Located in the Phobjikha Valley, which is a quaint and charming area in central Bhutan

8 Guest rooms from US$ 1010 / night

 

Traditional birdwatching bridge

Six Senses Gangtey is strategically positioned above the black-necked crane conservation center with expansive 180 degree views of the Phobjikha Valley. With just eight suites and one two-bedroom villa, the intimate lodge’s ‘Birdwatching Bridge’ is the central gathering point for lounging, dining and for unsurpassed viewing of the cranes in their habitat below. 

 

The architectural design comes courtesy of Thai-based Habita who have drawn on the local hemlock wood and ashlar stone to create a traditional Bhutanese building with roofs of wooden planks held down by large stones.

 

Family-Friendly?: Not suitable; there are too many steps involved in reaching the hotel.

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Highlights

INDULGE

The eight-bedroomed Six Senses Gangtey, fourth in a circuit of five luxuriously simple wooden lodges which the Six Senses group have opened in this tiny Buddhist kingdom in the foothills of the Himalayas, looks onto the wetlands where the endangered black-necked cranes come to winter.

RELAX
Rural Gangtey, at an elevation of 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) on the western slopes of the Black Mountains, is a designated conservation area and the site of the 16th-century Gangtey Goemba monastery.

The service is excellent with the Bhutanese staff never failing to go the extra mile. Facilities are limited on the property, but some extremely good expeditions and activities from breakfasting with the monks in a nearby monastery to visiting a local yak farmer immerses you in the region.

EXPLORE

Ancient monastery visits, crane sightings and encounters with yak herders

Set out to explore the valley’s many small temples, sacred monasteries and rural villages on foot or hop on a bike to reach the little-visited villages for a traditional dinner or a buckwheat lunch in a traditional farmhouse.

DRINK & DINE AT THE RESORT

Food is impressive, starting with breakfasts. Try the delicious regional Bhutanese Thup, a red rice porridge with chicken, spring onions and Sichuan pepper or opt for avocado toast with poached eggs. Fresh fruit and buckwheat waffles are also on the menu. Lunch and dinner offers a platter of momo (traditional dumplings filled with turnip tops, chicken, coriander and ginger) or a charred pumpkin risotto or a Bhutanese chicken curry. 

The Phobjikha Valley green salad is a lighter choice and comprises broccoli, green beans, peas, avocado, toasted hazlenuts and marinated local cheese. If you have a head for heights you could pair these dishes with a Bhutanese wine, but if you need t adjust to the altitude, it is better to steer clear of alcohol.

THE RESORT

Rural Gangtey, at an elevation of 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) on the western slopes of the Black Mountains, is a designated conservation area and the site of the 16th-century Gangtey Goemba monastery.

How to get to Six Senses Gangtey

From Punakha, traveling easterly, the road passes through the village of Wangdue Phodrang and climbs past deep ravines with dizzying drops to the little-visited Phobjikha Valley that is home to the quaint rural settlement of Gangtey. At an elevation of 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) on the western slopes of the Black Mountains, the glacial valley is a designated conservation area and winter home of the endangered black-necked cranes.

Location

Perched at 3,000 feet in Phobjikha, a glacial valley on the western side of the Black Mountains and overlooking one of the most important wildlife preserves in the country. The early 17th-century Gangte Goemba Monastery is an impressive building, its prayer hall, built in Tibetan style, is one of the largest in Bhutan.

Address: Chunimeding, Babesa, Chang Gewog​
Thimphu, Bhutan​

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Accommodation

Accommodation Type:

The eight bedrooms are simply but luxuriously furnished with wood burning stoves beside free standing bathtubs, slippers in the form of soft cotton boots and mini bars with local, handmade eau de vie, infused with Bhutanese raven vodka, dehydrated apple and cinnamon. There are Nespresso machines in all the rooms and tea making facilities. Hand woven rugs of flying cranes decorate the wooden floor.

All year round : Double rooms from $1,995  year-round. Half-board. Free Wi-Fi.

FAQs Destination

Visa Requirements:

You will need a passport and visa to enter and exit Bhutan. Visas are only issued on arrival, but you must apply in advance through a tour operator and receive visa approval before you travel. … The Tourism Council of Bhutan sets a non-negotiable minimum daily tariff for all visitors to Bhutan

Please check the website of the Ministry of Immigration, Government of Bhutan for the latest information on the visa policy – Especially COVID 19 new visa restriction.

