Key Information

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

About 5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour

5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan tour lets you explore the last kingdom of the Himalayas situated between the majestic mountains. Bhutan is a vibrant country rich in unique and isolated culture and tradition. The country dwelling in between the serene mountains offers numerous monuments such as monasteries, dzongs, and palaces to explore. There are many wonderful Thangka arts and statues which reflects the culture and tradition of Bhutanese people. 

Our Bhutan tour packages are designed in such a way that you get the best of the experiences Bhutan offers. Most of the Bhutani architecture, art, paintings, mythology are influenced by Vajrayana Buddhism as most of the people in Bhutan follows this religion. The people here wear their traditional clothes. You will find monasteries and dzongs everywhere you go and the prayer flags soaring above. The combination of the heavenly landscapes and spiritual experiences guarantee to give you a wonderful retreat from your everyday life. 

5 days Bhutan journey covers 3 major cities of Bhutan, Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha. You can collect wonderful experiences while visiting these cities and places along the way. The most common thing you will find in Bhutan is Dzong. Dzong is a famous and unique architecture in Bhutan. Originally built as fortresses, these dzongs hold administrative as well as religious activities. Prayer Flags, Mani Walls and Prayer Wheels can be seen around these buildings. Visiting these dzongs are a great way to learn about the history, culture, and tradition of Bhutan. 

Apart from cultural exploration, you will be rewarded with an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and landscapes. Some of the best vantage points to behold these heavenly landscapes are Dochula pass and Tiger’s nest monastery. You can see many mountain peaks from the viewpoints. While going from one city to another, you will pass through many rivers, dense forests and encounter many waterfalls. Every moment of your tour journey will be amazing and worth remembering. 

Despite being a small country, Bhutan lets you experience the beauty of the Himalayas, spiritual retreat and a chance to explore the amazing Bhutanese cultural.

 

5 NIGHTS 6 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
  • 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 

 

What to Expect

1. Amazing views of the Himalayas and landscapes

Bhutan is a small Himalayan country and a flight showcases amazing views of mountains. On a clear day, you may also Mt. Everest. Gangkar Puensum is the highest peak in Bhutan and Dochula Pass is the perfect place during this trip to view several mountains including it.

Besides mountains, this tour is full of beautiful views of forests, dzongs, temples, brightly colored houses and prayer flags with beautiful landscape in the backdrop.
 

2. Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and there are several sites to visit which gives an insight into the culture, history, and art of Bhutan. Tashichho Dzong is one of the most important ones as it houses the throne room and office of the king, secretariat building and central monk body. Important festivals like Tsechu are hosted in this dzongs.

Another gem in this city is the National Library consisting of a huge collection of ancient Buddhist texts. A visit to Arts and Crafts School lets you know about the process behind beautiful Thangka paintings. Memorial Chorten is considered the most visible religious structure in the city. It was built in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck where several larger than life-sized images of tantric deities are kept.
 

3. Dochula Pass

It is the highest point on the road to Punakha at the height of 3080 meters. It is decorated by mani wall and prayer flags with a chorten. On a clear day, mountains like Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ) can be seen including a table mountain and Gangkar Puensum. 
 

4.  Punakha Dzong

The major attraction of Punakha is the Punakha Dzong, built at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Its major function is to hold administrative and religious activities in Punakha district. There are several sacred relics of Tibetan Buddhism and remains of Ngawang Namgyal who also built this dzong. This dzong has lots of religious and historical importance which is also the second biggest and second oldest dzong in Bhutan.
 

5. Wangdue Phodrang and Simtokha Dzong

Wangdue Phodrang is famous for its dzong and local market. Several handicrafts, art pieces, statues, etc. can be bought as souvenirs from this market. Simtokha Dzong is the oldest the biggest dzong in this Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. This old fortress is now used as a school for religious and linguistic studies. 
 

6. Paro

The National Museum in Paro is also known as Ta Dzong. It was built as a watchtower but now it’s used as a museum where best art pieces, statues, Thangka paintings, etc. are kept. There are about three thousand artworks today. This museum is a major tourist attraction in Bhutan showcasing culture, history, and art of Bhutan. Rinpung Dzong is another important place to visit which holds the monastic body, the office of district administrative head and judge of Paro. Ruins of Drukgyel Dzong lies at the north of Paro which is considered the most beautiful archeological site in Bhutan.
 

7. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Another major attraction of Paro is the Tiger’s Nest Monastery also known as Paro Taktsang. According to a legend, Guru Padmasambhava came to the cave to meditate on the back of a tigress. It is also believed that the tigress was one of his disciples in Tibet. He is also the one who brought Buddhism into Bhutan. On the same location, on the sheer cliff lies this temple. One can reach there only by hiking or on the back of a horse. It is also an amazing viewpoint to watch the beautiful views of the city.
 

