como shambhala retreat building at uma punakha hotel bhutan



Bhutan is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom that has preserved its unique culture and traditions.
As Punakha is around a 4 hour drive from the airport in Bhutan, we highly recommend spending your first night at Uma Paro by Como or Amankora Punakha which are only 10 to 20 minutes from the airport.  We have a number of great itineraries that combine both properties and some wonderful adventures in this magical kingdom.

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Useful information

flight times

From London: 11.5 hours with stopover in Delhi, Singapore or Bangkok


Bhutanese ngultrum

time difference

GMT +5 hours

visa requirements

It takes about 3 weeks to obtain visas for a visit to Bhutan and we will look after this for you.


In the western, central and eastern Bhutan you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.

When to travel


como shambhala retreat building at uma punakha hotel bhutan
Experience the magic of Bhutan.

Where to stay

como shambhala retreat building at uma punakha hotel bhutan

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Mo Chu River, Uma Punakha is a boutique luxury lodge with spectacular views, about 20 minutes from Punakha Dzong....

exterior at Amankora Punakha hotel bhutan

Amankora Punakha is one of 5 luxury lodges dotted across central western Bhutan, owned and operated by the legendary Aman Resorts, so guaranteeing a blissfully...


Experiences in punakha

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