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Gangtey Lodge

Intimate, earthy, romantic

Bumthang - Ura Highway, Bhutan

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At a Glance

A beautiful 12-room farmhouse-style lodge with sweeping valley views.

Indagare Loves

  • Cozying up on the covered veranda with spectacular views over the valley
  • The copper bathtubs with valley views in every room
  • The exceptionally warm staff who make you instantly feel at home


Gangtey Lodge is an independently owned luxury hotel with a unique and special vibe. Founded by the owners behind Balloons Over Bagan, the highly respected hot-air balloon operator out of Myanmar, the intimate lodge is located at the northern edge overlooking the vast Phobjikha Valley, near the 17th-century Gangtey Monastery, the largest school of Buddhism in the country. A special experience is to wake up early in the morning and go to the monastery to witness the monks chanting mantras and practicing their meditation.

The farmhouse-style lodge was designed by Mary Lou Thompson, the eye behind Aman Sveti Stefan. Upon entering you are welcomed into the heart of the property, the informal dining area and lounge, where guests can sit by the fire and watch the Gangtey Valley’s most famous residents, the black-necked cranes, circle the valley below. The homey-feeling lodge has just 12 rooms, all with fireplaces, earthy accents and local fabrics, creating a space that feels comfortable and uniquely Bhutanese. Each room has a beautiful copper tub that looks out onto the landscape that surrounds the lodge and the floors are all heated. While there is no large spa, there is a separate building where hot stone baths can be drawn. For those in need of a massage or a facial after a long day out in Gangtey, the property can arrange treatments in your room.

Who Should Stay

The independent spirit who wishes to stray from the Aman and Como circuit.

Written by Indagare

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