Bhutan Tour - Land of Thunder Dragon

Duration: 5 Days   |   Based on 5 Reviews   |  
  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Lodges
  • Group Size: 2-20

Bhutan Tour - Land of Thunder Dragon is a Short & Sweet Trip of Bhutan, that is the shortest trip suitable for them who intend to visit in a quick with ambitions. Bhutan Tour - Land of Thunder Dragon can be extended trip for the traveler who are in India or Nepal on their visit and have four days extra to spend. A fly to Paro from Kolkatta or Kathmandu can take traveler to Bhutan, thru Sikkim and Darjeeling land transport reach to Bhutan.

This Short & Sweet Trip of Bhutan covers the two major cities of Bhutan-Paro and Thimpu. Paro has the only airport of Bhutan and has a few famous Dzongs. Traveler will have opportunity interacting locals visiting farm houses. The capital city of Bhutan is Thimpu. There are many museums, art schools, libraries, textile emporiums to know better of Bhutanese tradition and culture.


  • Thimpu-Memorial Chorten, National Library, Handicrafts Emporium, Painting, Simtokha Dzong, Tashicho Dzong, Pangri Zampa Monastery
  • Thimpu week-end market
  • Paro-Drugyal Dzong, Farm houses, Ta Dzong, Paro Rinchen Dzong
  • Paro-Takstang Monastery


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As the aircraft enters the Paro Valley, you will experience the most mind-boggling mountain flights in the world with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth. You will be received by our representative at the airport and transfer to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. This evening, join your fellow travelers to stroll around the booming town of Thimphu.

  • Accommodation: 3- Star Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Today after your breakfast, enjoy sightseeing in Thimphu valley, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten depicting the Buddhist faith in the form of paintings and statues. Continue on to 12th century Changangkha Temple, The National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century and Tashichho dzong housing some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

After lunch, drive to Kuenselphodrang where world’s tallest Buddha Statue (169 feet) sits overlooking the Thimphu Valley. Enjoy the spectacular view of Thimphu city. 

Overnight at hotel in Thimphu

  • Accommodation: 3- Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest Dzong in Bhutan.

Afternoon in Paro, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (Judge) of Paro district. 

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

  • Accommodation: 3- Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, drive to Ramthangka to hike up to the view point of Taktsang (Tiger’s nest) (2950m. The trail is broad and the walk of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours uphill takes you almost a kilometre above the Paro valley floor (for those who cannot hike we will arrange a horse for transfer up to cafeteria). The view of Taktsang Monastery built on a sheer cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor is a spectacular sight. The Monastery is also an important pilgrim site for the Buddhists. According to legend, the great Guru Rimpoche and his consort are said to have meditated in a cave here for three months when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. After meditation, they manifested themselves in the forms of Guru Dorji Drolo and a tigress to subdue demons in the valley below. The cave, where the monastery was later built is said to be the origin of Buddhism in Bhutan.

While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. 

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

  • Accommodation: 3- Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, your Bhutan guide will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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What to Expect

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide service
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water and refreshment.
  • Single room supplement of US$ 40/room/night (optional)
  • Airfares (optional)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry
  • Bhutan VISA Fee and documents processing charges US$.40 per person one time payment.


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    Sarah Anderson, United States

    Enchanting Bhutan: A Journey to Remember

    Embarking on the 5-day Bhutan Tour was nothing short of magical. From the sacred beauty of Paro to the vibrant city life in Thimphu, every moment felt like stepping into a living painting. The trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery was both challenging and spiritually uplifting, offering unparalleled views. Shepherd Holidays crafted an itinerary that seamlessly blended cultural exploration with natural wonders. Bhutan's charm, coupled with the expert guidance of our local hosts, made this journey an enchanting experience.

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    Tom Phil, New Zealand

    Beyond the Ordinary: A Bhutanese Odyssey

    My escapade through Bhutan was nothing short of extraordinary. The juxtaposition of ancient traditions and modern life in Thimphu fascinated me. The visit to Paro, with its historic sites and welcoming locals, left a lasting impression. The trek to Tiger's Nest was a spiritual awakening, with breathtaking views at every turn. Shepherd Holidays ensured every detail was perfected, creating an immersive experience. Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, exceeded my expectations.

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    Hiroshi Tanaka, Japan

    Bhutan Bliss: Peaks, Valleys, and Smiles

    From the moment I landed in Paro, Bhutan cast its spell on me. The meticulously planned 5-day tour by Shepherd Holidays was a delightful immersion into Bhutanese culture and landscapes. Thimphu's unique blend of tradition and modernity was fascinating. The trek to Tiger's Nest was both challenging and rewarding, with the views of the Paro valley etched in my memory. Bhutan's tranquility, reflected in every prayer flag fluttering in the breeze, left me in a state of bliss.

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    Gabriela Silva, Spain

    Bhutan Unveiled: A Cultural Odyssey

    This tour through Bhutan was a captivating journey into a world of rich traditions and breathtaking landscapes. Paro's historic sites, Thimphu's bustling markets, and the spiritual aura of Tiger's Nest Monastery created an immersive experience. Shepherd Holidays' attention to detail and the warmth of our Bhutanese guides made this journey unforgettable. Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, revealed itself as a hidden gem, leaving me with a deep appreciation for its culture and natural beauty.

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    Isabella Rossi, Italy

    Tiger's Nest and Beyond: A Bhutanese Tapestry

    Bhutan unfolded like a vibrant tapestry during this 5-day tour. Paro, with its iconic dzongs, provided a glimpse into Bhutan's rich history. Thimphu's lively markets and the serene Dochula Pass showcased the country's diverse facets. The trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery was a spiritual sojourn, and Shepherd Holidays curated an itinerary that seamlessly blended adventure with cultural immersion. Bhutan's authenticity and warmth resonated in every smile and prayer flag.