"Explore Bhutan, a beautiful Himalayan nation, which was closed to the outside world for centuries and dive deep into the cultural richness of medieval Tibetan Buddhism practiced by Bhutanese."
Nestled on the eastern edge of the Himalayas between two mega Asian countries, China and India, Bhutan is the land of Thunder Dragon and a beautiful landlocked Himalayan nation. Located along the ancient Silk Road, Bhutan had remained untouched with the rest of the world until the 1970s, which is considered as the last Shangri La.
From its steep gorge, rushing rivers, deep picturesque valleys to the high mountains, rich cultural heritage, and medieval monuments, Bhutan is a utopia for travel lovers. Standing proudly as one of the never colonized countries, Bhutan practices Tibetan Buddhism that dates back to the 7th century. Moreover, Bhutan is a carbon-negative nation and absorbs 3-4 times emissions than it produces. There is no slaughterhouse, traffic lights, billboards, tobacco trading, and the use of plastic bags throughout the nation.
On this short four days Bhutan Tour, you will be exploring the vibrant local markets and ancient streets in Bhutan. Unlike other Asian countries, Bhutan follows matrilineal, where inheritance passes from mother to daughter, and the man moves into his wife's house. Decorated with fortresses (aka Dzongs) and artistic monasteries, the country is profoundly attached to its roots.
Traversing through the centuries-old monasteries of Thimphu, reach the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro. Indulge in the serene and pure ambiance, learning folk music, rituals, and faith of the locals. Discover numerous mysteries and tales over delicious delicacies, and end the days with lots of laughter. Become part of the local grassroots projects and ancient meditation sessions. Experience civility, pure bliss, and uninterrupted history with us on this cultural 4 days Bhutan Tour!
Major Attractions of Short Bhutan Tour
King's Memorial Chorten
King's Memorial Chorten was built in the memories of the third Bhutanese king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. It is also known as Thimphu Chorten. The chorten was constructed in 1974. Later, in 2008 it went through an extensive renovation.
Buddha Point, aka Buddha Dordenma, is a huge Shakyamuni Buddha statue. The statue stands 169 feet above the ground and took more than 9 years to complete. This statue was made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth king. The statue holds more than a hundred thousand identical small statues.
Taktsang Monastery is also known as the Tiger's Nest. This monastery is situated 10 kilometers north of Paro at 3,120 meters. Constructed in 1692, Taktsang Monastery is a holy Vajrayana Himalayan Buddhist site around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave. The local's beliefs Padmasambhava mediated here and came flying on the back of a tigress.
Ta Dzong dates back to the 17th century. It used to be a watchtower and serve as a museum. Inside, you will be seeing religious relics, traditional Buddhist paintings, ancient Bhutanese warriors, and statues.
Explore local market and get to see the lifestyle and culture of Bhutanese people
Explore the vibrant streets and souvenir shops. Spend time with locals and see their lifestyle. You will get to learn the tradition, cultures, and practices of Bhutanese people. Likewise, enjoy Bhuanese assortments and do shopping.