The best way to experience the beauty of Bhutan is with our 5 Days Bhutan Tour Package which includes a hike to the Tiger’s Nest. This Bhutan trip itinerary provides you with a wealth of opportunities to explore the unique natural and cultural wonders that make Bhutan so special. From breathtaking mountain views of Mt. Jhomolhori (Chomolhari) from CheleLa Pass to the stunning scenery of Paro from Ta-Dzong, you will be captivated by the beauty of this country. You will also have the chance to visit art and craft schools, the national library, and handicraft centers. This 5 Days tour package with Tiger’s Nest hike is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture of Bhutan.
On this Bhutan Tour Package with Tiger’s Nest Hike, you will explore the vibrant culture of Thimphu, renowned for its colorful festivals, ancient monasteries, and cultural landmarks. You can stroll through the local markets to see the daily lives of Bhutanese people and their craftsmanship.
Throughout this journey, you will be taken to some of the most unique places in the country, such as Thimphu Dzong, Paro Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Buddha Point, and Dochola Pass. You will also visit Haa Valley, the smallest district in Bhutan, situated in the southwest of Paro. This isolated area is adorned with pristine alpine forests and picturesque mountain peaks, all of which will leave you with a feeling of having seen the true Bhutan, even on a short trip.
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Tiger’s Nest Temple in Bhutan
It is less than an hour’s drive from Paro (12 KM) to the place to start the trek. Then, you will start hiking up to the alpine forest with several steps. The hiking duration is about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the monastery and another 1.5 hours to return to the vehicle.
You will reach Tiger’s monastery hiking for a couple of hours after half an hour’s drive from Paro to the edge of the Taktsang hill.
The elevation of Tiger’s Nest monastery is 3,180m ( 10,433 Ft.) above sea level. During the winter (December – February), it will get snowy up to the Tiger’s nest.
Opening Time of Tiger’s Nest Temple (Taktsang Monastery) – 8 AM to 1 PM & 2-5 PM Daily, October-March and Until 6 PM, APR – SEP (Opening this is subject to change, and it is wise to reconfirm before making a plan)
The other attractions after the Taktsang are Ta Dzong, Tashicho Dzong, Buddha Point, Haa Valley, Chele-La Pass, and many other cultural and historical sites.
Experience the thrill of visiting the Stunning Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, perched atop a cliff at an altitude of 3180m. This majestic landmark is the highlight of Paro & Bhutan. As you hike up to the temple, rest and take in the beauty of the Tiger’s Nest and its cliff at the wooden tea houses or cafeterias along the way. If you’re not up for the climb, you can hire a horse to take you up, but be aware of the steep ascent and steps.
At HimalayanWindows, we strive to make your Bhutan Tour Package with Tiger’s Nest Hike as enjoyable and unforgettable as possible. Visit us to learn more about our 4-night 5 days Bhutan Tour with a drive to Punakha or contact us for a customized itinerary in Bhutan.
On a clear day, during your flight, you can marvel at the stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains, including the holy Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks of Bhutan. When you arrive, a guide and driver will meet you and take you to your hotel.
If time permits in the afternoon you can visit the following places:
In the evening you can drive to the capital town of Thimpu.
After breakfast, explore Thimphu Dzong, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin Sanctuary, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, and Heritage Museum. Take some time to visit the Zangdopelri temple, paper factory, and other attractions and stroll around Thimpu City.
Spend the night at a Hotel in Thimphu.
Take a scenic drive to Haa Valley, passing through the Chele La Pass (3988m). Enjoy the panoramic views of the Paro and Haa Valleys, and take a break to admire the spectacular Mt. Chomolhari (Jomolhari) and other nearby peaks. Once you arrive in Haa Valley, visit Katsho village and Katso Lakhang, which have been open to tourists since 2002. After exploring the area, return to Paro via the same route.
Spend the night in Paro.
Take a morning hike to the breathtaking Taktsang Monastery, also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”, perched atop a 9678-foot cliff. This 8th-century monastery was built around the cave in which Guru Rimpoche, or Guru Padmasambhava, is said to have meditated after flying to the site on the back of a tigress from Tibet. It’s a place of pilgrimage for locals, but a tourist’s hike up to the viewpoint is an exhausting, thrilling, and mystical experience. It takes an average of two hours to get to the top, and although the main building of the temple was destroyed by fire in April 1998, the hike is still an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience.
Spend the night at a hotel and enjoy a traditional archery sport.
Drive to the airport for your final departure from Paro International Airport.
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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.
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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 »