About Trip

5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour is a trip that offers an opportunity to explore the land of Thunder Dragon broadly. The Tour begins from Kathmandu and takes into flight over the Himalayas to the awe-some cultural spectrum of Bhutan. Arriving at Paro, you drive to Thimpu and the real cultural exploration begins.

Three specific destinations are included in this tour package. Thimpu, Punakha and Paro. During the Thimpu tour, the exploration of Tashichho Dzong, where the monks reside during summer, Weekend market of Thimpu and Memorial Chhorten offer the impressive scenery. National Library, Painting school and museum are further luminous attractions. Once you drive to Punaka, the Dochula Pass at 3048 meters offers the outstanding Bhutanese mountains, including Gangkar Punsun (7550 meters). Punakha valley can be seen picturesque from this high pass. The last day begins with the drive to Paro and exploring National Museum, Kichu Lhakhang, ruinpung Dzong (built in 16th century) and Drukgyal Dzong. Paro Tsechu festival is one of the brilliant festivals in Paro, where you can explore the diversity in customs, cultural sparkle and other aspects. Concluding the 5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour, you fly to your further destination. For the excellent Bhutan tour arrangement, please, feel free to contact Index Adventure and get excellent services. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly Paro and Drive to Thimphu
  • Day 02: Thimphu
  • Day 03: Thimphu/ Punakha ( 75 Km, 3 Hours )/ Wangdue
  • Day 04: Punakha - Paro (125 Km, 4 Hours)
  • Day 05: Paro
  • Day 06: Depart Paro

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation  
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits 
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare for Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu or from other destination (if you required)

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

 

Important Note

Checklist for Bhutan Tour

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or incase of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit and Debit Cards are accepted in Bhutan. However travelers’ cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULLAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Bhutan.)

WHAT TO BRING DURING THE TOUR IN BHUTAN

  • Warm Jackets with water proof or rain coats
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or skirt
  • Winter clothes
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Socks for hiking boots Sunscreen for lips and face
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Long and short T- shirts or cotton shirts
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking Sticks
  • Back pack or Suitcase

DRESS CODE FOR VISITING FORTRESSES, MONASTERIES AND TEMPLES IN BHUTAN

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Fly Paro and Drive to ThimphuFly onboard Druk Air to Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to the capital town of Thimphu (1 hr drive). Tashichho Dzong: This fortress serves as the office of the King, ministers and various government organizations. It also is the headquarters for central monastic body of Bhutan. Bhutan\'s spiritual leader Je-Khenpo and the monks of both Thimphu and Punakha reside here during summer. It is also the venue for Thimphu Festival in the fall season. Weekend Market of Thimphu: starts around noon on Friday and ends on Sunday afternoon. It resembles the farmers market in the west. However since there are no big super markets, Thimphu\'s weekend market is the main source of fresh produce. It is an interesting place to visit, where village people jostle with well heeled Thimphu residents for best and cheapest vegetable and other food products. Memorial Chorten: This white and tall landmark of Thimphu was built in 1974 in the memory of third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. It is a four-storey tall white building, containing statues and iconography of deities from complex tantric teachings and serves as an important place of worship for Thimphu residents, as well as from other parts of the country. O/N at Hotel. (D/A)
  • Day 02Thimphu After breakfast Thimphu sightseeing. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully handwoven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.O/N at Hotel. (B/L/D/A)
  • Day 03Thimphu/ Punakha ( 75 Km, 3 Hours )/ Wangdue After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass(3,080m) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.Later visit Punakha Dzong, built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored. After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.O/N at Hotel. (B/L/D/A)
  • Day 04Punakha - Paro (125 Km, 4 Hours)After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies. Afternoon in Paro visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is serving as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro districtO/N at Hotel. (B/L/D/A)
  • Day 05ParoAfter breakfast drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dozng.From this fort Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies.Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called "Tiger's Nest". The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.O/N at Hotel. (B/L/D/A)
  • Day 06Depart ParoAfter breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.(B)

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