BHUTAN TOUR

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  • DURATION5 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELEasy
  • GROUP SIZE1-14

Highlights

  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of Bhutanese People
  • Visit King's Memorial Chorten
  • Visit the shrine of Buddha Dordenma
  • Explore Tashichho Dzong and Punakha Dzong
  • Visit Chimi Lhakhang Monastery
  • Visit Taktsang Monastery

Trip Overview

"The remote Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan takes you centuries back in time and lets you escape into the unbelievable reality amidst its cultural abundance, precise art & architecture, and surreal sceneries."

The Bhutan Tour is designed to take you across the diverse landscape and cultural richness of this small landlocked Himalayan nation. You will be visiting centuries-old fortresses and monasteries during the tour. Nestled between two mega nations China and India, this country is also known as the Land of Thunder Dragons. Bhutan has its medieval Buddhist tradition and beliefs.

Being the second least populated country, the locals here are extremely welcoming and believe in Gross National Happiness (GNP) instead of GDP. There are no traffic lights, billboards, slaughterhouses, tobacco trading, and plastic bags, which has made the nation carbon-negative - alone absorbing 3-4 times emissions than it produces. On these five days of the Bhutan Tour, you will have intimate encounters with the local communities and get to know their lifestyle, etiquette, ethics, and paradigms closely. The more you will know about this lovely Himalayan nation, the stronger you will fall for it.

Bhutan is one of the forbidden countries in the world that have kept foreigners outside of its territories for a long time. Open around the mid-1970s for tourism, the nation has seen immense love and attraction from travelers around the globe. The strict rules and regulations for tourists have helped Bhutan protect and preserve its nature and culture to this date.

During the tour in Bhutan, you will explore places like King's Memorial Chorten- built in the memories of the third Bhutanese King- Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the shrine of Buddha Dordenma, Tashichho Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Taktsang Monastery, Ta Dzong, and local market.

Be part of this adventurous 5 Days Bhutan Tour to taste pure bliss and historical warmth. The entire tour will be guided by a professional tour guide, who will introduce you to Bhutanese art, architecture, and culture. We offer a wide range of Bhutan Tour along with tailor-made Bhutan Tours to meet your requirements. Contact us to know more about the Bhutan Tour package or the Bhutan Tour cost.

Major Attractions of Bhutan Tour

Get to see the lifestyle and culture of Bhutanese People

During the tour, you will meet with Bhutanese people and get to know their daily lifestyle, culture, and tradition. Likewise, you will also visit local markets and taste different Bhutanese assortments. The people here are friendly, and feel free to interact with them.

King's Memorial Chorten

Constructed in the memories of the third Bhutanese king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, King's Memorial Chorten is also known as Thimphu Chorten. The Chorten was built in 1974 and went through an extensive renovation in 2008.

Visit the shrine of Buddha Dordenma

Buddha Dordenma is a huge Shakyamuni Buddha statue, made in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the fourth king, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. There are more than a hundred thousand small Buddha statues in the main statues. The statute is placed overlooking the southern side of Thimphu. The construction of this statue began in 2006 and ended on 25 September 2015. It is the largest Buddha stupa in the world, stands 169 feet tall.

Explore Tashichho Dzong and Punakha Dzong

Tashichho Dzong is a fortress and monastery on the northern edge of Thimphu. The dzong is located at the western bank of Wang Chu. It is the seat of civil government built by Dharma Raja, the founder of the Lho-Drukpa sect of Buddhism.

Punakha Dzong is also known as Pungthang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang, which means the palace of great happiness. It is the administrative center of Punakha district, constructed by Ngawang Namgyal. It is the second-largest and second oldest dzong in Bhutan. The dzong is located at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu (rivers).

Chimi Lhakhang Monastery

Chimi Lhakhang monastery is located on a round hillock, which was built in 1499 AD by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel. This monastery is known as the Fertility Temple. As per the locals, the monastery blesses individuals with fertility. They also take their newborn babies to get blessed by the deity.

Taktsang Monastery

Located 10 kilometers north of Paro at 3,120 meters, Taktsang Monastery is also known as Tiger's Nest. It is a sacred Vajrayana Himalayan Buddhist site built in 1692 AD, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave. Guru Padmasambhava is believed to be meditated in this monastery.

Itinerary

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Enjoy the views of the Himalayan Mountains during the flight to Paro, Bhutan. Upon landing at the Paro airport, meet with our team representative and drive to the hotel in Thimphu in a private tourist car/van. Get freshen up and spend the evening strolling around the hotel.

