Thimphu Bhutan



Located in the heart of Bhutan of central western Bhutan, half way between Paro and Punakha, Thimphu is a magical place to visit.

Whether you choose to enjoy your journey through the Kingdom of Bhutan with Como or with Aman, your luxury tour can easily include a visit to Thimphu with either. However, only Aman has a lodge here: Amankora Thimphu – one of its cluster of 5 chic lodges sprinkled across the region.

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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.


Best time to visit is October to December and February to May. There are a number of festivals celebrated in Bhutan, in particular Tshechu, which takes place during late summer and autumn with Thimpu Tshechu being the most popular. Losar, or lunar New Year, is also a much celebrated event but exact dates are difficult to predict, it tends to be celebrated around February or March.

When to travel


como shambhala retreat building at uma punakha hotel bhutan
A journey through the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Where to stay

exterior at Amankora Thimphu lodge Bhutan

Amankora Thimphu is one of 5 luxury Aman lodges sprinkled across the region in central western Bhutan, and offers guests a sublime refuge after a...


Experiences in thimphu

Amankora Thimphu (seen from entrance) at Amankora Thimphu lodge Bhutan

As with all Aman's luxury retreats, guests staying at Amankora Thimphu can indulge in blissful spa treatments. At the end of a busy day, or a...

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