The serenity of the mountain landscape makes Bhutan the ideal destination to refresh and rejuvenate body and mind, with Himalayan plant- and herb-based therapies and traditional wellbeing rituals available in Amankora’s five cedar-scented spas.
Known in Bhutan as khempa, the herb artemisia is a natural analgesic, used as a healing addition to the traditional Himalayan bathing ritual. A short walk from Aman Gangtey, atop a hill above the picturesque Phobjikha Valley, a wooden hut with bamboo doors houses Aman’s Bhutanese hot-stone bath. Soak in candlelight in waters rich in minerals and floating sprigs of khempa, and enjoy a hot apple cider as the sun sets.
Movement and meditation
The Amankora day begins with morning yoga in the spas’ dedicated mountain-view studios. The Lodges also run a programme of yoga-focused wellbeing retreats and monks frequently visit from Bhutan’s monasteries to lead meditation sessions, share their teaching and offer blessings to Lodge guests.
Spa therapies rooted in Himalayan nature and tradition
Each of Amankora’s five Lodges incorporates an Aman Spa, providing a wide range of therapies rooted in the nature and wellness traditions of the Himalayas. Scrubs and massages incorporate Tibetan medicinal practices and wild mountain herbs, and grounding sensory experiences such as prayer-flag and forest bathing are inspired by ancient Buddhist teachings.
Flag and forest therapy
Inspired by ancient Buddhist teachings, grounding sensory experiences give guests an opportunity to pause, focusing only on listening, breathing and feeling. Forest bathing involves take tranquil walks through pristine wilderness, absorbing the forest's healing ambience. An iconic part of Bhutanese culture for centuries, prayer flags are mounted to encourage happiness and prosperity. The sight and sounds of the colourful flags as they flutter on the mountainside create a focal point for transformative meditation.
The Inner Light Immersion is designed to reveal the ever deeper and richer layers of our spirit selves. This spirit self resides within our human form and can only be fully known through direct, personal experience.
This exclusive 10-night journey is the perfect all-encompassing experience whereby our caring and passionate team will take you on a transformative journey across Paro, Thimphu, Gangtey, Bumthang and Punakha Lodges.
Discover more Discover the natural beauty of the Himalayas with hikes, cycle tours and eye-opening experiences in Bhutan’s magnificent mountain landscape.
Soul and spirit
Discover more Bhutan is a land of temples and monasteries, deeply touched by Buddhist thought. Find inspiration and tap into the ancient wisdom meeting monks and visiting historic dzongs.
Discover more For stays of seven nights or more in any Lodge, or a combination of Lodges, a tailor-made itinerary will include complimentary road permits, private transport with a driver and guide, and one 60-minute Spa treatment.
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