All meals as per the itinerary in Bhutan
Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Bhutan
Explore the Best of Bhutan in 5 nights 6 days with visits to major landmarks.
Discover Tachogang Lhakhang, a Buddhist monastery founded after the vision of Guru Rinpoche.
See the National Memorial Chorten, a monument to peace, harmony, and tranquility.
Visit Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery cum fortress and the seat of Bhutan's government.
Experience the spiritual significance of Tiger's Nest (Taktshang) and its rich history.
Customizable tour available - contact our travel experts for changes.
The 5-night, 6-day Bhutan Tour is a must-visit for those seeking to explore the best of Bhutan. This tour features visits to several major landmarks, including Tachogang Lhakhang, a Buddhist monastery founded after Thankthong Gyelpo experienced a vision of Guru Rinpoche, Amitaba, and Avalokiteshvara. You'll also visit the National Memorial Chorten, built by Bhutan's third king as a monument to peace, harmony, and tranquility.
Additionally, you'll visit the Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery fortress located at the northern edge of Thimpu, Bhutan's capital city. This historically important site has served as the seat of the DrukDesi, Bhutan's government. The tour also highlights a visit to Tiger's Nest, also known as Taktshang, a revered spiritual monument widely regarded as one of the most significant in Bhutan. Its history is linked to the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, an Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD.
This tour can be customized to your needs. For any changes, please contact our travel experts.
- After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan.
- Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunchtime for some rest from the early morning flight, refreshments, and lunch.
- Afternoon, you can choose to visit any or all of the following places:-
• Tachogang Lhakhang is located in Paro district, on the way to Thimphu. It was founded by Thankthong Gyelpo after he experienced a vision of Guru Rimpochhe, Amitaba, and Avalokiteshvara near the site. The caretakers today are said to be descendants of Thangtong Gyelpo. Inside the temple, one can see the master's relics, including his walking stick.
National Memorial Chorten
• The National Memorial was built by Bhutan's third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who is also known as the "father of modern Bhutan." He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity. However, he was unable to give shape to his idea in his lifetime due to the pressures of the state and other regal responsibilities. After his untimely demise in 1972, the Royal Family and Cabinet resolved to fulfill his wishes and erect a memorial that would perpetuate his memory and also serve as a monument to eternal peace, harmony, and tranquility.
• The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. The Dzong was built on the western bank of the river Wang Chu and has historically served as the seat of the DrukDesi or the Dharma Raja of Bhutan’s government. After the king assumed power in 1907 this post was combined with that of the king and Thimphu severed as the summer capital of the kingdom before becoming the full-time capital of Bhutan.
• After having breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Punakha. On the way to Punakha, you will go through the Dochula Pass.
Stop at Dochula View Point which is the first stop after leaving Thimphu. About 45 minutes from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the Himalayan range. The road to Punakha branches left and curls its way down to the relatively low lands of the Punakha valley. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Later, go sightseeing.
• Majestically standing on an island between the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, the city's dzong is one of the most photogenic of all Bhutan's ancient fortresses, and you will see pictures of it hanging in hotels and restaurants throughout the country. The dzong is joined to the mainland by an arched wooden bridge and contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reined the kingdom from this valley. In the evening, return to your hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
• Drive to Phobjikha valley following the highway to Nobding, at a distance of 40 kilometers. From here you will divert onto a 13-kilometer unpaved track crossing over the Gangtey Pass (3140 m) and then drop into the Phobjikha Valley.
Phobjikha Nature Hike
• The hike starts below Gangtey Goemba. The first part of the walk is downhill, for about 30 minutes, to the Khewa Chu stream that meanders through Phobjikha valley. From Khewa village, the trail leads through open meadows to the Khewa Lhakhang built in the 13th century. The temple houses about 30 young monks. The walk will end at the village school before reaching Phobjikha village town.
Spend the afternoon exploring Phobjikha village.
After breakfast, this morning, check out of the hotel and proceed to Paro. On the way visit Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple): Situated on a hillock in the center of the valley below Metshina is the yellow-roofed Chimi Lhakhang, built in 1499 by the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley in his honor after he subdued the demoness of the nearby Dochu La with his ‘magic thunderbolt of wisdom’. A wooden effigy of the lama’s thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang and childless women go to the temple to receive blessings from the saint. It’s a pleasant 20-minute walk across fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. You will cross an archery ground before making a short climb to the temple.
Upon arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel.
In the evening free time to explore Paro town.
After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold
Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is called is widely regarded as one of the most important monuments of spiritual significance in Bhutan. Its history is deeply associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the revered Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave from KurtoeSingye Dzong in eastern Bhutan while riding on a tigress. When he landed in the cave, he took the wrathful form of Guru DorjiDrolo who is regarded as one of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche to decimate the demons.
• The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The temple was built by the Tibetan King SongstenGampo in the 7th Century AD. The KyichuLhakhang was one of the 108 temples constructed by him to subdue a demon that was terrorizing the people of the Himalayas. The Lhakahng underwent many extensions during the ages with the last one being carried out in 1965 by the Queen Mother AshiKezangChodenWangchuck. She added another new structure to the temple called the Guru Lhakahng. As one of the oldest Lhakahangs, it houses many important relics. One of the most important relics of the temple is a 7th-century statue of JowoSakyamuni which is believed to have been cast at the same time as its famous counterpart in Lhasa Tibet.
In the morning after early breakfast, we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.
Includes & Excludes
Twin sharing accommodation in a 3-star level Hotel in Bhutan
All meals as per itinerary in Bhutan
Airfare to Bhutan and out, private transport for sightseeing in Bhutan
An experienced English-speaking Bhutanese tour guide and support staff
Entry fee, Road permits, and other required govt tax and royalty fee
Personal expenses bar bills, laundry, postage, etc.
Travel insurance in Bhutan
Travel evacuation and cost of unforeseen events
Tips and appreciation for staff and drivers
Departure Dates for Bhutan Tour 5 Night 6 Days - 6 days
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