5N/6D Bhutan Odyssey Tour Package

Highlights of Bhutan

Key Infomation

  • Duration:6 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • DestinationParo International Airport
  • Max Altitude3,120 m
  • ActivityTour and Hiking
  • Group Size1-20
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In the heart of the Eastern Himalayas lies Bhutan, a destination that transcends the ordinary with its awe-inspiring topography, cultural richness, and a vibrant tapestry of festivals. Widely known as the "Land of Happiness," Bhutan is a living testament to the harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity, where the preservation of Cultural Heritage of Bhutan takes the center stage.

Thimphu,the capital, is a prominent example of how new technology can coexist with centuries-old traditions. The 16th-century Pangri Zampa, Bhutan's oldest monastery, is a must-see, as is a lunch at a local eatery where you can interact with local monks and enjoy sweeping views of the Thimphu Valley at Buddha Point, where you can see the country's largest Buddha statue. The views from the top of the cliff of the Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), offers a glimpse of what is probably Bhutan's holiest place, which is a great asset for Cultural Tourism of Bhutan.

There is no better way to learn about Bhutanese history, culture, and natural beauty than with this 6 day Bhutan tour. Bhutan's biggest attractions are included in our tour, giving us the chance to see them up close and personal. The Himalayas, Bhutan's fortresses, temples, museums, and sacred monasteries are some of the country's most notable attractions. This 6 day Bhutan Odyssey Tour, not only focuses on the country's untouched culture but also its natural wonders. Several of Bhutan's most popular tourist attractions are included, including Paro, Thimphu, Bimthang, Punakha, and Taktsang on this journey. Itinerary for a Visit to Bhutan Initiating in Paro, the journey of 6 days begins. 

Bhutan has only one international airport that is located in the city of Paro. Our representative will accompany us as we travel to Thimpu. Officials and guides greet us at Thimpu after a 2-hour trip from Paro. After that, we'll relax and take in some of Thimpu's sights. We'll head to Trongsa after finishing off at Thimpu. We explore the National Library and fortresses in Trongsa. There are so many things to take away from this trip to Bhutan. The Royal Government has taken a long-term approach to protecting pristine ecology and Culture in Bhutan which has avoided the negative impacts of industrialisation and mass tourism on the ecosystem and the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle. 

Permits from the Royal Embassy of Bhutan are required for trekking and tours in Bhutan. Trekking and touring in Bhutan is best done in the fall and spring. Punakha is the next stop on the Bhutan Odyssesy Tour itinerary. Punakha, Bhutan's former capital, is now a very popular tourist destination. The next best destination of the Bhutan Tour is Phobjikha Valley. The valley is also known as Gangtey, named after Gangtey Monastery. Gangtey Monastery, Punakha, Paro Taktsang, Punakha Dzong are some of the iconic historical sites in Bhutan. 

After that, we'll take a drive to Paro and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery (also known as "The Nest of the Tiger"). Awe-inspiring is what we can expect when we arrive at this magnificent monastery nestled in the foothills of the mountain. Finally we fly out of Paro at the end of our 6 day Bhutan Tour.

Although the fall and spring seasons are considered the best times to go trekking in Bhutan, Footprint Adventure is able to put together a package for any time of the year, depending on the holiday schedules of the individuals who are going on the trip. Join us as we embark on a hike through the peaceful landscape of Bhutan. During your time in Bhutan, make it a point to do things that will stick with you for the rest of your life.

Major Attarctions of Bhutan Odyssey Tour

Punakha Valley

Tucked away in lush landscapes, Punakha Valley is a cultural haven that attracts tourists with its illustrious history and attractive surroundings. Situated at the meeting point of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, the Punakha Dzong is a magnificent stronghold that embodies both Bhutanese spirituality and architecture. 

The valley's peaceful surroundings and cultural sites combine to produce a mesmerizing combination as you explore Punakha Valley. This part of the trip reveals a variety of aspects of Bhutanese history and customs, creating a lasting impression on the six-day Bhutan Odyssey Tour.

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Towering dramatically on a sheer cliff at 3,120 meters, Tiger's Nest Monastery is the highest point you reach on this 6 day Bhutan Odyssey Tour. The hike to the Tiger's Nest has deep spiritual meaning and is symbolic to the story of Guru Rinpoche. The strenuous climb through pine forests and suspension bridges is rewarded with magnificent views and a profound sense of achievement. The intricate architecture of the monastery, which clings to the cliffside, is a testament to Bhutanese craftsmanship. Tiger's Nest is not just a place to arrive; it's a spiritual pilgrimage, a profound experience of Bhutan's spirit, and a symbol of the majesty of the six-day journey.

