5 Nights Tour in Bhutan

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5 Nights Bhutan Overland Tour is a package of 6 days that visits some of the age-old monasteries, shrines, temples, fortress of the Dragon Kingdom. Bhutan Overland Tour encompasses the three major cities of Bhutan, the colorful Paro, the tiny capital Thimphu, and the old capitl city, Punakha. The tour starts with meeting the group at the border town of Bhutan and India at Phuentsholing. It then winds along to Thimphu following Punakha, Paro and eventually ends back at Phuentsholing. The tour covers major landmarks in these cities like Buddha’s point, King Memorial Chorten, Paro Ringpung Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Chimmi Lakhang and taking along the ever popular hike to the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ located outskirts of Paro. Overall, Bhutan tour is a great way to experience Bhutanese daily lives and its culture and traditions along with visiting some of the ancient and historical landmarks of the country tucked high up in the Himalayas.
Day 01: Arrive Phuentsholing (250m)Arrive Phuentsholing, meet our representatives and after concluding the formalities. Check-in hotel. Overnight at Hotel.Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (2350m)Early morning drive from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu following Pa Chhu downstream which takes 6-7 hours. In Thimphu, visit Buddha Point, Takin Preserve, Tashichoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Centenary Farmers Market.Overnight at Hotel.Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m)After breakfast, drive for about 1 & half hour to Punakha. Climb up the mountain road to Dochu La at 3140m and then descend through varied forest all the way to Punakha. Take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel.Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m)Drive to Paro re-crossing Dochula. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.Day 05: In Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tigers’ Nest’ (3120m)After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Then visit the Taktsang Monastery and hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Afterwards, back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.Day 06: Paro to Phuentsholing (250m)Your 5 Nights Bhutan Overland Tour terminates today, early morning, depart to Phuentsholing from Paro which is a 6 hours drive and cross the border back to India.

What’s included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium)
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • Route Permit
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $65. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Phuentsholing (250m) Arrive Phuentsholing, meet our representatives and after concluding the formalities. Check-in hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (2350m) Early morning drive from Phuentsholing towards Thimphu following Pa Chhu downstream which takes 6-7 hours. In Thimphu, visit Buddha Point, Takin Preserve, Tashichoe Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Centenary Farmers Market.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast, drive for about 1 & half hour to Punakha. Climb up the mountain road to Dochu La at 3140m and then descend through varied forest all the way to Punakha. Take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Punakha to Paro (2250m) Drive to Paro re-crossing Dochula. In Paro, visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: In Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tigers’ Nest’ (3120m) After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Then visit the Taktsang Monastery and hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Afterwards, back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Paro to Phuentsholing (250m) Your 5 Nights Bhutan Overland Tour terminates today, early morning, depart to Phuentsholing from Paro which is a 6 hours drive and cross the border back to India.
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