About 4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour
Bhutan is a culturally rich Himalayan Kingdom in Southeast Asia. The country is very conservative and has conserved the cultural and natural heritage of the country quite well. The beautiful monasteries, dzongs, palaces, and the natural beauty of the place will amaze you.
The “ Bhutan tour 4 nights 5 days ” is an excellent trip that allows you to explore the significant landmarks of Thimpu and Paro. You can also observe the traditional, rural lifestyle of Bhutanese people. There are many religious festivals (Tsechus) in the country that add value to the trip.
You also have an opportunity to hike to the beautiful Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang Monastery). The monastery perched at the top of a cliff in Paro is the primary attraction of the trip. Besides this, there are various architectural wonders in Bhutan, including the Memorial Chorten, Thimpu Dzong, Buddha point, and others.
The old-world charm of Bhutan will make you fall in love with the beautiful place. The friendly environment and the incredible hospitality of the local people will melt your heart. We are offering the “ Bhutan tour 4 nights 5 days ” package at a reasonable cost. Read further for detailed information about the delightful trip in the magical kingdom and book your trip now!
Detailed Itinerary of 4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour
Day 01: Arrive at Paro & transfer to Thimphu ( 2,320m) (55km, approx. 1.1/2 hour drive)
We start the 4 nights 5 days Bhutan tour with a scenic Himalayan flight to Paro. The flight takes us above the majestic Himalayan range and then descents into the kingdom. The fresh mountain air welcomes us as we land in Bhutan. After formalities at immigration, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan.
The scenic drive passes through Chuzom at the Thimphu and Paro rivers. Many stupas of Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese origin are present at this place. You can check-into the hotel after your arrival in Thimphu. Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and houses many Government, and commercial centres.
Thimphu is a modern city that is deeply rooted in ancient culture and traditions. We walk across the city in the evening and stay overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast, we start our tour of Thimphu. We walk across the Memorial Chorten (b.1974), located at the centre of Thimphu. The chorten honours the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (1928-1972) popularly known as the Father of modern Bhutan.
Next, we visit the Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). The Budhha point has one of the largest Budhha statues at 169 feet (51.5m). The golden statues are beautifully gilded in gold. You can get an incredible overview of the entire Thimphu valley from the viewpoint.
We can visit the stunning Changangkha Lhakhang, built by by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo in the 12th century. The temple is on a ridge that overlooks the entire town of Thimphu. People come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or for a pilgrimage of the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’.
We drive to Motithang in the evening to visit the spectacular Takin Preserve. Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. According to popular myths, the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, created it. The animal has a particular category in the animal kingdom.
After having lunch, we visit the National Library that contains a large number of Buddhist manuscripts. Next, we visit the Institute for Zorig Chusum or the Painting School). Artists and students go under a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts to become a skilled painter.
The Textile Museum provides you with incredible insights into Bhutan’s unique textile arts. The Folk Heritage Museum demonstrates the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural lifestyle and history. The museum conducts exhibitions, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life regularly.
We then make our way to the Tashichhodzong popularly known as the fortress of glorious religion. The majestic architectural landmark built-in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. This fortress has the throne room of His Majesty, the Secretariat building, the King and various government offices.
We stroll around the city in the evening and explore the Local Crafts Bazaar. You can find Bhutan’s fine traditional arts in the bazaar. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu – Dochu la Pass - Paro (95 km, approx 3.1/2 hours drive)
After breakfast, we start our drive to Dochu la pass (3088m/ 10130 ft) to observe the beautiful Druk Wangyal Chortens covered in colourful prayer flags. These chortens honour His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo and the Bhutanese army for the successful war operation in the southern region of Bhutan in 2003.
You can observe the spectacular views of Masagang (7158m), Jejegangphugang (7158 m), Terigang (7060m), Kangphugang (7170m ), Zongphugang (7060m), Tsendagang (6960m) and Gangkar puensum (7497m), the highest peak in Bhutan.
We then drive back to Paro, from where we follow the Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before arriving at Paro town. We also visit the Simtokha Dzong, constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629. The dzong is one of the oldest in the valley and was specifically built to protect travellers from an evil spirit in the region.
We also visit the Ta Dzong, which was initially built as a Watchtower, but now is a spectacular National Museum. The national museum has many antique thangka paintings, weapons & armour, and other historical artifacts.
