Uma Paro sits on a 38 acre tree-clad hill overlooking the Paro Valley. Paro is the cultural heart land of the ancient Kingdom of Bhutan, The Land of the Thunder Dragon. The word Uma means living house, and Uma Paro is truly a home away from home, the perfect place to escape and explore into the rich textures of the local traditions, religions and customs. The small size of Uma Paro allows guests to intimately and personally experience the geography, spirituality and culture surrounding the property.
There are more recent additions to five star luxury in this Himalayan realm but the remoteness of Uma Paro offers a particularly unique mountain retreat. Fashioned by traditionally trained Bhutanese artisans, Uma Paro is a 29 room hotel (9 villas and 20 rooms from Superior to Suites) offering 5-star comfort and sleek design, with all rooms offering views of the forested valley. Every room offers a view - either up the sides of the pine-strewn peaks or down into the valley and the snaking river that roars through it. Some offer both. The bedroom in the COMO Suite is shaped like a semi-circle to give you 180 degrees views. Inside the nine villas you can wander from room to room following the changing light that sweeps across this dramatic view. Terracing out like small tufts in the mountain, these villas have a private treatment room and the services of a personal butler. Combine that with in-room dining and you can create your own private in-villa retreat without setting foot outside the door.
COMO Shambhala Retreat is Uma Paro's holistic heart, a place to improve wellness with Asian-inspired treatments, including facial and Ayurveda therapies. We also make extensive use of natural and local ingredients.
Facilities include treatment rooms, Hot Stone Bath houses, a large indoor pool with outdoor sundeck, steam rooms for men and women, a gym and Yoga studio with Paro Valley views. Note each of our nine villas has its own private treatment room.
The emphasis is less on beauty than on yoga, massage and Ayurvedic medicine, striving to offer wellness not just physical but spiritual as well. And the spiritual experience wouldn’t be complete without an excursion into Uma Paro’s serene mountain surroundings
Body Massage and Treatments
- COMO SHAMBHALA massage
- Thai massage
- Hot Stone massage
- Indian Head massage
- COMO SHAMBHALA Bath
- Bhutanese Traditional Hot Stone Bath & Massage
- Ayurvedic therapy
- Ayurvedic scalp and face massage
- Facial care
- COMO SHAMBHALA purify for MEN
- COMO Shambhala Ritual
- Guinot aromatic facial
- Nail care