Highlights of Bhutan Odyssey Tour

  • Experience the majestic landscape view of the Himalayas.
  • Spectacular climbing up to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) through a densely wooded area.
  • Discover the rich history, stunning scenery, and awe-inspiring architecture of Bhutan's ancient kingdoms.
  • Acknowledgement of the most important concepts in Buddhism.
  • Experience the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality in a traditional farmhouse.
  • Witness rare black-necked cranes at the Crane Center.
  • Immerse in Bhutanese handicrafts at the Handicrafts Emporium.
  • Drive through the picturesque Dochula Pass (3100 meters) to Punakha Valley.
  • Dive into Bhutan's rich heritage through visits to monasteries and cultural landmarks.

Best Time for 6 day Bhutan Odyssey Tour

Spring (March to May) offers mild temperatures, blooming flowers, and clear skies, though it is a popular tourist season. Autumn (September to November) provides pleasant weather, clear Himalayan views, and vibrant foliage, also attracting a considerable number of visitors. Whereas, Winter (December to February) boasts crisp air and snow-capped landscapes, with fewer tourists, but it can be cold, especially in mountainous regions. And, Summer (June to August) brings lush green landscapes, but heavy rainfall and potential road closures due to monsoons can be challenges. Given the limited timeframe, Spring and Autumn are generally considered the best seasons for a 6 day Bhutan Tour.

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Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary for 5N/6D Bhutan Odyssey Tour Package. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

Upon your arrival at Paro International Airport, your journey kicks off with a scenic one-hour drive to Thimphu, the enchanting capital of Bhutan. Nestled at an altitude of 7,700 feet (2,200 meters) in a steep valley, Thimphu proudly holds the distinction of being the world's only city without a single traffic light. After checking into your hotel for a refreshing break, embark on a day of exploration.

Begin by marveling at the imposing 52-meter Buddha Dordenma statue, the largest Sykhamuni Buddha statue globally, housing a captivating array of 125,000 smaller Buddhas. Continue your journey with a visit to Tashichhodzong, a remarkable fortress and monastery that serves as the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and central monk body. Explore the Handicrafts Emporium, showcasing an exquisite collection of handwoven textiles and crafts, along with a modest selection of books on Bhutan, Buddhism, and Himalayan culture. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and a peaceful night's rest at your Thimphu hotel.

  • Accommodation Three Star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Time4-5 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,235 m

Awaken to a new day and set out to discover the unique attractions of Thimphu. Pay a visit to Takin Park, home to the national animal of Bhutan, the Takin, a distinctive goat antelope found in the Eastern Himalayas. Explore the Bhutanese Textile Museum and the vibrant Farmers Market of Thimphu. After a satisfying lunch, embark on a picturesque drive to Punakha Valley, passing through the breathtaking Dochula Pass, situated at an elevation of 3,100 meters above sea level.

  • Accommodation Three Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,100 m

Start off your day with a delightful breakfast before immersing yourself in the cultural wonders of Punakha. Visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong, followed by an optional white water rafting adventure. Explore the Punakha suspension bridge before embarking on a 2.5-hour drive to Phobjikha Valley, the winter sanctuary of the rare black-necked cranes.

Experience the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality by staying at a traditional farmhouse in Phobjikha. Engage with the local family hosting you, take a leisurely nature hike in the valley, and unwind with a traditional hot stone bath in the evening.

  • Accommodation Three Star Hotel/Local Farmhouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,000 m

Embark on a journey to the Crane Center, where you'll witness the majestic black-necked cranes that migrate from Tibet to Bhutan during the winter months. Opt for another nature hike during the day and explore the serene Gangtey Monastery. As you drive back to Paro Valley, our expert guides will suggest additional sightseeing opportunities. Conclude the day with a hearty dinner and a well-deserved rest at your hotel.

  • Accommodation Three Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,253 m

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before undertaking one of Bhutan's most iconic pilgrimages. Hike to Taktsang Goemba, also known as Tiger’s Nest, a significant monastery with a captivating history. Your guide will share tales of Guru Rinpoche, an 8th-century Tibetan saint who brought Buddhism to the region on the back of a flying tigress. Depending on your pace, the hike spans 6 kilometers and takes between 3 to 5 hours. If time permits, explore the National Museum of Bhutan in Paro and stroll through the charming streets of Paro town in the evening. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and a restful night.

