Choose the 04 Nights 05 Days Bhutan Tour Package and explore the best of Bhutan! From the majestic Rinpung Dzong in Paro to the awe-inspiring Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery), you’ll get to take in the amazing landscape, rich culture, and traditions of Bhutan.
In Thimphu, you’ll get to visit the Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple, the Bhutanese traditional painting school, and the massive Thimphu Dzong (Fortress). In Punakha, you’ll get to visit Chhimi Lhakang and Punakha Fortress. By the end of the tour, you’ll be sure to have a comprehensive understanding of Bhutan’s captivating beauty!
Embark on an awe-inspiring journey and explore the majestic beauty of Bhutan on this 5-Day Bhutan Tour! From the stunning views of the Himalayas at DochuLa Pass (3100m) to the ancient temples that tell the stories of Buddhist religion and traditions, you will be mesmerized by the wonders of the land. Drive to Punakha and witness the 108 memorial Stupas, also known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”. Finally, hike up to the stunning Tiger’s Nest, also known as Taktshang Monastery, and experience the warm hospitality of the Bhutanese people before concluding your tour.
HimalayanWindows strives to make your 4 Nights/5 Days Bhutan Tour as simple and enjoyable as possible. We have included all the must-see attractions in the itinerary, from the stunning Tiger’s Nest Monastery to the stunning Punakha Dzong. We will also arrange for comfortable accommodations and delicious meals throughout the tour. Our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that you get the most out of your Bhutan experience. With our help, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable time in the Land of the Thunder Dragon.
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The flight to Paro is an experience in itself. On a clear day, you can see the majestic Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks. As you fly close to the Himalayan range, you can feel the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. Once you land in Paro, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
The journey to Paro is truly breathtaking and captivating. The views of the majestic Himalayan range, the lush green valleys, and the snow-capped peaks are simply mesmerizing. As you descend into the valley of Paro, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Paro Dzong, the Ta Dzong, and the Paro River. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and can explore the city.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast proceed on to visit Thimphu Valley and transfer to Punakha later in the afternoon:
Take a journey to the stunning Trashichhoedzong or Thimpu Dzong, a medieval fortress and monastery. Inside, you will find most of the country’s government offices and the King’s Throne room. It is also home to the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot.
Afterward, head to the National Library which contains a large number of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Then, drive to the Arts & Crafts School, renowned for its traditional thangka paintings. Here, you will be able to observe students as they craft intricate designs on cloth.
Next, visit the Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a captivating display of Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. Following lunch, head to the Handicrafts Emporium, where you will find an array of hand-woven and crafted products. Then, make your way to the Memorial Chorten, a Stupa built in memory of Bhutan’s Third King, who is widely known as the Father of modern Bhutan. Inside, you will find paintings and statues that provide an in-depth look into Buddhist philosophy. Finally, drive to Punakha across the Dochula pass (3100 m).
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
After having breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong, a fortress and religious center constructed in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal at the junction of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. This historical building has undergone four devastating fires and an earthquake but has been fully restored. Afterward, drive to Wangdiphodrang, a district known for its bamboo products, slate, and stone carvings. Stop at the local market and Dzong before having lunch and heading to Paro.
On the way, make a short stop at Dochula Pass and then visit the oldest fortress of the Kingdom, Simtokha Dzong, which was built in 1627 and now serves as the School for Buddhist Studies and well-known Chhimi Lhakhang – Chhimi Lhakhang, also known as the Fertility Temple, is located in Punakha, Bhutan. The temple was built in 1499 by the “Divine Madman”, Drukpa Kuenley, a renowned Bhutanese saint. The temple is renowned for its unique collection of phallus paintings and statues, which are believed to bring fertility and ward off evil spirits. The temple is a popular pilgrimage site for childless couples who come to seek blessings for a child.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
After breakfast, embark on an excursion to the Taktsang Monastery, the most renowned of Bhutanese monasteries. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche arrived here atop a tigress, which is why it is known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The journey to the monastery and back takes about five hours.
In the afternoon, visit the Ta Dzong, Bhutan’s National Museum. Originally built as a watchtower in 1967, it now houses a captivating collection of art, artifacts, thangka paintings, and the country’s exquisite postage stamps. Finally, take a stroll down the trail to Rinpung Dzong, a historic site with an intriguing past.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
I was taking part in a volunteering / touring break in Nepal for 2 weeks and I wanted to visit Bhutan before I headed back to the UK as I have heard wonderful things about the country. I contacted Himalayan Tours for an itinerary and price and they got back to me within hours with an itinerary and price which included visa, flights, hotel, guide, and the itinerary I was…
I was taking part in a volunteering / touring break in Nepal for 2 weeks and I wanted to visit Bhutan before I headed back to the UK as I have heard wonderful things about the country. I contacted Himalayan Tours for an itinerary and price and they got back to me within hours with an itinerary and price which included visa, flights, hotel, guide, and the itinerary I was after. Anup and his team answered all my queries immediately through email and I decided to book the 3-day tour. I met Anup at the hotel I was staying in Kathmandu at the beginning of my time in Nepal and then later when he gave me the visa and paperwork. I had only paid him for my flights back to the UK and 30% of the trip so I thought it was very trusting of him to organize everything without me having to pay the whole amount up front and only once I received the paperwork did I pay the rest of the money owed.
Anup contacted me to ensure I had arrived safely in Bhutan and that everything was ok. I would also like to add that because I was transiting planes in India (Delhi)and that I was using 2 different airlines ( Druk & Virgin Atlantic) I was unsure if my luggage would go straight to the UK. I did not have a visa for India and was worried but Anup said it would be fine as long as I told the check-in at Bhutan. Everything was fine and I did not need a transit visa (phew) and my luggage arrived safely.
Anup and his team always responded to any queries or concerns I had immediately. ( i did have a few as a 51-year-old female solo traveler and I can’t thank him enough for organizing mine once in a lifetime trip to a beautiful country. Himalayan windows gave me a 5-star A++ service and would not hesitate in using them again.
Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.
Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Bhutan tour Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country, and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a… Read More »