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Bhutan Tour 4 Nights 5 Days

Price Start
USD 1500  Per Person
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Group Size
1-10
Trip Code:
NLT-BT-5
Destination:
Bhutan
Duration:
5
No of People Price
1-2 1680
3-4 1600
5+ 1500

Trip Highlights

Ever planned of Bhutan Tour for 5 Days? If not then let us explain where this short tour will lead you to. Firstly, Bhutan is a sanctuary of magnificent scenery in the heart of the Himalayas. Secondly, the country’s history stretches back to the origins of Buddhism and its spiritually rich people are enterprising, Pragmatic, and delightfully humorous.

 

Further, people live in harmony with nature and have evolved a unique identity’ derived largely from a religious and cultural heritage. Next, the Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, between Tibet to the north and the Indian territories of Assam and West Bengal to the south. Similarly, the Kingdom has a total area of about 47,000 square kilometers.

 

Meanwhile, Monsoon influences and promotes dense forestation in the region and alpine growth at higher altitudes. Likewise, the cultivated central uplands and Himalayan foothills support the majority of the population. However, the Daurs plain in the south drop sharply away from the Himalayas into large tracts of semi-tropical forest savannah grassland and bamboo jungle.

 

What to look for in Bhutan Tour 5 Days?

 

Bhutan uniquely offers a rich and unique cultural heritage that has largely remained intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world until the mid-20th century. Above all, one of the main attractions for tourists is the country’s culture and traditions. In the same vein, Bhutanese tradition is deeply steeped in its Buddhist heritage.

 

Further, you will find Hinduism to be the second most dominant religion in Bhutan. For instance, the southern regions are famous for that. The government is actively participating and making efforts to preserve as well as sustain the current culture and traditions of the country. Most importantly, with its largely unspoiled natural environment and cultural heritage, Bhutan has been termed as The Last Shangri-La.

 

Similarly, the country currently has no UNESCO World Heritage Sites. However, it has eight declared tentative sites for UNESCO inclusion since 2012.

 

The sites include

 

(1) Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong

(2) Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary

(3) Dzongs (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong)

(4) Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP)

(5) Royal Manas National Park (RMNP)

(6) Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants

(7) Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS)

(8) Tamzhing Monastery

 

Bhutan also has numerous tourist sites that are not included in its UNESCO tentative list. The country offers one of the elements, the Mask dance of the drums from Drametse, registered in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Bhutan is also well known for mountain adventure trekking and hiking. Jhomolhari Base Camp Trek, Snowman Trek, and Masagang trek are some of the popular treks in Bhutan.

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy. P.P size pictures are no longer required and your visa has been paid.
Meet your Guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,334m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Trashichhoedzong, 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 the National Library which has a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangka paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate designs on cloth. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.

After lunch visits Handicrafts Emporium which displays a wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as the 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 (3,080m ). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,242m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, Built strategically 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 and visit Dzong and the 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.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,200m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast takes 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 the monastery takes about 5 hours a round trip. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom.

Originally built as Watch Tower in 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holds a 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.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,200m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, you can go home after a long yet enjoyable tour of Bhutan. We will drop you at the airport according to your scheduled flight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,200m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on single/twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

What's Not Included

  • Flight Fare (Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu)- $ 480 Subject to be changeable
  • Visa fee $ 50
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc

Upon arrival in Paro, what documents should you keep handy, and what is the status of your visa requirements?

Arriving in Paro, you should keep your copy of the visa clearance letter with you. Travelling with Nepal Lion Treks, we will be taking care of most of your documents and permits. This is for you to have a stress-free environment for maximum fun.

What can you do in the evening after arriving in Thimphu?

Arriving in Thimphu, every moment now counts and can’t be wasted, the evening in Thimphu will be empty, this gives you opportunity to explore the city, dive deep into the ambiance and discover some local markets and interact with the locals.

What is housed in the National Library of Thimphu, and what does it contain?

The National Library of Thimphu will be one of the top attractions of your trip, with vast collection of Buddhist histories. The library is full of ancient texts and manuscripts. It holds some of the most important religious and historical documents, and ancient texts that means a lot to this country. Thus, you get a rich source of knowledge and insight to the Bhutanese culture and their history.

Which museums in Thimphu provide insights into Bhutanese material culture, living traditions, and ancient Buddhist texts?

In Thimphu, there are many museums that provides you with unique experience but the

  1. Textile Museum
  2. Folk Heritage Museums

Are probably the ones you cannot miss out on. The textile Museums shows the traditional Bhutanese textiles and weaving techniques.

Whereas, the Folk Heritage Museum shows you the history of Bhutan, on the basics of rural lifestyle and traditions.

What is the approximate altitude of Dochula pass, and what can you expect to see during the drive to Punakha?

The Dochula pass situates at an altitude of about 3,080 (10,105 feet), which is above a normal altitude. The Drive from Punakha to Dochula will be a scenic drive, with breathtaking views of the great Himalayan range, you witness the snow capped peaks. The Dochula pass is also decorated with the 108 stupas, which add on to the beauty of this pass.

Which fortress/monastery strategically located at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers is an important historical site in Punakha?

Punakha Dzong is monastery that locates itself at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in Punakha. This river was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Serving as a religious center of the region, this monastery has played a crucial role in Bhutan’s history. Thus, a must visit attraction during your Bhutan tour. After being rebuilt after the damage done by the fires and earthquakes, the Dzong is now fully restored for you to witness.

What is the significance of Simtokha Dzong, and what does it house today?

Simtokha Dzong, locates itself between the route from Punakha to Paro, which is known to be the oldest fortress in the Bhutan Kingdom. Aging well back to 1627, a great historical importance is there behind this dzong. Today, it houses as a school for Buddhist studies, thus still continue to carry on its importance.

History of Rinpung Dzong in Paro

Rinpung Dzong, also known as Paro Dzong, has a lot of history behind it. Being built in the late 15th century, this Dzong has served as a monastery, administrative center and religious place. With great stunning architecture, the wall paintings and the National Museum located within it’s premises add on to its importance and beauty.

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