Aum Leki Wangmo Farmhouse

Located some 11km from the town of Kuruthang, Aum Leki's two-story farmhouse has a beautiful view of Punakha valley and the surrounding forests. Guests get a good sense of daily life in the countryside, with villagers plying the rice paddy fields close by and a wild pig that Aum Leki keeps enclosed. Four of the farmhouse's rooms have been converted for guests; the attached bathrooms have hot water, in-room heaters, and western-style toilets, but no showers or bathtubs. Aum Leki and her family live in the rest of the house, and most of the time, all four family members eat meals with guests, everybody sitting in a circle. Aum Leki prepares hot stone baths on request, and can arrange campfires where her neighbors dance and sing for guests. Many short hikes with views over the valley are easily accessible from here.