- Total Duration:05 days
- Start Point:Paro
- Trip Grade:Easy
- Accommodation:Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- Meals:Breakfast basis in Kathmandu and full board in Bhutan
- Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
- Best Time:March to May and Sept to Dec
The 4 night/ 5 days Bhutan Tour is a Tour which is design to suit your time and to explore the main attraction places of Bhutan. Bhutan Tour offers sightseeing tours in Thimpu, Paro, and Punakha. Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan whereas Punakha was the ancient capital city. Superb Monasteries, matchless lifestyle, typical Buddhist culture and views of greenery and Himalayans will be your main attraction of the place.
Bhutan Tour includes the chance to explore the countryside with a massive view of the ending Himalayans. Day Hiking in Bhutan includes the hiking to get to Monasteries and the best natural viewpoints of Bhutan. Beautiful valleys, waterfalls, wonderful monasteries, peoples custom and traditions, beautiful flowers and greenery will take your heart.
- DAY 01: FLY -PAR0-THIMPHU
- DAY 02: THIMPHU-PUNAKHA
- DAY 03: PUNAKHA-PARO
- DAY 04: PARO
- DAY 05: FINAL DEPARTURE
- PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BY CAR
- ALL NECESSARY TRAVEL PERMITS ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
- ACCOMMODATION ON TWIN SHARING ROOM BASIS AT THREE STAR CATEGORY HOTEL
- SIGHTSEEING AND MONASTERY ENTRANCE FEES AS PER the ITINERARY
- MEAL PLAN: FULL BOARD BASIS
- KATHMANDU TO PARO TO KATHMANDU OR FROM ANY COUNTRY FLIGHT TICKET
Before you go
With the exception of travelers from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa. Visas are only issued when a confirmed booking through a Bhutanese or International tour operator has been made. All visa application must reach Bhutan at least 10 days prior to the intended arrival date. Bhutanese Embassies and missions abroad do not issue visa for entry to Bhutan. Upon entry to Bhutan, the visa is stamped into the passport.
Tours in Bhutan is mainly in remote area. You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the mountains.
Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum that is at par with the Indian rupee. It is however recommended that you carry traveler’s check or cash, preferably American Express and US dollar instead.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:
- Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
- Free Cancellation
- No Down payment
- No Deposit
- Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.
For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.
"Ready-Made itinerary presented in our website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. An itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan."
DAY 01: FLY -PAR0-THIMPHU
Fly into Paro by Druk Air, Bhutan’s National Airline. The great snow-capped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens can be seen during clear weather. As the plane approaches Bhutan, if you look down farmhouses as dots on the hillsides can be seen. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, you will see Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. You will meet your guide and transfer to Thimphu. On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and after refreshments, free to relax or stroll around Thimphu or visit National Memorial Chorten, chorten literally means ' seat of faith' and Buddhists often call such monuments the 'Mind of Buddha'. Meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten. Tashichhodzong, "the fortress of the glorious religion". This is the center of government and religion, site of the monarch’s throne room and seat of the Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built-in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plan. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 02: THIMPHU-PUNAKHA
After breakfast, drive to Punakha via the Dochula pass. An hour's drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day with a powerful binocular telescope. Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. Also visit Druk Wangyel Temple which was built to honor His Majesty, the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The past and future appear to merge in the details of the temple that tells the story of a supreme warrior figure whose vision pierces the distance future. Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho-Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river. Visit the Dho Jha Gha Lam Temple. In the evening, walk through the Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where couples unable to conceive come here for the blessing. Overnight at hotel in Punakha.
DAY 03: PUNAKHA-PARO
Full Day visits the sites in and around Paro. The people of Paro are known for their hard work which is displayed in their large traditional country houses. If you marry a girl from Paro, be prepared to put metal roofing over the traditional shingle roof in your wife's house and purchase farming machinery, to show that you are a capable and well-to-do husband. (So we joke among ourselves.) Paro's sightseeing is full of gems such as the 200-year-old Watch Tower which was renovated and converted into the National Museum in 1968. It houses a fine collection of national costumes and fabrics, gallery of thangkas, an impressive stamp gallery with three dimensional and CD stamps issued as early as 1960 that are remarkable and other galleries showcasing armor and silverware with the handsome Royal teapots. On the top floor, there is a four-sided temple complex depicting the history of Buddhism and its propagation. Visit Drugyel Dzong, although mostly now in ruins. Built-in 1647 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel to commemorate the victory over Tibetan Invaders, which indicates by the name of the Dzong meaning Victorious Bhutanese Fort. Overnight Paro.
DAY 04: PARO
Morning, hike up to the viewpoint of "Taktsang", popularly known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Afternoon, sightseeing in and around Paro Valley including a visit to the National Museum and Paro Dzong. Overnight Paro.
DAY 05: FINAL DEPARTURE
After breakfast, transfer to Paro Airport for your departure.
"Trekking Planner is committed to keeping the day-to-day schedule as per the predetermined itinerary, however, there might be an occasion in need of a change due to factors beyond our control. Factors such as adverse weather conditions, flight delays, natural disasters, political situations etc can force us to make necessary changes. Even though it is not possible to guarantee the itinerary the trip leader will do his best to minimize your inconvenience." We trust you will have a wonderful time with us!
Most Common FAQs
No, there is no ATM facility in Bhutan. A few high hotels and hand-craft shops accept visa cards but they charges very high amount of money. Credit card also does not work there.
You should not take photo them without permission, please show the respect to them. Please, Do not talk about the sensitive topics like political or their religious matters.
All of the hotels we use are clean, comfortable, and of the highest standard in Bhutan. They are all approved by the Department of Tourism. Western Bhutan has the best hotels. As you head into central and eastern Bhutan the quality of the hotels goes down a little bit. But we use the best quality available in each region.
The best time to visit Bhutan is during spring or autumn, the months of February, March, April, September, October and November. The other months are either cold or rainy but they too have their own flavor.