Six Senses Thimphu


Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy the ultimate escape for mind, body and spirit
  • Soak up incredible valley and mountain views from every suite and villa
  • Dine on organic cuisine with a backdrop of exceptional countryside views to the Himalayas
  • Delve deeper into the secrets of Bhutan with many cultural experiences


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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

Perched amongst serene pine forests in the shadow of the Himalayas, Six Senses Thimphu a is a high-altitude haven that overlooks the glowing lights of Bhutan’s capital. Its location provides a comfortable escape from the bustling Thimphu yet remains close enough to access its myriad attractions.

The lodge belongs to Six Senses Bhutan, a collection of five boutique properties each offering its own character, environment, and experiences. Guests may visit one of the lodges or incorporate them all into one tailor-made journey for the ultimate Asian adventure. Six Senses Thimphu is the largest lodge of the troupe, affectionately referred to as The Palace in the Sky due to its lofty perch and grand design.

At an elevation of almost 3,000m, all 25 spacious villas and suites offer striking views over the verdant Thimphu Valley, with floor-to-ceiling windows and private oversized decks. Accommodation is beautifully simple and understated, where sleek, soft interiors make for a welcome return following a day trip.

Being the capital, Thimphu has a myriad of attractions and is still the world’s only capital without a single set of traffic lights. Learn more about Bhutanese culture at The National Textile Museum and Folk Heritage Museum and admire the iconic Tashichho Dzong which houses the seat of government and religion.

Back at the lodge, get close to nature by hiking a short distance uphill for alfresco Afternoon Tea at Lungsigang, where prayer flags dance in the air. Treat yourself to sunset cocktails and canapés at Nimnub point and be sure to pick a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows at Namkha, for stellar dinner views. The restaurant excels in healthy cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients freshly plucked from the lodge’s organic garden, and you’ll get to gaze at the Himalayan peaks in the distance.

Six Senses Thimphu also lends itself to total rest and relaxation. Start the day with a meditation session in the airy Prayer Pavilion, work your way through the treatment menu at Six Senses spa, and admire the seated golden Buddha that dominates the skyline next to one of the calming reflecting pools.

There are 25 spacious villas and suites, all with organic linens, local artefacts and a traditional wood-burning bukhari stove. Other amenities include a wine fridge and mini bar, espresso machine, writing desks and yoga mats.

Lodge Suite

Lodge Suite

Sleeping three guests, these Suites offer generous space, full-height windows and large balconies. Sleep on an Naturalmat organic bed and soak in the windowside bathtub for serene valley views.
Upper Lodge Suite

Upper Lodge Suite

Upper Lodge Suites are the same size and layout as the Lodge Suites but are located on the top floors for superior views. Décor features soft tones and simple lines, with cosy bukharis (traditional wood-burning stoves).
One-Bedroom Villa

One-Bedroom Villa

With a huge 1,453 sq.ft of indoor space flooded with natural light, this accommodation offers total relaxation. A GEM (Guest Experience Maker) is available 24 hours a day, and there’s a living room and dining area. Outside, a private garden with views across Thimphu Valley awaits.
Two-Bedroom Villa

Two-Bedroom Villa

Designed for relaxing and entertaining, these spacious lifestyle Villas comprise both indoor and outdoor living spaces, dining for eight guests and a private double spa treatment room and shower. A private outdoor courtyard overlooks Thimphu Valley, including the Buddha Point statue.
Three-Bedroom Villa

Three-Bedroom Villa

Nestled among pine trees, these secluded 3,358 sq.ft Villas feature light solid oak walls, indoor and outdoor living spaces and a sumptuous spa room. A private open courtyard features an impressive woodburner as its centrepiece, while a Guest Experience Maker is at your every beck and call.


The central pavilion houses the atmospheric main restaurant, Namkha. Treat your tastebuds to an eclectic menu of Asian and International specialties, plus authentic Bhutanese dishes. With floor-to ceiling windows looking out on the reflecting pools, which in turn drift into a skyscape of mountains, you’ll enjoy organic dishes in a dreamy setting. The restaurant offers indoor seating, outdoor seating and a private dining room for intimate gatherings of up to 10 guests. There’s a children’s menu too, plus highchairs on request.


From cultural activities to national sports, Six Senses Thimphu has something special for every pastime. Get your culture fix by strolling around the quaint riverside city of Thimphu and tour the ancient monasteries and temples dotted around the hillside surrounding the lodge. You can catch eyes with Buddha Dordenma from the hotel, but it’s well worth venturing across the valley to see the 170ft golden statue, one of the world's tallest seated Buddhas. Take a look inside to discover 125,000 smaller Buddhas! Close to the hotel, learn your Bhutanese name and your fortune during a private session with a Buddhist monk at Pangri Zampa, a 16th century monastic school. Finish your day with an archery session, the national sport of Bhutan, in the hotel’s apple orchards.


Health, according to ancient Bhutanese healing practices, comes from balance between body and mind and understanding how one affects the other. Start your healing journey in the spa, spread across multiple pavilions where massage and relaxation therapies are combined with yoga and fitness.

Before every treatment, you’ll be invited to hold a clear quartz crystal to absorb and regulate energy, and releases blockages. Menu highlights include the signature Bhutanese hot-stone bath, a 24k gold age-defying facial and a wellness screening which looks at body composition, metabolism, oxygen distribution, heart function and circulation. Afterwards, soak in the 25m heated indoor pool to achieve ultimate relaxation.

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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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