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 catch glimpses of 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.
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.
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.