Flavours of the Valleys

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A culinary journey exploring Bhutanese cuisine

Until 31 March 2022

Hidden in isolation until the 1970s, Bhutan’s culinary traditions remain completely intact. This 12-night gastronomic journey introduces the Kingdom’s remarkable cuisine – not just its well-known national dish, ema datshi (a fiery love affair between chili and cheese), but delicacies and dishes from every region. Combining stays at all five of Amankora’s lodges, the adventure begins in Thimphu with an introduction to Bhutanese cuisine through a visit to the Centenary Farmer’s Market and a cooking-class dinner.

At Amankora Gangtey in Phobjika Valley, highlights include a stopover in a yak herder’s camp, learning to milk cows and churn butter, and a candlelit dinner in a stone potato shed with Bukhari stove and ara rice wine. The orchards and cottage industries of Bumthang, known as Bhutan’s ‘food bowl’, provide a plethora of gourmet experiences: Enjoy a farmhouse lunch, pick peaches and apples in season, learn to make apple cider, cheese and beer, and visit a herbal tea farm. In Punakha, discover the joys of momo-making (dumplings) and ezay (fresh and pickled dips), sample street food and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Chendebji Chorten. Finally, the culinary influences of Tibet, Nepal and India will be explored in Paro with a delicious thali dinner, a foraging picnic, a post-Tiger's Nest riverside BBQ and a gala dinner showcasing Royal Bhutanese Cuisine. 

  • Accommodation at Amankora Thimphu, Gangtey, Bumthang, Punakha and Paro lodges 

  • All meals, picnics, BBQs, tastings and in-house, non-alcoholic beverages 

  • Private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide for daily excursions 

  • A 60-minute Holistic Massage per person 

  • Hot stone bath at Amankora Gangtey 

  • All touring and monument passes 

  • Visa processing and flight reservation assistance 

  • One-way domestic flight to or from Bumthang per person, with guide accompanying 

  • Airport transfers 

  • Laundry and Wi-Fi

This offer is valid for new bookings only, is subject to availability, and is not combinable with any other offer unless specified. Aman reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time with 48 hours' notice. Bookings must be on a sell and report basis. Cancellations and payments as per Amankora’ s standard terms. Extra Person Charges: Until 31 March 2020- U$400++ for the 3rd adult inclusive of all meals, picnics, in-house beverages, laundry & Wi-Fi. From 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021- USD425++ for the 3rd adult inclusive of all meals, picnics, in-house beverages, laundry & Wi-Fi. Maximum 3 persons per room. Child Policy: Child below 12 (at the time of travelling) sharing with 2 adults stays complimentary. USD170++ per day for child of 11 -5 years, inclusive of all meals, picnics, in-house beverage, laundry, Wi-Fi