We end our day by visiting the Rinpung Dzong (“ fortress of the heap of jewels ”). Many beautiful wall paintings illustrating Buddhist teachings like the wheel of life, the life of Milarepa, Mt. Sumeru, Mandala, and others will amaze you. We then take a stroll around the city in the evening. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Paro.
Day 04: Paro Sightseeing, Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
After breakfast, we will visit the famous Taktsang Monastery through a strenuous hike. The total time taken is around 5 hours for a round trip walk. Perched on a cliff at 900m, the Taktsang monastery is the cultural icon of Bhutan known all over the world.
Legend has it that the tantric Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a flaming tigress and meditated at this monastery. Hence, the monastery is also known as Tiger’s Nest monastery. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal visited the sacred monastery in 1646.
Bhutanese make sure they visit the holy place once in a lifetime. The beautiful view of the entire Paro valley from the viewpoint is amazing. Our “ Bhutan tour 4 nights 5 days ” comes to an official end in Paro. We return to our hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
Day 05: Departure from Paro
After breakfast, our representative will drop you to the airport from where you can board a flight to your desired destination.
Major Attractions of 4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour
The massive white Chorten built-in 1974 is popularly known as the Memorial Chorten in Bhutan. The chorten honours the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk lovingly called the Father of Modern Bhutan.
There are other statues, arts of deities, tantric teachings, artifacts around the chorten. Bhutanese people come to worship this memorial Chorten from all over the country.
There are many government organizations situated in the Tashichho Dzong, including the monastic body. The spiritual leader of Bhutan Je-Khenpo resides here in the summer along with the monks from Thimphu and Punakha. The dzong is one of the extraordinary cultural heritage of the country.
The Takin is a unique animal with great importance in Bhutanese history and mythology. It is also the national animal of Bhutan. According to popular myths, the Divine Madman created Taxin with his magical powers. The Takin has a particular category in the animal kingdom and looks like a mix of a cow and a goat.
The Zilukha Nunnery in the Drubthob Goemba has Seventy nuns living and praying every day in the monastery. The critical landmark also has an incredible view of the Tashichho Dzong, and the entire upper Thimphu region.
Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang)
The Kuensel Phodrang is popularly known as the Buddha point, has the largest Buddha statue in Bhutan. There are 169 feet (51.5m) bronze Buddha statues in the Kuensel Phodrang.
The view from the Buddha point is spectacular. Many pilgrims visit the Kuensel Phodrang with their newborns to get auspicious names for them. Pilgrims also come to worship the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Located in the cliffside in Paro valley, the Taktsang monastery or the Tiger’s Nest monastery is the spiritual hub of the region. The monastery along with the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave is a sacred place for Buddhists pilgrims from all over the world.
According to popular beliefs, the tantric Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave in the 8th century. The tantric came in a flaming tigress, and the meditation overpowered the evil forces of the country. The Tiger’s Nest monastery is the cultural icon of Bhutan.
National Library and Folk Heritage Museum
There are Buddhist religious texts and literature in the national library of Bhutan. The ancient Buddhist manuscripts are of great importance.
The Bhutanese Folk heritage and agricultural history are accurately represented in the folk heritage museum. The museum depicts the incredible Bhutanese rural life in great detail.
Institute for Zorig Chusum
The Institute for Zorig Chusum or the painting school provides a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. The Zorig Chusum houses many arts and crafts of historical importance.
Dochu la pass
The Dochu la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) is spectacular, and you can observe the beautiful Druk Wangyal Chortens covered in colourful prayer flags. These chortens honours His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo and the army for the successful war operation in the southern region of Bhutan in 2003.
From the pass, you can observe the spectacular views of the Masagang (7,158m), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Terigang (7,060m), Zongphugang (7,060 m), Tsendagang (6,960m) and Gangkar puensum (7,497m). The Gangkar puensum (7,497m) is the highest mountain in the country.
The Simtokha Dzong is a majestic dzong constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629. The dzong was specifically built to protect travellers from an evil spirit in the region. It is one of the oldest dzongs in the valley.
The Ta Dzong, initially built as a Watchtower, is a spectacular National Museum. The national museum has many antique thangka paintings, weapons & armour, and other historical artifacts. You can observe the panoramic view of the valley from the viewpoint.
We end our day visiting the Rinpung Dzong (“fortress of the heap of jewels”). Many beautiful wall paintings illustrate the Buddhist teachings like the wheel of life, the life of Milarepa, Mt. Sumeru, Mandala, and others.