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Travel : Bhutan’s national carrier Druk Air, connects the country with Singapore, Bangkok, Calcutta (Kolkata), Delhi and Kathmandu. The journey to Paro provides incredible views of the main Himalayan range, including a possible glimpse of Everest.
Airport Transfer: 10 mins by car
Currency: Credit Card payments are accepted at the resort
Best time to go: The two main overnight trekking periods are generally spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). June, July and August are the best months for flowers and birdlife, while December, January and February promise crystal clear mountain views.
Eco conscious: *****
Children: Uma Paro really makes travelling with children easy with activities from archery to biking to camping. They also have a great 2 bedroom family villa.
Tips: Uma Paro can organise at the visa fee of $40 per person.
For travel to Paro and to all of Bhutan, the Kingdom requires every foreign national, except Indian citizens, to pay a Daily Government Royalty of US$65 per person per day (this is waived for children under 12). This is in addition to a Free Independent Traveller (FIT) surcharge of US$30 per person per day. For single travellers this fee is US$40 per day. The fee is waived for parties of three or more travelling together on a single visa approval.
Guides: Paro has a dedicated team of certified guides to assist with your itinerary in Bhutan. All guides speak English, Hindi, Nepali, Dzongkha and their own local dialects.
Uma Paro Ayurveda Holiday
Uma Paro, Bhutan
Luxury Ayurveda - Spiritual, Wellness Vacations at Uma Paro, Bhutan
Just imagine enjoying a luxury Ayurveda holiday in the mystical valleys of Paro in Bhutan. This luxury wellness resort in Bhutan offers a full range of holistic, Asian inspired treatments including Ayurveda. Private yoga and meditation classes are also available.
Ayurveda is an ancient tradition of healing drawn from the 3,000-year-old Vedic culture. It aims to restore the body to its natural state of equilibrium by rectifying imbalances in the three doshas-vata, pitta, and kapha or our bodily constitution.
Ayurvedic treatments include Abhyanga, a rhythmic oil massage to enhance circulation and eliminate toxins. Shirodhara is a stress relieving treatment where warm oil is poured consistently over the ajna chakra (third eye), said to improve mental clarity. To rejuvenate, Uma Paro also offers Pizichili in which a warm herbal oil poured over the entire body during massage, which promotes overall good health.
If you’re like me and had Bhutan on your bucket list then Uma Paro and it’s sister hotel Uma Purnaka are wonderful retreats from which to explore the rich tapestry of the country. Situated in the Paro valley, you’re in easy reach of the Tiger’s Nest monastery which clings to the mountainside. If you enjoy exploration, there are many programs to choose from including Himalayan treks with pony, a night at a wilderness tented camp or a series of exciting day tours to immerse yourself in Bhutanese spirituality and ancient wisdom.
Perfect location in the Paro Valley, which is a delight to the eyes and near to the mystical Tiger's Nest Monastery which clings to a cliff. Its also within easy reach of Thimpu's musuems and markets. The mixture of private villas and rooms combine the colourful accents of Bhutanese art with a contemporary feel. In keeping with Como's signature style, the spa and cuisine are simply superb.
Why is it a Sanctuary
In my humble opinion the entire country is a sanctuary! What an honour to be one of the few tourists to enter this ancient kingdom and experience it in the luxurious arms of Uma Paro. Within easy access of Bhutan's highlights from the Tiger's next monastery which clings to the cliff to Thimpu's local markets, Uma Paro's nine private villas and twenty luxury rooms rest in a mystical valley.
The calming spirit of this Bhutanese luxury spa resort is quite special. Offering a range of holistic, Asian inspired treatments, this program draws on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Two private Bhutanese hot stone baths add that essential element of authenticity, plus a large indoor pool, his and her's steam rooms and complimentary yoga classes.
Much of their produce comes from their own organic kitchen, in partnership with local farmers. Light and nutritiously rich cuisine is signature of Como Shambhala with a mix of locally inspired dishes and internationally renowned Western cuisine. The Bhutanese Royal family often make Uma Paro their restaurant of choice!
Who is it for
The discerning traveller will adore Uma Paro. You wan't to explore the area without the pack and simply must fit in some rejuvenating treatments which scream authenticiity. We tailor all programs so you may use this as a starting point and add a trek or another destination in Bhutan to this too!
Luxury Ayurveda Program
This is based on only a 5 night stay
Please inquire for longer stay or dual destination packages
5 nights accommodation in a Forest Room
Inclusive of breakfast, dinner and daily housekeeping
1 x Bhutanese Hot Stone bath and massage (90 mins)
1 x Abhyanga or Shirodhara treatment (60 mins)
1 x Pizichilli treatment (60 mins)
1 x Swedana herbal oil treatment (30 minutes)
Additional fees for Bhutan holidays
US$40 Visa Fee per person
US$65 per person per day Royalty Fees. Waived off for children below 12 years old at the time of visit.
US$30 per person per day FIT surcharge (for groups travelling with fewer than three people).
Prices are per person and are exclusive of 20% tax and service