Trip Facts

  • Duration:5 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Profile:5 Days Bhutan Tour
  • Geography:Hills/Valley/Cities
  • Location:Punakha/Thimpu/Paro
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Bhutanese
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:02-15 Pax

Highlight

  • Sightsee around some of the famous sites in Paro like Tiger's Nest Monastery, Kyichu Lhakhang Temple and Rinpung Dzong
  • Indulge in Thimpu sightseeing tour to places like the Tashichho Dzong, the Drupthob Gompa, the Tango Gompa, and the Memorial Chorten 
  • Explore heritages like Punakha Dzong, the Chimi Lhakhang, the Mo Chu River in Punakha
     

Overview

The short Bhutan Tour explores the Himalayan Shangri La and takes you to the wondrous riches across the country. As such, Bhutan's culture and its traditions are the country's major attractions. The Bhutan Tour presents the best cultural attributes of the country in a short amount of time. This short tour by the Himalaya Land Treks is perfect for people who are looking for a relatively short tour that includes amazing destinations rich in cultural, historical and religious hallmarks. 
The Bhutanese tradition is deeply rooted in its Buddhist heritage. As a matter of fact, due to the country's unspoiled natural environment and its maintenance of cultural traditions that date back centuries, Bhutan is also often referred to as "the Last Shangri-La". The Bhutan Tour starts in the city of Paro- a historic town with many sites and historic buildings scattered throughout. It is also home of the Paro International Airport, Bhutan's only International Airport. The tour includes visiting the city's many cultural sites, like the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple- one of the oldest Buddhist temple in Bhutan, the Rinpung Dzong- the largest Dzong (Buddhist fortress) in Paro and the Paro Taktshang, also known as "the Tiger's Nest Monastery”.   
Likewise, The Bhutan Tour also takes you to Thimpu- the capital of Bhutan and the country's largest city; the sightseeing in Thimpu is a great way to experience the city's traditional architecture and historical monuments. Some of the most architecturally elegant buildings in Thimpu include the Tashichho Dzong, Drupthob Gompa (now the Zilukha nunnery), the Tango Gompa, the Memorial Chorten, and the Changangkha Lhakhang among others. 
Moreover, the Bhutan Tour also includes visiting the city of Punakha- famous for its rice farms. Red and white rice farms grow verdantly along the river valley of Pho and Mo Chu, two of the most prominent rivers in Bhutan that flow alongside Punakha. 
The Bhutan Tour is a magnificent amalgamation of the country's most prominent structures and treasures. It is a great way to enjoy Bhutan's attractions. Join us at Himalaya Land Treks for this wonderful opportunity to experience a location as exotic as Bhutan!   

Itinerary of Bhutan Short Tour

Day 1: Arrival at Paro Airport (2200m/7218ft), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You may arrive at Paro International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a Himalaya Land Treks’ member. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for today, so you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Paro and drive to Thimphu (2334m/7657ft)

Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today, you will have a sightseeing tour of Paro. The sightseeing tour includes visiting Paro's Rinpung Dzong, a large Dzong that houses the district's Monastic Body. Another site during the tour includes the National Museum of Bhutan and the Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang. Another famous site of the Paro city tour is the Tiger's Nest Monastery- a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site that hangs precariously on a cliff at 3,120 meters about 900 meters above the Paro valley. After the sightseeing tour of Paro, you will then drive to Thimpu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Thimpu.

Day 3: Sightseeing in Thimpu drive to Punakha and sightseeing in Punakha (1242m/7075ft)

Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

On this day, you will indulge in a sightseeing tour around the capital of Bhutan- Thimpu. There are numerous heritages spread across the city like the Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, and Changangkha Lhakhang among others. All these destinations bear significant importance in the history and cultural beliefs of the Bhutanese. The sightseeing will last for the first half of the day. After sightseeing in Thimpu, you will then drive to Punakha, where you will visit the Punakha Dzong, the Chimi Lhakhang, and the Ritsha Village. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha to Thimpu to Paro drive. (2200m/7218ft) | Farewell Dinner

Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

Today, you will have a pleasant drive from Punakha back to Paro, via Thimpu. It is a pleasant drive and takes about 3 hours. The drive occurs alongside rivers and green pastures of the Bhutanese countryside. Upon reaching Paro, you can explore the city or shop for souvenirs. As the Bhutan Tour comes to an end, you will participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Paro.

Day 5: Transfer to airport for onward journey

Breakfast

You will be dropped off at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight for your departure.

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Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop facility.
  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees.
  • Full-day guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights
  • Accommodation during the tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the tour
  • All permits for Bhutan
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking tour guides
  • All ground transportation in Bhutan and Nepal
     

Exclusion

  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Medical/Travel Insurance.
  • All personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone, tips etc.
  • Tipping to staffs

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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