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Norkhil Boutique Hotel


Combining the serenity of Bhutan’s unique wilderness with access to Thimphu’s rich culture, this stylish hotel offers balance. Within walking distance of the National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, and Thimphu’s main street, the rooms have outstanding views of the mountains beyond. Traditional Bhutanese architecture and craftsmanship has been tastefully blended with contemporary design and modern facilities, giving the property a fresh feel and a sense of place.

This is an ideal property if you’re craving a sense of calm with a few extra creature comforts. When you’ve spent the day exploring the town and the surrounding hills, you can return to Norkhil for an evening of rest and recuperation. Treat yourself to a massage at the spa, or unwind with a traditional hot stone bath. Dine on contemporary international dishes in the restaurant, and end the evening with a quiet cocktail on the rooftop terrace, gazing out towards the foothills.


Enjoying a convenient location in central Thimphu, within easy walking distance of the town’s cultural highlights, the hotel also offers gorgeous views over the surrounding Himalayan foothills.

A little more detail

  • Private balconies

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Spa

  • Hot stone baths

From a client…

The staff were warm and welcoming, and our room felt cosy and bright. It was the perfect place to unwind after a days sightseeing.

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Bar at Norkhil Boutique Hotel
Bar at Norkhil Boutique Hotel
Norkhil Boutique Hotel
Norkhil Boutique Hotel
Terrace at Norkhil Boutique Hotel
Terrace at Norkhil Boutique Hotel
Bedroom at Norkhil Boutique Hotel
Bedroom at Norkhil Boutique Hotel

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Location, location, location…

Staying in the relative thick of things, whilst within walking distance of the mountains which edge Bhutan’s gently enigmatic capital, means you can feel fully immersed in the destination. Days here feel easy; you can take things at your own pace, enjoying exploring the town or unwinding at the hotel as you wish. This is travel at its smoothest, letting you fully step into the destination and also fully relax.

Norkhil terrace

Rooftop views

Even the most travel hungry of us need time to pause from the exhilaration of exploring the new places we visit; space to reflect and absorb all we’ve seen and done. The Norkhil roof terrace is the perfect spot. Floating just above Thimphu’s gentle bustle, with nothing but the forested hills on the horizon, this is somewhere to breathe deep and take a moment to process your stunning surroundings.

Norkhil rooftop views

What can you do there?

Walk to some of Thimphu’s cultural highlights, such as the Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang fortress and National stadium, or head further out to Tashichho Dzong or into the mountains to see the Kuensel Phodrang Buddha. Enjoy relaxing treatments, saunas and hot stone baths at the hotel spa, try a variety of international dishes at the restaurant, and sip cocktails on the roof terrace at sunset.

Thimphu Dzong

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crossing the river at Gangtey

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Price from: £3,890 US$4,390
Ideal length 11 days
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