Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is known for its stunning scenery, captivating atmosphere, and intriguing peaks. This charming country is a cult for adventurers and environment enthusiasts, believe it or not. It also offers nature tours and a plethora of options for adrenaline junkies.
This 6-day/5-night Bhutan travel package will introduce visitors to a country recognized for its monasteries, natural beauty, and other fascinating attractions. Several notable landmarks and sites of interest will be visited throughout the tour, including the Art & Craft School, National Library, Royal goldsmith workshop Chendebji Chorten, Wangduephodrang Dzong, and Phobjikha Valley, among others.
The peaceful Dragon’s Land, Bhutan is nestled in a remote corner of the eastern Himalayas, sandwiched between Tibet to the north and the Indian states of Sikkim to the west, Assam to the southern part, and Arunachal Pradesh to its east. From grassy floodplains and reverie forests in the south, via semi-tropical and alpine forests, to some of the world’s highest unclimbed Himalayan peaks, the nation within these borders forms a huge stairway.
Your five-night six days Bhutan Tour begins with a short and gorgeous flight from Kathmandu to Paro, just like other multi-day Bhutan trips. In clear weather, this flight is a good alternative to a mountain flight in Nepal since you can see Mount Everest and Lhotse from a new perspective.
Following our arrival at Paro’s international airport, a representative will collect us up and put us off at our accommodation. We then shower and eat lunch at the motel. After that, we go to Rinpung Dzong and then to Kichu Lhakhang, Bhutan’s oldest temple. From here, we’ll travel to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was constructed in 1646 to celebrate Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan invaders in the 1600s. Mount Chomolhari, Bhutan’s second-highest mountain at 7,314 meters, can be seen on a clear day. Paro is where you’ll spend the night.
We take the Dochu La Pass to Punakha. On a clear day, the pass provides breathtaking views of the Himalayas. We next drive downhill through forests of rhododendron, fir, and hemlock. On the route, we stop at Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility shrine dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, the Divine Madman. We visited the Punakha Dzong after arriving at Punakha, which was designed in the local architectural style. We also enjoy a variety of Buddhist artifacts while we’re here. Following the trip, we go to a neighboring suspension bridge, which is Bhutan’s longest bridge. We are staying at a local resident’s home today. This will allow us to see how Bhutanese people live on a daily basis. In Punakha, stay in a guesthouse for the night.
After breakfast, we continue our magnificent drive to Thimphu, passing via the Dochu La pass and woods. After arriving in Thimphu, we visit the ‘Bhutan Post Office Headquarters,’ which features a museum and displays Bhutan’s postal history. We can even create our own custom stamp! Following that, we visit the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point), which houses the world’s tallest Buddha statue, standing at 51 meters. The statue’s and location’s pure beauty is breathtaking.
We visit the Memorial Chorten, a nunnery shrine for Buddhist monks, and the mini-zoo, where we may view Takin, Bhutan’s national animal. We also visit the Changangkha Monastery and Thimphu Dzong, as well as the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional Bhutanese painting school, a folk-heritage museum, Tashichho Dzong, and a traditional paper factory. On weekends, however, several of the attractions are closed (Saturdays and Sundays). As a result, if we visit Thimphu on weekends, we visit the Weekend Market instead. In Thimphu, spend the night.
We travel from Paro to Sang Choekor Buddhist University. We meet our horses here before ascending a forested ridge for about two hours, which will lead us to a clearing. We get beautiful views of both the Paro and Do Chhu valleys below from here. We continue on our journey and arrive at Chhoe Tse Lhakhang (temple), which offers spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks. We next ascend via ruins, prayer flags, and woodland until arriving at a meadow with sacred chortens and prayer flags. We pitched up camp immediately below the Bumdra Monastery (Cave of a Thousand Prayers) with unobstructed views of the Himalayan range. In Bumdra, stay the night.
We start our hike after breakfast on a winding track that leads to an ancient pine and rhododendron forest. After a while of descending, we can see the golden roofs of the monasteries below us; before reaching the gardens of Zangto Pelri, our trail winds across the mountainside between these monasteries (Heaven on Earth). From here, we have a clear view of the elaborate rooftops of Taktsang Monastery, which are situated against the rock face far below. We hike down a difficult hill to a waterfall before ascending to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan’s most revered monastery. We descend to the Paro Valley floor after seeing the monastery. In Paro, stay in a hotel for the night.
You will depart for your native nation after breakfast on this day. Before your flight, one of our team members will drop you off at the airport.
We will assist you with visa applications. We must submit your visa application to the Bhutanese government at least one week before your travel. When you arrive in Paro, you will be handed a paper visa, which will be stamped on your passport. For the visa application, we’ll require a clear scan copy of your ticket.
No! You won’t be able to enter Bhutan unless you’ve planned a land trip with a licensed and approved tour operator and paid the required nightly all-inclusive government tariff. Bhutan’s government discourages independent tourists in order to preserve the country’s strict culture and natural importance. During the trip, however, you have a lot of freedom to visit local markets and towns and engage with the locals as you like. You can plan your own private tour without having to join a larger group; however, it must be pre-paid and pre-arranged.
Bhutan, like Nepal and many other countries throughout the world, is undergoing climate change. Summer is hot, humid, and rainy from June until mid-September. Winter is cold and dry (December to early March). The nights are out in the winter, but the days are clear and sunny. The western valleys receive barely two snowfalls per year on average. The wettest months are August and early September.
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