Flights to Paro Airport (PBH) are available from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka and New Delhi, served by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines.

While visiting Bhutan, all foreign tourists must be accompanied by a licensed guide at all times. Restricted areas require permits applied through the immigration office in Thimphu. Checkpoints are located at road junctions throughout the country and independent traveling by foreign tourists (except for citizens of India, Bangladesh and Maldives) is strictly prohibited.

 

Languages Spoken:
Dzongkha, the national language, is the only language with a native literary tradition in Bhutan, though Lepcha and Nepali are literary languages in other countries and good English communication.

Time Zone: UTC+6

Activities & Experiences

home to the fascinating black-necked cranes

Six Senses Gangtey is located in the Phobjikha Valley, which is a charming area in central Bhutan.

It is well-known as the winter residence of the spiritual black-necked cranes arriving from Tibet each October.

The glacial valley is a fantastic playground for day hikes and cycling adventures.

The quaint village of Gangtey is home to the 16th century Gangtey Goempa monastery, which is the venue for the celebrated Black-necked Crane Festival each November.

Rates

What it will cost
from 1,995 US$ / night – HB and Wifi

Value for Money: Rooms from 1010 US$ including HB , Wi-Fi are complimentary.

What is the check-in and check-out time?

Our check-in time is 2:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm.Late check-out, if required, is subject to availability on departure date and is charged at 50% from the regular room rate, up to 6.00 pm.

What is the minimum length of stay? 2 nights minimum length of stay for the following season:

Exclusions
Staff gratuities: Entirely to the discretion of the guests Expenses due to a situation beyond our control included but not limited to flight cancellation or flight delay

Special Offers

Great Savings | Outstanding Flexibility , Special offers on request for members only

Extended Stay: 1995 US$/night – double

Experience the best of the Himalayan Kingdom with Six Senses Bhutan when you stay for at least five consecutive nights at any of our lodges and we’ll include a private vehicle with driver and a licensed English-speaking Bhutanese guide.

With a six consecutive night stay, we will also include a 60 minute healing massage in the lodge of your choosing.

To book this offer, please contact the reservations department directly at concierge@andseleqt.com

get extra 10% for booking direct with &Seleqt (members only)

*Terms and Conditions Applied

  • Combinable with other offers
  • Stay must be at least five consecutive nights and can be combined at any of our Six Senses Bhutan lodges
  • Applicable for all suite and villa categories
  • Non-English speaking guides can be requested in advance and are subject to additional costs

Validity: Now until January 10, 2023

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Himalayan Kingdom stay it is ......

A landlocked Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan is rich in culture, tradition and spirituality that have been carefully guarded and preserved.

Six Senses Bhutan comprises five lodges set in intimate locations and uniquely designed with spacious suites and villas.

Bhutan is accessible by plane via Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata and Singapore.

Perched at 3,000 feet in Phobjikha, a glacial valley on the western side of the Black Mountains and overlooking one of the most important wildlife preserves in the country.

The early 17th-century Gangte Goemba Monastery is an impressive building, its prayer hall, built in Tibetan style, is one of the largest in Bhutan.

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Guest services

GEM (Guest Experience Maker) service, Private guiding services including transportation services, Well-being with Six Senses Spa and fitness center, Multilingual hosts, Yoga classes, Guided meditations, Laundry service

Resort activities

Six Senses Bhutan offers an extensive choice of experiences for every taste. Whether trying the national sport of archery, hiking through pristine forests or mushroom foraging with a local chef, Six Senses Bhutan has endless options for guests.

Family

Babysitting, Grow With Six Senses, Two- and Three-Bedroom Villas for multi generation travel, Feet up and relax with in-villa dining, A host of family friendly activities planned by experts

Pool

Dive into our main pool but keep your head above the water for the magical view

Family or Friends Experience

With temperate weather, Bhutan is an ideal year-round destination.

March to April and September to November offer pleasant weather for hiking and trekking. May to August presents lush landscapes with blooming flowers and vegetation.

December to February brings sunny days and clear mountain views.

Six Senses Bhutan offers an extensive choice of experiences for every taste. Whether trying the national sport of archery, hiking through pristine forests or mushroom foraging with a local chef, Six Senses Bhutan has endless options for guests

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