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Gangtey Lodge

Gangtey Valley

Resting on an untamed hillside in Phobjikha Valley, within strolling distance of Gangtey Goemba, Gangtey Lodge blends traditional Bhutanese farmhouse accommodation with contemporary interior features for a superlative finish that complements the gorgeous location. Guests can enjoy the serenity of the resort’s inner sanctuary and also feel a strong link to the area’s unique culture and traditions, thanks to the well-maintained balance between cosy seclusion and community connection.

The resort’s founders have left no stone unturned in realising their vision for the ideal mountainside retreat. High quality materials have been used in the traditionally-built, farmhouse-style structure, while carefully chosen items have been sourced from across the globe to bring unique character to the decor. Bhutan’s famously tree-covered hills are framed by floor-to-ceiling windows in the lounge and dining area, which contributes to a light and airy ambiance, while high ceilings and free-flow interiors create real space.

Location

Sitting in the mountainous Gangtey Valley, looking out over miles upon miles of rolling, green hillsides, lies the wonderfully serene Gangtey Lodge. The closest airport is Paro, around a 5-hour journey by car, so this is an excellent option for a stay whilst exploring Bhutan.

A little more detail

  • Hot stone baths

  • Meditation sessions

  • Wood fired BBQ’s and hillside picnics

  • Bike hire, hiking, archery & birdwatching

From a client…

The drive through the lush meadows and mountains to reach the lodge was enough to make me feel totally relaxed before we even arrived.

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Bedroom at Gangtey Lodge with view across valley
Sun terrace at Gangtey Lodge
Hot stone bath at Gangtey Lodge
Breakfast at Gangtey Lodge
Restaurant with a view at Gangtey Lodge
Armchairs by the fire at Gangtey Lodge
Double bed at Gangtey Lodge

Why we love it

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Switch off

There are no TVs in the suites, which allows guests to fully embrace the low-tech, mountain life and connect with nature. Wood-burning stoves create a cosy, homely feel, and there are welcoming sofas where you can curl up and enjoy your morning cuppa. Spa treatments and massages are brought to you in your suite, allowing you to set your own pace for pampering, and the free-standing bathtubs are perfect for having a long soak as you take in the view across the valley to the monastery below. Complete bliss...

Bedroom with bath tub at Gangtey Lodge

What can you do there?

The region is on the winter migratory route of the rare Black-necked Crane; learn about local crane conservation projects and hike into the hills to observe them as they take flight. Gangtey Lodge is all about the balance between rustic and indulgent, blending high-energy activity with genuine downtime, and is an ideal base for exploring the deeper side of rural Bhutan.

Views over the valley from Gangtey Lodge

Sustainability Focus

Gangtey Lodge is dedicated to sustainability and designed for maximum energy efficiency. Locally sourced, recycled and eco-friendly materials have been used in its construction to minimise the impact on the surrounding landscape, and the hotel continues to ensure the majority of its water and food waste is recycled. The lodge is striving towards a greener environment and always looking at new ways to reduce their carbon footprint. 

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