Bhutan Tour 5 Days
Get ready to explore the Land of Thunder Dragon, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life. This is not just another ordinary tour; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that values happiness over everything else. From the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas to the mystical monasteries and fortresses, Bhutan has something to offer to everyone. Join us on this unforgettable journey and experience the true essence of Bhutan, a country that will leave you spellbound. Book your Bhutan tour 2023/2024 departure now to get the best price!
Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan stands as a pristine gem that has yet to be spoiled. Until the 1970s, foreign visitors were not allowed into this secluded destination, allowing Bhutan to remain firmly rooted in traditional Buddhist culture both past and present.
Embark on a five-day journey around the country, and discover the serenity of quiet monasteries, the history of ancient fortresses, and the breathtaking beauty of mountain views as you hike through tranquil valleys.
With its mesmerizing monasteries, ancient forts, and delightful shopping spots, Bhutan is a country that never ceases to fascinate. Once an unexplored destination, it has now become a popular choice for travelers, including honeymooners and couples seeking a serene and captivating vacation.
Often referred to as the Land of Thunder Dragons, Bhutan is the perfect destination for those seeking a getaway filled with adventure, excitement, and relaxation. If you and your partner are yearning for a break from your mundane daily routine and crave some couple of travel goals, then look no further than this enticing 5-day Bhutan tour package.
We have the best Bhutan tour itinerary that is easily customizable as per our guest's timeframe and budget. And to mention, you will get the best Bhutan tour cost from Nepal with us, Outfitter Himalayas.
Explore three beautiful districts- Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha in western Bhutan, following this 5-day Bhutan tour itinerary. Begin your journey in the picturesque valley of Paro, situated at an elevation of 2,200 meters and home to Bhutan's only international airport.
Discover the vibrant city of Thimphu, a bustling yet small city devoid of traffic lights. Finally, visit Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan, and marvel at the grandeur of Punakha Dzong, a majestic fortress that stands as a testament to Bhutan's rich cultural heritage.
This Bhutan tour promises lifelong memories as you explore beautiful cities. Choose from luxury stays or opt for a traditional farmhouse stay to experience a typical Buddhist lifestyle and savor the flavors of authentic Bhutanese cuisine while exploring the cities.
The tour can includes a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Paro, where travelers enjoy spectacular views of some of the highest peaks in South Asia, including Mount Everest (8,849 m), Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), and Mount Jomolhari (7,326 m). In Thimphu, travelers visit the famous King's Memorial Chorten, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, Changangkha Lhakhang, and the world's largest statue of Buddha Dordenma at Buddha Point.
One of the highlights of the tour is the hike to the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger's Nest Monastery. This monastery is located on the side of a rocky cliff and is one of the must-visit places in Bhutan. The tour also includes a visit to the Paro Dzong, which offers breathtaking views of the valley.
Discover the land of happiness and unlock the secrets of Bhutan on this unforgettable journey!
Places you will visit during the Bhutan tour 5 days
Kyichu Lhakhang was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. Kyichu Lhakhang is considered to be one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Bhutan. It is believed to be one of the 108 temples built by Songtsen Gampo to subdue a demoness who was obstructing the spread of Buddhism in the region. The temple also holds the ashes of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a revered Tibetan Buddhist teacher.
Paro Rinpung Dzong
Paro Rinpung Dzong is a fortified monastery located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. The Dzong was built in the 15th century by the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan. The Paro Rinpung dzong is a prime example of Bhutanese architecture. It is known for its intricate woodwork and beautiful murals. The dzong serves as a religious and administrative center.
Witness stunning mountain scenery while crossing Dochula Pass
Dochula Pass is a mountain pass located on the road between Thimphu and Punakha. The Pass is known for its stunning mountain scenery and is a popular tourist destination. The Dochula Pass is also famous for its 108 chortens or stupas that were built in memory of Bhutanese soldiers who died in a 2003 military operation against Indian insurgents.
Punakha Dzong is an ancient fortress and monastery located in Punakha City. The Dzong was built in the 17th century by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan. The Punakha dzong is situated at the confluence of two rivers and is considered to be one of the most important religious and administrative centers in the country. The dzong played a significant role in the history of Bhutan, including serving as the site of the coronation of the first king of Bhutan in 1907.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten was built in the 1990s by Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck to ward off evil spirits and promote peace and harmony in the world. The temple is renowned for its stunning architecture, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful atmosphere. It is also believed to be one of the most sacred and powerful temples in Bhutan.
Chimi Lhakhang temple
Chimi Lhakhang temple is a small Buddhist temple located in the Punakha Valley. The temple is dedicated to the legendary saint Drukpa Kunley, who is also known as the "Divine Madman" for his unorthodox teachings and methods. The Chimi Lhakhang temple is renowned for its fertility blessings and is popular among couples who are looking to conceive. The temple is also known for its phallus symbols, which are believed to ward off evil spirits.
Local Market and Bhutanese Cuisine
The local markets of Bhutan offer a glimpse into the unique culture and lifestyle of the country. Visitors can shop for traditional Bhutanese textiles, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Bhutanese cuisine is also a must-try, with dishes such as ema Datshi (spicy chili cheese) and momos (steamed dumplings) being popular. The markets are also a hub for socializing and interacting with locals, making them an important part of Bhutanese culture.
Tiger's Nest is also known as Paro Taktsang. It is one of the most iconic and recognizable landmarks in Bhutan and is considered to be one of the holiest sites in the country. The monastery was first built in 1692 around the cave where Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava.
Tiger's Nest is situated at an altitude of 3,120 meters (10,240 feet) above sea level and can only be accessed by a steep hike up the mountain. The hike is challenging and can take anywhere from 2-5 hours, depending on the fitness level of the individual. Along the way, hikers are treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
National Museum of Bhutan
The National Museum of Bhutan is located in the Paro and is housed in the Ta Dzong, which is a historic watchtower that was built in 1649. The museum was opened to the public in 1968. It is one of the most important cultural institutions in the country.
The National Museum of Bhutan has a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits that showcase the country's rich cultural and artistic heritage. The museum has three main sections - the natural history gallery, the cultural history gallery, and the contemporary art gallery.
Drukgyel Dzong is a ruined fortress located in the Paro. It was built in 1649 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first ruler of Bhutan, to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders. The fortress was strategically located to protect the Paro Valley and served as an administrative and religious center for the region.
Drukgyel Dzong was an important military center in Bhutan and played a significant role in protecting the country from invasions from Tibet. However, the fortress was damaged by fire in 1951 and was left in ruins. In recent years, efforts have been made to restore the fortress and preserve its historical significance.