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Nestled in the charming valley of Paro, Zhiwaling Heritage immerses you in the heart of Bhutan. From our authentic Bhutanese architecture and warm hospitality to our prime location offering easy access to revered monasteries and temples, Zhiwaling Heritage provides a unique and enriching experience. With a commitment to preserving Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage, your stay with us will deepen your connection with our enchanting kingdom, making your trip to Paro a truly memorable and spiritually enriching adventure.

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Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the genuine warmth and comfort of Zhiwaling Heritage, a 5-star hotel seamlessly integrated with nature, culture, and tradition. Nestled in the charming valley of Paro, Zhiwaling Heritage offers a truly exceptional experience, enhancing every aspect of your trip.

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Considering visiting Thimphu? Take a look at our sister hotel, Zhiwaling Ascent- Bhutan’s first contemporary concept hotel. The property is located just outside the centre of the city, offering a peaceful retreat away from bustling urban environment. Zhiwaling Ascent welcomes you to relax in a park-like setting with panoramic views.

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Zhiwaling Heritage is known for its strong commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation. What sets our Sustainable Tourism Program apart from global initiatives is our deep commitment to integrating Gross National Happiness (GNH) into every facet of our operation. This goes beyong merely conducting eco-friendly business practices. We extend the principles of GNH to how we interact with our staff and care for our guests.

  • The Yangphel Company, founder of Hotel Zhiwaling has been an enthusiastic and vital advocate of the tourism industry in Bhutan since its beginnings in 1988 as an adventure travel tour company.

  • In 2005, building on its five core values, the company opened the first fully Bhutanese owned 5 star hotel in Paro, Hotel Zhiwaling. In all of its endeavors, however, Yangphel has remained true to its original commitment to uphold the kingdom’s traditions and values and apply the unique Bhutanese principles of Gross National Happiness (GNH) in all its affairs.

  • Hotel Zhiwaling has embarked on a ground breaking quest to bring sustainability into every day-to-day operation of the hotel so that all are on a par with international standards for ‘green’ hotels and the aspirations of our guests.

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Sustainability in Zhiwaling
    • What differentiates Zhiwaling’s Sustainable Tourism Program from the rest of the world, however, is that we aspire to incorporate GNH not just into the way we do business, but the way we treat our staff, and the way we take care of our guests.
    • Hotel Zhiwaling is aiming not only to make the hotel’s approach to the environment ‘greener’ but to bring the aspirations of a GNH society a little closer to reality by working with, and listening to, the people we deal with and rely on daily.
GNH Principles of Zhiwaling

Zhiwaling focuses mainly on these 3 domains of GNH:

  • Greening our busines
    • Energy efficiency measures.
    • Water Conservation.
    • Zero waste.
    • Green purchasing.
    • Biodiversity & wildlife conversations.
  • Philanthropy vitality
    • Community support projects such as the green clean village.
    • Supporting new projects that generate incomes for local communities, developing a business reusing plastics to weave baskets and sell.
  • Human development
    • Staff welfare and growth.
    • Customer learning opportunities.
    • Learning to be GNH practitioners.
Our Vision

To lead the way to happiness with world class service and our commitment to Bhutanese values

Our Mission

To be the most innovative Bhutanese company in our commitment to excellence, providing genuine and authentic service with personal touch

Sustainability Mission
Core Values
  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork