Bhutan Tour 5 Days

Duration: 5 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Start/End Paro/Paro
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 3140


  • Enjoy a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Paro, with views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Mt. Julmohari
  • Explore Thimphu, the only national capital city in the world without traffic lights
  • Visit famous landmarks like the King's Memorial Chorten and Changangkha Lhakhang
  • See the world's largest statue of Buddha Dordenma at Buddha Point
  • Marvel at the architecture of Punakha Dzong, also known as the Fortress of the Glorious Region
  • Indulge in Bhutanese cuisine and stroll around the town of Thimphu to experience the local vibe
  • Interact with friendly Bhutanese people and learn about the country's unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness
  • Hike to the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger's Nest, perched on a rocky cliff and one of Bhutan's most iconic landmarks
  • Visit the stunning Paro Dzong, a beautiful fortress-like structure that dates back to the 17th century

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

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

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

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

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.


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Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, our friendly Bhutanese guide and driver will welcome you and escort you to your hotel. After a brief rest and freshening up, we will embark on an exciting journey to explore some of the fascinating sights of Thimphu.

If time permits, we will first visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest and most magnificent temple in Bhutan. Surrounded by lush fields, vibrant flowers, and rolling hills, this temple houses an eight-year-old Buddha statue of Sakyamuni, along with several historic relics, intricate paintings, and Buddhist scriptures.

Next, we will explore the Paro Rinpung Dzong, a stunning fortress that was built in the 17th century to protect the Paro Valley. This majestic structure offers a serene and peaceful ambiance, coupled with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

As the sun sets, we will drive to Thimphu, the vibrant capital of Bhutan, where we will spend the night. Get ready for an exciting journey that will take you on a thrilling adventure, where you will discover the true beauty and rich culture of Bhutan.

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Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast and an exciting adventure in Bhutan! If you happen to be visiting on a weekend, don't miss out on the Centenary Farmers Market. This bustling market is located on the banks of a river and features a wide variety of locally made crafts and products. It's the perfect place to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Bhutan and pick up some unique souvenirs to take home with you.

Start your exploration at the National Folk Heritage Museum, where you'll discover fascinating exhibitions, demonstrations, and artifacts that connect Bhutan to its past. Housed in a historic 19th-century structure, the museum is a treasure trove of culture, art, and traditional relics that offer a glimpse into the country's unique way of life.

During your Bhutan tour, make sure to visit the National Memorial Chorten, a beautiful hemispherical-shaped memorial stupa built in 1974 to honor the late king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. This site is not only a place of remembrance but also a popular spot for meditation. Afterward, head to the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory to witness the incredible craftsmanship of Deh-sho, a traditional Bhutanese paper made from the bark of the Daphne plant. It's a unique and fascinating experience you won't want to miss!

We then will take a scenic drive from Thimphu to the serene town of Punakha. As we ride towards the destination, we will cross the stunning Dochula Pass, which sits at an altitude of 3,200 meters. From this vantage point, we will get to see panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and verdant forests. As we explore this place, we will notice the 108 chortens that dot the landscape. These chortens were erected in memory of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the war of 2003 against Indian insurgents.

If time allows, we will visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong, which is the second-largest dzong in Bhutan. Built-in the 17th century, this dzong sits at the confluence of two rivers, Pho Chhu & Mo Chhu. The beauty of this ancient structure, surrounded by the glistening waters of the river is phenomenal.

Our last stop for the day will be at the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. This stunning structure, built in 2004, follows the traditional teachings of Bhutanese architecture. It was constructed to bring peace and harmony to all living beings of the world.

As we gaze upon the magnificent Punakha Valley from this vantage point, we will feel a sense of inner peace and tranquility. After the tour, we will drive back to our hotel to spend the night.

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Today, we will wake up early and go on a short, easy hike to the Chimi Lhakhang temple. This sacred temple is dedicated to the legendary Buddhist leader Drukpa Kunley. This temple is famously known as the "fertility temple" due to its phallic imagery that is believed to ward off evil spirits. Couples from far and wide flock to this temple, seeking blessings for a child. Parents with newborns also come here to receive the blessings of the local lama.

