Naksel, a community-based project that is eco friendly and Energy Saver efficient, blends the heritage of traditional Bhutanese architecture and the comfort of modern amenities. Main construction materials for Naksel are indigenous and locally purchased. Traditional windows, mud-bricks, framework and even furniture were locally crafted here in Ngoba Village, connecting Naksel to the surrounding forest.
Standing tall above the Paro Valley is Jumolhari, the iconic mountain of Bhutan. At 7,300 meters, Jumolhari is the source of Paro Chu (Paro’s River) as well as the wall of separation between Tibet and the Paro District of Bhutan. Every room, cottage, and suite of Naksel Hotel features dramatic views of Jumolhari towering in the distance… a rare sight in Paro.
The quiet village of Ngoba is located 8 kilometers from Paro Town. Comprised of 50 households, most of Ngoba’s residents are farmers of vast apple orchards, rice patties, and potato fields. With the development of Naksel, every home now has access to the road leading to Paro, mountain spring water, and electricity.
Leading Bhutan in energy efficiency, Naksel features Swedish under floor heating systems, LED lighting, and highly efficient water heaters, preheated by solar panels. Main construction materials for Naksel are indigenous and locally purchased. Traditional windows, mud-bricks, framework and even furniture were locally crafted here in Ngoba Village, connecting Naksel to the surrounding forest.
With an assorted selection of domestic and imported beers, wines, and spirits, Chabchu – honorific word for ‘wine’ in Dzongkha – has the ideal drink for you. For the adventurous try a glass of the local favorite, Ara, Bhutanese rice wine. The Coffee House, with unrestrained views of Jumolhari and a cozy fireplace, welcomes you with the aromas of fresh espresso and homemade pastries. Bring a book, sip on a velvety latte, and let all concerns fall away as you retreat into comfort.
At Olive Restaurant, indulge yourself with the savory Kewa Datsi, a Bhutanese specialty, served with cucumber salad and local Ngoba red rice or try the Yak burger dressed with homemade spicy mustard served with water crest salad and crispy potato wedges.