Short Bhutan Tour from Nepal: 5 Days

Short Bhutan Tour from Nepal: 5 Days
Short Bhutan Tour from Nepal: 5 Days
Short Bhutan Tour from Nepal: 5 Days
At a Glance
Duration5 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude3120 meters (10,236ft)
Group Size1 to 20 pax
Travel StyleTour, Hiking
Best TimeSep to Nov and March to May

Discover the hidden treasures of Bhutan with the Himalayan Trekking Path on a 4-night/5-day iconic tour. This tour is specifically crafted for those who seek to explore and immerse themselves in the beauty of Bhutan during their 5-day journey. The itinerary covers the must-visit destinations of Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha, which are renowned for their iconic status in Bhutan's tourism industry. Embarking on a solo trip from Nepal to Bhutan adds an extra layer of uniqueness to your travel experience. If you are planning a Nepal holiday before heading to Bhutan, please reach out to us, and we will tailor an itinerary that suits your preferences. Throughout the 4-night/5-day Bhutan Tour, we will guide you to the most significant cultural and historical sites in Bhutan. Here is a glimpse of what each place has to offer and what you can anticipate during your tour of these remarkable locations: Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha.


  • Scenic journey from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Explore the impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong, a fortress
  • Monastery with sacred artifacts and beautiful wall paintings
  • Discover Bhutanese history and culture at the National Museum of Bhutan, housed in a former watchtower
  • Visit the Takin Preserve to observe Bhutan's national animal, the Takin
  • Tour the Capital city of Bhutan, including the Memorial Chorten dedicated to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
  • Gain insight into Bhutanese traditions and crafts at the Folk Heritage Museum and Textile Museum
  • Enjoy evening strolls through Thimphu's lively streets and markets
  • Journey to Punakha, a Picturesque Valley renowned for its landscapes and historical sites
  • Visit the Chimi Lhakhang and trek to the iconic Punakha Dzong, a significant fortress in Bhutan
  • Trek to the Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's Nest Monastery) before flying back to Kathmandu from Paro

Our Bhutan tour, which spans 5 days and 4 nights, begins in Kathmandu once all essential formalities like visa and air ticket arrangements are finalized. The process may take a few days to organize, allowing you the opportunity to partake in our Nepal tour or a brief trek before departing for Bhutan. Throughout the journey, you will delve into the hearts of Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. 

Paro Valley (Gateway to the Nation) Paro, situated in the western region of Bhutan, is a charming valley town that serves as the primary entry point for visitors to the country. Renowned for its natural beauty, traditional architecture, and cultural significance, Paro boasts several must-see attractions:

  • Tiger's Nest (Paro Taktsang): an iconic monastery perched on a cliff, offering stunning views of the valley.
  • Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong): a fortress-monastery that acts as the administrative hub of Paro district.
  • Kyichu Lhakhang is among Bhutan's oldest and holiest temples, renowned for its serene ambiance.
  • National Museum of Bhutan: Housed in a historic watchtower, the museum showcases a diverse collection of Bhutanese art and artifacts.

Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, is a bustling center of culture and politics. Despite its status as a capital, Thimphu has successfully maintained its traditional allure while embracing modernity. Here are some notable attractions in Thimphu:

  • Tashichho Dzong: Serving as the main administrative building of Bhutan and the summer residence of the Chief Abbot, Tashichho Dzong holds great significance.
  • Buddha Dordenma: Dominating the city's skyline, the colossal Buddha statue offers breathtaking panoramic views of Thimphu.
  • National Memorial Chorten: This revered Tibetan-style stupa serves as a place of worship for both locals and visitors, who offer prayers and engage in circumambulation.
  • Folk Heritage Museum: Providing a glimpse into Bhutanese rural life and traditional crafts, this museum is a treasure trove of the country's cultural heritage.
  • Discover the captivating blend of tradition and modernity in Thimphu, where ancient customs harmoniously coexist with contemporary developments.

Punakha, situated in the central region of Bhutan, is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes and historical significance. It was once the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and is home to several important religious sites. Notable attractions in Punakha include:

  • Punakha Dzong: Referred to as the "Palace of Great Happiness," this grand fortress is situated at the confluence of two rivers and stands as one of Bhutan's most magnificent and significant dzongs.
  • Chimi Lhakhang: Also known as the "Fertility Temple," it is dedicated to the renowned saint Drukpa Kunley and serves as a popular pilgrimage destination.
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a stunning temple perched on a hilltop, providing panoramic views of the picturesque Punakha Valley.
  • Punakha Suspension Bridge: Among the longest suspension bridges in Bhutan, it offers an exhilarating crossing over the Mo Chhu River.

These are just a few of the highlights you can explore during a 4-night/5-day Bhutan tour. Bhutan is a country abundant in natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual traditions, making it an enchanting destination for travelers. Feel free to plan your dream trip to this beautiful country with our expert team. We are here to assist you without hesitation.

Tour PlanExpand All

Drive to Kathmandu Airport from your Hotel in Kathmandu, then fly to Paro by Druck Air or Bhutan Airlines. After completing your immigration formalities, you will be welcomed by our representative, who will be your tour guide throughout your tour. Then drive to Thimphu, the largest and capital city of the country, On arrival at Thimphu, check into your hotel, and after refreshments, visit the following attraction around the city:

  • Tashichho Dzong: The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist Monastery and fortress at the northern edge of Thimphu.
  • National Memorial Chorten: The Memorial Chorten was built by Bhuntan’s Thrid King H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is also known as the father of modern Bhutan. He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity

Overnight at Thimphu (Mantra Home, Hotel Lhayul or Similar Property)

Max. Altitude: 2334m/7657.48ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Morning sightseeing tour ofTraditional School of arts & crafts and TashichoDzong, and Mini zoo then  Drive to Punakha to visiting the Punakhadzong the second oldest in the bhutan1637 in middle of the Male and female river by the spiritual leader ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel, Visit Chime Lhakhang O/N at Hotel.

Max. Altitude: 1242m/4074.803ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

After Breakfast, Visit Chime Lhakhang and Punakha valley then you will drive back to ThimphuViaDouchula Pass continue to drive to Paro O/N at Hotel.

Max. Altitude: 2200m/7217.848ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

After Breakfast, Hike to Tiger nest hike approx 4 hours. After the hike, you may visit KichuLhakhang, the National Museum, and the farmhouse. O/N at the hotel.

Max. Altitude: 3120m/10,236ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

After enjoying breakfast in the early morning, proceed to Paro Airport for your flight to Kathmandu, where you will witness the majestic Himalayan range, including the awe-inspiring Mt. Everest and other breathtaking peaks. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our team will be there to receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Today marks the end of our Bhutan Tour in Kathmandu.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.13ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Cost Details
  • Transportation for personal use
  • All required travel authorizations
  • local guide is fluent in English
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Paro and return flight from Paro to Kathmandu cost of $425.00
  • Visa fees for Bhutan amount to $50
  • Accommodation provided in a three-star hotel, with options for single or twin rooms
  • Inclusion of sightseeing activities and entrance fees to monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • Meal plan offering full board basis, covering all meals throughout the trip.
  • Coverage for various types of insurance policies
  • Additional expenses resulting from natural disasters and unexpected events
  • Personal expenditures, including beverages, gratuities for guides, and more