Bhutan Tour 5 Days

5 Days

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs), and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, Peaks such as 7,326 m. Jomolhari is a popular trekking destination. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

The country’s landscape ranges from lush subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan mountains in the north, where there are peaks above 7,000 meters. Gangkhar Puensum is the highest peak in Bhutan, and it may also be the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. The wildlife of Bhutan is notable for its diversity.

Overview

A great example of a traditional way of living in this modern day is Bhutan with gross happiness. If you wish to explore spiritual and simple life in the 21st century Bhutan is one of the countries. This Himalayan kingdom journey will be a life-changing experience.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Paro, drive to Thimphu (D)

Day 02: Thimphu / Punakha (75 Km, 3 Hours )

Day 03: Punakha / Wangduephodrang / Paro (150 Km, 5 Hours)

Day 04: In Paro

Day 05: Depart Paro

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy. P.P size pictures are no longer required and your visa has been paid. Meet your guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight.
After breakfast proceeds to visit Thimphu valley. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit the National Library which has a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate designs on cloth. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch visits Handicrafts Emporium which displays a wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as the Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Late afternoon drive to Punakha across Dochula Pass (3,080m). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang to visit Dzong and the local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate, and stone carvings. After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 4 :
In Paro
After breakfast takes an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to the monastery takes about 5 hours for a round trip. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower in 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holds a fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings, and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
After breakfast drive to the airport for the flight to the onward destination.

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English-speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on a single/twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis.

Cost Excludes:

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional costs due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, guide tips &, etc.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Paro - Kathmandu (USD 505$ Subject to Change)
  • Visa Fee US 50$

Traveling into the mystical land of Bhutan is a rare pleasure. People come to visit the remote monasteries and spiritual temples, trek the wondrous Himalayas, and admire the mountainous pastures. With customs and traditions still going strong after centuries, and cultural festivals celebrated from corner to corner, there is nowhere quite like blessed Bhutan. Bhutan’s short tour covers Tiger’s nest hiking and visits to major sights in Paro, Thimbu, and major Buddhist sights. This trip is ideal for active travelers having a few days extra time to extend visits to Bhutan. Bhutan’s landscape is pristine, rivers are pure, and mountains are always snow-capped. People are always happy with their rich culture and tradition.

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Bhutan Tour 5 Days
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Trip Facts

  • By Air/ Ground
  • 1 or above
  • 2340 M.
  • March to May, September to November
  • Hotel/ Lodge
  • 5 Days
  • Easy/ Medium