19 August, 2010
Travel

Uma Paro, Bhutan

19 August, 2010

Located towards the eastern end of the Himalayas, flanked between India and Tibet, the Kingdom of Bhutan provides the perfect getaway for those seeking to relax, enjoy nature’s beauty and immerse themselves in a country of ancient culture and traditions.

Tucked away on a hill amongst pine trees, Uma Paro is an enchanting place for an inland escape. Understated, uncluttered and totally comfortable, the hotel exudes serenity. With every room overlooking the Kingdom’s stunning and unspoiled landscape, tastefully decorated with handcrafted stone, wood and tiles and featuring white walls painted with vivid murals by local artists, you’re guaranteed a stress-free sojourn.

To allow guests to explore and make the most of the Kingdom’s stunning scenery, Uma Paro is dedicated to outdoor activities and adventures, organising guided tours and excursions which include day walks, camping, treks, mountain biking, yoga retreats and visits to monasteries, markets and museums.

From 5th to 12th October 2010, the hotel is hosting a Mountains and Monasteries – Bhutan by Bike experience. Over seven nights, with Uma Paro as your base and all kit and support provided, you’ll explore the Kingdom, its people and culture by bike. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who’s looking for something more adventurous and culturally enriching than a beach holiday (as much as we love them!).

And after a day in the great outdoors, what better way to unwind than with an Asian-inspired treatment? Reward yourself with the spa’s selection of massages and facials (which use only all natural and local ingredients), or try their authentic Ayurvedic therapies which make use of ancient Indian traditions to help heal, restore and rebalance the body.

Uma offers an array of cuisines, and whether you choose to eat at the Bukhari restaurant or opt to stay in and order room service, you’ll enjoy nourishing and wholesome foods. From healthy COMO Shambhala spa dishes, to traditional Bhutanese or Indian menus, to Western-style comfort classics, many of the ingredients are harvested from the country’s forest and fields.

Uma Paro is one of the best places in the world to nurture the mind, body and soul. A few days here and you’ll leave feeling like a new person.

Superior rooms from USD 330 per room per night including breakfast and taxes. Bhutan by Bike from USD 3,413 (single occupancy).

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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