Six Senses Bhutan is located within the amazing Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, known for its rich diversity of flora and fauna and omnipresent spirituality, and colorful culture. Geographically, Bhutan descends from the highest Himalayas, which exceeds 33,000 feet (7,000 meters) in height, to the south's plains at an altitude of just 1,000 feet (300 meters). To the north lies Tibet, while to the west, south and east sits India. Through this dramatically descending landscape, the rivers run from north to south, and over the years, they have forged deep valleys and ravines separated by lofty ridges and mountain passes. Each of these valleys has a unique scenic beauty unto itself, and it is these valleys that provide the opportunity for an enchanted journey through the Kingdom.
The western and central valleys of Bhutan are the sites for homes, the Six Senses lodges. Scattered throughout these valleys, collectively referred to as Six Senses Bhutan, are five lodges, each with its own character, environment, and experiences.
Guests may visit one of the lodges or, to have the best experiences that Bhutan has to offer, we can plan a tailor-made journey that will include a combination of the lodges located in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, and Paro. The lodges range in size and facilities. However, focus embraces the Six Senses guiding principles, including the spa, wellness, healthy eating, comfort in sleep, and a journey of self-discovery within Bhutan’s beauty of spirituality, culture, and nature.
At an altitude of 7,710 feet (2,350 meters), Thimphu lies in a steep valley surrounded by richly forested mountains dotted with ancient monasteries and Lhakhang (temples) to this day remains the world’s only national capital without traffic lights. The town is built up from the Thimphu Chhu (River) and is centered on the quaint clock tower and its surrounding lanes of shops, fruit and vegetable markets, and assorted local restaurants. Thimphu is the largest center in Bhutan, with a population of about 100,000 and expanding rapidly.
Situated within beautiful apple orchards to the north and young pine forests to the south, The Thimphu lodge is strategically perched on the valley hillside due south of the town at an elevation of 8,695 feet (2,650 meters). Spectacular views reward the property overlooking Thimphu Valley and across to the 170 foot (52 meters) high giant Buddha. This location provides a comfortable escape from the Kingdom's bustling capital, yet close enough to access many attractions easily. This Thimphu lodge, with its grand design and lobby reflecting ponds, has been named Palace in the Sky.