6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS
6 Days 5 Nights Bhutan Tour Package offers you exciting opportunities to explore the natural and cultural richness of Bhutan. Being a mountainous country in between Tibet and India it displays the magnificent Himalayan landscape within. 6 Days 5 Nights Bhutan Tour Package offers some lifetime experience. It is a slightly different package from 5 days Bhutan tour.
According to the research conducted by Pew Research Center 2010, there are 74.8% Buddhist in Bhutan. The constitution of Bhutan has declared Buddhism as the spiritual heritage of Bhutan. Being a Buddhist country it has a proper mystical and spiritual side of Buddhist communities.
6 Days 5 Nights Bhutan Tour Package starts with the visit of National monasteries and fluently goes through cultural pride, kings and deities, untamed forest to unexplored mountain trails. The local people of Bhutan are cool, calm, helpful, and spiritual. The typical Bhutanese cuisine is one of the best foods that you can try. It would be better to plan your trip to Bhutan during the festival season.
Bhutan Festival Season:
|Festival Name||Time of Falling||Venue|
|Thimphu Tsechu||Late September or early October||Dzongs|
|Trashiganag Tsechu||Late November||Trashigang|
|Haa Summer Festival||First week of July||Haa Valley|
|The Black Neck Crane Festival||Winter||Gangtey Goenpa|
If you are a citizen of any country among India, Maldives, and Bangladesh then you can get the Bhutan Entry Permit On arrival. If anyone is willing to travel to Bhutan, He/She should go through the legally registered and permitted tour operator. Unlike other countries, you can’t travel to Bhutan independently because it has a strict policy over entry and exit of the country. For the tourist, one should have to arrange private transportation, accommodation, legally registered guide before proceeding to Bhutan. In this case, Signature Tours commits to arranging all permits and makes your travel joyful and memorable.
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It takes about 1 hrs 15 min (approx.) from Kathmandu to Paro by flight. Upon your arrival in Paro, go through the legal requirement of the immigration department. Make the proper arrangement of your document and most importantly take a copy of Visa Clearance Letter standby. We’ll provide you the letter at the time before departure from Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu). Your personal vehicle driver and our representative will be at airport (in front of terminal building) to welcome you in the traditional Bhutanese culture. After meeting them you’ll be proceed towards Thimphu (Capital city of Bhutan). Along the way you can view the traditional building built in typical Bhutanese architecture and also visit Tag Dzong and Taschichho Dzong. You can stroll around Thimphu on your own if the time is permitted.
Ta Dzong (National Museum of Bhutan):
National Museum of Bhutan also called as Ta Dzong is located at the Paro district and was established to promote eastern paro valley. In this museum there are well organized showcase and sector. It has Natural history gallery which displays natural as well as artificial historical things which are related to Bhutan. Another showcase is allocated for science and conservation, here you can view the scientific discovered things from the side of Bhutanese citizens in ancient times and also you can get the new discoveries of the concerned field. National Museum of Bhutan not only focused on the ancient preservative things but it also have the department for education. Resources and Education depart exhibit the educational resources for the welfare of Bhutanese education system.
Taschicho Dzong is one of the best Buddhist monastery and fortress situated at the northern edge of Thimphu city. It was built by the first Dharma raja in the structure of two-storied white washed building along with three-storied towers at each of the four corners. You can visit this monastery at any time.
Tsechu festival is the major attraction of the Taschicho Dzong. This festival is celebrated at each monastery of Dzongkhas on the 10th day of the month of the lunar Tibetan calendar. If you plan to celebrate this festival in Bhutan then you can enjoy the great hospitality and tshechus’ Cham dances.
Overnight at Thimpu
Meal Plan: Full board
After early breakfast, you’ll proceed to Memorial Chorten. Memorial chorten is approx. 1 km away from the Thimphu city courtyard. Then you’ll proceed to Changangkha Lakhang which is just 2 km (approx.) away from Memorial Chorten. Later you’ll visit Zilukha Nunnery in Drubthob Goemba. The distance between Zilukha Nunnery and Changangkha Lakhang is 4 km (approx.) via Chhophel Lam and Thori Lam. After the midst of the day you’ll visit Simtokha Dzong and Takin Sanctuary. These are the destinations you’ll visit the second day of your tour. Then you’ll drive back to hotel.
