Bhutan Tour 5 Days 4 Nights

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Bhutan, also recognized as the "Land of the Thunder Dragon " stands out as an secluded nation nestled in the Himalayas. The people here embrace a connection, with nature shaping an identity enriched with deep rooted religious, cultural and heritage customs. One remarkable aspect is that Bhutan stands alone globally in its dedication to Mahayana Buddhism boasting a populace of 700,000 individuals who honor all living creatures and prioritize safeguarding their flora and fauna.

Known as a gem in South Asia Bhutan offers a four night five day tour package for those seeking to explore its wonders. However gaining entry into Bhutan entails navigating through procedures due to its restricted border access for foreigners until 1974. Prior to this opening up Bhutan remained a realm to outsiders. The countrys terrain encompasses lowlands in the southern regions transitioning into majestic Himalayan peaks towards the north providing visitors with a blend of natural beauty, historical richness and thrilling adventures. Notably recognized as the pioneer of ‘Gross National Happiness ’ Bhutan sets itself apart by prioritizing well being, over economic prosperity.

For the people of Bhutan values, like Buddhism, Monastery and cultural heritage hold significance than the 'Gross National Product'. A significant portion of Bhutans land 70% is still covered in forest areas reflecting the countrys commitment to preserving nature. Known for its ambiance Bhutan upholds the principle of 'high value impact'.

Some of the tourist attractions in Bhutan include sites such as Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Punakha Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, Gangteng Monastery, National Museum of Bhutan Kichu Lhakang, Phobjikha Valley Chimi Lakhang among others. Exploring these destinations is possible within a 4 nights 5 days tour of Bhutan. BoldHimalaya eagerly offers assistance for this experience.

Flying into Paro airport. Bhutans sole international airport presents views of towering peaks such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga. Contrasting with capitals in the world,Thimphu,the capital city of Bhutan exudes tranquility and cleanliness that invites a sense of peacefulness with every breath of fresh air. Embarking on tours across Bhutan promises an escape from the chaos and noise, in urban settings.

Bhutan Tour Highlights

Take a thrilling and exhilarating flight over the Himalayas to Paro!

Discover Bhutan's distinct ancient Tibetan Buddhist customs and culture.

See sites rich in history and culture such as Punakha Dzong, Thimpu Dzong, Paro Dzong, Tiger's Nest, and 108 Memorial Chortens.

Travel via Bhutan's highest Himalayan pass, the stunning Dochula Pass (3100m).

The breathtaking view of Chomolhari, Jitchu Drake Mt. Gangkar Puensum and Mt. Masanggang.

Personal encounter, with the Bhutanese culture, customs, past events faiths, clothing styles and culinary delights.

Main Attractions Of This Bhutan Tour

Dochula Pass

Dochu La, situated at an elevation of 3100 meters stands out as an attraction, during your 4 night 5 day Bhutan Tour. While you won't just stop here but pass through on your way to Punakha it's a Himalayan pass that often transforms into a winter wonderland with snow and is adorned with 108 chortens. The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang temple stands adjacent, to these revered chortens. From this pass you can catch a glimpse of Gangkhar Puensum towering at 7,570 meters as Bhutans peak and the worlds tallest unclimbed mountain.

Every December the palace is the venue, for the Dochula Druk Wangyel festival on December 13. If you're scheduling a trip, to Bhutan in December be sure to include attending this festival at Dochu La on your itinerary.


Punakha, the capital of the country is a destination, on your 4 day Bhutan Tour. Situated at an altitude of 1200 meters the weather here tends to be warmer in winter and hotter in summer. The vibrant red and white rice terraces in the valley along with the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers create a landscape. During your sightseeing adventures you'll have the chance to explore Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness) a place of importance, in Bhutan where the first coronation of a Bhutanese King took place.

Paro Taktsang

The Tigers Nest, also recognized as Paro Taktsang stands as a monastery and temple compound nestled in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. Renowned as one of the landmarks and sought after tourist destinations, in Bhutan. Perched atop a cliff, at an elevation of 3,120 meters (10,240 feet) legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, the pioneer of Buddhism, in Bhutan soared to the location riding on a tiger and spent months meditating in the century. The monastery was constructed in the century encircling the cave where Guru Rinpoche practiced his meditation.

