5 days Bhutan tour is one of the most popular short tours in Bhutan. It covers almost all the attractions in Paro and Thimphu along with an exploration o Punakha Valley. The journey begins with an adventurous mountain flight to Paro. In Paro you will visit the 7th century Kichu Lakhang monastery along with Tiger’s Nest Monastery and Rinpung Dzong.
The journey from Paro to Thimphu is an exciting one as it involves crossing Dochu La Pass at an altitude of 3140m in Punakha Valley. While in Punakha, you will have time to explore Chimi Lhakhang or The Temple of Fertility and 17th century Punakha Dzong. There are more attractions waiting for you when you reach Thimphu, which is the capital city of Bhutan. Thimphu Tamchog Monastery, Sangaygang view point, Dupthop nunnery and Tashichho Dzong are to be visited along with Thimphu National Postal Museum, Painting School and Craft Bazaar.
All in all this tour gives you an unique opportunity to learn about the history, culture and nature of Bhutan.
Bhutan 5 days tour itinerary is unique in that it offer all the major attractions in a very short span of time. You will have the opportunity to explore Paro, Thimpu and Punakha Valley and visit monasteries, forts (dzongs), museums, farms and nunnery.
Here are the some highlight of this 5 days Bhutan tour highlights:
Bhutan 5 days tour cost is inclusive of Bhutan visa fee of US$ 40 and the government royalty of US$200 as part of Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). The quoted program fee also covers all the expenses in terms of accommodation, guide, transportation and meals.
However, entrance fees for monuments and festivals are to be paid separately.
There are several routes to make this 5 days Bhutan tour. Please find the most scenic route map below.
Here is the day to day details itinerary for 5 days Bhutan Tour.
Fly from Kathmandu to Paro International Airport where you will be greeted by Bhutan tour guide and then driven to Thimphu. After some rest, in the afternoon, you will go on a tour of Thimphu visiting Memorial chorten, Sangaygang view point, Dupthop nunnery and Tashichho Dzong (The Royal Secretariat). Stay overnight in Hotel.
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Take morning drive to Punakha Valley. En route you will cross Dochu La Pass (3140m) and visit Chimi Lhakhang and 17th century Punakha Dzong. In the evening, drive back to Thimphu. Stay overnight in Hotel.
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After breakfast, your guide will take you on a tour to National Postal Museum, Painting School (School of 13 Arts and Crafts) and Craft Bazaar where you can engage in shopping. After lunch, drive all the way to Paro where you will visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong and Bhutanese Farm house. Stay overnight in Hotel.
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Go on a morning hike to the Tiger’s Nest monastery (Paro Taktsang) which takes 2 hours. Today you will also visit to Drugyel Dzong (The Fortress of Victory) and Kichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan.
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Depending on your flight schedule, our Bhutanese staff will take you to Paro airport.
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Here are some important information about this trip.
Bhutan tour package includes Bhutan visa, flight tickets, All land transportation, tour guide, accommodation, entrance fees, etc. The duration of the package depends on the interests of tourists and size of the group. Bhutan government levies US$200 per person per night which directly goes to the Sustainable Development Fund operated by Bhutanese government. Kindly contact us to find out package cost.
Following are the entry requirements for Bhutan:
A passport with six months valid period
Pre-arranged tour package
Some of the must-do things in Bhutan include trekking, getting an insight into the history, exploring the various valleys, hiking, bird watching, visiting monasteries and temples, indulging in local food, shopping, trying out outdoor sports, and much more.
Yes, all international tourists can easily travel to Bhutan however you will require a valid Bhutan visa. Visas and program itinerary must be pre-arranged through authorized Bhutan tour operators. Every Bhutan tour program includes visa fee, SDF charge, cultural program, guides, meals, accommodation and transportation. In addition to a visa fee if US$40, tourists must spend 200/250USD per day per person.
Bhutan can be visited any time of the year. However, the best periods to visit Bhutan is either March, April and May or mid October to mid December. Around these seasons, the weather will be excellent, visibility clear and plenty of festivals to attend to.
Bhutan practices high-end tourism based on the principle of sustainability. Compared to other destinations, travelling Bhutan can cost higher. The average cost may range from US$ 350 – US$ 2,000 per night per person.
