04 Nights 05 Days Bhutan Tour Print Itinerary


Trip Highlights


  • Experience an exciting and thrilling flight to Paro over the Himalayas!
  • Hike the most stunning Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – 3120m
  • Bhutan tour itinerary that crosses over Dochula Pass (3100m)
  • Experience the unique culture and tradition of Bhutan
  • Meet ever-smiling local people and wear their traditional dress Gho/Kira

Overview


“Experiencing an exciting flight to Paro Int’l airport, hiking to the most stunning monastery; the Tiger’s Nest, getting familiar with the unique culture and tradition of Bhutan, and meeting ever-smiling locals with their delicious traditional meals are the best highlights of Bhutan tour 4 nights 5 days. Let’s make it memorable by joining with Himalayanwindows for an amazing trip of a lifetime!’

 

Choosing the 04 Nights 05 Days Bhutan tour package, you will be exploring major highlights and places to see in Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. During your visit to Paro, you will visit Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakang, National Museum, and the hike to explore the stunning Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery). On your visit to Thimphu, you will be touring some of the important sights of Thimphu including Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, Bhutanese traditional painting school, and the massive Thimphu Dzong (Fortress).  After completing the 04 Nights 05 Days Bhutan Tour, you will be familiar with Bhutan’s landscape, rich culture, and traditions.

 

Bhutan Tour Itinerary, 5 Days 4 Nights

Day 01 Arrival in Paro & transfer to Thimphu (1.5 hours drive) | D.
Day 02 Drive Thimphu to Punakha | Distance: 75 Km | Duration: 3 – 4 Hours | B.L.D.
Day 03 Drive Punakha to Wangduephodrang / Paro | Distance: 150 Km | Duration: 5 Hours | B.L.D.
Day 04 In Paro, Hike Tiger’s nest (3,120m) | Duration: 5 hours approx. (back and forth) | B.L.D.
Day 05 Paro – Depart |B.

(See below for the detailed itinerary)

 

This Bhutan 5 Day Tour is the best itinerary to explore enchanting Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha. You will enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas from Dochu La Pass (3100 m) while driving to Punakha. Dochu La Pass is one of the beautiful mountain passes in Bhutan, which is approx. 20 KM from Thimphu city. You will observe the 108 memorial Stupas also called “Druk Wangyal Chortens”. You will visit ancient temples and learn about the Buddhist religion and traditions. Before your Bhutan Tour itinerary 5 Days concludes, you will Hike Up the stunning holy Tiger’s Nest; also called Taktshang Monastery, and enjoy the warm hospitality of lovely Bhutanese people.

 

HimalayanWindows Puts all of its efforts into making your 04 Nights 05 Days Bhutan Tour as smooth as possible by keeping all the possible attractions in the itinerary.

 


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Itineraries


Day 01: Arrival in Paro & Transfer to Thimphu (1.5 hours drive)

Flying to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.

Depending your arrival time in Thimphu, we will try to cover the sightseeing as much as we can before the sun sets. Stroll around the Thimphu city in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Drive Thimphu to Punakha | Distance: 75 Km | Duration: 3 - 4 Hours

After breakfast proceed on to visit Thimphu valley

Visit Trashichhoedzong (Thimpu Dzong), the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the Stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Late afternoon drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3100 m ).

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 03 : Drive Punakha to Wangduephodrang / Paro | Distance: 150 Km | Duration: 5 Hours

After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, Built tactically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored. Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 04: In Paro, Hike Tiger's nest (3,120m) | Duration: 5 hours approx. (back and forth)

After breakfast take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 05: Paro - Depart 

After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.

What's Included


  • Private transportation
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide
  • Accommodation Sharing Plan: 1 Pax - Single, 2 Pax - Twin & 3 Pax - Triple
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Excluded


  • Insurance of any kind
  • Single Supplement ($35 per night)
  • Flight fare to/fro Paro
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips &, etc

Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

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Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

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