Bhutan at Glance-5 days

Duration: 5 Days
  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Group Size: 1-10

Bhutan at a Glance 4N/5D Tour

Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom located in the eastern Himalayan region in South Asia. Bhutan is well known for its Monastery, fortress (Dzong), and Dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical to steep mountains and valleys. Mt. Jomolhari (7,326m) is the highest and most mesmerizing trekking destination in Bhutan. Of course, Tiger Nest Monastery is an important religious site to visit and overlook at Paro valley. Guru Padmasambhava flew to Bhutan on the back of a tigress and meditated there. That is why it is called Tiger Nest Monastery.

The most important and huge industry is the textile industry which is famous all over the world. Some of the most beautiful warm shawls and scarves are woven in this Himalayan region of Bhutan. Most of them are hand-woven from raw silk and cotton.

Today you will be exploring the National Museum which used to be a watchtower from Rimpung Dzong. It offers a good view of Paro and Dzong was supposed to be built around 1645 A.D.

Bhutan is the only country in the world with the concept of “gross happiness rate is greater than gross National Product” The total population of Bhutan is 682,455/ and the area is 38,394 sq km. between China and India. Bhutan's economy is based on hydro, agriculture, and forestry which provide the main livelihood for more than 60% of the total population. Besides that, textile and tourism are other big industries of the country.

Bhutan at a Glance 4N/5D tour itinerary is carefully designed by our Bhutan specialist tour guide. This is suitable for all of our loyal customers as per our record. 4night/5 days tour is the top-selling tour in Bhutan with a professional team. One may combine this trip with Nepal like trekking, Jungle safari, white water rafting, and peak climbing as well.


Bhutan National Language: “Dzongkha” is the official language.

Currency: Ngultrum is the Bhutan currency (1 USD=82.66 Ngultrum), USD and Indian Rupees are accepted in Bhutan.

Religion: 78% Buddhism and 22% Hinduism

Airport: Paro is the only international airport.


  • See the best of Bhutan's cultural and historical sights on a 5-day tour with an English-speaking guide
  • Glimpse Bhutan's rare national animal – the mighty Takin – these large goats are only found high in mountainous areas of Bhutan
  • Discover Bhutan's stunning natural valleys and visit its ancient fortresses and temples
  • Relax in a traditional hot stone bath and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle with a stop at a farmhouse
  • The tour includes car transport between sights and a day of moderate hiking but can be fully customized to your preferences

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival at Paro and transfer to Thimphu - Overnight in Thimphu (2,200 m)

Landing at Paro International Airport, warm welcome by your guide upon exiting the arrival. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatize to the high altitude. Drive to Thimphu, check in to the hotel and have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine. After Lunch, you will visit the National Memorial Chorten which is built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Thimphu Dzong, the largest Dzong (Monastery) in Bhutan, Every Saturday and Sunday most of the Thimphu population congregate on the banks of the river where the Weekend Centenary Farmers’ Market is held. Most of the neighbors of Thimpu's nearby valley and other nearby places come to sell their agricultural products. Thereafter,  you will drive up to Kuenselphodrang Nature Park where the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne is located. Evening you can enjoy the night walking around Thimphu after dinner.

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel
  • 2,200m

After having breakfast, Start the trip to Dochula Pass - the 108 Chorten was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. The drive is scenic and picturesque. Punakha Dzong - Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, the dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years yet has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten was built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck this Chorten is an impressive example of Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel
  • 1,300m

Today you are on the way back to Paro. Make a side trip along the way on the mentioned sites. Chhimi Lhakhang – A small temple located on a hillock in the canter of the valley below Metshina. It is a historical importance site. It is a pilgrim site for barren women. Paro Valley - This beautiful valley is home to many of Bhutan’s old monasteries and temples. The country’s only Airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley and its glacier water forms the Pachu River flowing through the valley. A morning drive to the north of Paro valley brings you to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Visit the ancient great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built in 1647. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel
  • 2,280m

Yet another exciting day of the trip! You will be making the hike up to one of the most highlights sites in Bhutan, “Tiger's Nest aka Taktsang Monastery”

Taktsang Monastery - A one-hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage viewpoint overlooking the stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags ornament the cliffs and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. This is why it is called Tiger Nest Monastery!

Kyichu Lhakhang – After Lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel

Mostly the flight leaves from Kathmandu to Paro and back in the Morning. After breakfast, you will be dropped off at Paro international Airport for your flight. Bye!

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist car/van.
  • Standard government-approved three stars accommodations (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.
  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.
  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
  • Government approved 3 stars Hotel accommodation
  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
  • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan.
  • Monument and museum entrance fees at all sightseeing locations are detailed in the itinerary.
  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional masks and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • Government royalty (65% of $450), which goes to the country's health and education projects.
  • All route access and monument entry permits and fees.
  • All government taxes, official expenses, and tourist service charges.
  • Your travel insurance is mandatory for the trip,
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry, Telephone, and alcoholic drinks
  • Flight tickets (Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu) 
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Tips for tour guides, porters, drivers, hotel lobby, and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)
  • Other expenses are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
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Important note

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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  • This is a sample 4 nights itinerary, we can customize and finalize the itinerary with you if required, please email us for assistance before booking
  • Free WiFi is available in most hotel rooms and lobbies
  • Tour fees include royalties to the government and for the Bhutan Tourism Development
  • All hotels are approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and only cater to the tourist