4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour package lets you explore the landscapes and cultures of major places in Bhutan. Bhutan is the last Himalayan kingdom with rich in nature and culture. Located in the eastern region of Himalaya, most of the northern region of Bhutan is covered by high and snow-capped mountains. It is followed by alpine and subtropical forests, valleys, rivers, etc. The jungles of Bhutan showcases diverse ecosystems with some endangered flora and fauna. This ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is the wonderland of Himalaya. But what makes Bhutan stand out is its culture, lifestyle, and tradition.
Most of the Bhutanese people practice Mahayana Buddhism and the philosophy of Buddhism is deeply embedded in Bhutanese society. Most of the people faithfully follow their cultural and traditional values and conserve them well despite growing technological reach. Unlike other people, Bhutanese people believe in spiritual happiness rather than relying on the materialistic things for their happiness. Wherever you go, you will find the heritage of cultural and religious significance such as monasteries, dzongs, stupas, Chortens, etc. The traditional arts and the prayer flags make the street vibrant. It is normal to see people with their traditional dresses Gho and Kira. Monasteries and dzongs are also used as the administrations and for academic purposes. The whole system of Bhutan depends on their culture and tradition. 4 Nights 5 days Bhutan journey is a great way to get the close exposure of the interesting culture and tradition of Bhutan.
This Bhutan Trip will take you to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. It is the home of prominent heritage sites such as Memorial Chorten which was built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Tashichho Dzong. There are local markets where you can buy local handicrafts such as paintings, bamboo products, etc. Thimphu offers many of the wonderful things to experience. The next destination of your Bhutan trip is Punakha where you will visit many places such as Punakha Dzong, suspension bridges. Local markets of Wangdue Phodrang are places you can explore the handcrafts. Along the way, the road offers you wonderful views of the landscapes. Dochula pass is one of the best viewpoints which is on the way to Punakha. Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery of Paro is another way to experience the wonderful landscapes. The monasteries of dzongs will give you the dipper insight into Bhutanese culture.
5 days of Bhutan tour is hence the amazing way to experience the beauty of this Himalayan country. Bhutan is guaranteed to give you the perfect spiritual and natural retreat from your every-day life. The authenticity of Bhutanese culture, lifestyle and food will win your heart at every moment. We work our best to make sure the cost of Bhutan Trip will be worth it.
4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
- A scenic flight covered with mountains towards the Paro airport
- Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Tashichho Dzong
- Get close to the culture and traditions of people in Bhutan
- Get to Dochula pass at 3,080 meters and enjoy the majestic views mountains like Masagang, Tsendagang, Gangkar Puensum (the highest peak in Bhutan), etc.
- Visit Punakha Dzong explore the local market at Wangdue Phodrang
- Visit Punakha suspension Bridge to get the amazing views
- On the way to Paro, visit Simtokha Dzong, an old fortress
- Visit National Museum, Rinpung Dzong and the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong in Paro
- Hike up to Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger’s nest and visit Kyichu Lhakhang
- Enjoy amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes throughout the tour
- Enjoy the shopping of Bhutanese arts and textiles at Thimpu
What to Expect:
1. Amazing views of the Himalayas and landscapes
Visiting Bhutan gives you an opportunity to be surrounded by awesome natural views throughout the tour. Greenfields, forests, traditional houses, rivers and views of mountains are common things to see here. If you take a flight from Kathmandu to get to Bhutan, you get to see various snow-peaked mountains, including Mt. Everest on a clear day. This Himalayan country has managed to preserve its unique architecture which blends perfectly with nature. The overall landscape full of Bhutanese art, prayer flags, serene beauty of nature and people dressed in traditional Gho and Kira is bound to leave anyone mesmerized.
Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and home to the many religious heritage sites. Visiting Thimphu and exploring dzongs and monasteries and streets gives you a deeper insight into the culture and lifestyle of Bhutan. Tashichho Dzong is the landmark of Thimphu which is the 350 years-old fortress-monastery. It is the office of the present King and administrative center of Bhutan. This dzong showcases brilliant Bhutanese architecture. Apart from that, Thimphu is home to Memorial Chorten which was built in the memory of the third King of Bhutan. Simtokha Dzong is yet another beautiful fortress in Thimphu, which is famous for slate carvings and frescoes. The National Folk Museum, The National Textile Museum displays the traditional Bhutanese way of life, textiles, and clothing. You will get to know in detail about this country by exploring Thimphu. About 5 kilometers from Thimphu, there’s Simtokha Dzong, the oldest dzongs which are now used as a school for religious and linguistic studies.
3. Dochula Pass
At the height of 3080 meters lies Dochula Pass, an excellent viewpoint to watch Punakha Valley and mountains like Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ) including Gangkar Puensum (7,570 m), the highest peak in Bhutan and also the highest unclimbed peak. 108 Chortens built on the memory of Bhutanese soldiers by Queen Mother is another outstanding place to visit in Dochula Pass. This is also the first Royal Botanical Park in Bhutan.
One of the most beautiful places in Bhutan is Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. It is the center of administrative and monastic activities in the Punakha district. Punakha Dzong is full of historical artifacts, including the remains of Ngawang Namgyal. This beautiful dzong is one of the oldest and biggest dzongs full of art and craft related to Tibetan Buddhism.
Another historical place to visit near Punakha is Wangdue Phodrang. It was built as a fortress to avoid incursion from the South. Today it is famous for the local market where you can buy several handicrafts, paintings, statues, etc. as souvenirs.
Paro is another amazing place in Bhutan. There lies the National Museum of Bhutan also known as Ta-Dzong. Rinpung Dzong is the monastic and administrative center of the Paro district. Ruins of Drukgyel Dzong holds lots of archaeological importance and lies in an outstandingly beautiful location. Similar to other cultural sites in Bhutan, Tiger’s Nest Monastery also known as Paro Taktsang also has its own legend. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava visited the cliff where the monastery is currently located on the back of a tigress. He came from Tibet to Bhutan introducing Buddhism for the first time in Bhutan. It is also one of the most famous landmarks in Bhutan full of arts and crafts related to Tibetan Buddhism. Hiking for several hours takes you to the top of a cliff which is also a perfect viewpoint. One can also ride a horse to get up to the cafe, but you have to go on foot after that point.
6. People and Culture
Bhutanese people are known for practicing their traditions in their day-to-day lives. They are one of the happiest people in the world not measuring their happiness according to worldly possessions and industrial development but on their spirituality and inner beauty. You can see men dressed in striped Ghos and women dressed in brightly colored Kiras. Even children gather at the local temples before schools for prayers. You can also see monks dressed in red robes. During festivals, you get to witness unique music and dances performed in elaborate dresses with masks, hats, and drums.