– 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 –
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
About 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 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
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!
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.