Six Senses Bumthang

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From the in-suite log-burning stoves to the hot stone bath rituals, this luxury lodge in an exceptional pine forest setting offers a Six Senses sanctuary in Bhutan’s spiritual heartland.

Why you'll love it here

  • Learn about the hotel’s commitment to the local environment, wildlife and communities
  • Feel at one with nature at this hidden sanctuary in dense blue pine forests
  • Experience a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath after a day filled with activities
  • Journey through picture-postcard landscapes on your transfer to the hotel

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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s spiritual heartland at this unique treehouse-style luxury property from Six Senses.

The hotel is the most easterly located of the Six Senses’ Bhutan lodges, and makes for a favourite stop on a tour of all five in the region. Reached by a drive through memorable and dramatic landscapes of terraced farmland, deep river valleys and precariously perched farmhouses, spotting herds of yak, wild boar and deer as you travel, Six Senses Bumthang is idyllically set on a hillside pine forest above a rushing trout-filled river.

With just eight spacious suites and one two-bedroom villa this timber-clad property takes its inspiration from the surrounding forest, where suites are built around a central, tree-filled courtyard and the open-air decks jut out into the pines. Everything here has been thoughtfully considered to make you feel at one with nature and honour this pristine environment.

Spend your days visiting the 16th century Tamzhing Lhundrup Lhakhang temple; horse riding to the Kencho Sum Lhakhang monastery; discovering the legend of the Burning Lake; and hiking to Padseling Goemba hilltop fortress.

Back at the hotel tranquillity can be found in the library and lounge; Six Senses Spa and Wellness Center with its hot stone bath facilities; and during a guided meditation or yoga class.

Dining at Tongtshang restaurant focuses on local, traditional Bhutanese fare created with Six Senses style. Enjoyed either indoor or al fresco, like everything at the hotel the cuisine has its heart in sustainability and authenticity.

The nine dreamy retreats at the hotel offer unique sanctuaries to soak up this once-in-a-lifetime destination. Eight suites use Six Senses Bumthang’s theme of “a forest within a forest”, all beautifully appointed with wooden decor inside and out, and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that lead onto balconies amid the trees. Each suite has its own courtyard with a tree planted in the centre and views across the valley and panoramic forest vistas. Additional luxuries and space can be found in the two-bedroom, standalone villa.
As standard all accommodation benefits from Beaumont and Brown organic bed linens; a traditional wood-burning bukhari stove; tea and coffee-making facilities including an espresso machine; free WiFi; a yoga mat; and a large bathroom with a bathtub and separate rain shower.

Lodge Suite

Lodge Suite

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Forest and river views across the valley are enjoyed from this suite’s spacious balcony deck. The generous open-plan bedroom and living space lead to a glass-lined corridor with a large bathroom at the end that includes an oversized bathtub. At the centre of it all is a small garden where a pine tree grows into an open-air ceiling.
Upper Lodge Suite

Upper Lodge Suite

Sleeps: 3 Adults

The higher elevation of these suites command prime views of the valley and river from their large balconies. In the middle of the suite a pine tree grows through an open-air ceiling. Details include unlimited WiFi, a traditional wood-burning stove, organic bed linens, an espresso machine and a yoga mat for dawn sun salutations on your private deck amid the forest. 
Two-Bedroom Villa

Two-Bedroom Villa

Sleeps: 8 Adults

Measuring 225 sq m indoors and 35 sq m outdoors this palatial villa in the pine forest is a spacious retreat. Views of the forest and river are enjoyed from the large outdoor space, and it has its own dining and spa facilities. Each bedroom is en suite, with an oversized bathtub. At the centre of the villa is a garden where pine trees grow within the forest. Additional services for villa guests include a dedicated guest experience maker, a double spa treatment room, and a pantry, private wine...

Dining at Six Senses Bumthang can be taken in-room or at the Tongtshang Restaurant. With just nine accommodation options, and room at the restaurant for 24 guests indoors and 12 guests outdoors, mealtimes always feel peaceful with attentive service.

Tongtshang Restaurant

Tongtshang Restaurant

As with everything at the hotel the menus at the hotel's restaurant focus on a commitment to sustainability and immersion in the locality; so think ingredients sourced from the hotel’s garden, traditional Bhutanese recipes and locally made spirits and wines.

Spa & Wellness

The small spa is the perfect retreat after a day of experiencing the natural wonders and sites in this pristine region of Bhutan. It boasts two single treatment rooms hosting Six Senses’ therapies tailored to the region, using local rituals and ingredients – like Himalayan salts – to ensure your spa experience has a sense of place too.

Don’t miss hot stone bath treatments, where you’ll sit in the restorative warm waters in a wooden, fire-warmed bath with views of the pines.
Guided meditation and yoga classes are serene ways to bookend your days in the Bhutanese forest.

Experiences

There is much to explore on the doorstep of the hotel, including plenty of thrills for those seeking an adrenaline rush, and sight-seeing for history enthusiasts.
Treks to the local sites can be done on foot or by bike or horseback; all guided so you don’t miss a thing. Other activities include visits to local villages, archery lessons and mushroom foraging.
Bumthang is home to some of the Himalayan Kingdom’s most revered pilgrimage sites. Discover the 16th century Tamzhing Lhundrup Lhakhang temple and wander the 19th century Wangdichhoeling Palace which is a wonderful example of traditional Bhutanese architecture. Go horseback riding to the Kencho Sum Lhakhang monastery; hike to Padseling Goemba hilltop fortress; explore the spectacular “Burning Lake”; and stop at the Red Panda brewery for a taste of locally-brewed wheat beer.

Bhutan is the world’s only carbon-negative country, and as such the Six Senses hotel group takes its commitment to sustainability in the region seriously.
Sustainability is the foundation for everything here, reflected through the management of energy, water, waste, purchasing and chemical usage. As with all properties, there is a drive to show guests the real destination, giving them an authentic, and luxurious, experience, meaning the team at Six Senses Bumthang engages with local communities.

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  • Time zone: GMT+6
  • Flight time: 16-19 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Eithad, Qatar Airways, Bhutan Airlines
  • Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum
  • Tipping guideline: Not expected
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of altitude illness when travelling to destinations of 2,500m or higher. There is a risk of dengue. There is a low risk of malaria in the southern belt districts of Bhutan along the border with India. There is no risk of malaria in the rest of Bhutan.
  • Capital: Thimphu
  • Population: 792382
  • National languages: Dzongkha, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type C / D / F, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Bhutan if you have a British passport - apply online

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