Bhutan Adventure Tour – 5 Days

  • Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights.
  • Locations: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang valley.
  • Type of Tour: Cultural tour/Adventure.

 

Highlight: Visit to the Ta Dzong (National Museum), Punakha Dzong, Worlds tallest bronze Buddha statue, Tigers nest hike, 7th Century Jampa Lhakhang, Dochula mountain pass, Fertility temple, Souvenir shopping at Paro and Thimphu town etc

Description: We have designed this 5 days Bhutan tour package for the convenient of our guests who would like to experience and see the best of the kingdom in a relatively short duration. In this 5 days and 4 Nights tour you will be travelling to four beautiful valleys of the Kingdom.

We have added few adventure hikes in this tour itinerary like the Devine mad man temple hike through the lush paddy fields of Punakha valley and the Tigers nest hike at paro where one can ride horses till the summit.

Tigers nest hike is one of the most beautiful and challenging hike. Its 2 hours and 30 minutes uphill hike to the Main temple and the scenery when one reached the summit is breathtaking. It’s the must visit sacred site for everyone.

Day 01: Arrive Paro – Drive to Thimphu

  • Distance: 54 km
  • Estimated travel time: 1 hr

On arrival at Paro airport and after completing your Bhutan visa formalities, you will be met by a representative from Yelha Bhutan Tours a local Bhutan tour operator. Then travel to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.

Visit the following:

  • Takin Preserve
  • Centenary Farmers
  • Tashichhoe Dzong
  • The Memorial Chorten
  • Largest bronze Buddha statue
  • Farmers Market

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu (Options: Dorji Elements, Galingkha, Hotel Phuntsho Pelri )

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha & Wangduephodrang

  • Distance: 71 km.
  • Estimated travel time: 2 1/2 hrs

After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft). Visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang.The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple) was built to honor His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Visit the Divine Madman’s Monastery-Chimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where one can receive a special fertility blessing.

Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho Chu (male river) and the Mo chu  (female river). In the evening visit local markets in Punakha.

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu (Options: Meri phunsum resort, Vara, Zangtopelri, Damchen resort)

Day 03: Punakha / Wangduephodrang -Paro

  • Distance: 125 km.
  • Estimated travel time: 3 1/2 hrs

After breakfast travel to Paro via Dochula pass.

National Museum,housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. It is also known as theRinpung Dzong which means a “fortress that sits on a heap of jewels”.

Overnight at Paro (Options: Tashi Namgyel Resort, Gangtey Palace, Tigers Nest resort, Tenziling Resort etc)

Day 04: A Day Hike to Paro Taktsang Goempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)

After breakfast, hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour.

On the way visit Kichu temple, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. In the evening relax and overnight at hotel in Paro. Farewell dinner.

Day 05: Departure from Paro

In the morning, your Bhutan tour guide from Yelha Bhutan Tours and Travels will see you off at the Paro airport for your onward flight.

Tour Program Ends

Tour Cost including Bhutan Visa Fees (Not including Bhutan air fare)

High Season: March, April, May, September, October & November
Single traveler: US$ 1120 per person
2 person: US$ 1000 Per person
3 plus person: US$ 960 per person

Low Season: January, February, June, July, August & December
Single traveler: US$ 920 per person
2 person: US$ 840 Per person
3 plus person: US$ 800 per person

Tour Discounts

  • No charge for children under 5 years. 50% discount for children in age group 6-12 years and accompanied by their guardians:
  • 25% discount on daily rates to full time students below the age of 25 years with valid identity cards
    50% discount on daily rates to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people.
  • 100% discount to one member in a group exceeding 26 persons.

Please Note: The rate may go higher depending upon the nature of services desired beyond specified details above

Air Fare 

  • Bangkok-Paro-Bangkok = US$ 660
  • Singapore-Paro-Singapore = USD$ 860
  • Delhi –Paro-Delhi = USD$700
  • Kolkata-Paro-Kolkata= USD$410
  • Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu = USD$410

(Note airfares are subjected to change as per the notice by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines)

Airfare Discount

  • Infant under the 2 years pay 10% of airfare plus relevant taxes.
  • A child’s between 2-11 years inclusive of 67% of the quoted fare.
  • Full time Students under the age of 25 years with identity cards may receive discount up to 25%.

Included

  • Deluxe rooms on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • Accommodation in the best 3-4 star Resorts/hotels in Bhutan.
  • Brand new Bus, SUVs’ (not exceeding 4-5 years)
  • 1 complimentary Bhutan air ticket if group exceeds 17 Pax
  • Tea, coffee and snacks during the long drive and tour.
  • Complimentary 1 Hour cultural program and farewell dinner for 8 plus pax.
  • All Trekking Equipments (2 men sleeping tents, Kitchen Tents, Dining tents, Toilet Tents, Cooking Utensils etc.
  • Trekking Guide and trekking cook along with supporting staffs
  • Medical Facilities on free of cost (consulting doctors & medicine)
  • Mineral water on long trips both on trek and cultural tours
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.

Excluded

  • Laundry/Drinks / Telephone calls and any personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Single room supplement USD$40 per night.Tips and Gratuities