Bhutan: 5 Days Tour in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha

  • Trip Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days
  • Trip Type: Cultural Tours
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Elevation: 1200m (4074ft) to 3150m(10334ft)


This itinerary is a perfect introduction to Bhutan, also known as the last Shangri La. Starting in Thimphu, you’ll experience a blend of modernity and traditional culture before moving on to Punakha via the Dochula Pass (3,140m). The trip concludes with a hike to one of Bhutan’s most sacred sites: Taktsang Monastery (also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”) in Paro.

While on the journey, be prepared to gain new experiences by:

  • Visiting the oldest, and most striking fortress
  • Observing the local Farmhouse’s traditions 
  • Participating in the Bhutanese National Archery Game 
  • Hiking towards the Tigers’ Nest

Trip Cost for 5 Nights & 6 Days

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 1995 (Single Traveler)
$ 1835 (Couple- per person)
$ 1695 (3 – 6 Travelers – per- person)
$ 1576 (7- 9 Travelers -per person)
$ 1476 (10 Travelers & above -per person)

Price Includes

  • A minimum of 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars can be upgraded at an additional fee)
  • All meals / Tea & snacks
  • All internal transport (excluding Domestic flights)
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • An experienced English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • SDF (Sustainable Development Fees/Government Fees) & Visa Fees

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Additional personal expenses such as souvenirs, meals, snacks, alcohol, laundry, tips, and gratuities for the tour leader and staff.


Day 01: Arrival: Paro – Thimphu

Driving Duration: 1.5 hrs/ 65km
Elevation:   2200m/ 7218ft

Drive to Thimphu, Thimphu sightseeing

– Buddha Point
– Memorial Chorten
– Explore Thimphu Town

Overnight in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu – Culture Sightseeing

Elevation:  2350m / 7710ft

After breakfast, Thimphu cultural sightseeing

– Takin Preservation Center
– Centenary Farmers Markets
– Zilukha Nunnery
– Tashichhodzong
– 13 Traditional Art Forms (Zorig Chusum)

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha

Driving duration: 2.5 hrs/77 km
Elevation:  1310m / 4300ft

Drive to Punakha, Punakha sightseeing

– Dochula Pass
– Chimmi Lhakhang
– Punakha Dzong
– Punakha Suspension Bridge

Overnight in Punakha

Day 04: Punakha – Paro

Driving Duration: 4 hrs/142 km
Elevation:  2250m / 7382ft

Drive to Paro after breakfast, Paro sightseeing

– Rinpung/Paro Dzong
– Ta Dzong (National Museum)
– Explore Paro Town

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 05: Paro - “Hike to Tiger’s Nest”

Elevation:  2250m / 7382ft

Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (5-6hrs/ 6.5 km), Paro town sightseeing

– Tiger’s Nest (Paro Taktsang)
– Kyichu lhakhang

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 06: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and then you will be escorted to the airport where your companion will help you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.

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