5 Days Bhutan Tour

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Style: Tour
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus, Car & Airplane
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Group Size: 1-25

Highlights of 5 Days Bhutan Tour

  • Exploration of natural and cultural sites of the Land of Thunder Dragon
  • Important Buddhist shrines of Bhutan
  • Panoramic scenery from Dochu La Pass (3,088m)
  • Numerous dzongs (fortresses) including Punakha Dzong
  • Cultural dress and typical food items of the Bhutanese people
  • Craft shops famous for handcrafted relics and Buddhist idols

4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour takes you to Bhutan which is also known as the ‘Country of Thunder Dragon’. Also called the Last Shangri-La on Earth, Kingdom Bhutan is a Buddhist country located in South Asia. One of the Top 10 Biodiversity Hot Spots in the world, Bhutan has protected around 73% of the forests. It lies in the Eastern Himalayas consisting mountain peaks above 7,000 metres. The diverse flora and fauna of this landlocked country are the pulling factors for the international tourists.

Tourists can visit many Buddhist pilgrimage sites giving you the world peace and tranquility feeling on the lap of high Himalayas. The prominent sites of the Himalayan country Bhutan includes Taktsang Monastery (also called Tiger’s Nest) located in Paro is among the holiest places to visit. Bhutan the Last Shangri-La Tour offers you the top attractions like Tashichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Motithang Takin Preserve in Thimpu.

Bhutan tour rewards you with the wonderful cultural and natural heritage sites. The government itself is actively working on developing new destinations to attract the foreign tourists. All the citizens of this kingdom abide by the rules and regulations set by the government. The national dress is compulsory for every Bhutanese that it adds to the beauty of Bhutan excursion.

The cultural tour to Bhutan is also lifelong memory as you can observe the unique Buddhist culture, tradition, dress and festivals. Gho is the men’s cultural dress that covers until knees whereas Kira is the women’s cultural dress covering until ankle. Scarf that is used by both men and women, is the most important costume people wear in some official occasions and sites. While visiting dzongs and administrative centers, the men use ‘Kabney’ and women wear ‘Rachu’.

begin Bhutan tour 4 Nights 5 Days with a flight from the Kathmandu International Airport to Paro Airport of Bhutan. Then, you drive to Thimpu, which is around one and half hours’ drive from here. The tour guide of the Bhutan agency collaborated with Orbit Alpine Adventure is helpful and speaks English fluently. He takes proper care of yours during the Bhutan cultural tour so that you can enjoy it at fullest.


Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

On your arrival day, the representative of the local Bhutan tour operator at the Paro Airport. After finishing the visa formalities, he escorts you up to the hotel, which is about one and half hours’ drive. After being fresh, you walk around the capital city of Bhutan to observe the important landmarks.

You visit the Takin Preserve, which has conserved the national animal of Bhutan. You also explore Tashichhoe Dzong which is regarded as a fortress of the glorious religion of the Kingdom. Similarly, you do a short walk around Craft Bazaar to observe the art and craft products of Bhutanese culture. You can find a large number of craft shops displaying different items of local products like thankas and Buddhist relics.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Thimpu
  • Altitude: 2,334m/7,657ft
  • Time: 55 Mins + 1.5 Hrs

Today’s journey moves to Punakha, the old Capital City of Bhutan via Dochu La Pass (3,088m). In a fine day with clear weather, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas from this high pass. Then, you move further towards 108 Chortens which was built by the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo. This captivating shrine was made for the security of the country and countrymen and betterment of the King.

Another must-visit site is Druk Wangyal Lakhang (‘Lakhang’ means ‘temple’), which is one of the historical sites of Bhutan. This shrine was built in an honour to the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk. The history of this temple narrates the story about the supreme warrior who fought bravely to protect Bhutan. Finally, you visit the Divine Mandman’s Monastery, also called Chhimi Lhakhang. Chhimi Temple is famous for fertility shrine which is visited for taking fertility blessing.

Finally, you visit the Punakha Dzong which stands on the island made by the two rivers. The two rivers are the Pho Chu (meaning ‘male river’) and Mo Chu (meaning ‘female river’) symbolizing the creation. After the renovation, the Coronation Hall of all the Kings of Bhutan, the Dzongchung at the entrance of the main Dzong are beautiful things to have a look into. Similarly, now the plank bridge built over the Mo Chu is also an interesting site to visit.  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Punakha
  • Altitude: 1,242m/4,083ft
  • Time: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Distance: 85 kms

After having breakfast, you drive back towards Paro by following the same route that passes via Dochu La Pass. After arrival in Paro, you go to visit the National Museum that is located in the Ta Dzong (Watch Tower). This museum houses all the important testimonials of rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. To observe the Bhutanese historical architecture, you visit Paro Dzong which is situated on the bank of the Paro River.

The Paro Dzong (also known as ‘a fortress that sits on the heap of jewels’) is a paradigm of the unique Bhutanese architecture. This monastery was built by Guru Rinpoche, the Second Buddha in the 16th century. After that you can visit the Nyamai Zampa that is the oldest traditional bridge made up of the planks. In the evening, you can visit the craft stores of the city to buy the handcrafted items to take to your people. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Paro
  • Altitude: 2,200m/7,217ft
  • Time: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Distance: 125 kms

Today is one of the most significant days of the entire 4 Nights and 5 Days Bhutan Tour. You are going to hike up to the Taktsang Monastery (also called ‘Tiger’s Nest Monastery’) after having breakfast. Driving up to the base of the hill, you ascend to the Bird’s Viewpoint that gives you the best vistas of the entire Paro Valley.

Following the steep uphill trail for about an hour, you reach the Tiger’s Nest Monastery which clings on the ridges of about 8,00 metres. The monastery is one of the holiest shrines in Bhutan as it is believed that in the 8th century, Guru Rinpoche came to the monastery flying on the tigress. He meditated there for about three months and got enlightenment.

After enjoying the peaceful environment of the monastery, you walk down to observe the 108 Chortens built by the 7th century Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The temple was built to vanish the demon who would otherwise caused a huge destruction in Tibet and Bhutan. It has connection with the Jokhang Temple of Lhasa which was also built in the same century to dismantle the demonic force.

In the evening, you can visit the local market to collect the handcrafted items of Paro City. You can shop some Buddhist idols and relics as souvenirs from the market to gift to your people.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Paro
  • Altitude: 3,120m/10,236ft

The representative of the local Bhutan tour operator escorts you up to the airport as per your schedule. We hope this trip to the Last Shangri-La on Earth was fantastic that you enjoyed at fullest. We wish you a happy and safe journey hoping to see you next year.

  • Meals: Breakfast