  • Accommodation Three Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time4-5 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,120 m

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your Paro hotel before heading to Paro Airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu, marking the conclusion of your Bhutanese adventure. Our representative will drop you off for your final departure.

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pick and drop during the international arrival/departures 
  • Three Star Hotels & Govt Approved Farm Houses (1X Double/Twin Room)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the entire trip
  • Transport (Mini SUV/ Hiace Bus) transfers within Bhutan for the duration of the tour
  • Mandatory licensed English-speaking local guide for the duration of the tour
  • A licensed tourist driver for the duration of the tour
  • All entry fees to monuments, museums, and sites as per the itinerary 
  • All road route permits within Bhutan
  • One-time US$ 40.00 Visa Fees per person
  • Mineral water during the entire trip 
  • Visa processing and documentation fees
  • Mandatory basic travel insurance for the duration of the tour in Bhutan
  • All the Government Taxes and company service charges including the 100 USD per night Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)
  • 4- & 5-Star Hotels
  • Alcoholic beverages during the tour
  • Souvenirs to take back home
  • International Flights to & from Bhutan
  • Tips for the guide and drivers (expected)
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusive section

Dates & Price

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateMarch 08, 2024 - March 13, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1990
dateMarch 15, 2024 - March 20, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1990
dateMarch 22, 2024 - March 27, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1990
dateMarch 29, 2024 - April 03, 2024StatusAvailablepriceUS$1990

Additional Info

Flights and Transportation

Your journey to Bhutan includes flights and comfortable ground transportation throughout the tour. Flights will take you to and from Paro International Airport, ensuring a seamless beginning and end to your adventure. On-the-ground transportation, you'll experience scenic drives, providing not just transportation but also a chance to witness Bhutan's breathtaking landscapes. Our well-maintained vehicles and skilled drivers will ensure your safety and comfort during the entire tour.

Drinking Water and Food in Bhutan

Delight your taste buds with the flavors of Bhutanese cuisine. During the tour, meals will be provided, offering you an opportunity to savor the local gastronomy. Bhutanese cuisine is diverse, featuring a mix of spicy and savory dishes. Special dietary preferences or restrictions? Just let us know, and we'll ensure your culinary experience aligns with your preferences. Additionally, bottled water will be readily available to keep you refreshed throughout your journey.

Weather 

Bhutan's weather can vary, so it's wise to be prepared. Thimphu and Paro, at higher altitudes, may experience cooler temperatures, especially in the evenings. Punakha, at a lower altitude, tends to be warmer. Layers are recommended to accommodate temperature changes, and packing a light jacket is advisable. Be sure to check the weather forecast closer to your travel dates for the most accurate information.

Feel free to reach out here if you have any specific concerns or requirements regarding flights, permits, meals, weather conditions, or any other information regarding the Bhutan 6-day Itinerary. We're committed to ensuring your Bhutan tour is not only enriching but also hassle-free and tailored to your preferences.

FAQs

Q1. What papers and documents will I need to do a 6 day Bhutan Odyssey tour?

To embark on a Bhutan tour, you will need the following documents:

  1. Valid passport with at least six months of validity beyond your planned departure date.
  2. Bhutanese tourist visa
  3. Flight Tickets
  4. Travel Insurance 
  5. Bhutan Entry Permit

Bhutan is considered a safe destination for travelers. It has a low crime rate, and the people are known for their hospitality and friendliness. However, like any international travel, it's advisable to exercise common-sense precautions and stay informed about local customs and regulations.

No, independent travel is not allowed in Bhutan. To visit Bhutan, you must book your trip through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator. They will arrange your itinerary, accommodations, transportation, and guide services. This approach helps maintain Bhutan's policy of high-value, low-impact tourism.

Yes, there is a dress code for visiting temples, dzongs, and other religious sites in Bhutan. Both men and women are required to wear modest clothing that covers their knees and shoulders. Traditional Bhutanese attire, like a gho for men and a kira for women, is acceptable. Avoid wearing shorts, skirts, and tight or revealing clothing when visiting these sacred places. Following the dress code demonstrates respect for Bhutanese culture and religious traditions.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended for a 6 day Bhutan Odyssey tour. While Bhutan is a relatively safe destination, unexpected events such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or baggage loss can occur. Travel insurance provides financial protection and peace of mind, covering potential expenses related to these unforeseen circumstances.

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