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

Bhutan Tour: Bhutan Highlights

Get ready to explore the Land of Thunder Dragon, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life.

The Bhutan Trip is not just another ordinary tour; it's an opportunity to immerse you 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 everyone.

Join Outfitter Himalaya on this unforgettable journey and experience the true essence of Bhutan, a country that will leave you spellbound. Book your Bhutan Holiday Trip with Outfitter Himalaya at the best price!

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is a pristine gem that has yet to be spoiled. Only in the 1970s were foreign visitors 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 never ceases to fascinate. Once an unexplored destination, it has become famous 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 daily routine and crave travel goals, look no further than this enticing 5-day Bhutan tour package.

We have the best Bhutan tour itinerary that is easily customizable according to our guests' 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 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 include 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 giant statue of Buddha Dordenma at Buddha Point.

One of the tour's highlights 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 visiting the Paro Dzong, which offers breathtaking valley views.

Discover the land of happiness and unlock the secrets of Bhutan on this unforgettable journey!

Bhutan Tour Highlights

  • 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 most giant 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 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.

Places to Visit on Bhutan Tour

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 one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred temples.

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 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 on the road between Thimphu and Punakha. It 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 are 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 one of the country's most important religious and administrative centers.

The Dzong played a significant role in Bhutan's history, 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.

The temple is renowned for its stunning architecture, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful atmosphere. It is also considered one of Bhutan's most sacred and powerful temples.

Chimi Lhakhang temple

Chimi Lhakhang temple is a small Buddhist temple in the Punakha Valley. It is dedicated to the legendary saint Drukpa Kunley, 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 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 country's unique culture and lifestyle. Visitors can shop for traditional Bhutanese textiles, handicrafts, and souvenirs.

Bhutanese cuisine is also a must-try, with popular dishes such as ema Datshi (spicy chili cheese) and momos (steamed dumplings).

The markets are also a hub for socializing and interacting with locals, making them an essential part of Bhutanese culture.

Tiger's Nest Monastery

Tiger's Nest, also known as Paro Taktsang, is one of Bhutan's most iconic and recognizable landmarks and is considered one of the country's holiest sites.

The monastery was first built 1692 around the cave where Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, lived.

Tiger's Nest is 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 2-5 hours, depending on the individual's fitness level. 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, a historic watchtower built in 1649.

The museum opened to the public in 1968 and 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 was the region's administrative and religious center.

Drukgyel Dzong was an essential 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 left in ruins. In recent years, efforts have been made to restore it 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 visit the Kyichu Lhakhang, Bhutan's oldest and most magnificent temple. Surrounded by lush fields, vibrant flowers, and rolling hills, this temple houses an eight-year-old Buddha statue of Sakyamuni, along with several historical relics, intricate paintings, and Buddhist scriptures.

Next, we will explore the Paro Rinpung Dzong, a stunning fortress built in the 17th century to protect the Paro Valley. This majestic structure offers a serene and peaceful ambiance and 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 and adventure where you will discover Bhutan's true beauty and rich culture.

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Start your day with a delicious breakfast and an exciting adventure in Bhutan! If you visit on a weekend, take advantage of 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 Bhutan's vibrant culture and buy unique souvenirs to take home.

Start exploring at the National Folk Heritage Museum, where you'll discover fascinating exhibitions, demonstrations, and artifacts connecting 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, 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 a place of remembrance and 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 will want to experience!

We will then 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 see panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and verdant forests.

We will notice the 108 chortens that dot the landscape as we explore this place. 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, the second-largest Dzong in Bhutan.

Built inBuilt in the 17th century, this Dzong sits at the confluence of 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.

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

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Today, we will wake up early and take 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. Couples from far and wide flock to this temple and seek 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 stop at the Pass to capture some stunning photographs and grab some refreshments before continuing our journey.

We will dine at one of the restaurants in Thimphu City for lunch. Following this, we will continue our drive to Paro via the scenic countryside, stopping in a few villages to sample local delicacies and shop for handicrafts.

Once we arrive in Paro, you will check in to your hotel and have time to relax. 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 in a round watchtower-like building. The museum is excellent for learning 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. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding villages and mountains from here.

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

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Our team will drop you off at the Paro airport at 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 transfers in Bhutan
  • 4-night Accommodations on an entire board basis
  • All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan by private vehicle.
  • Services of an accompanying local guide in Bhutan
  • All three meals a day in Bhutan
  • 35% royalty & taxes to the government
  • Fees to museums & monuments


  • International flights 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-day Bhutan Tour is easy. It does not require a prior trekking/hiking experience, as it is primarily a city visit. Likewise, there is no risk of 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 are the most preferred times of the year to travel to Bhutan because of the mild, pleasant weather.

Hotels on Bhutan Tour - 5 Days

You stay overnight at a 3-star hotel on the Bhutan Tour. The hotel has all kinds of modern facilities and services. You can book either a single or double room as per your choice.

The rooms with a private washroom will be spacious, well-furnished, and clean. Hotel upgrades in Bhutan are available, as 4–5-star luxury hotels are available. Let us know if you want to upgrade hotels.

Meals on Bhutan Tour

A total of 12 meals (four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners) are included in four nights of the 5-Day Bhutan Tour. These meals are served according to the hotel menu.

We highly recommend that you have the traditional food of these landlocked countries at least once.

International flight to and from Bhutan on Bhutan Tour

The International flights to and from Bhutan are not included in the 5-day Bhutan Trip Cost.

However, we are always happy to book these flights for you. Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines operate flights from Paro to only some international sections, including Nepal, India, Thailand, and Singapore.

Nepal is the most accessible 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. The Nepal-Bhutan tour is a good option if you travel to Nepal and Bhutan simultaneously.

Tourist Visa for Bhutan Tour - 5 Days

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

Transportation on the Bhutan Tour

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

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