SHORT BHUTAN TOUR

  • DURATION4 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELEasy
  • GROUP SIZE1-14

Highlights

  • King's Memorial Chorten
  • Visit Visit Buddha Point
  • Explore Taktsang Monastery
  • Explore local market and get to see the lifestyle and culture of Bhutanese people

Trip Overview

"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

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

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

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.

Itinerary

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Take an amazing flight over the Himalayas to Paro, enjoying sceneries, unlike any other place. Land at Paro international airport and meet with our team representatives. They will welcome you and take you to Thimphu in a private tourist car/van. Spend the evening exploring around Thimphu and learning their simple yet fulfilling lifestyle. Visit the local market and get to see the lifestyle of the locals.

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  • Thimpu

Visit several tourist sites in Thimphu today. The day begins early with a delicious breakfast. After that, you will drive to King's Memorial Chorten and Buddha Point. From here, visit Changangkha Lhakhang, an ancient temple built in the 12th century. Later in the day, you will be strolling in the local market, shopping for handmade goodies/souvenirs, and drive back to Paro for a night's stay.

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  • Paro

It is your last day in Bhutan. You will wake up early and visit some of the iconic places in Paro. You have a delicious breakfast, and drive to the starting point of the hike that leads to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest. The trail goes through dense forests and offers beautiful views. Situated at the top of a cliff, you can see the stunning view of the surrounding from the top monastery. Likewise, go sightseeing of Ta Dzong, which is a watchtower that dates back to the 17th century. In the museum, you will see ancient Bhutanese warriors, religious relics, statues, traditional Buddhist paintings, etc. Spend the evening exploring the bustling local market in Paro.

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  • Paro

Today, you will fly back to your home country or next destination. Our team representative in Paro will drop you at the international airport as per your flight departure time.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation on a full board basis as per the itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan.
  • Services of an accompanying local guide in Bhutan
  • 35% royalty & taxes to the government
  • Fees to museums & monuments

What's Excluded

  • Your personnel equipment
  • International flight to and from Bhutan
  • Tips to local guide and staff
  • Emergency evacuation, if required during your trip
  • Your alcohol/beverage drinks
  • Anything not mentioned above in the included section

FAQs

The 4days short Bhutan tour is easy, and the Tour is mostly in cities of Bhutan, and you do need to have a prior trekking/hiking experience to go on this Tour. There is no risk of any altitude sickness on this short Bhutan tour.

You can go on a short Bhutan tour throughout the year. However, March to June and September to December is the most preferred time of the year to go on a tour to Bhutan because of mild pleasant weather.

You stay overnight in a good hotel on a short Bhutan tour. You get all the modern facilities and services in these hotels. You can book either a single or double room as per your choice. The rooms are spacious, well-furnished, and clean with a private washroom.

3-star hotels are provided in Bhutan short tour and we mostly provide these hotels:

  • Hotel in Paro: Mandala resort – 2 nights
  • Hotel in Thimpu: Hotel Amodhara- 1 night

We will provide another similar category of hotels if these hotels are not available and hotel upgrade in this short Bhutan tour is available as there are 4-5 star luxury hotels available. Let us know if you want to upgrade hotels.

A total of 9 meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners) are included in the package of the short Bhutan tour. These meals are served as per the menu of the hotel.

You get a wide range of cuisines to choose from, and We highly recommend you at least once have the traditional food of the country.

No, the international flights to and from Bhutan are not included in the 4 days short Bhutan tour. However, we are always happy to book these flights for you. Druk Air and Bhutan airlines operate a flight from Paro to only from few destinations, which are Nepal, India, Thailand, and Singapore.

Nepal is the easiest transit point to fly Bhutan as there are regular flights from Kathmandu to Paro, and we can book these flights once you book the short Bhutan tour from us.

Furthermore, the Short Bhutan tour is the best-extended add-on tour after any tour of Nepal or Nepal trekking such as the Everest base camp trek and Annapurna Base camp trek.

Yes, you need to have a tourist visa when you go for a short Bhutan tour, and You need to apply for the Bhutan visa through a travel agent such as Escape Nepal Holidays. So, we apply and get a Bhutan tourist Visa, once you book the Bhutan short tour with us.

We provide private tourist vehicles throughout the Bhutan short tour from airport to airport on your arrival to departure.

Yes, However, the tip for all services provided in a short Bhutan tour is always a matter of personal discretion.  However, please be aware that tipping is considered as a part of their remuneration, and they may approach you for payment, and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

As a suggestion, The US $5.00 to guide, and the US $3.00 to the driver per day from each member is a reasonable tip.