Bhutan is a mountainous country with diverse topography, ranging from subtropical plains in the south to the rugged Himalayan peaks in the north. The country is renowned for its scenic beauty, including pristine forests, deep valleys, and picturesque rivers. Bhutan is deeply rooted in its Buddhist traditions and follows the Mahayana school of Buddhism. The country has a distinct cultural identity and is known for its traditional architecture, colorful festivals (such as the famous Tsechus), and Gross National Happiness (GNH) philosophy, which emphasizes well-being and sustainable development.
Here’s 6-day itinerary for a tour package in Bhutan:
Day 1: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu
Arrive at Paro International Airport and meet your guide.
Visit the National Museum of Bhutan, housed in the Ta Dzong (Watchtower), which provides insights into Bhutanese history and culture.
Explore Paro Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery known for its beautiful architecture.
Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Visit Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the Bhutanese government and the King’s office.
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
Explore Thimphu city and visit the Memorial Chorten, a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan.
Visit the Buddha Dordenma Statue, one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, offering panoramic views of Thimphu valley.
Explore the Folk Heritage Museum and the National Textile Museum to learn about Bhutanese traditional arts and crafts.
Visit the Changangkha Lhakhang, a 12th-century temple perched on a hilltop.
Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha
Drive to Punakha, crossing the Dochula Pass, known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Visit Punakha Dzong, a magnificent fortress located at the confluence of two rivers.
Hike to Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the Fertility Temple, dedicated to the Divine Madman.
Take a leisurely walk through the beautiful Punakha Valley.
Day 4: Punakha – Paro
Return to Paro and visit the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang). Hike up to this sacred site, perched on a cliff, and enjoy breathtaking views.
Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, with its sacred orange tree believed to bear fruit throughout the year.
Day 5: Paro Sightseeing
Take a morning hike to the viewpoint of the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery for another perspective.
Visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a historic fortress that offers views of Mt. Jomolhari.
Explore the Paro town and indulge in local handicrafts and souvenirs.
Day 6: Departure
Say farewell to Bhutan and depart from Paro International Airport.