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Six Senses Gangtey

Six Senses Gangtey

Head to the gorgeous Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and experience luxury like never before in the brand new Six Senses Gangtey, the brand’s fourth offering in the happiest nation


Designed like a Bhutanese farmhouse, the lodge incorporates local stone and hand-hewn timber. It uses traditional building techniques to blend with its natural setting. Dining areas along with a library and games room have been seamlessly incorporated. On offer are eight suites, each with a valley-facing, panoramic and private outdoor balcony equipped with daybeds as well as binoculars for bird watching. There is also a two-bedroom villa with its own private spa treatment facilities designed to pamper and relax. Interiors are subtle with uncluttered lines and a natural palette of earth tones and warm fabrics. Weathered timber floors and textured walls set the backdrop, while comfy leather armchairs and footstools invite guests to unwind after days spent trekking and exploring. Bukhari stoves and locally-woven throws add extra warmth to the star-filled nights.

In keeping with the brands focus on wellness, Six Senses Gangtey boasts a dedicated spa featuring two swedana rooms designed specifically for herb-infused steam therapies. Every treatment starts with a journey of discovery and the inclusion of a sodalite crystal to set positive intentions through breathing and meditation. This is followed by Bhutanese chanting and singing bowls, promoting stillness, happiness and well-being.

When it comes to culinary offerings, the lodges signature restaurant Baa Zam – “bridge” in Dzongkha – features hearty western and locally-influenced dishes, such as the Charred Pumpkin Risotto made with local short grained white rice and Bjobchee Takthuk, a signature Bhutanese pasta-like dish of organic potatoes and buckwheat from the valley.

The picturesque 17th-century Gangtey Goempa is a center for Buddhist learning and meditation and the site of the colorful Black-Necked Crane Festival each November. There are also numerous nature treks and mountain bike trails winding through pine groves, alongside bubbling trout-filled streams and through fields lined with prayer flags.

You can either stay at Six Senses Gangtey for the entire visit or t plan a tailor-made circuit of all four lodges!

For more details, reservations and travel arrangements, contact the resorts reservations team at reservations-bhutan@sixsenses.com.