Bhutan and Singapore is well connected by air. Currently Druk Air, the national airlines of Bhutan, operate directly fight between Bhutan and Singapore. The flight duration is about 5 and a half hrs flight and flights operate once a week. The flight consists of a short layover in Guwahati, India.
The flight ticket price depends upon seasons and flight availability. Normally two way plane ticket to Bhutan costs US$500 per person. All flights to Bhutan are operated by the national airlines of Bhutan- Druk Air. So it is highly recommended to book flight tickets in advance. The flight from Nepal to Bhutan is directly, however occasionally, it might stop over in Delhi
Bhutan tour package from Delhi is most popular program we offer. Delhi, the capital of India, is well connected by air with Paro in Bhutan. Regular daily flights operated between the two cities and it is easy and convenient to get air tickets.
Bhutan is famous for cane and bamboo Handicrafts, Buddhist Paintings, scrolls and thangkas, traditional paper, handmade wooden bowls, Dzi Beads, hand-woven Textiles etc.
As per the tourism policy of Bhutan, tours in Bhutan can only be organized in collaboration with Bhutan tour operators. Only those Bhutan tour operators registered with Tourism Council of Bhutan are eligible to organize Bhutan tours. Pre approval letters, issued in the name of tourists, can only be acquired through the mediation of Bhutan tour operators.
Organized Bhutan tour package is mandatory to travel to Bhutan. To acquire this, tourists must coordinate with Bhutan tour operators. Bhutan tour package are designed by Bhutan tour operators and The duration and length of depends on the interests of travelers, however 4-10 days Bhutan tour package are most common. Bhutan tour package includes government royalty, accommodation, transportation, guide and food.
Bhutan tour itinerary may be short or long and might include various attractions depending on what your interests are. The itinerary can be as short as 2-4 days and as long as 10-20 days. Some of the most commonly visited places in Bhutan tour itinerary are Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Bumthang.
There are multiple Bhutan tour activities you can choose from. Trekking, Hiking, Wildlife safari, Kayaking, Camping, Cycling, Horse riding, River Rafting, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing and Bird Watching are popular adventures available in Bhutan. Other tourist activities include Shopping, Fishing, Hot spring Therapy, World heritage site tour etc.
Bhutan is a landlocked country located between China and India. It can be accessed via land from West Bengal, India. Those travelling from Nepal must have to acquire Indian visa first and then travel by road, crossing Nepal-India border and then India-Bhutan border. Most tourists find it convenient to travel by air.
A valid passport and visa is a must to enter Bhutan. On-arrival visas are issued to tourists visiting Bhutan, however tourists must apply in advance through an authorized Bhutan tour operator and receive visa approval. Bhutan tour operator submit application on behalf of tourists. All visitors (except nationals of Bangladesh, India and the Maldives) must obtain visa clearance.
‘High Value, Low Volume’ tourism is the policy of the Royal government of Nepal. Bhutan’s vision is “To promote Bhutan as an exclusive travel destination based on Gross National Happiness (GNH) Values”.
Sustainability is the key principle on which all tourism operations in Bhutan are based. Realizing the potential of tourism for economic growth and global harmony, Bhutan is being promoted as high-end tourist destination following the national tenet of Gross National Happiness.
Visa is mandatory for Nepalese travelers. You can apply for visa and get prior approval through authorized Bhutan tour operator.
Best time to visit Bhutan is either in Spring (March, April, May) or Autumn (September, October, November). During Spring time, the valleys of Bhutan wear a colorful look with majestic flowers and green vegetation under sunny skies. This is also the time for many unique festivities in Bhutan. Autumn is also known for clear visibility and sunny weather. Flowers like rhododendron come into full bloom along with active wildlife.
Normal Bhutan tours run for a minimum of 4 -10 days. We suggest making a holiday plan for five to seven days to cover all the major tourist attractions and activities in Bhutan.
Nationals of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives can enter Bhutan without visa. Just passport having six months validity is enough to enter.
Yes, as per the Bhutanese government regulation, tourist must contact authorized Bhutan tour operators to travel to Bhutan.
All Bhutan tours are led by licensed tour guide. The government of Bhutan has made it mandatory for tourist groups to be accompanied by local guide. Local tour guide is essential to have fulfilling travelling experience in Bhutan as you will learn about Bhutan’s history, custom, culture, and nature. Special permission is required to enter monasteries, temples and etc which is not possible without a local guide.