This is one of five luxury Aman lodges that are linked by dramatic nature trails that uncover the diversity and beauty of this hidden kingdom. This is the largest of the five lodges, with 24 suites.
Paro’s special touches are a library, spa with sauna, yoga area and hot stone baths, and each of the 24 suites has a wood-burning stove, and terrazzo-clad bath. The views are fabulous from all the rooms.
Experience Bhutan’s natural resources with a treatment at Amankora Spa. Traditional plant and herb-based therapies are incorporated into each of the spa’s menus and each room is scented with cedarwood, the traditional remedy for respiratory, skin and arthritic conditions. Try Paro’s signature hot stone bath, Himalayan salt scrub and massage.
Amankora’s lodges recycle extensively, including donating organic materials to pig farmers, and processing waste water. There’s also a reforestation program in place, and all power is hydroelectric, where possible.
This ancient town is home to many of the country’s most decorous temples and monasteries, the National Gallery, and of course the airport. Surrounded by the scenic Paro Valley, the city is watched over by the impassive Mount Chomolhari, from which the enriching waters of the Paro River flow.
If you see an archery tournament, be sure to ask your guide to stop, as the archers are incredibly skillful.