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5 Days

Tour De Bhutan

For travelers with limited time, this short 5-Day itinerary affords a quick and comprehensive way to see Bhutan. It visits Paro and Thimphu with an excursion to Punakha the ancient capital of Bhutan. In Paro, sightseeing includes the Paro Dzong, the Museum, the fortress of Drukgyel Dzong ruins with a marvelous view of sacred Mount Chomolhari and the Tiger’s Nest, one of the most venerated pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan world.

In Thimphu, you will see Tashichhodzong, the traditional medical center, the thangka painting school, and the King’s Memorial Chorten. Time permitting; you can visit craft workshops and weekend markets. A drive from Thimphu to Punakha stops enroute to view Simtokha Dzong. En route, you cross the 10,000ft. Dochula Pass offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and then continues to the Punakha and Wangdi Valleys, including Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang Dzongs.

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Flying into the country’s only airport, in the beautiful Paro valley, the clear mountain air, forested ridges, imposing monasteries, and welcoming Bhutanese people in their striking national dress, provides a breathtaking first impression.

On arrival at Paro airport, after immigration and custom formalities, your guide from Truly Bhutan for the trip will receive you and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, our guide will take you to Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong. Later on, take an evening stroll along the main street, and perhaps visit a few handicraft shops, or take refreshments at a local café or bar.

Overnight Stay in a hotel at Paro.

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We will hike up to the famous cliff hermitage called Taktsang, the “Tiger’s Nest.”. After visiting what is known as one of the most venerated pilgrimage sites in the country, we will go off the beaten track further up to the temples that are on the hilltops above Tiger’s Nest. It’s so peaceful there and you can really communicate with nature as you enjoy the views from the top be it that of the mountains or the valley. No wonder that some monks have chosen this place to meditate for the rest of their lives!

Coming back, we are following a different path that takes us through the pristine thick forest of oaks and rhododendrons festooned with Spanish mosses.

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Overnight: Stay in a hotel at Paro.

In the morning, we will take a drive to Thimphu along the windy road taking about an hour. The sightseeing in Thimphu includes; Visit the Institute of Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Arts and Crafts, Folk Heritage Museum; National Memorial Chorten, the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and privately owned crafts shops, which offer a wide range of handcrafted products, including the splendid thangkha paintings and exquisitely woven textiles for which Bhutan is famous.

Overnight Peaceful Resort in Thimphu or similar.

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In the morning, we will take a drive via Paro and then to Chele La (3750m), the highest motorable pass in the country, and hike up along the meadow to Kung Karpo La (4100m) if weather permits. We will enjoy the breathtaking views of the snowcapped mountains while walking above the tree line along the ridge that divides Paro and Ha valley. The short steep descent from the top will take us to the nunnery of Kila Gompa.

The walk down from here to the road is lined with small white chortens and it will take us about an hour.

Overnight Stay in a hotel at Paro.

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After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch up your onward flight. Your escort from Truly Bhutan will bid you farewell and soon the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom will disappear again behind its guardian mountains.

  • Inclusion
  • Exclusion
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium update).
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • Route Permit
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Monuments entrance fees where applicable
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $200. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)
  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Package does not include insurance of any kinds, and that you are required to obtain separate coverage from your home country before your trip begins.

Our Host

Bhutan is one of the most unusual and beautiful countries in the world. You’ll find a land that is blessed with abundance, a deep connection to the past, and a culture that is unique. Truly Bhutan’s Host is second to none. Handpicked, highly experienced, and scrupulously trained, they bring a wealth of skill and knowledge to each trip. They are fun and friendly, whose aim is to ensure that each trip remains an unforgettable experience. Creating colorful, discovery-oriented tours in a combination of safety and comfort is the mission of our guides. All Host have earned the tour guide’s certificate from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Damchoe Lhendrup

Damchoe Lhendrup | Culture & Trekking Expert

Dechen Dema

Dechen Dema | Culture & Trekking Expert

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