Key Information

  • Destination:
    Bhutan
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel
  • Trip Style:
    Cultural Heritage Sightseeing Tour
  • Foods:
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle

About 4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour

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.
 

2. Thimphu

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.
 

4.  Punakha

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.
 

5. Paro

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.

4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrive at Paro and drive to Thimphu
  • Enjoy a scenic flight to reach the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Catch glimpses of mountains, including Mt. Everest in a clear day
  • Land in Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu
  • Visit Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and stroll around the city
  • Visit art Art and Craft school and Handicrafts Emporium to explore traditional Thangka paintings, handicrafts etc.

Your Bhutan tour starts with a mountain flight to Paro. During the flight, you can get the thrilling bird’s eye view of the snow-capped mountains, and landscapes of the Himalaya. Upon your arrival at Paro airport, our representatives will pick you up and drive you to Thimphu. During one and a half hours of drive, you will get time to acclimatize in the high altitude of Bhutan. You can also enjoy the view of the landscapes, forests, rivers etc during the drive. Once you reach Thimphu, you can check into a hotel and rest for a while. 

You will spend the rest of your day sightseeing in Thimphu. You will first visit Memorial Chorten which was built in honour of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Then, explore Thimphu dzong which is the largest dzong in Bhutan and the seat of the King as well. Later, visit the art and craft school to explore the traditional Thangka paintings. You can also visit handicrafts emporium that displays many handcrafts if time permits. 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.

 

DAY 02: Drive to Punakha from Thimphu  
  • A scenic bus ride to Punakha from Thimpu
  • Stop at Dochula pass to admire the scenic view of the mountains and landscapes
  • Visit Punakha Dzong and visit local markets at Wangdue Phodrang 

Almost 3 hours drive from Thimphu takes you to Punakha. You will be rewarded with a plethora of scenic views. Stop by Dochula pass which is one of the best viewpoints to behold the mountains of Himalayan range and the forests and other landscapes below them.
You can visit the 108 chortens built in the memory of departed soldiers. 

When you arrive at Punakha, you will check into a hotel and take a rest. After a while, you will visit Punakha Dzong where you can explore the paintings, artefacts and statues inspired by Mahayana Buddhism. 

You will then go to Wangdue Phodrang and explore local markets. You can buy local bamboo products and stone carvings. Visit Punakha suspension bridge to get the wonderful view of the Punakha Dzong and the landscapes. You will finally return back to the hotel and stay overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration: 3 hours approx.

 

DAY 03: Drive to Paro from Punakha 
  • A scenic drive from Punakha to Paro
  • Visit Simtokha Dzong along the way
  • Visit Ta Dzong, and Rinpung Dzong, Drugyel Dzong after arriving at Paro

Today, you will head to Paro from Punakha after breakfast. Enjoy the scenic views of the forests and the landscapes. You will visit Simtokha Dzong which is the oldest fortress of Bhutan where religious studies are conducted. After almost 4 hours of drive, you will get to Paro. You can check into a hotel and rest for a while. Set out to explore Paro valley after a few moments of rest. Visit the National Museum of Bhutan built in the ruins of Ta dzong. The museum has a collection of traditional paintings, artefacts, postage stamps etc which represent the history of Bhutan. After that, you will go to Rinpung Dzong also known as Paro Dzong which was built by Ngawang Namgyal. You will then return back to the hotel or roam around the streets in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration:4 hours approx. 

 

DAY 04: Sightseeing around Paro 
  • Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery 
  • Encounter Kyichu Lhakhang shrine while getting back to Paro
  • Visit local farmhouses in the valley

After having early morning breakfast, you will set off for Tiger’s Nest monastery. Uphill hike for about an hour takes you to the cafeteria which is halfway through the monastery. This station provides you with the amazing views of the Paro valley and landscapes. You will ascend further through the rhododendron forest, and the cliff to get to the monastery. The view of the monastery looks spectacular hanging on the cliff. You can visit the cave where Guru Rinpoche said to have meditated. Apart from exploring the monastery, you will get the mesmerizing view of the landscapes and mountains. 

You will then return back to Paro using different trail. Along the way, you will visit Kyichu Lhakhang which is the oldest shrine of Bhutan. If time permits, you can also visit local farmhouses in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.

 

DAY 05: Departure 
  • Driving to the airport and bidding you farewell 

Your 4 nights 5 days Bhutan tour concludes here. According to your flight schedule, we will drive you to the airport for your connecting flight. We will then bid you farewell and you will fly to your next destination with the beautiful memories of Bhutan.

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) 
  • Accommodation at 3-star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Set of traditional costume (you will have to return at the end of the trip)
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
  • Flight to/from Bhutan (assistance can be provided)
  • Travel Insurance (assistance can be provided)
  • Meals at any other restaurants than the designated ones
  • Any upgrade in accommodation and services
  • Items of a personal nature (drinks, chocolates, desserts, etc.)
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Departure Dates

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Dates Status Price Notes  
10 Dec, 2019 - 14 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD
15 Dec, 2019 - 19 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD
20 Dec, 2019 - 24 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD
25 Dec, 2019 - 29 Dec, 2019 Guaranteed $1500 USD
30 Dec, 2019 - 03 Jan, 2020 Guaranteed $1500 USD

4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews

After spending last vacation in Nepal, we decided to tour in Bhutan this year and it was totally worth it. The beautiful mountains, the rich culture and amazing people. I highly recommend this tour to everyone who want to go to some place new and fresh

After spending last vacation in Nepal, we decided to tour in Bhutan this year and it was totally worth it. The beautiful mountains, the rich culture and amazing people. I highly recommend this tour to everyone who want to go to some place new and fresh

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