by: Cynthia Rowley
Spring break with my family.
Hubby Bill Powers, daughter Kit (age 14) and daughter Gigi (age 9) - all world travelers.
Only nine pilots in the whole world are allowed to fly into Bhutan's national airport.
This bridge is made of chains and prayer flags hanging above the raging rapids. We tried to go rafting but the water levels were
a little low.
The most beautiful red... child monks with prayer flags at a monastery. They are sent to monasteries as young as five years old and spend their entire lifetime there.
The girls loved practicing their archery at Uma Paro
in the afternoons.
This picture is atop a royal temple that was built for their new queen.
Sleeping at thirteen thousand feet can be a little intense
The guide said they'd never had a nine year old at base camp before, so the girls each got official certificates from Uma Paro after completing the trip.
Snow falling on Tiger's Nest... perhaps Bhutan's most scenic temple.
It seems like everyone in Bhutan is addicted to these nuts called "doma." Everyone chews them, they're highly addictive and make you a little light headed. Just had to try it... tasted like tree bark.
The kids were jumping for joy when they saw the Himalayas for the first time.
Highs + Lows
You are assigned your butler, guide and driver - all of which are smart and speak perfect English.
The food in Paro was fantastic! Every meal.
Architectural integrity is culturally perfect yet luxurious.
Family friendly in the most sophisticated way.
Definitely not a place to get crazy. No bar scene (I tried) and not a lot of socializing with other guests.
- Mini Bar
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
COMO Hotel and Resort
Cool, contemporary aesthetic.
The hotel is located on a 38-acre site atop a gently sloping, tree-clad hill overlooking the town of Paro in the valley below. The rich Paro Valley is one of the main cultural centers of Bhutan, situated toward its western border. It is also where the nation's only airport is located with flights to Bangkok, Calcutta, Delhi, and Kathmandu, serviced by Bhutan’s national airline, Druk Air.
29 rooms and suites.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Kathryn Kng (Interior Designer) and Cheong Yew Kwan (Architect).
Has pool, gym and spa. The spa features four treatment rooms, an indoor pool and sundeck, yoga studio and two private hot stone bath house treatment rooms.
Best food! Choice of Western style, Bhutanese or Indian. ‘Bukhari’ serves wholesome, Bhutanese-Indian cuisine and inspired Western cuisine.
Yes with a cool Indiana Jones vibe.