8. People and Culture 

People in Bhutan follow Vajrayana Buddhism and monasteries, chortens, etc. dominates cultural heritages found in Bhutan. Several exotic festivals involving dressing up and music are celebrated by these people. Monks can be seen on red robes while men and women are seen in Gho and Kira. To feel close to these amazing people and culture, you can also dress up in these ethnic dresses. Kind hospitality of Bhutanese people will make you feel at home. 

5 Nights 6 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
  • Stroll around the streets of Thimphu 

You start your Bhutan tour journey with an amazing mountain flight to Paro from. While flying above, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Himalayan ranges. Upon your arrival at Paro airport, our representative will come to pick you up and drive you to Thimphu. The few hours of driving gives you the time to acclimatize to the environment there. You will check into a hotel at Thimphu and relax for a while. Later you can set out to explore Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. 

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

 

DAY 02: Sightseeing Around Thimphu 
  • Visit Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and stroll around the city
  • Visit art Art and Craft school to explore traditional Thangka paintings 
  • Visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays many handwoven and crafted things

Having breakfast early in the morning, you will set out to explore many beautiful places in Thimphu. You will spend the whole day sightseeing around the city. Your first stop will be Trashi Chhoe dzong, which houses the king’s office, the center of monastic activities and the summer residence of Je Khenpo as well. 

Then you will visit the National Library, where you can find many Buddhist texts and manuscripts collection. You will get to learn about the history and culture of Bhutan. 

Spending time at Library for a while, you go to Arts and Crafts school where you can observe and explore traditional Thangka paintings. You can see the students making designs and arts on the clothes. 

You will have lunch and visit Handicrafts Emporium where you can find the collection of handicrafts produced by local people. You will then drive to Memorial Chorten which is the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King. You can explore the collection of paintings and statues which let you learn more about Buddhist philosophy and tradition. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

DAY 03: 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 

You will start the drive to Punakha after having breakfast in Thimphu. Along the way, you will stop at Dochula Pass (3080m) to enjoy the view of the surrounding. Dochula Pass is a wonderful vantage point to behold the mountain and the landscapes. 

Upon your arrival at Punakha, you will check into a hotel and rest for a while. You will visit Punakha Dzong after that.  Where you will explore the paintings and statues inspired by Buddhist philosophy. 

You will then go to Wangdue Phodrang and explore the local markets where you can expect to find bamboo products and stone carvings. You will then get back to Punakha and stay at the hotel. 

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

 

DAY 04: Drive to Paro from Punakha 
  • A scenic drive from Punakha to Paro
  • Visit Simtokha Dzong along the way
  • Visit Ta Dzong, and Rinpung Dzong after arriving at Paro

You will have breakfast in Punakha and set off for Paro. Along the way, you will visit the Simtokha Dzong which is the oldest fortress of Bhutan. Religious studies are conducted here now. After completing almost 4 hours of drive, you will rich Paro. You can visit Ta Dzong Museum after resting for a while. The museum is the National Museum of Bhutan which holds many paintings, artifacts, postage stamps, etc which represent the history and culture of Bhutan. You will descend to visit Rinpung Dzong built by Ngawang Namgyal. You can explore and about Tibetan Buddhism here. After visiting the Dzong, you will get back to your hotel and take a rest. 

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

 

DAY 05: Sightseeing in Paro 
  • Visit Drukgyel Dzong, and local farmhouses 
  • Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery 
  • Encounter Kyichu Lhakhang shrine while getting back to Paro

Early morning you will ride to the northern side of Paro valley, after having breakfast. There you will visit ruins of Drukgyel Dzong which was used to repel the invasion by Tibetan armies during the Bhutan-Tibet war. 

Then you will trek to Tiger’s Nest monastery which is one of the most famous monasteries of Bhutan. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche had come here riding the tigress and meditated at this monastery. Apart from exploring the monastery, you will get an amazing view of the surrounding landscapes from here. You then return back to Paro. Along the way, you will visit the oldest shrine of Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

 

DAY 06: Departure 
  • Driving to the airport and bidding you farewell 

Your 5 nights and 6 days Bhutan tour concludes here. After having breakfast in the morning, we will drive you to the airport. You will have your connecting flight to the next destination or your home from there. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel

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Inclusions

  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Full board meals and accommodation at 3-star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver and a private vehicle
  • All entry fees and permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • 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  
19 Oct, 2019 - 24 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $1200 USD
22 Oct, 2019 - 27 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $1200 USD
25 Oct, 2019 - 30 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $1200 USD

5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour Reviews

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I have traveled to many countries in Europe and America but this time I wanted to explore the world more by going to isolated countries like Nepal and Bhutan. I think that's the best decision I ever made. First of all I was not sure about how they conduct tours in these countries. I contacted Ram through an email and he was very knowledgable. I was impressed by the professionalism they showed throughout the tour. I had the best time every day of the tour. The country is very beautiful and unique in itself but, without these people, I would be lost not knowing what to do. Thanks guys!! 

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