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Retreat from the hustle and bustle of Thimphu city to Zhiwa Ling Ascent – Bhutan’s first contemporary concept hotel. Located just outside the city’s center, Zhiwa Ling Ascent welcomes you to relax in a park-like setting with panoramic views.

Enjoy first-class hospitality from an attentive team of professionals and trainees from the Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality working toward a qualification in the hospitality industry. Relax in one of 20 spacious rooms designed in the most energy-efficient way to capture all-day sunlight and take superb views of the surrounding scenery. the lodge is an ambitious project conceived by Austrian architect Irene Ott-Reinisch and realized through a collaboration between Bhutanese and Austrian project planners. It is wholly Bhutanese owned and operated.

Would you also like to spend a day or two in the Paro Valley? Stay at Zhiwa Ling Heritage – our sister hotel in Paro.

The road network connects all major towns and important places to visit in the region, but it has numerous curves and steep ascents and descents that can slow travel. The average speed on these roads is usually no more than 40 km/h, and tourist buses may travel even slower. The drive offers beautiful mountain views, ancient villages, majestic temples, monasteries, and roadside restaurants and inns despite challenging conditions.


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