Known as the winter residence of the spiritual black-necked cranes arriving from Tibet each October, Gangtey is a conservation area on the western slopes of the Black Mountains and where the third lodge of Six Senses is hidden. The drive from Punakha to Gangtey takes approximately 6 hours through small farm villages and monasteries over the breathtaking stormy Lawalla Pass with hundreds of prayer flags soon borne by the wind. The impressive architecture of the building reminded me of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Six Senses Gangtey offers an incredible living and dining area with two large wood burning fireplaces also named ‘Bhukari’ and impressive views to the lush forest, meadows and mountains. The next of my senses is triggered: the ear. Hearing the black- necked cranes fulfilling the valley with their songs. Sustainability through management of waste, energy and water is the key foundation at Six Senses Gangtey. Feeling warm and protected in its intimacy.