5 Day Magical Bhutan Travel Plan

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  • Dochula Pass

    Dochula Pass
    Built by the the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate and liberate the souls of the fallen soldiers

  • Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong
    The ancient capital of Bhutan is also often considered the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan. First King of Bhutan was coronate in this Dzong.

  • Takstang Monastery

    Takstang Monastery
    Often called the Tiger’s Nest, perched on the cliffs, has awestruck many a visitor.

Day 1

     Arrival in Paro, Bhutan

Elevation 2,320 m     Weather in Thimphu

Touching down at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide upon exiting the arrival hall. Today, we will take it easy to acclimatise to the altitude. Drive to Thimphu, check in to the hotel and lets have your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine. After which, you will visit the National Memorial Chorten which is built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Thimphu Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan, is also the seat of the office of the King of 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. Here villagers from the valley and other nearby places come to sell their agriculture products. Thereafter, we will drive up to Kuenselphodrang Nature Park where the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha is located. It one of the largest statue of Buddha in the world. You can enjoy the night walking around Thimphu Town after dinner.

 

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Day 2

     Thimphu to Punakha

Elevation 1,300 m     Weather in Punakha

Dochula Pass - the 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over indian militants and to liberate the souls of the souls lost. Punakha Dzong - Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship. Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten - Built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck this Chorten is a splendid example of of the Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. It has been built over eight and a half years and its details have been drawn from religious scripture.

 

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Day 3

     Punakha to Paro

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

Chhimi Lhakhang - A 20 minutes walk across terraced fields through the village of Sopsokha from the roadside to the small temple located on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina. Ngawang Chogyel built the temple in 15th century after the ’divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay built a small chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for barren women. Paro Valley - The 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 whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. The following are some of the prominent places to visit in Paro. Paro Dzong also known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th century massive fortress/monastery, is also the administrative center of the dzonkhag. A morning drive, north of Paro valley brings us to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the Dzong was destroyed by an accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.Explore the ramparts and relive the memories of a glorious past.

 

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Day 4

     Paro

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

Are you ready? We will be making the hike up to one of the key highlights in Bhutan today! Tiger's Nest aka Taktsang Monastery.

Taktsang Monastery - A one hour hike to the cafeteria is also a vantage view whereby you can enjoy the stunning view of the monastery. Prayer flags adorn the cliffs and this is also where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century.

Kyichu Lhakhang - After a sumptuous local lunch, we will retrace our steps to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

 

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Day 5

     Depart from Paro

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to Singapore. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!

What's Included

Suitable Months
  • Whole year round
  • High Season: March-May and September-November
  • Low Season: December-February and June-August
Prices
  • For Travel during the months of: Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug
  • USD 1,009 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 969 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 849 per person for group with 3 or more


  • For Travel during the months of: Mar-May and Sep-Nov
  • USD 1,209 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 1,169 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 1,049 per person for group of 3 and above
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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I travel solo on this itinerary?
Yes, you can. More than 700 individuals like you have chosen to travel solo as of February 2017.

Can we customize this trip?
Yes, we can customize the trip further if you're travelling in a private group. Some options include having one night in Punakha, or skipping Punakha entirely.

What's the main difference with 7-Days tour?
A 5-day tour will definitely skip the valley of Gangtey. And you would either spend just 1 night in Thimphu or skip the valley of Punakha. The drive to Punakha takes about three hours so though most tourists opt to go there, some decided to limit the visit to just Paro and Thimphu.

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lourdes lumbayon
15 Sep 2017
hello,
in your tour packages,it is via singapore to bhutan. if il have it via bangkok to bhutan, does the airfare changed?pks advise
thanks,

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Rennie Mega Sari
Indonesia, Sep 2017

Our experience during in Bhutan was amazing. Our dream was came true when we be able to the Tiger Nest.

Thanks to tour guide team for their good services during our stay there.

Also we would like to thank you for your services arranged our trip to Nepal & Bhutan.

We highly recommend Druk Asia to our friends in Indonesia as a trip organizer to Bhutan.

Hope we have a chance to visit Bhutan again in the future.

Kadrin Chhey
Rennie

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André Joho
Switzerland, Sep 2017

Bhutan is a great country, we surely come back for a deeper insight. Nice hotels, especially Nak - Sel Boutique hotel - a paradise!

The guide, Dr. Norbu Wangchuk, a great person, wonderful guide, deep knowledge, perfect spanish speaking. Car and driver perfect.

Thank you Ugyen for this perfect organization - we will recommend you and your company.


Best wishes and kind regards,

André Joho

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Shaun Southern
United Kingdom, Dec 2016

We had a great trip. Everything went to plan. We arrived a day earlier in Delhi so had plenty of rest before flying to Bhutan.
We were met by "Choki Dorgi", our guide and "Keelay" our driver. They both spoke excellent English, especially Choki, and they were both friendly, charming and helpful. OVer and above the itinerary, they took us into town to get supplies ahead of our big hike to Tigers Nest, and added a new small steep hike into the itinerary the day before for us to have practice.
I usually have all our trips planned to the smallest detail but because this time we followed your itinerary, I didn't check out the hike to Tigers Nest and I didn't realise how long and how high it was. Maybe the itinerary could stress this a bit more, though I really should have looked it up. However,

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