Six Senses Gangtey

Phobjikha | Deluxe

From its valley side perch, backed by verdant forest, the Six Senses Gangtey is strategically positioned to maximise views over the vast, flat glacial valley of Phobjikha, which is well known for its winter visitors – hundreds of endangered black-necked cranes.

The property has been carefully constructed to blend in with the pristine natural surrounds. Its architecture and the prominent use of stone and wood, is designed to resemble a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse, similar to those scattered across the valley.

Accommodation comprises of just eight spacious suites and one two-bedroom villa. In true Six Senses style, interior décor is subtly luxurious: uncluttered and simple, yet cosy and sophisticated. The heavy use of pale wood and wood-burning stoves are reminiscent of a mountain retreat. Valley views can be enjoyed through full-height windows and from the private balcony.

180-degree views of the valley can also be appreciated through floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-plan dining room and lounge, making it a prime, beat-the-crowds spot from which to observe the cranes that migrate here to escape winter in the Tibetan Plateau. The lodge is within walking distance of the RSPB’s Black-Necked Crane Centre for additional information on these rare birds. When you’re not crane spotting, head into the valley on a guided trek or mountain bike ride before resting weary limbs in the Six Senses Spa, that features two ‘swedana’ rooms where herb-infused steam therapies take place. After a dinner of locally-influenced cuisine, swap birdwatching for star gazing as you huddle around the fire pit, drink in hand.

Image credit: Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas


Phobjikha Valley

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 9 Suites & villas
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • All-day dining restaurant
    • Living room & bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Six Senses Spa & wellness centre
    • Movie & gaming room
    • Library
    • Fire pit relaxation area
    • Meditation room
    • Birdwatching

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