5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Transportation Private Comfortable Transportation
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season Feb - May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 2, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Paro Bhutan
  • Max Altitude 3,180m/10,434ft

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Thimphu-
  • Crossing Docha La ( Pass) at 3050m.
  • Hiking up to Taktsang Monastery
  • Picturesque Bhutanese countryside, Himalayan landscape, flora and fauna.
  • Sightseeing in Punakha and Paro.
  • Lhakhang temple, Rinpung Dzong, and Drugyel Dzong, among many others.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Paro with views of some of the highest mountains in the world.

5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour Overview

Bhutan Tour 5 Days /6 Nights with the greatest cultural and natural splendor in the shortest time. The tour starts in the picturesque Paro Valley, with a trek to the famous Tiger's Nest monastery (Taktsang). We drive through the scenic Dochu La Pass to Punakha's subtropical valleys after visiting Thimphu. Three more hikes are included in our Bhutan tour: Wangditse Gompa, Lungchutse Monastery, and Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten. During our day hikes, we can see Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other Himalayan peaks, including Mount Jichu Drake and the sacred Jumolhari.

Bhutan tour 5-night, 6-day is an opportunity to discover the cultural and natural wonders of the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Travelers will also explore Buddhist communities' mystical and spiritual aspects and marvel at the stunning Himalayan landscapes. The ancient monasteries, fortresses, and spectacular architecture of Bhutan's Himalayas will leave you with lasting memories. Participants will enjoy a variety of thrilling activities as well as sightseeing excursions throughout the journey. Guests can stay in farmhouses to experience the traditional Buddhist lifestyle. It is recommended that you try authentic Bhutanese food.

Experience the wonders of Bhutan on our 6-day tour, designed to immerse you in the enchanting landscapes and rich culture of the Dragon Kingdom. Traverse the breathtaking Western Valleys, marveling at their beauty and diversity while delving into the profound teachings of Bhutanese Buddhism and enjoying the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality.

One of the highlights of this journey is the excursion to Punakha Valley, accessed via the scenic Dochula Pass at 3050m above sea level. Here, explore the historic Punakha Dzong and the revered Chimi Lhakhang temple, known as the abode of the "Divine Madman," amidst other ancient sites. Returning to Paro, the tour culminates with a day of exploration, including a hike to the iconic Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest, and visits to Paro's significant landmarks such as Ta Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang temple, Rinpung Dzong, and Drugyel Dzong.

Since 2008, Adventure Club Trek has been arranging memorable journeys to Bhutan, ensuring safety, comfort, and enjoyment. For those seeking a deeper cultural immersion, we offer extended tours like the Bhutan Cultural Tour with Bumthang Trek, which spans three to twelve days. Explore our comprehensive range of tours and treks in Bhutan for an unforgettable adventure.

To Book Your Trip:

Booking a Bhutan Cultural Tour 5Nights/ 6 Days is simple. Let us know your preferred date and share your details so we can confirm your booking. We can help you choose the right time for your trip. You can contact us via email or phone through social media, as mentioned below.

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Bhutan has different rulesand regulations than Nepal. Sometimes, Bhutan's government changes the rules for visiting, like flight schedules to Nepal or other countries, visa fees, and tour costs. If this happens, the planned trip might not work as expected. So, contact us before booking your trip to ensure everything is all right.

Itinerary

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As your flight nears Bhutan, you can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will take you to your hotel in Thimphu for a good night's sleep. However, if your flight arrives early and you want to visit a few places in Thimphu then it can be arranged too.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,320m//8,382ft

The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built-in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. We will make a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang. Then we will visit Takin preservation which has the national animal of Bhutan. On the way, we will visit the Royal Textile Academy. After lunch, we drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute where medicines are prepared according to ancient practices. Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, around 5:00 pm the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan).

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,320m/7,612ft

Today, we drive to Punakha. The drive to Punakha is a pleasant one; through fir, rhododendron, and hemlock forest. En route to our main destination, Punakha, we visit the village of Metshina. The village houses Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to the ‘’Divine Madman’’ or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Once in Punakha, we head towards Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. The chorten is located in the upper Punakha Valley. It is a scenic short hike to the chorten. Explore the magnificent paintings on display related to Buddhism. We also visit the second oldest and second-largest Dzong in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong. It is located where two rivers Mo Chu and Pho Chu meet. We then return to Thimphu for a good night’s sleep.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,250m/4,101ft

We drive to Paro today. It is a pleasant ride; first through Wangdi and then we pass Dochula Pass. Here the eastern Himalayan peaks greet us. We then pass by Simtokha, a small town. From here we follow Wang Chu River till Chuzom then continue our drive alongside Paro Chu River.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,900m/9,515ft

After breakfast, we hike for 4 to 5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where the Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,180m/10,434ft

Today we leave the Land of the Thunder Dragon. A representative from Adventure Club Trek for Bhutan will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule.

  • MealsBreakfast.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Government-approved A and B-category hotels on a twin-shared basis
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the tour
  • Safe drinking water will be supplied during the tour
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English-speaking trained and experienced local guide and staff
  • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties

Price Excludes

  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, bar bills, internet, laundry)
  • Travel and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SundayApril 21, 2024End DateEnd: FridayApril 26, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2149
Start DateStart: SundayApril 28, 2024End DateEnd: FridayMay 03, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2149

We guarantee departure on all of our published dates! However, if they don't match your travel plans, we will gladly help you set your date! Whether you're looking for private trips as a solo traveler, a couple, a family, or a group, you can plan your tailor-made trips now! Please get in touch with us for price details and any other queries.

