The best way to explore Bhutan is to journey through it and rediscover the country’s heritage and hospitality. And at COMO Uma Punakha and COMO Uma Paro, this colourful Himalayan Kingdom and its cultural delights are brought to life for every traveller visiting Bhutan.
Dotted with otherworldly landscapes adorning dzongs (fortified monasteries), and thick rhododendron and pine forests, Bhutan vies for every tourists’ attention. At COMO Uma Punakha and COMO Uma Paro, delve deeper into the Buddhist Kingdom’s authentic experiences with memorable immersions that promise to make you pause and think.
When in Bhutan, stay at COMO Uma Punakha and COMO Uma Paro for
The two lodges by COMO are designed to help every traveller make the most of the four seasons in Bhutan. Located a short 10-minutes drive away from Paro International Airport, COMO Uma Paro sits on a tree-clad hill overlooking the town. The serene resort draws from the Himalayan Kingdom’s people and nature — an aspect that is honoured heavily in the property’s design, service, and activities. The suites are imbued with the work of traditional artisans, the cuisine is informed by the seasons, and some of the country’s greatest cultural landmarks are nearby. And with the guided explorations, these escapades become even merrier!
At COMO Uma Punakha, natural beauties come to life. Sitting like a jewel atop the western end of the Punakha Valley, above the glistening Mo Chhu river, this retreat is ideal for exploring the Himalayas via village treks, temple festivals, and whitewater rafting. The meticulously crafted journeys offered by this resort serve as textbook itineraries of in-depth Himalayan explorations.
Snapshots of Paro
With the Snapshots of Paro itinerary offered by COMO Uma Paro, one can immerse in the life and landscape of Bhutan over three days. This itinerary takes every voyager through the country’s main cultural highlights and guided hikes through the wilderness. Picture walks to the infamous Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest monastery; lessons in Monastic body and governance at Rinpung Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress; moments of reverence at Kyichu Lhakhang, an important Himalayan Buddhist temple; and more.
The six-night itinerary in Bhutan, offered by COMO Uma Punakha and COMO Uma Paro collectively, is designed for a deep-dive into the Kingdom’s Buddhist culture. The exploration includes four days of guided walks around the Paro Valley, as well as two days in the little-visited Punakha valley, where some of Bhutan’s most iconic temples are found. During the journey from COMO Uma Paro to COMO Uma Punakha, one can stop for immersive tours to some of the major attractions, including the Buddha Dordenma statue, the National Memorial Chorten, a view of Trashi Chhoe Dzong and the Folk Heritage Museum. The days also come packed with trips to Chimmi Lhakhang, a 15th century fertility temple dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint; the 300-year-old Punakha Dzong, the winter residence of the Central Monastic Body; and local sightseeing in Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, to name a few. Pro tip: book a stay by February 28, 2023 to avail a complimentary room upgrade and afternoon tea at the resorts!
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