Hidden among winding mountain streams and thick forests of pine trees, Paro Lodge offers an elegant, secluded sanctuary in the hills above Balakha village. At an elevation of 2,250m, rooms use wood panelling and clay-coloured walls to reflect the hotel's rustic setting. Suites come with cosy armchairs, wood-fired stoves, terrazzo bathtubs and window seats with views across to snow-covered Jhomolhari mountain. Spend days wandering through the village and exploring the remains of 17th-century Drukgyel Dzong (built to control the trade and military route to Tibet) or arrange a hike to Tiger's Nest, a monastery and sacred site dating back to the eighth century. Reward your efforts with a trip to the two-storey spa or huddle up by the firepit on the terrace. If you're looking to extend your Bhutan trip, book into one of Amankora's other lodges, spread across five pristine valleys throughout the kingdom.
Nr. Drukgyel Dzong Balakha Tsento Geog Paro Thimphu P.O. Box 333 Bhutan