Six Senses Gangtey

Unique experiences abound at this Bhutan luxury lodge on the side of a valley, from visiting the local monastery for meditation, to photographing endangered cranes from its Birdwatching Bridge.

Why you'll love it here

  • Survey the expansive 180 degree Phobjikha Valley views from the lodge’s hillside position
  • Discover the “Birdwatching Bridge” for unsurpassed sightings of cranes in their natural habitat
  • Relax with a Swedana herbal steam therapy while enjoying panoramic views across the valley
  • Join the resident Buddhist monks at a 16th century local monastery for a morning of meditation

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An epic stay on your Six Senses Bhutan Lodges’ itinerary is this Phobijkha Valley property set in rural Gangtey on the western slopes of the Black Mountains.

At an elevation of 3,000m, the glacial valley in which the lodge is set is home to two unique Bhutan experiences: the 16th century Gangtey Goemba monastery and the Crane Conservation Area. At the former you can join the monks for meditation, while at the latter you can spot endangered cranes that migrate here from Tibet between October and March.

The drive to reach Six Senses Gangtey is an experience in itself, the road climbing past deep ravines with dizzying drops to the Phobijkha Valley, then past fields dotted with prayer flags and farms. Positioned on the western slopes to make the most of 180 degree valley views, the building is designed so the views of the valley and crane conservation area below are showcased at every turn through floor-to-ceiling windows, lookout points and comfy outdoor spaces with binoculars at hand. The local hemlock wood and ashlar stone creates interiors which are warm and cosy, with hand-woven upholstery on rugs placed beside roaring log fires.

This intimate lodge has just eight suites and one two-bedroom villa, so you can expect personal, attentive service in a peaceful setting which encourages you to embrace the locale. At its centre is the Birdwatching Bridge, a gathering point for lounging, dining and unsurpassed viewing of the cranes.

For downtime after a day exploring the region head to the movie room, spa or library, while dining at the Baa Zam restaurant will tantalise your tastebuds with wholesome, authentic and sustainable cuisine.

Our Asia Travel Specialists recommend a multi-stop itinerary to make the most of your tailor-made Bhutan tour in the so-called Happiest Place on Earth; staying at Six Senses Gangtey alongside sister lodges including Punakha and Bumthang.


There are just eight suites and one two-bedroom villa at the Six Senses Gangtey Bhutan lodge. All are very spacious with an outdoor area for soaking up the valley views, have a traditional wood-burning bukhari stove, and boast the luxuries synonymous with Six Senses, such as: organic bed linens, an espresso machine, a yoga mat, unlimited WiFi and a Bose Bluetooth speaker. Bathrooms have a separate rain shower and bathtub. 

Lodge Suite

Lodge Suite

Sleeps: 3 Adults

With views of the forests and Phobjikha valley from the balcony, bed and the bathtub these generous suites feature a lofted sitting area, organic bed linens, an in-room espresso maker, a traditional wood-burning stove and seating areas inside and out. 
Upper Lodge Suite

Upper Lodge Suite

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Located on the top floor of the hotel, these suites have superb views – best enjoyed from the window-side tub. Bedrooms feature a lofted sitting area, oversized bathtubs within the room and a closed-off bathroom with rain shower. There is a balcony for crane-spotting and morning sun salutations using the in-room yoga mat. 
Two-Bedroom Villa

Two-Bedroom Villa

Sleeps: 8 Adults

With forest and valley views from the hotel’s highest point, this generous living space can sleep up to eight guests. Alongside the two bedrooms and the large outdoor space, it benefits from living and dining areas, a butler’s pantry, and its own spa treatment room. The Two-Bedroom Villa is also hosted 24-hours a day by a guest experience maker. 

Take your meals at the hotel’s restaurant Baa Zam, or in the comfort of your own private suite. Wherever you dine, the star of the show is the view, with al fresco spaces made cosy with fire pits, and the addition of traditional wood-burning stoves indoors. Dining experiences organised by the hotel include a buckwheat lunch in a traditional farmhouse.

Baa Zam

Baa Zam

Dine on locally sourced, regional fare with a luxurious twist at this stunning restaurant with its exceptional views of the valley. With space for just 20 it offers authentic Bhutanese cuisine in a cosy setting with personal service. An outdoor area serves as a place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink with dramatic views. 

Spa & Wellness

The Six Senses Spa experience at Gangtey has all the hallmarks of the luxury hotel group, but with a nod to the region through its treatments. For example, you can relax with Swedana herbal steam therapy and panoramic views across the valley, followed by tea with a view at the fire pit relaxation area. Or take a guided meditation or yoga class - from June to August the hotel puts on several yoga and meditation retreats.


The highlight for most guests is the sightings of the black-necked cranes which can be seen swooping through the air in front of the hotel. The lodge is directly above the Crane Conservation Center, and the "Bird Watching Bridge" is the perfect place for spotting the endangered birds that migrate here from Tibet between October and March.
You can also take a walk to Gangtey village, where you’ll discover the 16th century Gangtey Goemba, a monastery that houses a school and living quarters for monks as well as meditation facilities.
Ways to get out into nature include a two-hour stroll along the Gangtey Nature Trail; mountain biking on the trails winding through pine groves, alongside bubbling trout-filled streams; and trekking the Longtey Trail to the Goemba which winds through a rhododendron forest.
Don’t miss the Buddha statues at Khewang Lhakhang; visiting the magical Nyelung Dechenling temple; and a helicopter trip through skies above the Himalayan Kingdom.

Set in such a pristine environment, it’s little wonder Six Senses has taken so much care to ensure its Bhutan properties offer you an experience with ecotourism at their heart, “honouring the natural environment rather than impacting it”.
From how they manage waste to engaging with the local community, the team behind Six Senses Gangtey work hard to preserve their environment and showcase their efforts towards eco-tourism.
After all, Bhutan is the world’s only carbon-negative country.

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