Memorial Chorten aka Memorial Stupa is located in Doeboom Lam. The stupa was built in 1974 AD in honor to the third Druk Gyalpo (Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ). It is a prominent landmark in the city with it’s golden bells and spires. The architecture of this stupa is Tibetan classical stupa style also named as Jangchup Chorten. This stupa is well known for the Monlam Prayer Festival, where the religious head of Bhutan Je Khenpo bless the pilgrims who congregate for the religion. This festival falls on 4th – 11th day of first Tibetan month of Tibetan Buddhism calendar.
Changangkha Lakhang is the temple complex located at the central part of Thimphu city. It is said to be more than 600 years older temple complex and is the most oldest complex of Bhutan. The children with their parents frequently visit here to get blessing from Genyen Domtsangpa, a protective deity of children. This temple is famous for the Tsechu festival which falls for 14 days in the 9th Bhutanese lunar Tibetan calendar. The masked dance is performed in 13th,13th,and 14th day of the entire festival.
Zilukha Nunnery also known as Druthob Goemba is located at Thimphu just behind the famous Taschhi Dzong. It is established by Drubthob Thangtong Gyalpo. It has the housing around the spacing of 60 nuns in its premise and considered as one of the biggest nunnery of Thimphu. You can reach Zilukha Nunnery through the rout of Gaden Lam route and the little walk from the road.
Simtokha Dzong also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang is located 5 km (approx.) southern part from Thimphu valley. It was established on 1629 AD by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal as the monastic and administrative center in dzong architectural design. It has beautiful mandalas and many more attractive things.
This is originally established as mini-zoo located a short distance off the road to the telecom tower. Takin (Budorcas taxicolor) is the National animal of Bhutan which seems as mixed of cow from back and goat from front. The Takin Sanctuary is established to preserve the Takin.
Overnight at Thimphu
Meal Plan: Full Board
After early breakfast, you’ll proceed to Punakha via private vehicle to cover the 3rd day program. Punakha Dzong is the only one place you are going to cover today. After visiting Punakha Dzong you can stroll around the hotel area on your own. Then return to hotel for overnight.
Punakha Dzong building is the administrative center of Punakha district. It is also know as Pungthang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang and was constructed around 1637-38 AD by Ngawang Namgyal.
It is popularly known for the crowd in the five day festival Domche falls in February and March of the Anno Domini (AD) calendar. You shouldn’t miss the last day of the cultural dance celebrated at the fifth day if you plan to travel Bhutan for the celebration of this festival.
Overnight at Punakha
Meal Plan: Full Board
After early breakfast, you’ll proceed to visit Chimi Lakhang and the majestic view of Punakha valley. Then you’ll drive back to Thimphu via Dochula Pass giving continuity to Paro.
Chimi Lakhang is the last monastery of Punkaha district you’ll visit. It was built on 1449 by Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel. The maverick saint named Drukpa Kunley built a chorten on the site around 15th centuries. It is built under Bhutanese architecture. This is one of the attractive monastery in Punkaha district that worth a lot to visit.
Dochula Pass is the snow-capped mountain way that connects Punakha and Paro districts. Along the way there is 108 chortens or stupa. One can also get the opportunity to view the 47 km2 Royal Botanical Park where Rhododendron garden lies. If you visit this park any month of winter and spring season you can easily watch different colors of Rhododendron blooming in front of your eyes.
Overnight at Paro
Meal Plan: Full Board
After early breakfast, you’ll proceed for hiking for the most awaited Tiger’s Nest Monastery (approx. 4 hrs). After the hike you may also visit Kichu Lakhang, National Museum and farmhouse if there will be sufficient time to cover these two destination. In the sense of adjusted time you won’t going to visit Kichu Lakhang, National Museum and farmhouse.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery:
Tiger’s Nest Monastery is also known as Taktsang Pallug Monastery and is scared Vajrayana Buddhist monastery situated just above the upper Paro valley. It was discovered as a meditation cave in early 9th century but the current structure of the monastery is constructed in 1962 AD. This monastery is very beautiful and famous for tourist. This monastery design and structure upper the stone is too much awesome than our imagination.
Overnight at Paro
Meal plan: Full Board
This is the last day of 6 Days 5 Nights Bhutan Tour Package. You took the happiest memories from the land of thunder dragon at this day. On this day after having early breakfast, you’ll proceed to Airport by private vehicle to catch the flight to Kathmandu. The departure from Bhutan will be the official end of this package for you.