5 Days classic Bhutan Tour

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Bhutan is a blessed land of spirituality with a complete ambience of peace and tranquility. During this 5 days classic Bhutan tour,  you will explore Bhutan's  rich ancient culture, customs, and traditions.  This tour will give you the best authentic and profound experiences in Bhutan.

The 5 days classic Bhutan tour is started in Paro town after your arrival in the Paro International airport. From Paro airport to Thimphu is around 50km distance and it takes you around one hour and 20 minutes drive to reach Thimphu at the elevation of around 2800mts above sea level and it is considered as one of the five highest capital cities in the world.  During your Bhutan travel, you will explore to Tango monastery which a very well known Buddhits College with almost thousand years history, visit the school for thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts which is the traditional Medicine Center and Tashichho Dzong. Tashichho Dzong is a monastery and a fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan and it has been the seat of consecutive Kings of Bhutan and it presently houses the throne and office of the King in Bhutan and there are some other government offices in the Dzong of the Kingdom of Bhutan as well.

During your 5 days classic Bhutan tour, you will travel to Punakha town and visit Punakha Dzong, a magnificent castle-fortress that served as the old capital of Bhutan. It is considered the best specimen of Bhutanese architecture. Built in 1637 on the confluence of the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River,) this fortress monastery is the preserve of Bhutan’s most precious religious relics and treasures.

This Bhutan travel will finally explore the most popular sites of Tiger's nest or known as Taktshang monastery in Paro. This most importat Buddhist pilgrimage site in Bhutan is , about 800 meters above the Paro valley, built on a dizzying ledge of a gigantic granite cliff that hangs on a mountainside. You need to hike to the monastery and will get a great view of Paro valley from the cliff where the monastery. Taktshang monastery is a must visit during your Bhutan travel.

 
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrival in Paro and transfer to Thimphu ( 2350m/50km/1 h 15 min )Paro-Tachhog lhakhang-Thimphu-Memorial Chorten-Giant BuddhaHotelBhutaneseLD
02Thimphu sightseeing tourTango Monastery-School for Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts-Traditional Medicine Centre-Bhutan post office-TrashichhodzongHotelBhutaneseBLD
03Thimphu to Punakha ( 1310m/85km/2 h 26 min)Great Himalayan mountain view from Dochu la pass-Temple of Fertility-Punakha Dzong-Walakha NunneryHotelBhutaneseBLD
04Punakha to Paro ( 2250m/126km/3 h 21 min )Botanical Park-Tachog Lhakhang-Rinpung Dzong-Taktshang monastery-Paro tonwHotelBhutaneseBLD
05Paro town to Paro airport ( 2250m/5km/10 min )Paro valley-great view of the Himalayan mountain peaks including Everest in a distanceBhutaneseBB

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
  • All necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Full board for entire tour
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
  • One good local English speaking guide

Exclusive

  • Both International and domestic flight
  • Bhutan visa fee
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01: Arrival in Paro and transfer to Thimphu ( 2350m/50km/1 h 15 min ) Hotel on LD

    Your introduction to our enchanting kingdom begins on a flight over the Himalayas into the lush green valley of Paro; truly one of the world’s most spectacular sights. Flying into Paro, Bhutan is a unique experience altogether. You will view the world’s highest, most majestic peaks and enjoy the view of the approaching valley with its primeval alpine forest, monasteries, temples and farmhouse nestled in splendid mountain isolation. On arrival to Paro you will be received by our representative, the tour guide, and driven to Thimphu, the capital city, on the way we will vist Tachhog lhakhang .In the next one hour. Towards late afternoon, we will do sightseeing in Thimphu including visits to the Memorial Chorten and at Buddha point, One of the biggest Buddha statute perched on the hill top that oversees the whole Thimphu city.

  • Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing tour. Hotel on BLD

    Morning Excursion to Tango: drive 12 kilometers North of Thimphu town for half an hour till the base of Tango Hill. It is a 45-minute hike to Tango Monastery, a renowned Buddhist College and a site blessed by many great Buddhist masters over nearly a thousand years. “Tango” literally means “horse-head” named after the rock formation on the side of the temple that resembles the head of a horse. Picnic lunch will be served near the river bank after we cross a traditional wooden bridge near Cheri Zam. Afternoon Visit the “School for Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts”, the Traditional Medicine Centre which includes an herbal medicine manufacturing unit. Visit Bhutan post office, and then finally Trashichhodzong, the Central Secretariat of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

  • Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha ( 1310m/85km/2 h 26 min) Hotel on BLD

    Drive to Punakha (85 Km/2 hours 26 minutes ). Enroute stop at Dochula Pass (3,150 m.) Enjoy a spectacular view of the ranges of the eastern Himalayas if the sky is clear. We will also come across 108 stupas that lend the place an air of deep spirituality. Then drive downhill to the Temple of Fertility at Lobesa, dedicated to the 15th century Buddhist master and iconoclast Drukpa Kuenley, also known as the Divine Madman. Today, the temple is frequented by barren couples to receive the blessings of fertility from a 15th century wooden phallus. Continue to Punakha.After Lunch: Visit Our most significant visit today is Punakha Dzong, a magnificent castle-fortress that served as the old capital of Bhutan. It is considered the best specimen of Bhutanese architecture. Built in 1637 on the confluence of the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River,) this fortress monastery is the preserve of Bhutan’s most precious religious relics and treasures. It is in this monument that the kings of Bhutan are crowned and the head of Buddhism in Bhutan (Chief Abbot), is anointed and Visit Walakha Nunnery.

  • Day 04: Punakha to Paro ( 2250m/126km/3 h 21 min ) Hotel on BLD

    We retrace our journey today, back to Paro via Thimphu where we will stop for lunch. Enroute, we will stop over to enjoy scenic landscapes and places of interest such as the Botanical Park at Lamperi and Tachog Lhakhang (temple) which has an iron chain bridge cast in the 14th century. On reaching Paro, we will visit Rinpung Dzong, literally the “palace-fortress on a heap of jewels”, and the National Museum that is housed in a monument which in the ancient times served as the watch tower during enemy aggressions. Today, we go to a place that has become a must for every visitor to Bhutan – the hike up to the “Tiger’s Nest” or Taktshang monastery. This religious edifice, about 800 meters above the Paro valley floor, is built on a dizzying ledge of a gigantic granite cliff that hangs on a mountainside. Buddhists consider the place so holy that to visit it once in a lifetime is considered a must. As to how it could have been constructed in the 17th century remains a mystery; a story has it that celestial nymphs (Khandromas) aided in its construction. It was here that Padmasambhava, an eighth century master who is considered to be the second Buddha in the Himalayan Buddhist world, mediated and concealed religious teachings for the future generations. In the evening, we will stroll about the town and get an insight into how the Bhutanese society is juggling between the ancient and the modern.

  • Day 05: Paro town to Paro airport ( 2250m/5km/10 min )

    We say good by to the most beautiful Paro valley and enjoy a great view of the Himalayan mountain peaks including Everest from your aeroplane.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
  • All necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Full board for entire tour
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
  • One good local English speaking guide

Exclusive

  • Both International and domestic flight
  • Bhutan visa fee
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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