Those seeking more than just luxury accommodation in Bhutan will not be disappointed by COMO Uma Punakha. The property is part of the landscape, nestled on a hillside at a bend in the Mo Chu river. This means every room commands sweeping views of the Punakha Valley and the Mo Chu as it winds its way through the rice fields and orchards.
Much of Their produce comes from local farmers-Punakha is considered one of the most bountiful valleys in Bhutan-which means we benefit from fresh vegetable, fruit and dairy products every day. All of this is used in traditional dishes as well as Their international menus.
Bukhari is Their Punakha restaurant at the heart of COMO Uma Punakha – named after the traditional Bhutanese fireplace. Lunch dishes feature international comfort foods such as pasta and salads, while dinner is a gastronomic treat. Menus are based on seasonal, local produce sourced by chef Tshering Lhaden, who delivers both Bhutanese and international dishes with strong flavors and finesse.
When it comes to private dining in Bhutan, we can orchestrate gourmet meals in a number of unique locations at COMO Uma Punakha. Be it a romantic supper on your villa’s terrace or an adventurous picnic on the banks of the Mo Chu river, Their expert staff can help you stage a memorable occasion.
At Their luxury hotel in Punakha, In-Room Dining menus—available until 10pm daily—include Himalayan dumplings (‘momos’) alongside healthy salads and familiar western-style comfort options like wraps and pasta dishes.
Wellness by COMO Shambhala
To practice yoga and meditation in Bhutan is an experience that truly belongs to these sacred mountains. COMO Shambhala Retreat in the Punakha Valley complements this perfectly, overlooking the twisting Mo Chhu river which slices through the green landscape.
Their range of holistic, Asian-inspired treatments includes signature massages, facials and body therapies, as well as the country’s famous hot-stone bath. Treatments are also available to those staying elsewhere in the Punakha Valley, who wish to make use of Their wellness center.
COMO Uma Punakha is located a five-hour drive from COMO Uma Paro in another of Bhutan’s great valleys. Steeped in the traditions that surround the property, it is the ideal location—among pine-clad valleys, lush vegetation, rushing rivers and snow-capped mountains—for those to whom the joy of discovery is reason enough for a journey.