Amankora

6-7 Nights Amankora Poppy Treks Retreat

overview

Amankora's Poppy Trek retreats are an unforgettable, unique experience for the adventurous soul. Witness the beautiful floral display, high in the elevations of 3,000-4,500 metres above sea level — situated in one of the world's most inaccessible, remote locations. This seasonal display — which can be seen between 1 June - 15 July) offers guests the chance to see Bhutan's white, pink and red poppies in full bloom. The programme includes a trek between two of the resort's lodges, with two nights each at Thimphu and Paro, before embarking on the camping accommodation (two nights with Red Poppy trek, three nights with White & Pink Poppy Trek).

Retreat runs from 1 June TO 15 July 2020

The price shown is for the 6-night retreat — please contact our team regarding the 7-night stay. Dates Available: White & Pink Poppy Trek: 1 June to 15 July 2020 | Red Poppy Trek: 15 June to 15 July 2020

price per retreat

Suite Package (per person)

from US$15,089Enquire Now

Suite Package (for double occupancy, per person)

from US$4,875Enquire Now
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Things To Do
  • Included
There are five lodges of Amankora's distributed across the country: Paro LodgeThimphu LodgeGangtey LodgeBumthang Lodge and the Punakha Lodge

The Paro Lodge features: 
  • Views from the Dining Room extend to snow-covered Jhomolhari
  • An array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served
  • The two-storey spa is surrounded by glistening conifers in the forest
  • Facilities include a glass-walled yoga studio, a sauna and a steam room
  • Enjoy a guided cultural tour of Paro, taking in the major museums, institutions and sights
  • Embark on the 4-hour hike to Tiger's Nest, the iconic 7th-century monastery

The Thimphu Lodge features: 
  • The Dining Room offers views of the nearby stream and surrounding forest
  • Soaring ceilings and wood panelled walls complement an outdoor dining deck
  • Spa facilities include three treatments rooms and a steam room
  • Thimphu’s signature treatment is a hot-oil Ayurvedic head massage
  • Take an archery lesson and discover more about Bhutan’s national sport
  • Enjoy a private lecture on Bhutan and Buddhism with the Mynak Rinpoche

The Gangtey Lodge features: 
  • Donate a meal to the monks, join them for evening or morning prayers, or experience a spiritual cleansing ritual
  • Enjoy a Bhutanese meal in a candlelit potato hut, warmed by a Bukhari stove and accompanied by folk music and song
  • The Dining Room features large family-style dining tables and floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Experience a candlelit hot stone bath; a sliding bamboo door reveals a panorama of the valley
  • Spa facilities include two massage rooms and changing areas
  • A library features books on Buddhism, local folklore, textiles and the Himalayas

The Bumthang Lodge Features: 
  • Shaded by fruit trees, the courtyard provides an alfresco dining venue
  • The interior dining area features a cosy fireplace
  • Lunch on local produce at a nearby farmhouse or tour the Red Panda brewery
  • Zen massage is the signature treatment at Bumthang
  • Features intimate treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas
  • Cultural and spiritual experiences include visits to monasteries, astrology readings and evening prayers with the monks

The Punakha Lodge features: 
  • An infinity pool provides views over rice terraces
  • Visit the beautiful 17th-century Punakha Dzong, and the 15th-century ‘fertility temple’ Chime Lhakhang
  • Visit the morning market with the chef and take part in a Bhutanese cooking class at the lodge
  • The two-storey spa includes a yoga/meditation room, two treatment rooms, a steam room and changing areas
  • Try a holistic facial made with locally sourced products such as homemade yoghurt, honey and orange
  • An outdoor dining terrace offers views of the valley and rice fields
There are an array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served across all five Amankora Lodges. Only local ingredients such as yak meat and fresh honey are used, straight from the Bumthang Valley.

Private dining can be arranged both inside and outside the Lodges, whether for an intimate dinner or group celebration.

A special dining experience at Gangtey Lodge is not be missed: dine among candles in an open-air Potato shed providing a rustic yet romantic experience. 

The restaurants are available to both residents and non-residents.
  • Exploring the Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Wellness Experiences
  • Spiritual Journeys
  • An array of Bhutanese, Western and India dishes served across all lodges
  • Herb-infused hot stone bath at Paro
  • Meditation in Punakha
  • Experience the Tiger's Nest, a 4-hour hike from Paro Lodge
Red Poppy Trek:

Stays of six nights or more include:
  • Two nights each at Amankora Thimphu and Paro
  • Two to three nights overnight treks
  • All meals including picnics, in-house beverages
  • Airport transfers Paro/Thimphu - Laundry & wifi
  • Private vehicle/driver and English speaking guide for internal transfers and sightseeing
  • 1 x 60 minutes (Holistic massage) spa treatment per person, taken once during the journey - All touring and monument passes
  • Visa processing and flight reservation assistance

White and Pink Poppy Trek:

Stays of seven nights or more include:

  • Two nights each at Amankora Thimphu and Paro
  • Two to three nights overnight treks
  • All meals including picnics, in-house beverages
  • Airport transfers Paro/Thimphu - Laundry & wifi
  • Private vehicle/driver and English-speaking guide for internal transfers and sightseeing
  • 1 x 60 minutes (Holistic massage) spa treatment per person, taken once during the journey - All touring and monument passes
  • Visa processing and flight reservation assistance 

Flight Information
Amankora will book your flights into Bhutan and take care of entry visas on your behalf. Flights to Bhutan's regional gateways are the responsibility of travellers. Amankora recommends guests fly to Bhutan via Bangkok (BKK), Delhi (DEL) or Singapore (SIN). Aman has an airport representative in Bangkok (BBK) who will assist with check-in.
Once your enquiry is submitted the Amankora team will contact you to finalise your reservation. Before confirming your reservation you will need to first check flight availability from your home country to Bhutan's regional gateways: Delhi (DEL), Singapore (SIN) and Bangkok (BKK). It is the responsibility of guests to make flight and necessary visa arrangements into these countries. (India, Singapore, Thailand)

payment policy

  • Amankora's reservation team will contact you to finalise your itinerary and confirm your booking. You will not be charged until you confirm your booking. Once confirmed a 10% deposit is required.
  • There is a need for a visa for travelling into Bhutan, a separate visa charge of 40 USD is for visa processing through the resort.

location

Paro, Thimphu Punakha, Gangtey Bumthang, Kingdom of Bhutan

Amankora's five lodges are located across the country at key scenic and cultural points: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang. The Paro Lodge is a short drive from Paro International Airport (PBH). There are a limited number of flights in and out, and only two airlines—Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines—service the airport. 

Operating a tourism policy of "high-value, low-impact", Bhutan limits the number of tourists entering the country with a minimum spend fee, which is covered by staying at Amankora. Only citizens from India, Bangladesh and The Maldives do not need a visa—Amankora can arrange all other visa arrangements, which takes 14 days and a visa fee of US$40 will be charged at time of booking.