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Bhutan Tour 5 Nights 6 Days

Price Start
USD 1900  Per Person
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Group Size
1-10
Trip Code:
NLT-BT6
Destination:
Bhutan
Duration:
5 Nights 6
No of People Price
1-2 2100
3-4 2000
5+ 1900

Trip Highlights

Ever planned of Bhutan Tour 6 Days? If not then let us explained where this short tour will lead you to. Firstly, Bhutan is a sanctuary of magnificent scenery in the heart of 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 kilometres.

 

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 6 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

Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport, received by our representative and then transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight.

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

After breakfast Thimphu sightseeing. 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.

After lunch visits Handicrafts Emporium which displays a wide assortment of beautifully handwoven 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. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

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

After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags that decorate the highest point on the road. If the skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana – finally Gangkar plenum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.

Later 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.

After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and the local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate, and stone carvings.

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

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

After breakfast drive to Paro en route and visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies.
Afternoon in Paro visits Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower in 1967 it is serving as the National Museum of the country and holds a fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings, and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps.
Afterward, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

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

After breakfast drive north of Paro valley to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. From this fort, the Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies. Nearby visit the traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into the lifestyle of local people. Then take 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 round trip. While returning to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. 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

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.

Flying into Paro on Druk Air

Flying into Paro on Druk Air is probably the best mountain flight there has ever been. Flying alongside the Himalayan range from Kathmandu, over the foothills. The flight really is a mesmerizing feat. As you descend into the kingdom, the Druk Air passes through narrow valleys, you get to witness some of the best mountain views and lush landscapes you ever witnessed.

Upon arrival at the airport, where will you be transferred to in Bhutan?

As you arrive at the airport in Paro, our representative in Paro will receive you and then transfer you to Thimphu, which is the capital city of Bhutan. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and chaotic lifestyle, the mix of traditional and modern architecture will surely impress you to your fullest.

What are the main attractions to visit during the Thimphu sightseeing tour?

During the Thimphu sightseeing tour, there are several main attractions that are sure to blow your mind. Some of them are:

  1. Trashichhoedzong

A beautiful ancient monastery that houses the King’s throne room

  1. National Library

A great Library that holds a big history behind it. With a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts

  1. Art and Craft School

Famous for its, traditional thangka paintings, with live experience of students working.

  1. Handicrafts Emporium
  2. Memorial Chorten

Which school in Thimphu is famous for traditional thangka paintings, and what can you witness there?

The Arts & Crafts School in Thimphu is well known for its stunning traditional thangka paintings. You can witness the process of how those great paintings are created and what the struggle behind each one is. You witness the students engaging in arts, where they create beautiful designs on clothes. A really unique opportunity to observe the traditional paintings and the dedication of the students to preserving this ancient art.

 

Handwoven and crafted products in Thimphu?

Thimphu is full of local markets and shops. Here, you can find a wide variation of handwoven and crafted products that indicate Bhutanese culture. These are found at the Handicrafts Emporium. These emporiums showcase a variety of locally made products. These include wood carvings, metalworks, pottery, and many other products that are unique to this kingdom. Thus, it is really a great place to explore and purchase authentic Bhutanese crafts as souvenirs and gifts.

Sacred shrines along the route of Taktsang Monastery to Paro town

One of the most popular shrines is the Taktsang Monastery, from here to Paro is a short journey. But a lot of experience lies all along the way. You can visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Holding a great religious and historical significance. The Kyichu Lhakhang is believed to be built in the 7th century by an emperor. A peaceful and serene place where you can immerse yourself in the history of Bhutan.

After a memorable tour of Bhutan, how will you be transported to the airport for your departure?

After your tour in Bhutan, you will then be transferred to the airport in Paro on your final day. The departure time will be pre-informed. Our team of Nepal Lion Treks, from Paro will arrange your transportation and ensure you reach the airport on time.

You will again get to experience the same glorious views of the great Himalayan range as you bid farewell to this beautiful Kingdom.

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