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  • Thimpu

From Thimphu, you will drive to the King's Memorial Chorten, which is built in the memories of the third Bhutanese king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. From here, drive to a hilltop to visit the shrine of Buddha Dordenma. It is one of the famous tourist sites in Bhutan. Your last stop will be Tashichho Dzong before leaving Thimphu. It is the seat of the Bhutan royal government. Later, drive to Punakha crossing Dochula Pass. From the top of the pass, you can see stunning views of snow-capped mountains and lush forests.

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  • Punakha

Wake up early and have breakfast. Go on a guided tour of Punakha. You will visit the winter residence of Bhutan’s Chief Abbot (Je Khenpo). Then, you will visit beautiful Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu. Cross a gorgeous wooden bridge to enter the ancient fort, where you can see religious relics and historical artifacts. Likewise, you will see the sacred remains of the founder of Bhutan Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Pema Lingpa.

Later, visit the Chimi Lhakhang Temple, which is also known as the Fertility Temple. Locals believe visiting this temple will grant you fertility. Many parents visit this temple to bless their newborns as well. After the tour, get ready to drive back to Paro.

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Today is your last day in Paro. Begin the day early with an adventurous hike to Taktsang Monastery through lush forests. This monastery is called Tiger's Nest. The second Buddha, Padmasambhava, is believed to be meditated here. Taktsang Monastery is one of the important pilgrimage sites in Bhutan. From the top, you can see breath-taking scenery. Return to the hotel and rest. Later in the day, visit Ta Dzong, a watchtower built in the 17th century. Explore the museum and the local market.

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This amazing Bhutan tour comes to an end. You will be flying back to your home today. Our team representative will transfer you to the international airport and bid you last goodbye.

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What's Included

  • All the airport transfer in Bhutan
  • 4-night hotel accommodation
  • All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan by private vehicle.
  • Services of an accompanying local guide in Bhutan
  • All three meals a day on Bhutan
  • 35% royalty & taxes to the government
  • Fees to museums & monuments

What's Excluded

  • International flight to and from Bhutan
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips to local guide and staff
  • Emergency evacuation, if required during your trip
  • Your alcohol/beverage drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Client Reviews

FAQs

The 5 days Bhutan tour is an easy tour, as you do need to have a prior trekking/hiking experience to go on this tour as this is mostly city visits. Likewise, there is no risk of any altitude sickness on the Bhutan tour. However, you have to be in good health and fitness to go on a Bhutan tour.

You can go on the Bhutan tour throughout the year. However, March to June and September to December is the most preferred time of the year to go on a travel to Bhutan because of mild pleasant weather.

You stay overnight in the hotel when you go on the Bhutan tour. You get all kinds of modern facilities and services in the hotel. You can book either a single or double room as per your choice. The rooms will be spacious, well-furnished, and clean with a private washroom.

The hotels we provide mostly:

  • Hotel in Paro: Mandala resort – 2 nights
  • Hotel in Thimpu: Hotel Amodhara- 1 nights
  • Hotel in Punakha: Hotel Pema Karpo – 1 night

We will provide another similar category of hotels if these hotels are not available and hotel upgrade in this Bhutan tour is available as there are 4-5 star luxury hotels available. Let us know if you want to upgrade hotels.

A total of 12 meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners) are included in our package. These meals are served as per the menu of the hotel. You get a wide range of cuisines to choose from. We highly recommend you at least once have the traditional food of these both landlocked countries.

No, the international flights to and from Bhutan are not included in the 5 days Bhutan tour. However, we are always happy to book these flights for you as Druk Air, and Bhutan airlines operate a flight from Paro to only some international section that includes Nepal, India, Thailand, Singapore, etc…

Nepal is the easiest transit point to fly to Bhutan as there are regular flights from Kathmandu to Paro, and we can book these flights once you book the Bhutan tour from us.

Furthermore, we also have a combined tour for Nepal and Bhutan so, if you are planning to travel to Nepal and Bhutan at once, then the Nepal-Bhutan tour can be a good option for you.

Yes, You need to have a tourist visa to travel to Bhutan. You need to apply for the Bhutan visa through a travel agent such as Escape Nepal Holidays. We apply and get a Bhutan tourist visa for, once you book the Bhutan tour with us.

We provide private tourist vehicles throughout the Bhutan tour from the airport to the airport.

Yes, However, the tip for all services provided Bhutan tour is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that, the tipping is considered to be a part of normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment, and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

As a suggestion, The US $5.00 for a tour guide, and the US $3.00 for a driver per day, from each member of the tour group is a reasonable tip.