirit and heart.