5 days Bhutan tour will cover the major sights of western Bhutan. You must not miss the great Tiger nest hike in Paro where the root of Bhuddhism started here.
Short Bhutan Tour Overview.
- Bhutan, also known as the land of happiness as the nation’s economy is not based on GDP but is based on GNH (Gross National Happiness). Each person’s happiness counts.
- Who else wants to visit the land of happiness? If you are looking for a trip with friends, great vacation and retirement heaven than this 5days tour of Bhutan suits you. So note it in your bucket list and I’m sure you’ll not regret touring in Bhutan.
- According to some of our guests, they don’t have much of time in their hands to leisurely visit the place, keeping that in mind we have crafted this tour of Bhutan for guests like them. Here is Bhutan at a Glance.
BHUTAN TOUR ITINERARY.
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU. DAY 02: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA – THIMPHU. DAY 03: THIMPHU – PARO. DAY 04: PARO SIGHTSEEING. DAY 05: DEPARTURE.
Day 01. ARRIVE AT PARO.
As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep pass through green forested hills with the silvery Pa Chhu (Paro river) meandering down the valley. Our representative (your guide) will meet you at Paro airport and followed by visa formalities, collection of baggage’s and transfer to the hotel or Thimphu, according to your tour program. On the way you can visit Simtokha Dzong, built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1627. Dinner and Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 02. THIMPHU – PUNAKHA – THIMPHU.
After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. During clear weather we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view the Higher Himalayas. While in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years, it served as the seat of the Government till the time of the second king. There is a smaller building near the main structure called Dzong Chu (Small Dzong) that housed the statue of Buddha. It is said that Zhabdrung took Palep (the Architect) to zangtopelri (heaven) while sleeping and showed him the palace of Guru Rinpoche. From this vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong but the design was never committed on a paper. The war materials captured during the battle with the Tibetans are preserved here. In the evening, Drive back to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 03. THIMHPU – PARO.
After breakfast, you will be sightseeing in Thimphu. It includes: visiting the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to our Third King of Bhutan. His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts and followed by visiting the Painting School, famous for carving and handmade arts and Folk Heritage Museum. In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is regarded as the Father of Modern Bhutan. Visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. In the evening, drive to Paro. Dinner and over night in Hotel.
DAY 04. PARO SIGHTSEEING. (TAKTSANG MONASTRY/ TIGERS NEST MONASTRY)
If you do not hike Tiger nest temple your tour of Bhutan is not complete. The hike is 2 hours for veteran hikers and leisure 3 hours for first timer.The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees are festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags.
The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay. This incredible structure clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort.
DAY 05. DEPARTURE.
Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.
Tashi Delek! Best wishes!
Quick Information on Bhutan to Book this Trip
Bhutan Visa: All national traveling Bhutan need Bhutan Visa except for nationality from India,Bangladesh and Maldives.For Visa Bhutan Tourism Policy of daily tariff is applicable.
All Bhutan visa is processed by the tour operator like ourself. We take the responsibility of handling all your Bhutan Visa Arrangement and Flight tickets. Check on how to Apply Bhutan Visa?
Bhutan Flights: Two local Airline Drukair and Bhutan Airline operates flights to Bhutan. They operate from Delhi,Kathmandu,Singapore,Kolkatta and Bangkok. No other airlines operate in Bhutan.You can plan your schedule to land on this places to get to Bhutan. Check the flight details
Bhutan Tour Cost: The cost of visiting Bhutan is already fixed by the Government based on Season. Check the Government website for Bhutan Tour cost.