5 star Hotel

Zhiwaling Ascent, Thimphu

Address: Motithang, Thimphu, Kingdom of Bhutan
Location: 5.2 KM from downtown Thimphu


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


The starting point for the draft design process was a study and analysis of Bhutanese farmhouses. Specific elements of Bhutanese dzong architecture have been incorporated into the design of Zhiwa Ling Ascent but overall the look is modern and polished. Smoothed natural stone, clay masonry and native timbers clad the exterior. The hotel is modest in size with an emphasis on personal connection, created by the many open spaces through out the building. Zhiwa Ling Ascent is an ambitious project conceived by Austrian architect Irene Otto-Reinisch and realized through a joint collaboration between Bhutanese and Austrian project planners.

Guest Accommodation

The hotel features 20 rooms in total – 16 double rooms and four twin rooms. All rooms have lovely views, from which at least two and even three points of the compass can be viewed. Two of the rooms on the second store each have private access to part of the outdoor attic area.

Guestrooms facilities

  • WI FI Internet Connection
  • In-room safe
    Cable TV
  • Complimentary on arrival minibar
  • In room tea /coffee maker with selection of tea


Guest Facilities

  • Restaurant – 40 Cover restaurant. Dine on internationally
    acclaimed food in the restaurant and outdoor dining area.
  • Bar Lounge – Cozy setting offering selection of well-known
    international beverages and local spirits.
  • Rooftop bar lounge – Unwind with a cocktail in our open
    rooftop bar lounge, offering 360 degree views of Thimphu valley
    and surrounding forested mountains.