Nestled high in Bhutan’s eastern Himalayas, the Gangtey Lodge provides a unique and exciting insight into the spectacular Gangtey Valley. Opened in September 2013 by the dynamic husband and wife duo Khin Omar Win and Brett Melzer, the remote setting and breathtaking views make this tranquil location a perfect stop over to disconnect from the hectic world left behind at home. The 12 guest rooms are all styled around traditional Bhutanese rural architecture, but with just a glance across the valley and a breath of crisp mountain air, you shall soon unwind with spectacular views at every turn.
Overlooking the Gangte Valley, with views stretching from the Bhutanese pine forests to the 17th Century Gangtey Monastery, the 6 hour drive from the nearest airport (Paro) is well worth the journey. The Lodge provides the perfect base for full or half day adventures, or just to simply relax and recharge in a your own tranquil piece of heaven.
With interiors by award winning designer Mary Lou Thomson, each of the twelve guest rooms reflect the tradition Bhutanese culture, with individual cozy fireplaces and rich tones creating a perfect balance between spacious and inviting. All guest rooms include the modern necessities and don’t forget to take a bubble bath while you look out over the panoramic views down the valley.
Why we like it
Not only the first place to offer hot-air balloon rides in Bhutan, but also the world’s highest commercial balloon flight, how could you say no to this spectacular early morning Himalayan experience. Marvel from above as the balloon drifts over the Gangte Valley following the path of the rivers Nakay Chuu and Gay Chuu to the vast pine forests and dzongs (fortresses). There truly is no other experience like it, so what are you waiting for?