Useful Info

Visa Information

Indian citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Bhutan. They can also freely move around the country. Citizens of Bangladesh and Maldives do not require a visa if they hold a valid passport for at least 6 months after the date of entry. Holders of official or diplomatic passports issued by Switzerland and Thai nationals are exempt from visa requirements for up to 90-day visits to Bhutan.

Bhutan does not offer a Visa on Arrival. Getting a Visa is not difficult for foreigners. It is, however, the most strict process on earth. It is important to know that the Bhutan Embassy doesn't offer travel visa services. You cannot apply for a visa on your own. Booking a trip through an international tour operator or a local agent registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and the Bhutan Foreign Ministry is the only way to get into Bhutan. Your tour operator will apply on your behalf through an online system after you book a trip.

You must send your tour operator a photocopy of your passport and an electronic version. The Tourism Council of Bhutan will process your visa using the information on your passport. This can be done as soon as 72 hours. Once the visa application has been approved, a visa clearance number is provided in a letter. The tour operator will receive this number, along with the immigration terminals of Paro International Airport and the border checkpoints at Phuentsholing, Gelephu, or Samdrup Jongkhar. It will also be forwarded to national airlines, Druk Air, and Bhutan Airlines. Your visa will be stamped in your passport at the entry point, depending on whether you entered Bhutan via the road border, the airport, or the airline.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan will process your Bhutan visa once the tour operator has paid the cost of the tour package. Your visa clearance number will be sent as a letter as soon as three days after your application. It will then be forwarded to your tour operator, airport immigration terminals, and airlines. Your agency will usually receive your visa clearance 1 to 2 weeks before you arrive in Bhutan. This clearance number will determine the visa stamping on your passport when you enter Bhutan.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) usually sets a daily minimum fee for foreigners visiting Bhutan. Depending on the traveler's comfort level and time of year, a trip package per person can range from US$ 200 to US$ 290. The visa cost is included in this package, but the price for a Bhutan visa alone is US$40 per person. The cost will increase if you want to upgrade your accommodation, transportation, or food options. The package cost will rise per day if you upgrade your hotel accommodation, food, and transportation options.

Accommodation On The Bhutan Cultural Tour 

The government approved and classified hotels in Bhutan as grades A, B, and C. These government-approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4-star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of booking, we will be accommodated in A-grade hotels in Paro and Thimpu and B-grade hotels in Punakha, Wangdue, and Bumthang. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request. 

Meals On The Bhutan Cultural Tour 

All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be made available on the trip. A variety of meals are available in most hotels, the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.

Weather Information

There is no appropriate season which is to say that Bhutan's warm and temperate climate, never-ending festivals, and rich and abundant heritage sites provide visitors with a wide array of experiences throughout the year across the country. Bhutan has all four seasons, and the climate varies widely depending on the altitude.

Spring (March, April & May)

This is considered the most beautiful time of the year, radiant and ablaze with a spectacular array of bright colors. This is when the valleys are green with fresh vegetation, fruit trees are blossoming, and locals are naturally mirthful and cheery when visitors are most welcome. Also, you can witness the famous Paro tsechu festival.

Autumn (September, October & November)

Autumn is lovely, with clear and crisp blue skies providing a grand view of some of the tallest unclimbed mountains in the world. It is the best time for trekking and traveling. The climate is cool and temperate. You can get lovely photography opportunities of willows shedding their golden brown leaves, the solitude of parks, and somber views of dzongs and monasteries.

Monsoon (June, July & August)

During these months, Bhutan receives more rainfall than any other region in the Himalayas. Glorious sapphire skies and warm weather are a pleasant time to spend visiting places of cultural and historical interest though this season is not the best time for trekking. Enjoy a warm, aromatic tea while watching the rainfall from your hotel window. Or, if you possess an adventurous spirit, grab an umbrella/raincoat while it is raining and take a day tour through the town.

Winter (December, January & February)

Winter in Bhutan is sunny, calm, and agreeable. Much of the east-west highway remains snowbound during winter. It is the best time to tour the western districts of Paro, Wangdue, Punakha, Thimphu, and Haa. One of the chief attractions in winter is the beautiful Gangtey (Phobjikha) valley, where you can expect to see a vast expanse of rolling plains with bamboo shrubs.

Safety Guidelines, ATM, Currency & Other General Info

Credit cards are not a convenient payment source in Bhutan, as only a handful of hotels in a few places provide this facility. Also, only MasterCard and Visa. US dollars are the most convenient currency and are cashed by most banks.

You should avoid drinking tap water altogether, but it is okay to use it for brushing your teeth. Bottled water is widely available and is best for drinking. It is also wise to carry water purification tablets when trekking in remote locations of Bhutan.

The local currency is the Ngultrum, pegged to the Indian Rupee. Note: The Indian Rupee in 500 and 1000 is no longer accepted in Bhutan.

Bhutan is the only country in the world that has banned the consumption and sale of tobacco, resulting in smoking being disallowed mainly in public places. Consumption is not entirely prohibited in Bhutan so if you want to smoke, bring your cigarettes and ask your guide where you can light up. (seal opened pack only)

Tuesdays are considered the national 'dry day,' with the sale of alcohol prohibited.

When taking photos/filming inside Dzongs, monasteries, temples, or any religious institutions, check with your guide whether it is permitted, as some areas do not

  • Charlotte F
    Charlotte FUnited KingdomDate: June 20, 2020

    Best Time in Bhutan the Happiness Nation! :-D

    I had one of my best trips ever to Kathmandu, Nepal, and Bhutan with Birendra and Jordana in November 2019. I would highly recommend traveling there - it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was my first time in these countries and I was so happy to explore, hiking in the glorious nature, camping under the stars, eat delicious local food, and make new friends :-D Everything was organized very well, especially with the travel and visas for Bhutan. Birendra is professional and friendly.
    Thank you again for an amazing trip

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