Bhutan | Thimphu

Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa

Embrace Bhutan Cultural Tour

Thimphu | Bhutan

07 Nov 2019 | Thu

Day 01 of 13

  • Flight | Bangkok to Paro Bhutan
  • Paro Airport Arrival
  • Meet Embrace Bhutan Tour Guides
  • Drive | Paro to Thimphu
  • Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa
  • Bhutanese Folk Performer Jigme Drukpa

Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa

Hotel Arrival

Once we arrived in Thimphu we checked in to our hotel Norkhil Boutique Hotel & Spa. We were greeted by several hotel staff that gave us a cup of Bhutan’s famous buttered tea (made from churning tea, salt, and yak butter). It’s an acquired taste but we enjoyed it very much.

Entrance & Lobby

Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa

“Redefining Bhutanese Hospitality… Located in the core of Thimphu city, and yet nestled within the magnificent Himalayan foothills, Norkhil Boutique Hotel & SPA is an oasis of calm offering peace and tranquility; amidst the busy growing city of Thimphu. Norkhil espouses an approach of the overall well-being of the guests, achieved through a combination of holistic treatments, energizing organic cuisine, and the aura of an exceptionally beautiful natural environment.”

Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa

Our Room

After finishing our buttered teas it was time to check into our room – a large beautiful room with two double beds, sofa & chair sitting area with a desk that opened into a large balcony. Included a large tiled bathroom with a combination tub and shower. Very modern style with traditional Bhutanese artwork decor. This time of year in Bhutan it gets quite chilly at night but our room was very comfortable – warm, and cozy!

Our Room at Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa

Performance by Mr. Jigme Drukpa

After getting settled and taking a short rest break we returned downstairs for a wonderful performance by Mr. Jigme Drukpa (Bhutanese Folk performer / Songwriter / Ethnomusicologist) – which I’m covering in its own post… Bhutanese Folk Performer Jigme Drukpa.

Afterward (performance), we had a very nice dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Restaurant / Breakfast

Our meals (breakfast and dinners) at Norkhil were all very good – offering many delicious Bhutanese dishes. The staff was fantastic and took very good care of us.

Map – Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa

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