Hikers must travel up a path that starts at the base of the mountain in order to reach the Tigers Nest. An average trek takes two to three hours in either direction. is regarded as being somewhat difficult. There are viewpoint spots throughout the route where hikers can stop and take in the breath-taking views of the valley. Guests to Tigers Nest are required to wear modest attire. Before entering the temples, they should take off their shoes. It is also forbidden to take pictures inside the temple grounds.


Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan does not have its airport. To reach Thimphu you would need to take a flight, to Paro airport. One notable aspect of Thimphu is its elevation at 2,248 meters ranking it as the highest altitude capital city in the world. The captivating landscapes and vibrant cultural heritage of Thimphu make it a significant attraction for visitors in Bhutan.

A visit to Trashi Chho Dzong in Thimphu offers insights into the history of the people and their nation. Exploring Paro Dzong provides a glimpse into architecture. Other popular attractions, in Thimphu include the National Memorial Chortens, Buddha Dordenma Statue and Simtokha Dzong.

Punakha Dzong 

Punakha Dzong stands out as a fortress, in Bhutan. During the springtime Jacaranda trees and colorful flowers enhance the beauty of the Dzongs surroundings. Previously Punakha Dzong served as the center of Bhutan until around the 1950s when the capital was relocated to Thimphu. The Dzong spanning 180 meters in length and 72 meters, in width is embellished with gleaming marble adding to its charm and elegance.

Handicraft Emporium 

The craft store beautifully represents the culture, traditions and beliefs of Bhutan. Tourists are drawn to the handicrafts that showcase the essence of Bhutan. The store offers a range of products including goods, carpets, apparel, bags and handcrafted items.


On the start of your 4 night 5 day tour, in Bhutan you will kick off by flying into Paro, the airport in the country. The other three airports are designated for flights. Paro, a valley town in Bhutan will unfold its charm as you soar above it during your flight. Behold Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other renowned Himalayan peaks along with Bhutans mountains like Chomolhari and Jitchu Drake. Upon landing you'll be warmly greeted by locals before embarking on a visit to the National Museum of Bhutan. Originally a watchtower for Rimpung Dzong it was later converted into the national museum in 1968 housing art and cultural relics. Perched atop a hill overlooking the splendor of Paro valley the museum offers a glimpse into Bhutans heritage. Your itinerary also includes a visit to Rinpung Dzong or Paro Dzong renowned for its architecture and array of historical edifices. Its majestic presence dominates any corner of Paro valley with its appearance and intricate wooden central tower—a gem, among Bhutans architectural marvels—serving as both district administrative headquarters and monastic school residence today. You'll be traveling to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan which's a 1.5 hour drive, from Paro.

After enjoying your morning meal continue your journey to explore the Thimphu Valley before heading to Punakha in the day. Begin by visiting the Trashichhoedzong or Thimpu Dzong a fortress and monastery that houses many of the countrys government offices and the Kings Throne room. It also serves as the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot.

Next make your way, to the National Library, which houses a collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Then venture to the Arts & Crafts School known for its paintings, where you can watch students creating intricate designs on cloth.

Continue your tour with visits to the Textile and Folk Heritage Museums showcasing material culture and traditions. After a lunch break explore the Handicrafts Emporium offering a variety of hand woven products. Conclude your day with a visit to the Memorial Chorten, a Stupa erected in honor of Bhutans Third King, revered as the Father of Bhutan. Inside this place are paintings and statues that offer insight into teachings. Lastly journey towards Punakha, via Dochula pass (3100 m).

After having breakfast, Explore Punakha Dzong, a fortress and spiritual hub built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal where the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers meet. Despite enduring four fires and an earthquake this significant structure has been meticulously restored. Next take a drive, to Wangdiphodrang renowned for its craftsmanship, in bamboo items, slate works and intricate stone carvings. Make a stop, at the market and then visit the Dzong before grabbing lunch and heading towards Paro. 

Along the way take a break at Dochula Pass followed by a visit to Simtokha Dzong, which's the oldest fortress in the Kingdom constructed in 1627. It now functions as the School for Buddhist Studies. Don't miss out on Chhimi Lhakhang, also known as the Fertility Temple situated in Punakha, Bhutan. This temple was founded in 1499 by Drukpa Kuenley famously known as the "Divine Madman," a saint. The temple is renowned for its array of paintings and statues that are believed to bring fertility and protect against malevolent spirits. It's a destination for couples seeking blessings, for parenthood.

