Gangtey, Bhutan

Six Senses Gangtey

Staggering views and contemporary design

Contemporary design in an important conservation area

Just south of the black-necked crane conservation area in the Phobjikha Valley, past fields dotted with prayer flags and farms, is the Six Senses Gangtey. Boasting 180 degree views of the valley and situated directly above the crane Conservation Center – this is a must-visit for any wildlife and nature enthusiast. In fact, the lodge’s main building, the “Traditional Bird Watching Bridge” provides the perfect place for crane spotting. 

The building itself is made of yellow washed sandstone with pagoda style roofing and grey flagstones for the outside flooring. Inside there’s lots of glowing amber wood on the floors, walls and used to create the furniture. A completely sophisticated and contemporary design that embraces nature and the surrounding cultural identity wholeheartedly. Massive picture windows seem to lure you to the outdoors. From the hotel’s elevation the spectacular views go on for miles, the rugged land appearing smooth and wistful as the clouds cast a constant moving shadow of light and dark. 

The lodge features spacious 8 suites and 1 large villa which is perfect for groups or families. There’s a grand arrival terrace where guests can catch their first glimpse of Gantey’s unique views. The other social areas consist of a library, living room and lounge, a  fire pit relaxation area and the Baa Zam restaurant. The Six Senses Spa is a haven of relaxation with treatments and therapies featuring both Bhutanese and international techniques. There’s 2 treatment rooms and finally 2 Swedish steam areas.


Spa and wellness area


Fire pit relaxation area


Bar and Lounge

Excellent Black Crane viewing from October to March

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Six Senses Thimphu
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, famously the only capital city without a single traffic light, is the gateway to the splendid Six Senses Thimphu; a peaceful and calm haven. Situated within beautiful apple orchards and young pine forests, the Six Senses Thimphu is perched on a hillside just south of the town at an elevation of 8,695 feet (2,650 metres). This elevation means the entire property has exceptional views, in particular of the 170 foot (52 metres) high Buddha Dordenma.  With its grand design, floor to ceiling windows and lobby ponds that reflect the changing colours of the clouds the property is affectionately referred to as “The Palace in the Sky.” There are 20 spacious suites at Thimpu with three large villas, perfect for groups or families. The decor and design is in-keeping with local tradition, and in fact the property looks just like a traditional Bhutanese dwelling with its wooden and tiled pagoda style roof, white washed stone walls and wooden beams in gleaming warm tones throughout. Massive picture windows and the choice of simple contemporary design means guests feel completely submerged in the stunning natural surroundings here. The hotel boasts several gorgeous communal areas including a living room, bar and lounge and restaurant. There’s also a private dining room for up to 10 guests should you prefer. The dining room is indoors but there’s also a large outdoor sunken terrace that looks to the prayer pavilion, connected to the main building by a pathway through the ornate pond. The Six Senses Spa features a luxurious indoor heated swimming pool, treatment rooms, gym and manicure and pedicure rooms.