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Six Senses Punakha

Six Senses Punakha

Punakha, Bhutan

The Six Senses Punakha lodge is at an elevation of 4,595 ft (1,400 m), a 15-minute drive north of the Punakha Dzong and is fondly known as the ‘Flying Farmhouse amidst the rice fields’.

It’s in the warmest of the lodge locations, and temperatures can reach 32°C (86°F) in the summer months.


A wonderful property set on a hillside, with stunning views over the valley and mountains, making for a luxurious stay in Punakha.


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There are 16 luxurious suites and three villas with private pools. All rooms are thoughtfully designed to complement the natural surroundings, have warm, wooden interiors and include characterful Bhutanese touches. They are spacious and comfortable with modern amenities and large windows provide plenty of natural light (and offer views of the stars at night).


Located only 15 minutes’ drive from the grand Punakha Dzong — one of Bhutan’s most magnificent structures — the lodge benefits from a warmer climate, making for an excellent starting point for hikes in the gorgeous Punakha valley.

Food and drink

  • Ari restaurant offers all-day dining, serving fresh Bhutanese cuisine.
  • In-suite dining can be arranged, complete with your own chef and dedicated waiter.

Facilities and activities

The lodge is home to an outdoor swimming pool with stunning views, a spa wellness center, a lounge, library and an indoor/outdoor dining room. There is plenty of local history to absorb — Punakha was the Kingdom’s capital for 300 years until the 1950s. Places to explore nearby include the grand Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang. Day walks and scenic hikes are also possible to arrange.

Tour ideas in Punakha

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Six Senses Punakha as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Punakha Dzong Excursion
      Punakha Dzong

      Punakha Dzong Excursion

      Punakha Dzong Excursion

      Built in 1637, Punakha Dzong served as the seat of the government until the mid 20th century. Over the centuries it has suffered damage from several fires and flooding but still remains one of the most impressive dzongs in Bhutan.

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    Punakha and nearby places