After enjoying your morning meal you can embark on a hike, to Tigers Nest in Bhutan. Known as Paro Taktsang this iconic destination attracts tourists from over the world. It's rare to find a visitor to Bhutan who hasn't made the journey, to this site. Wondering why? The beauty and uniqueness of the place are simply captivating. The monastery comprises four temples and a round trip hike typically takes 4 5 hours with an hour dedicated to exploring the monastery itself. Starting at the base of the mountain you'll traverse a dirt path that eventually leads you out of the area offering you your first breathtaking view of Tigers Nest.

There are a couple of cafeterias, along the way where you can take a break and grab some food. The trail is adorned with prayer flags adding to its charm. Take in the views as you ascend further. Once you're through you'll come across prayer wheels that you can spin for luck. Some hikers opt to conclude their journey as it provides a view of the monastery. The latter part of the hike is less strenuous offering a vantage point of the surroundings. This is the spot to capture photos of the monastery from various angles. Most iconic pictures of the monastery are taken from this perspective. Remember not to bring shoes or photography gear inside the monastery premises as they're prohibited. After exploring the monastery prepare to descend and don't forget to snap some photos along the way. These photos will evoke memories each time you look back, at them with a smile.

Based on your itinerary you'll be heading to Paro Airport for your return flight. When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport our team will be there to greet you at the arrival terminal and take you to your hotel, in Thamel. Your four nights and five days Bhutan Tour is coming to a close. We'll organize ground transportation for your departure based on your schedule.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package


  • Personal transportation

  • All required passports

  • Entry Fees in accordance with the schedule

  • Full Boarding (Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast)

  • English-speaking local guide

  • Lodging in three-star hotels

  • The fee for sustainable development (SDF)


  • Any type of insurance

  • Additional expenses brought on by unanticipated events and natural disasters

  • One Supplement (if required)

  • Flight ticket between KTM and Paro 

  • Personal costs include drinks, tips, and other expenses

Best Time to visit Bhutan

The best time to visit Bhutan is, from October to December for skies and great photography opportunities. During this period the Phobjikha Valley is home to the black necked crane. The weather is cooler in January and February which might be perfect if you prefer milder temperatures. With Lhosar celebrations taking place during this season you won't feel the chill as the festivities will keep you warm.

From March to April Bhutan experiences a season with blooming rhododendrons and lush foliage in spring. Bhutans climate is heavily influenced by the monsoon, which occurs from June to September bringing rainfall across the country. If you enjoy rain followed by summer this season might be ideal for you. Summertime in Bhutan sees tourists allowing for a peaceful experience, amidst nature.

Bhutan Festival Dates 2024

Spring and Autumn are seasons to visit Bhutan and experience the cultural celebrations known as festivals or Tsechu. During these events monks showcase masked dances, in Bhutanese Dzongs or fortresses while locals and artists from the Royal Academy of Performing Arts present folk songs and dances. These festivals attract individuals, from distant rural regions creating a lively and colorful atmosphere. The local community members are all dressed in their attire well creating a truly special atmosphere. 

During autumn the rare necked cranes journey, to Bhutan from Tibet over the Himalayas. Settle in the Phobjikha Valley for winter. This migration is a sight for bird enthusiasts. Captivating even for those unfamiliar with such events. Additionally their arrival is commemorated at Gangtey Goempas courtyard, through the Black Necked Crane Festival – a gathering featuring songs and dances some of which are performed by locals, including school children dressed as black necked cranes.

In the spring the Rhododendron Festival is a celebration that includes strolls through gardens displays, at botanical gardens booths offering local cuisine, cultural dances and traditional Bhutanese games, like archery and darts! Tshechu festivals take place in places at times according to the Bhutanese lunar calendar. Make sure to consult with your trip advisor to plan your visit during one of these events; it will truly enhance your vacation experience!

5 Days Bhutan Tour Difficulty

Exploring Bhutan is quite manageable, in terms of physical exertion. While there are hiking options, most of the sightseeing is done by traveling in vehicles to locations. The journey includes navigating through winding mountain roads, which can make driving times lengthy sometimes spanning 6 to 8 hours of twisty roads. This might be exhausting for some travelers. Its recommended to have motion sickness medication readily available, in case.

