About 5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour
The Shangri la nation of Bhutan is a unique country in South Asia. The Kingdom follows consevative values and has kept its cultural values and heritage intact. The landlocked country is very conservative and boasts of many ancient traditions and monuments.
The short 5 nights 6 days Bhutan tour takes you to the historical landmarks of Paro, Punakha, and Thimphu. We explore the lifestyle of Bhutan’s modern cities, including the capital city of Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha. We also experience the rural lifestyle staying in a traditional farmhouse.
The mystical Kingdom is still largely cut off from the rest of the world. People are welcoming, friendly, and show immense hospitality. The nation has a gross happiness index, and it says a lot about the people of this beautiful country. The famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang Monastery) is Bhutan’s cultural icon.
Perched at the top of a cliff in Paro, the architectural wonder is famous all over the world. Besides that, you will be visiting other monuments like Memorial Chorten, Thimpu Dzong, Buddha point, and others. You will be staying in traditional hotels with unique architecture.
The exciting Bhutan tour: 5 nights 6 days is a complete holiday package of Bhutan. We have listed the detailed itinerary, significant attractions, and complete holiday plan for your ease.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery
The Tiger’s Nest monastery, located at the cliffside in the Paro valley, is a cultural icon and spiritual landmark of Bhutan. Also known as Paro Taktsang, the temple complex built in 1692 along the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave is holy site Buddhists in Bhutan.
According to popular beliefs, the tantric Guru Padmasambhava had meditated in the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours in the 8th century. Hence, the monastery perched on a cliff is the primary cultural and spiritual landmark of Bhutan.
Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang)
The (Kuensel Phodrang) or Buddha point boasts of the largest Buddha statue in the country. The bronze and gilded statues in gold have a height of 169 feet (51.5m).
The panoramic view of the Thimphu Valley from the viewpoint is enthralling. The Bhutanese also come here for a pilgrimage of the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’ and getting auspicious names for their newborns.
The Memorial Chorten is also known as the Thimphu Chorten. Built-in 1974, the stupa is a spectacular monument dedicated to His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, third King of Bhutan. The popular King is also known as the Father of modern Bhutan.
The Trashichhoe Dzong is popularly known as “the fortress of glorious religion.” Built-in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the fortress consists of the throne room of His Majesty, the King.
It also headquarters the central monastic body of Bhutan, and various government offices. The dzong was reconstructed in 1962, by His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third king. It is also the residing place of Bhutan’s spiritual leader Je-Khenpo and the summer home of monks from Thimphu and Punakha.
Institute for Zorig Chusum
The Institute for Zorig Chusum is a beautiful Painting School where students can undertake a 6-year training course. The school provides education and training on Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. You can also observe the sculptures made by the students and the local people in the Zorig Chusum.
The takin preserve in the Upper Motithang is another major attraction in Thimphu. ‘Takin’ looks like a cross between a cow and a goat and is also the national animal of Bhutan.
According to the popular myth, the “Drukpa Kuenley,” a great Buddhist yogi, created the animal. The Takin is a unique animal that has its category in the animal kingdom and preserved well in the sanctuaries across Bhutan.
The national library consists of ancient Buddhist manuscripts. You can learn a lot about Buddhism and its impacts in Bhutan in the national library.
Folk Heritage Museum
The Bhutanese Folk heritage and agricultural history are well preserved in the folk heritage museum. There are various exhibitions and documentation of Bhutanese rural life in the folk heritage museum.