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Pemako Thimphu

Thimphu Valley

In the heart of Thimphu, The (formerly the Taj Tashi) casts a grand silhouette against the forested hills surrounding Bhutan’s bustling capital. Combining the Taj brand’s sophisticated luxury with elegant, Bhutanese dzong-style architecture creates a classic, timeless hotel where you can recharge your batteries after exploring the city.

This hotel is sprinkled with ornate details and abstract artwork, giving it a lavish overall effect, but the flashes of bold colour bring in a beautiful contemporary edge. Freestanding tubs add a layer of opulence to those post-sightseeing soaks, and cosy seating areas give you the option to spend time relaxing in the privacy of your suite. All rooms face towards the mountains, with floor-to-ceiling windows bringing in plenty of light and offering spectacular views of the horizon.


Nestled in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, close to the gentle bustle of the capital and enjoying views over the wild hillsides beyond, Taj Tashi is the perfect spot from which to explore the city’s sights. 

A little more detail

  • Traditional hot stone baths 

  • Heated indoor pool

  • A distinctive selection of rooms  

  • Extensive spa treatments

From a client…

Warm hospitality, fantastic friendly service and great food. We would come back in a flash!

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Seating area in suite at Taj Tashi
Suite at Taj Tashi
Free standing bath at Taj Tashi
Bathroom at Taj Tashi
Bar at Taj Tashi
Bar at Taj Tashi
Bedroom at Taj Tashi
Bedroom at Taj Tashi
Luxury double room at Taj Tashi
Double room at Taj Tashi
Courtyard with camp fire at Taj Tashi
Courtyard camp fire at Taj Tashi
Room with balcony at Taj Tashi
Balcony at Taj Tashi

Why we love it

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Luxury & tradition

This hotel oozes opulence with a flair for sophistication. Whilst the grandeur of the hotel is impressive, it's the small things that make Pemako Thimpu stand out. Receive a blessing from a resident monk, visit the local handicraft shops, dress in traditional Bhutanese attire, dine in the hotel's award winning restaurant, or spend the evening watching a traditional dance performance by the fire. Luxury infused with tradition - it's the icing on the cake.

Exterior of Pemako Thimpu at dusk

Honeymooners’ haven

Most couples are looking for something extra special for their honeymoon; something they can remember fondly on their 50th wedding anniversary. If you’re happy to splash out a little, then Pemako Thimpu delivers another level of elegance, awash with romance, that you won’t forget. Whether you’re looking for adventure, tradition, culture, or just completely faultless service and attentive pampering, we’re confident you won’t be disappointed and will make the kind of memories you've been dreaming of. 

Terrace with loungers at Pemako Thimpu

What can you do there?

Head to the markets for a wander around the shops, explore the scenic mountains on an all-day trekking adventure, or try your hand at archery. Dine with mountain views in the spacious open-plan restaurant, sip traditional salted-butter tea in the chic lounge, and treat yourself to Bhutanese fine-dining in the evening. However luxurious the rest of the hotel, the spa is undoubtedly its star feature. Offering an extensive range of treatments including hot-stone baths, herbal body wraps and therapeutic massage, as well as a heated pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, this is the perfect place to enjoy some full-on pampering bliss.

Spa in candlelight at Pemako Thimpui

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