Most mainstream travel plans don't prioritize walking or hiking. The popular choice is a trek, to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tigers Nest, which includes ascending 300 600 steps in a high altitude setting. It might be a tough, for those who aren't used to hiking. Altitude sickness isn't an issue either as most key attractions don't exceed 10,000 feet above sea level. It's crucial to take it and stay hydrated to adjust. English is commonly spoken in Bhutan by tour guides so communication hurdles are minimal.

Altitude Sickness on 4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour

When you travel and trek, in Bhutan you won't have to worry about altitude sickness. The Tigers Nest Monastery stands at 3,120 meters above sea level making it the highest point in Bhutan. Another notable spot is Dochula Pass reaching 3,100 meters, above sea level. Altitude sickness isn't something to be concerned about at these heights.

Preparation for 5 Days Bhutan Tour

Here are a suggestions to get ready, for a 4 night 5 day trip to Bhutan;

Explore the destinations you'll visit in Bhutan; Learn about the attractions things to do and the local culture. Some popular places to explore include Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Haa Valley.

Keep an eye, on the weather forecast and pack accordingly; Bhutan can cool down in the evenings during the seasons. Remember to bring layers of clothing, hats, gloves and other essentials.

When traveling it's an idea to pack especially since some roads can be curvy and high, up. If necessary you might be able to arrange for porter services along the way.

Make sure to have your passport and visas handy as you go through immigration. It's important that your passport is valid for six months from your date of entry.

Considering getting travel insurance to protect against cancellations, injuries or incidents. Additionally verify if your insurance policy includes coverage, for Bhutan.

Let your bank or credit card company know about your travels to prevent any payment problems. When it comes to currency in Bhutan they use the Ngultrum. You can. Exchange currency in advance. Do so at the airport when you arrive. Make sure to check Bhutans customs rules as there are limitations, on bringing in items, like tobacco, plants and fruits.

Remember to pack some motion sickness medication if you're sensitive, to winding roads. Don't forget to bring along your prescription medications well.

Make sure all your electronic gadgets are fully charged and have adapters or converters in case.

It's an idea to let your contacts know that you might have limited internet access while you're away. While Bhutan does have internet the connections there can be a bit slow, at times.

Bhutan Tour Packing List

A suggested packing list for a four-night, five-day tour package to Bhutan is as follows:

Clothing and gears

Wearing five to seven shirts (quick-dry advised)

One fleece jacket or sweater

Two sets of trousers

One or two shorts

Five pairs of socks and undergarmentsOne jacket that is waterproof

One or two sets of pajamas

cosy walking shoes


Headgear and scarf

Personal hygiene

Brush or comb


toothpaste and toothbrush

Shampoo and soap

Lip balm and sunscreen

Shaving cream and a razor


glasses, solution, and contact lenses


camera, power sources, and charger

Phone and charger

Portable charger/power bank

All-purpose adapter


Documents for travel insurance and passport

Printed travel schedule ID cards and driver's license 

Bhutan Tour Permits 

The Bhutan visa serves as a document needed for the 4 night 5 day Bhutan trip. It is a requirement, for all visitors except those, from India, Bangladesh and Maldives. Every tourist must be accompanied by authorized guides. Use transportation during their visit.

You must also book tours through authorized operators when visiting Bhutan. Independent travel is not allowed in Bhutan unlike in countries as the country strictly enforces its entry and exit regulations, with designated procedures, in place. You'll require permits, for travel, road access and entry. BoldHimalaya can assist in arranging these for you.

You will need to provide us following documents to arrange required permits.

Passport which is valid for at least six months

Two passport-size photographs.

Travel insurance documents

Bhutan Tour Travel Insurance

BoldHimalaya strongly advises all travelers planning a trip, to the Himalayas to secure travel insurance. This coverage provides protection, for tour or ticket cancellations, medical emergencies, evacuation, theft and loss of items. By having this safety net in place your journey can be both enjoyable and secure.

Flight and Ground Transportation

Our Package does not include the cost of airfare from Kathmandu to Paro. After obtaining your Bhutan Travel Visa you will be responsible for covering the cost of the flight. Additionally the transportation within Bhutan as part of the 4 night 5 day Bhutan Tour Package will be covered. You will have vehicles at your disposal throughout your stay, in Bhutan, including airport transfers, hotel transportation and sightseeing trips.

