Gangtey is widely known as the home of the picturesque Gangtey Monastery, with its elaborate gate and breathtaking valley views. The stunning Phobjikha Valley is also nearby, and the land is great for birdwatchers. Therefore, Six Senses' highly anticipated hotel in Gangtey includes a unique birdwatching bridge. Throughout the winter rare black-necked cranes can be viewed from the lodge, the nearby Crane Center, or the viewing hide located near the birds' nesting and feeding grounds. Aside from birding, the hotel's true focus is comfort and relaxation. Décor is dominated by uncluttered lines with a natural palate. Weathered timber floors and accented walls have been introduced, and comfy armchairs with footstools invite guests to unwind after long days spent exploring. The structure's exterior is fashioned from local stones and timber-framed windows. The property offers eight suites, one two-bedroom villa, an arrival deck, library, movie and gaming room, all-day dining restaurant, fire pit relaxation area, and a Spa and Wellness Center with two Swedana areas. One of the five locations under the umbrella of Six Senses Bhutan, tourists can move along to Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, or Bumthang knowing that the comforts of the Six Senses brand name await their arrival.
A Birdwatcher’s Natural Paradise: The lodge’s strategic position showcases the Phobjikha Valley in all its beauty. This quaint, charming area in central Bhutan is the winter residence of the spiritual black-necked cranes that arrive from Tibet each October. Be front-and-center for their arrival, and wander the countryside on foot or with a guide to learn more about this unique natural sanctuary.
Bhutanese Hospitality and Happiness: The community- and sustainability-oriented Six Senses had a good reason to open, not just one, but five luxury accommodations in Bhutan; a nation guided by the principles of Gross National Happiness. Y
Wellness at its Best: Swedana treatments, a pyramid meditation room and breathtaking 180-degree views of the Phobjikha Valley combine with the pioneering wellness approach woven into the fabric of every Six Senses property.
At 807 square feet, each of the Six Senses Gangtey’s eight spacious and beautifully appointed suites offer splendid views of the Phobjikha Valley, along with the finest linens and bed furnishings you can imagine.
Enjoy 2,465 square feet of private living space with two spacious bedrooms, oversized decks and floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure that all views are wide-ranging and uninterrupted.
The full-height windows of the Traditional Birdwatching Bridge provide breathtaking views of the valley and the sacred black-necked cranes that migrate to central Bhutan in the fall and winter months. The bridge is an architectural homage to the Gangtey Goemba monastery and a stunning landmark in its own right.
Cap off a day of exploration with a chat around a blazing fire. There is no better way to enjoy the stillness of the Bhutanese countryside than under the tranquil, starry night sky.
Books about Bhutanese history, culture and a variety of other subjects line the walls of the cozy library at the Six Senses Gangtey. It is the perfect place to do some journaling or catch up on a bit of light reading.
A communal living room and lounge for 16 guests provides a comfortable place to meet and mingle. Six Senses is all about community and the small size of this hotel makes it perfect for meeting other travelers and getting to know your hosts.
A movie and gaming room for six guests, as well as an unlimited wireless connection and a host of family-friendly activities, makes Six Senses Gangtey a perfect destination for multi-generational travel.
Every treatment at the Six Senses Spa begins 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 to promote stillness, happiness and well-being. The Pyramid Meditation Room is also open for individual practice and yoga classes.
Try a 60- or 90-minute personalized holistic massage using flowing, soothing, rhythmic and medium-pressure movements on any specified areas of concern to relieve muscle tension and bring about a balanced, calm and stress-free state of being. Visiting practitioners guide group and private wellness classes and functional fitness programs to help you break routines and gain physical and mental benefits.
Sumptuous Bhutanese meals, as well as fresh international fare, will delight any traveler. Produce is sourced locally, if not grown in the Six Senses Gangtey’s own organic garden.
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