Named after nearby Gangtey village, this is probably the most remote of the Aman properties, situated in the Phobjikha Valley area of the Black Mountains National Park.

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The rooms are in a similar style to those at Amankora Thimpu - minimalist, with the emphasis on dark wood interiors and large windows looking out over the valley and Gangtey Goemba, a 16th century monastery.

There is a dual use dining room and sitting room, and guests eat at a communal table that again look out over the valley. There is also a small spa, but this Aman is very much a base from which to explore this particularly fascinating part of Bhutan.

The Black Mountain National Park, normally inhabited by shepherds and nomadic yak herders, plays home each winter to a flock of 300 critically endangered black-necked cranes which fly in from Tibet. In seasons we can arrange for visits to see them, and also walks along Gangtey's many nature trails or even a spot of kite flying.

Why we love it

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Wildlife is superb around Amankora - In winter the best way to spot the reclusive black-necked cranes is from a viewing hide near their main feeding and nesting grounds.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

8

Eco Rating

4

Location

Bhutan

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