5 Days Bhutan Tour guide

During your trip, to Bhutan you will be accompanied by a tour guide, from Bhutan. We choose to have Bhutanese guides lead this tour as they possess an understanding of their homeland that foreign guides may not have.

For a 4 day Bhutan Tour experience we have guides with years of guiding expertise. They have received feedback and recommendations from clients. Additionally you will be paired with guides who speak your language English speaking guides. However if you require a guide, with language skills there might be an increase, in the cost of your trip.

Bhutan Tour 5 days 4 nights Cost

This Tour Package will cost you falano USD. Make sure to check out the include exclude section to see which services are included and excluded from package. Generally all fundamental and essential services are included in the package such as food, accommodation, transportation, guide etc.


About Meal

Unfortunately you cannot obtain an entry visa to visit Bhutan unless you have pre arranged a land tour itinerary, with an authorized tour operator and have paid the required all inclusive government fee. The Bhutanese government discourages travelers independent visiting to preserve its culture and environmental integrity. Nonetheless you can experience a level of freedom during your hikes explore markets and villages and engage with the locals as you desire.

Bhutan, much like Nepal and other nations around the world is witnessing changes in its climate. The summer months (from June to mid September) are typically warm, humid and rainy. On the hand winter (from December to March) brings cold and dry conditions. Although winter nights can be chilly the days are usually bright and sunny. In the valleys snowfall occurs about twice a year on average. The wettest period tends to be from August, to September.

To travel to Bhutan you have two options; you can. Journey overland, from India. Take a flight from Nepal, India or Thailand. The flight from Kathmandu is particularly breathtaking as it provides views of peaks, like Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and countless other Himalayan mountains.

At Global Holidays Adventure we've got you covered with the visa process. Just make sure to submit your visa application to the government least a week before your trip. Upon arrival, in Paro you'll receive the official stamped visa in your passport. To apply for the visa we'll need a scanned copy of your passport from you.

The optimal period to explore Bhutan is, from October to December when the weather is delightful with skies and a fresh atmosphere. Following this January and February are chilly while March to May offers an pleasant climate. By the end of spring the hills come alive with rhododendron blooms in hues. Moving into May and June temperatures rise slightly with increased humidity. From June, through September the mountains are blanketed by monsoon rains.

Most tourists typically do not encounter altitude issues in Bhutan. Our cultural tours do not exceed an elevation of 3500 meters, above sea level. However if you plan to trek in Bhutan it's important to be mindful of the altitude.

The packing list varies depending on the season of travel in Bhutan. During the seasons, such as winter it is advisable to pack clothing like down jackets and sweaters. In contrast for the seasons, like summer lightweight cottons and woolens are suitable attire.

Indeed a representative, from Global Holidays Adventure will be waiting for you outside the Terminal Hall with a name card bearing your name. Following that you will be transported to the hotel.

The level of fitness needed for a trip to Bhutan depends on the activities you want to do. Although some treks and hikes may require a level of fitness most of the tourist spots in Bhutan can be visited by people, with different levels of fitness.

The official currency, in Bhutan is called the Bhutanese Ngultrum often shortened to BTN. Nevertheless the Indian Rupee (INR) is also widely. Can be exchanged with the Ngultrum in Bhutan. While the Ngultrum is mainly used for transactions within the country Indian Rupees are accepted in border regions and, for purchases. Its recommended to carry both currencies when visiting Bhutan for your convenience in remote areas where currency exchange services might be scarce.

Generally it's advisable not to consume tap water. While the water quality might be acceptable in areas it's safer to play it safe and opt for bottled water especially for visitors. Bottled water is easily accessible throughout Bhutan and most accommodations, eateries and stores sell it. Staying properly hydrated is crucial when you're, on the move so make sure to have water on hand during your trip.

In Bhutan credit and debit cards are typically welcomed at hotels, stores and eateries in urban centers such as Thimphu and Paro. Nonetheless the use of cards may be restricted, in secluded regions. Hence it is recommended to have cash on hand in the currency of Bhutanese Ngultrum, for minor transactions and situations where card usage might be constrained.