The Sanctuary is built as a Bhutanese fortress and blends into its natural surroundings. The local monastery was requested for advice on how the building should be constructed and rooms situated to provide the best atmosphere for our team members and guests. Minimal interventions have taken place to the natural environment of the Sanctuary.
The main religion of Bhutan is Buddhism. In the Sanctuary you will find a lot of small and larger symbols that refer to Buddhism. One of the most prominent ones is our special ritual in the transformation room that all guests pass before entering the true Sanctuary.
Traditional Bhutanese medicine
The Sanctuary is specialized in traditional Bhutanese medicine. After arrival, we invite guests to benefit from a private consultation with our in-house traditional medicine doctors. The doctors have completed a 5-year study at the Faculty of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu. The doctors provide guests with a complete wellness program to achieve a healthy balance between body, mind, and spirit.
In the spa lounge, we have a collection of more than 100 original Bhutanese herbs, which the doctors use for the Himalayan plant- and herb-based treatments and therapies. Upon interest, our doctors take guests for a herbal walk around the Sanctuary to point out and teach about the benefits of the herbs.