The name Amankora is derived from aman, the Sanskrit word for peace, and kora, meaning circular pilgrimage in Dzongkha


Amankora’s five Lodges are distributed across the country; Paro Lodge is a short drive from Paro International Airport (PBH)

amankora bhutan view onto thimphu city and prayer flags


Throughout the year, the temperature in Bhutan can range from as low as 0°C (32°) to as high as 38°C (100°F), while most days are generally dry. During the summer months of June to September, afternoon showers dispel some of the heat, while temperatures can fall to around 15°C (59°F) at night
Amankora Bhutan Punakha suite bedroom

What to pack

In spring and summer, light clothing and a sweater or jacket are appropriate. From autumn through winter, a down jacket, fleece, hat and gloves are necessary. Sports shoes and hiking boots are recommended for light touring and treks. Legs, shoulders and upper arms need to be covered when visiting places of worship

Language & Currency

The national language of Bhutan is Dzongkha, and English is widely spoken. The national currency is the ngultrum, and cash is the preferred means. US dollars are widely accepted. Guests are recommended to carry either currency or traveller’s cheques due to limited ATM access

Don’t Forget...

Bhutan is on Bhutan Time (BTT), six hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Electricity is 230 volts; converters and plug adaptors are available


The best medical facilities are at the general hospital in Thimphu. Drinking boiled or bottled water is often adequate precaution against water-borne illnesses. Accommodation is at a similar altitude to most ski resorts, meaning altitude sickness can affect some guests. It is advisable to bring any prescription medicines


Tourist visas are required and must be obtained prior to arriving in the country. The processing of visa applications will be arranged by Amankora and requires approximately 14 days for handling. A visa fee of US$40 will be charged at time of booking. The departure tax is included in the airfare. Indian nationals do not require a visa to visit Bhutan


The Amankora team can advise on visas as well as assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights