• Feb 2, 2024
  • Rupak Parajuli

Bhutan is the beautiful Himalayan Kingdom in South East Asia. The Shangri la nation is still mostly cut off from the rest of the world. However, Bhutan has made efforts to open up to globalization while still keeping the traditional Buddhist culture intact.

The best Bhutan Tour Packages From Nepal lets you explore the Bhutanese cultural and natural heritage in all its glory. You can explore the lifestyle of Bhutan’s significant cities and the rural lifestyle of the villages as well.
These tours take you to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), which is the cultural icon of Bhutan. The monastery pierced at a cliff in Paro is one of the architectural wonders of the world. 

Bhutan is incredibly rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty. The country has many magnificent snow-capped mountains, gorges, and forests. The cultural aspects of the kingdom are evident in the ancient monasteries and palaces. 

We are offering multiple tours around Bhutan with wide-ranging itineraries at a reasonable price. You can choose the best holiday package according to your desire and requirement.

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2 Nights 3 Days Bhutan Tour

Paro Taktsang Monastery by khomson srisawasdi on 500px.com

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Paro and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery and Drive to Thimphu
Day 03: Drive from Thimpu to Paro and Fly to Kathmandu

The Glimpse of Bhutan 3 days 2 nights tour package of Bhutan is an excellent short holiday package to Bhutan. This trip is perfect for people with a tight schedule. The perfect weekend getaway trip in the mountain kingdom will refresh you to the core.

As the name suggests, this short tour will give you a glimpse of Bhutan and its unique culture and heritage. The incredible panoramic mountain views of the Himalayan landscapes is the highlight of the tour. 

You will have the opportunity to hike the Taktsang monastery or the Tiger’s nest monastery. The sacred monastery perched at the top of the cliff is the spiritual hub of the country. You can observe the entire Paro valley from the mountain top. 

Overall, this short but exciting tour of Bhutan tour will take you to the fantastic landscapes of the country in just 3 days.

3 Nights 4 Days Bhutan Tour 

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive to Thimphu, sightseeing around and Transfer to Hotel
Day 03: Explore Pangri Zampa Monastery and Drive to Paro
Day 04: Fly from Paro to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

The 3 nights and 4 days Bhutan tour passes through the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu and the beautiful town of Paro. The Thimphu sightseeing tour, including the stunning Pangri Zampa Monastery, is the highlight of the journey. 

You can visit the beautiful monasteries, dzongs, museums, schools of art and craft. You can experience Bhutan’s rich culture and traditions on this tour. The ancient monasteries and stunning palaces will take you back in time. 

Rinpung Dzong, an old watchtower turned National Museum, is another beautiful monument. You also get to visit the memorial Chorten built-in memory of the third king. Besides that, you can observe the Handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles are woven. 

The tour ends after exploring the major monuments in and around Thimphu. You will take a flight back home from Paro.

4 Nights 5 Days Bhutan Tour

Paro Town by Vivek Singh on 500px.com

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive to Thimphu sightseeing around and visit Cheri Gompa
Day 03: Drive from Thimphu to Paro Valley via Chele La pass at 4000m
Day 04: Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery 
Day 05: Depart from Paro

The 4 nights 5 days Bhutan tour is a complete tour package that takes you through the essential landmarks of Thimpu and Paro. You will visit the iconic monasteries like the Cheri Gompa, Dzondrakha, Dungtse Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong, and others.

You will also have an opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes, and passes like Chele la pass. You can also observe the snow-capped mountains like the Gangar Puensum and Jumolhari Peak. 

The package also includes the trek to the majestic Tiger’s Nest monastery perched on a cliff. The Taktsang monastery or the Tiger’s nest monastery is the cultural icon of Bhutan known all over the world. You can take postcard-worthy pictures of the entire Paro valley from the top of the cliff. 

Overall, the trip is a complete package that allows you to explore the essential landmarks of the country in a short period.

5 Nights 6 Days Bhutan Tour

The Punakha Dzong with blooming mauve flowers by Muhib Faisal on 500px.com

Image Source: The Punakha Dzong with blooming mauve flowers by Muhib Faisal

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro
Day 02: Sightseeing around Thimphu 
Day 03: Sightseeing at Punakha, the winter capital of Bhutan
Day 04: Drive back from Punakha to Paro 
Day 05: Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery or Haa Valley Excursion
Day 06: Departure from Paro International Airport

The 5 nights 6 days tour of Bhutan is an extended tour of the beautiful kingdom of Bhutan. After arriving at the Thimpu from Paro airport, you can go on a sightseeing excursion of the beautiful landmarks of the capital city. 

You will then drive to the ancient city of Punakha, which is also the winter capital of Bhutan. We explore the Punakha, including the Punakha Dzong and Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. We drive through the Dochu La Pass (3050 m) from where we can observe the highest mountain of Bhutan, Gangar Puensum.

After arriving at Paro the next day, you can go for a hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and also on the excursion of the Haa Valley. The spiritual trek to the sacred monastery will refresh your soul. After a wonderful time in Bhutan, you can take a flight back home from Paro Airport. 

6 Nights 7 Days Bhutan Tour

Pilgrims to Punakha Dzong by Csilla Zelko on 500px.com

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu to Paro
Day 02: Thimphu exploration day
Day 03: Drive to Punakha via the Dochu La Pass. Explore Punakha, drive to Trongsa via Paul Le Pass
Day 04: Drive from Trongsa to Bumthang via Yutong La Pass
Day 05: Drive from Bumthang to Punakha, explore Punakha Dzong and hike to Chimi Lhakhang
Day 06: Drive from Punakha to Paro via Dochula Pass at 3048m  
Day 07: Depart from Paro International Airport. 

The 6 nights 7 days tour is an extensive tour of Bhutan covering all the major landmarks of the country. You can start your trip as soon as you land in the tiny airstrip of Paro. The Capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, has a quaint environment with wide, clean roads and greeneries.

The tour lets you explore the old winter capital of Punakha via the Dochu La Pass. The added tour of Bumthang, which is the combination of four valleys, makes the trip special. You can pass through the Yutong La Pass to enter the Valley of Chumey.

The exploration of the Punakha Dzong and hike to Chimi Lhakhang is also on the cards. After exploring the area around the Dochula Pass at an elevation of 3048 m, you will travel back to Paro. You can take a flight back to your destination from the Paro International Airport.

Major Attractions of the Bhutan Tours

Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) by Dennis Heidrich on 500px.com

Perched at a height of 3000 m, Taktsang Goemba, or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, is a spiritual and cultural landmark of the country. Locals believe that Guru Rinpoche flew to this cliff on a flaming tigress and meditated in the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave in the 8th century. 

The Paro Taktsang temple complex built-in 1692 is a sacred site for Bhutanese people. The holy place gets flocked with local Bhutanese and tourists all over the year. Bhutanese make it a point to visit this monastery at least once in their lifetime.

Memorial Chorten

Memorial Chorten - Thimphu by Akari the Great on 500px.com

The Memorial Chorten is a massive tall, and white structure in Bhutan. Dedicated to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the memorial Chorten is a four-story tall white building containing statues, tantric teachings, and other arts of deities. The Bhutanese people flock the monument to worship in the chorten.

Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong by Kirankumar Natekar on 500px.com

The Tashichho Dzong has many government offices along with the central monastic body of Bhutan. The Tashichho Dzong is also the summer home of the spiritual leader of Bhutan, Je-Khenpo. The dzong also houses monks from both Thimphu and Punakha. 

The Tashichho Dzong National Museum is an incredible landmark in Bhutan. You can observe the ancient Bhutanese monuments in chronological order in this spectacular museum.

Zilukha Nunnery and Paper Factory

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Seventy nuns live and pray every day in the Zilukha Nunnery. From the viewpoint, you can observe the Tashichho Dzong, and the Thimphu valley is awe-inspiring.

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The traditional paper making factory that makes paper out of a daphne plant is an incredible sight as well. These papers are quite long-lasting as they get made from rice.

Sangaygang View Point (Telecom Tower)

The Sangaygang Viewpoint or the Telecom Tower (2685m) provides an incredible view of the Thimphu valley. You can observe the telecom tower and the broadcasting studios of Bhutan television.

Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang)

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The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point has a giant Buddha statue in the country. The 169 feet (51.5m) bronze statues gilded in gold is the primary attraction of the Buddhist point. 

The entire Thimphu Valley looks spectacular from the viewpoint. The Bhutanese people believe in getting an auspicious name for their newborns in the Kuensel Phodrang. The pilgrimage of the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’ is another reason many pilgrims flock the Buddha Point.

Takin Sanctuary

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Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. The unique animal is of great importance in Bhutanese history. According to popular beliefs, the Divine Madman created the Takin with its magical powers. 

The takin falls under a unique animal category in the family kingdom. The sanctuary works in preserving the national animal through various mediums. 

Institute for Zorig Chusum

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The Institute for Zorig Chusum is where many art students undergo a 6-year training course. The painting school has classes that teach Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. The illustrations and sculptures made by the students are on display at the Zorig Chusum.

National Library and Folk Heritage Museum

National Library of Bhutan by Mashrik Faiyaz on 500px.com

You can observe the important religious texts and monuments of Buddhism in the national library of Bhutan. There are ancient Buddhist manuscripts and other arts and crafts of Bhutan. 

Bhutanese Folk heritage and agricultural history get preserved in the folk heritage museum. You can observe the documentation of the Bhutanese rural life in the folk heritage museum.

Red Panda Brewery

The Red Panda Brewery is Bhutan’s first brewery. Established in 2006 by Fritz Maurer, the local beer gets brewed from wheat and is pretty strong. You can taste the famous beer on your trip.

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong by Pavel Aberle on 500px.com

Punakha Dzong monastery is an architectural wonder in Bhutan. In spring, the jacaranda trees around the monastery are in full bloom and make for a wonderful sight. The nearby forests are full of beautiful lilac trees.

Punakha Dzong was the seat of government and the administrative capital of Bhutan until 1955. The dzong also conducts the spectacular crowning ceremony.

Dochula Pass and 108 Chortens

Dochula Pass by Vivek Singh on 500px.com

There are 108 Chorten (Stupas) near the Dochula Pass dedicated to the Bhutanese soldiers who perished in wars. The 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains are the highlight of the tour.

Phobjikha Valley

Paragliding in Bhutan by Darko Ermenc on 500px.com

Phobjikha Valley is a stunning wildlife preserve near Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. It is famous for the natural beauty of the region. 

There are many wildlife and birds in the region. You can also spot the rare black neck cranes that migrate in the valley from far away places.

Gangatey Valley

The Gangatey Valley is a beautiful valley that leads you to the Gangatey monastery. The trails to the valley pass through the forests of rhododendrons, magnolias, and juniper. 

The passages pass through the ferns and bamboo trees. The settlements of Gogona & Khotokha also provides a cultural tour of the rural lifestyle of the region. The colorful flowers are in full bloom during the spring season.

Festival in Bhutan

Tshechu Festival at Wangdue Phodrang Dzong in 2011 by Jan Abadschieff on 500px.com

There are many religious festivals (Tshechus) celebrated in Bhutan. The Paro Tshechu is a vibrant springtime festival in Bhutan. Religious monks and laymen wear face masks and re-enact the famous Bhutanese legends.

The Thimphu Tshechu welcomes thousands of pilgrims from all around Bhutan. The incredible atmosphere lasts until three days followed by many days of prayers. Jambay Lhakhang Drup Tshechu involves locals running underneath large flaming gates (“fire ceremony”) and performing midnight nude masked dances. This festival is truly wild and entertaining.

Paro Tshechu festival by Khanh Nguyen on 500px.com

Moreover, the Mountain Echoes festival is an initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation and held in Thimphu. The festival provides a platform for the cultural and social exchange of thoughts and ideas through artistic mediums like literature, music, arts, etc. The annual Wangduephodrang Tshechu (“The dance of the ox”) is a great event where locals drink, dance and socialize.

Furthermore, the Punakha Drubchen is a fascinating Tshechu that celebrates the famous victory of Bhutanese armies over Tibetan invaders. The Black-necked Crane festival celebrates the arrival of the endangered black-necked cranes to the Phobjikha Valley with a series of crane-themed dances and songs.

The Haa Summer Festival set upon the backdrop of Gorgeous lakes and lush valleys are spectacular. This unique festival celebrates the traditional and nomadic lifestyles of old Bhutan. These vibrant festivals are the primary attraction of the Bhutan tour. 

Essential Tips for Bhutan Tour Package from Nepal

  • Carry visa and travel permits at all times as you need to verify them at various checkpoints
  • Keep in mind that you are not allowed to go from one city to another on your own and can roam in the town only 
  • Try the local Bhutanese dishes, including Ema Datse, Hogay, Nosha paa, butter tea, and others
  • You can also try the local wine of ‘ara’ made from distilled rice
  • Be careful as Bhutanese people use an ample amount of chilies on their food
  • Tour the country in the Spring and Autumn season for best climate and weather
  • Solo tours to Bhutan are not available except for citizens of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives
  • Bhutan has a ban on Tobacco, and hence you can only smoke in permissible areas
  • Make sure you have enough local currency as ATMs and cards are not reliable nor widely used in Bhutan. 
  • Follow the rules and regulations while taking photographs of different dzongs, monasteries, and stupas 
  • Dress modestly around the religious premises
  • Respect the local culture and do not indulge in activities that might offend the people

Bhutan Tour Review

Bhutan is an incredibly beautiful country with many natural and architectural landmarks. The best Bhutan tour packages from Nepal provide incredible insight into the Shangri La nation. You can explore Bhutan’s significant cities, Thimphu and Paro, as well as the rural lifestyle of the villages. 

The hike to the cultural icon of Bhutan, the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), is also included on our wide-ranging trip. The incredible temple complex is one of the architectural wonders of the world. 

The cultural heritage of Bhutan is carefully preserved as the country is still mostly cut off from the rest of the world. The Memorial Chorten, Thimpu Dzong, Buddha point, are some of the monuments of Bhutan. You can customize the trip and choose the best Bhutan tour that suits your desire and requirement. 

Need Help Planning Your Trip to Bhutan? 

Contact us, if you want to plan your best holiday trip to Bhutan. Our Bhutan Travel Experts will help to customize the trip itinerary based on your time and group. 

Rupak Parajuli

Rupak Parajuli

He is a Travel Enthusiast and Writer, who mostly covers the guide to outdoor adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. He can be your friendly trip planner. Feel free to reach out to him.

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