Bhutan Tour in 5 days

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Explore Bhutan, one of the most peaceful countries tucked away in the Great Himalayas on the Bhutan Tour. Experience the natural, cultural, and architectural riches of a Buddhist nation. Bhutan Tour takes you along the hillside roads through lush forests, and High Mountain passes. Enjoy a serenading time touring along the foothills of Gangkhar Puensum (7570m), the highest peak in the country.

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Bhutan is situated on the foothills of the eastern section of Greater Himalaya. In contrary to its peaceful nature, Bhutanese practice Vajrayana Buddhism –a form of tantric Buddhism. Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche introduced Buddhism to Bhutanese in the 8th Century. Many Bhutanese still practice the ancient Bon religion, which predates modern Buddhism. Explore the imagery of Thunder Dragon, revered imagery of fabled Thunder Dragon throughout the country. The highlight of this tour includes enjoying the natural sights of some of the highest peaks in the region, Gangkhar Puensum (7570m), Chomolhari (7326m), and Kula Kangri (7538m). The trip is not just a depiction of the natural riches in the country but also offers beautiful natural wonders on the store. Thus, the trip is an opportunity to relish all the beautiful aspects of Bhutan.

Bhutan Tour 5 days begins with your arrival in Paro. Enjoy a warm Bhutanese tea and explore a few of the popular monastic destinations in the city before embarking on an hour-long road journey towards Thimpu. Catch the majestic sights of Mt. Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake along the trail. Thimpu offers some of the most sought-after tourist destinations such as Thimpu Memorial, Jungsi Paper Factory, Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery, and Motithang Takin Preserve. From here, you’ll begin driving towards Punakha County, the former administrative capital of Bhutan. The scenic trail goes through the Dochula Pass (3100m), a mountain pass that is home to 108 memorial Buddhist Chortens. Punakha is home to Punakha Dzong, and Po Chu and Mo Chu Rivers. Enjoy the natural and cultural riches of Punakha before heading back to Paro. Spend the last day in Paro visiting the Paro Taktsang Monastery, a revered Buddhist site located 900 meters above the ground on a mountain cliff. Known as Tiger’s Nest, the 16th Century monastery offers insight into the history of Vajrayana Buddhism and the arrival of the revered Guru Padmasambhava. The tour concedes upon your return to Paro. The best time to tour Bhutan is from March to May (spring season) and October for outdoor adventures such as trekking.

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Bhutan Tour 5 days highlights
Indulge in an adventurous tour around the most sought-after monastic destinations around Bhutan.
Explore the history of Vajrayana Buddhism and the legacy of Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche.
Explore the beautiful monasteries and fortresses such as Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lakhang, Punakha Dzong, and Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery.
Embark on an adventurous trek to the highest monastery of Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest located at 3,120 meters above the ground.
Witness the majestic mountains: Gangkhar Puensum and Mt. Chomolhari, and massive Po Chu and Mo Chu rivers.
Explore the natural, cultural, and historical riches of Bhutan.

Bhutan Tour 5 days Facts
Geography: Hills, Valleys
Location: Bhutan
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trip: 05 days
Max Altitude: 3120m
Religions: Vajrayana Buddhism
Ethnic People: Bhutanese
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private Vehicle and Flight
Minimum Pax: 02

Itinerary of Bhutan Tour 5 days
Day 01: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu valley tour (1 Hr)
This day marks your arrival in Paro. Paro valley at the sheer altitude of 2,280 lies amidst mountains and hills. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a scenic tour of the main street and explore some of the most sought-after monastic sites. Enjoy a delicious Bhutanese lunch and embark on a tour to Dungtse Lhakhang, a 15th-century temple. You can explore the beautiful destinations of Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang before driving towards Thimpu. Catch the majestic sight of Mt. Chomolhari and Kichu Drake en route to Thimpu. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha (2 ½ Hrs)
Enjoy an early breakfast and then embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. The tour begins with a visit to Thimpu’s Memorial Chorten. The local landmark built-in 1974 is a memorial to the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. From here, you’ll head towards the scenic destination of Motithang Takin Preserve. After exploring the preserve, you’ll head towards Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery. Cross the popular Dochula Pass (3100m) en route to Punakha. You can make a stop at the pass to witness the beautiful 108 memorial Buddhist Chortens. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 03: Punakha – Paro (3 ½ hrs)
Enjoy breakfast in the morning, and then embark on a scenic tour of Punakha Valley. The former capital city of Bhutan is also known as Punakha Dzongkhag District. It has been the center of Bhutanese culture, art, and architecture for centuries. Visit the famous Punakha Dzong to witness the vibrant Bhutanese art and architecture. Take a stroll around the beautiful Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. After enjoying your lunch, you’ll embark on a road journey towards Paro Valley. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 04: Paro Sightseeing
Today, you take an adventurous hike towards Paro Taktsang Monastery. Also known as Tiger’s Nest, the revered monastery lies on the hanging cliff almost 900m from the ground. Climb to the altitude of 3,120 meters in a matter of 3hr and explore the beautiful monastery. Tiger’s Nest came into existence in the 16th Century when Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye built the monastery in reverence to the 8th Century Buddhist figure, Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche. Enjoy a delicious Bhutanese lunch in a café at Tiger’s Nest before heading downhill towards Drukgyel Dzong. You will spend the evening exploring the main street and relishing local cuisines. Overnight in Paro.

Day 05: Departure
The day begins with a delicious breakfast. You can take a short tour around the main street and indulge in souvenir shopping. Enjoy a delightful Bhutanese lunch comprising of Jasha Maroo, Phaksha Paa, and dumplings before taking a flight back home.

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