Six Senses is ideally positioned on a hillside at 2,650 metres, offering commanding views across Thimphu’s spacious valley and the well-known Buddha Dordenma to a breathtaking mountain scenery in the distance.

This lodge’s majestic design incorporates several creative elements that bring the beautiful surroundings to life. The expansive outdoor terraces with their panoramic views, the mirror-still ponds that reflect the snow-capped alpine peaks, and the floor to ceiling windows that blend the indoors and outside in every room are some of our favorites.

The 20 rooms and 5 villas are elegantly designed in keeping with the responsible luxury philosophy of Six Senses. The décor is clearly modern with clean lines and a subtle color scheme that complement the hardwood furniture and opulent en-suite bathrooms.

Your stay at Six Senses Thimphu will be filled with interesting excursions, energizing treks, and opportunities to learn more about the city’s cultural landmarks- all thanks to the fantastic team at Six Senses Thimphu. Decide to explore Buddha Dordenma, taking a hike to Talakha Monastery, or even having a private astrology reading & fortune-telling session with a Buddhist monk at Pangri Zampa Lhakhang monastery. The afternoon tea, which is exquisitely presented in a private apple orchard and is followed by an archery competition, is sure to be another highlight of a visit here.

After a day of visiting the far-flung Himalayan nation, you’ll undoubtedly need some leisure, therefore we highly suggest doing so by taking a relaxing hot-stone bath in the traditional Bhutanese style at the tranquil spa and wellness center.  If this entice you more, you can also find a modern gym, an indoor pool, and a unique “prayer pavilion” on the premises. Alternately, retire to your comfy room or villa to unwind before dinner.

Despite being the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a remarkably calm location that is highly recommended. It fits well into the Six Senses circuit of Bhutan and may be readily followed by a stay in the Punakha lodge given that it is only one hour drive from Paro.

Day 01 Thimphu:

After breakfast proceed with our guide for the tour around the Valley. Explore the local sites Bhutan Museum, national Textile Museum and the National Institute for 13 Arts and Crafts and roam around the local arts and crafts. Later on explore the Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu’s impressive fortress.

Reach and transfer to the Six Senses Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Paro Valley

After breakfast drive to Paro on the East-West Highway. Along the way, visit the three stupas at Chuzom Bridge featuring distinct Bhutanese, Tibetan and Nepali style architecture. On the way explore the fortress before crossing Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilevered bridge. En-route Stop at the Paro National Museum, displaying a collection of fascinating Bhutanese relics.

Reach and transfer to the Six Senses Paro.

Day 03: Paro Valley

Today proceed to explore the most significant monasteries in Bhutan, a hike to Taktsang Goemba, better known as Tiger’s Nest, is an iconic pilgrimage for visitors to the Kingdom. Today our guide will take you to Guru Rinpoche, an 8th century Tibetan saint who arrived on the spot where the monastery is located on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to the region. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way.

En-route explore the Kyichu Lhakhang, a 7th-century temple nearby with two magical orange trees that bear fruit throughout the year.

After returning to the lodge, take a dip in the pool or visit the spa for a pampering Marma massage to relax and rejuvenate after a strenuous day of activity.  In the evening, visit Samtenling Monastery for a Buddhist blessing ceremony where you light 108 butter lamps to share your blessings with all sentient beings, a fitting and auspicious way to bring your time in Bhutan to a close.

Reach and transfer to the Six Senses Paro.

DAY 04: Six Senses Paro – Home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.