After we visit the temple, we will leave Punakha behind and head back to Paro via the same road through the Dochula Pass. We will make a stop at the pass to capture some stunning photographs and grab some refreshments before continuing our journey. For lunch, we will dine at one of the restaurants in Thimphu City. Following this, we will continue our drive to Paro via the scenic countryside, stopping in a few villages along the way to sample local delicacies and shop for handicrafts.

Once we arrive in Paro, you will check in to your hotel and have some time to relax. If you wish, you can explore the local farms and markets in your leisure time or during the evening. The markets offer a wide range of souvenirs and handcrafted items that make perfect gifts for your loved ones back home.

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Starting the day early, we will embark on a trek to Taktshang Goemba, popularly known as the Tiger's Nest. The temple stands on a cliff overlooking Paro Valley and is considered the most sacred temple in Bhutan.

According to legend, Guru Rinpoche flew to this spot on the back of a tigress and meditated in the caves for three months. The trek offers a stunning panoramic view of the valley and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

After lunch, we will visit the National Museum of Bhutan, which is housed in a round watchtower-like building. The museum is a great place to learn about Bhutan's rich history, diverse wildlife, and vibrant culture and arts.

We will conclude our day with a visit to Drukgyel Dzong, a fortress built in the 17th century to commemorate the Bhutanese victory over Tibetan invaders. From here, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding villages and mountains.

End the day exploring the local market and buying souvenirs. We highly recommend you take this chance and try as many Bhutanese dishes as you can.

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Our team will drop you at the Paro airport as per your flight departure time. They will bid you our last goodbye. We hope you had a comfortable and fun time traveling with us.

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  • All the airport transfer in Bhutan
  • 4-night Accommodations on full board basis
  • All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan by private vehicle.
  • Services of an accompanying local guide in Bhutan
  • All three meals a day on Bhutan
  • 35% royalty & taxes to the government
  • Fees to museums & monuments


  • International flight to and from Bhutan
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips to local guide and staff
  • Emergency evacuation, if required during your trip
  • Your alcohol/beverage drinks
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Add-Ons & Options

Single Traveller Supplement

For solo traveller, a mandatory single supplement cost of US $200.00 applies.

Essential Info

5 Days Bhutan Tour Difficulty

The 5-days Bhutan tour is easy, as you do need to have a prior trekking/hiking experience to go on this tour as this is mostly city visits. Likewise, there is no risk of any altitude sickness on the Bhutan tour.

Best time to go on the Bhutan Tour

You can go on the Bhutan tour throughout the year. However, March to June and September to December is the most preferred time of the year to go on a travel to Bhutan because of the mild pleasant weather.

Hotels on Bhutan Tour - 5 Days

You stay overnight at 3 star hotel when you go on the Bhutan tour. You get all kinds of modern facilities and services in the hotel. You can book either a single or double room as per your choice. The rooms will be spacious, well-furnished, and clean with a private washroom, and Hotel upgrade in Bhutan tour is available as there are 4–5-star luxury hotels available. Let us know if you want to upgrade hotels.

Meals on Bhutan Tour

A total of 12 meals (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners) are included 4 nights of 5 Days Bhutan Tour. These meals are served as per the menu of the hotel.
We highly recommend you at least once have the traditional food of these both landlocked countries.

International flight to and from Bhutan on Bhutan Tour

The international flights to and from Bhutan are not included in the 5 days Bhutan tour. However, we are always happy to book these flights for you as Druk Air, and Bhutan airlines operate a flight from Paro to only some international section that includes Nepal, India, Thailand, Singapore, etc…

Nepal is the easiest transit point to fly to Bhutan as there are regular flights from Kathmandu to Paro, and we can book these flights once you book the Bhutan tour from us.

Furthermore, we also have a combined tour of Nepal and Bhutan. So, if you are planning to travel to Nepal and Bhutan at once, then the Nepal-Bhutan tour can be a good option for you.

Tourist Visa for Bhutan Tour - 5 Days

You need to have a tourist visa to travel to Bhutan and need to apply for the Bhutan visa through a travel agent such as Outfitter Himalaya Holidays. We apply and get a Bhutan tourist visa, once you book the Bhutan tour with us.

Transportation on Bhutan Tour

We provide private tourist vehicles throughout the Bhutan tour from the airport to the airport.

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