Looking for a short vacation in the Himalayan country of Bhutan? Look no further! This 3 Nights 4 Days Bhutan Short Tour is exactly what you need. In the short time frame, you'd explore most tourist attractions of Bhutan, including the infamous Tiger's Nest Monastery. This guided tour is best designed for working individuals who're short on time and want to experience the unique Bhutanese culture and get lost in its incredible natural beauty. Welcome to the land of the Thunder Dragon!
Bhutan is a small South-Asian country sandwiched between India and China, but its people have the biggest hearts. The Bhutanese are warm, kind, and friendly people who're known as one of the happiest people in the world. What else can we expect from a country prioritizing GNH (Gross National Happiness) more than GDP? People here have happily preserved age-old culture and tradition to this day. You'd see people in their traditional outfits casually roaming the streets of Bhutan. The government has also successfully balanced modern development while still preserving its nature and culture.
Traveling to Bhutan is not like traveling to any other country. Although it is a little expensive, you can travel in luxury with a private vehicle and tour guide. During this all-inclusive tour, you'll be eating in fine restaurants and sleeping in the nicest Government-certified hotels for the entire tour duration.
Join us on our Bhutan Short Tour of 4 Days to experience authentic Bhutan while enjoying its breathtaking natural beauty and learning its history, culture, and religion.
Best Features of Bhutan Short Tour
- Stunning bird's-eye view of the Himalayas even before landing in Bhutan
- Visiting Thimpu's incredible historical and religious sites
- Hiking to the spectacular Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro
- Seeing Paro's agricultural life and local marketplaces
- Indulging in Bhutan's delicious food and its unique culture
Major Attractions of the Bhutan Short Tour
In contrast to other capitals, Thimpu is one of a kind. It has managed to keep its historic art, architecture, practices, and traditions while adjusting to the unavoidable forces of modernization. The absence of traffic lights in Thumpu's streets creates the impression that you are roaming through a well-kept Asian countryside. It's fascinating to see tourists snapping photographs alongside locals dressed in their traditional attire.
The National Memorial Chorten, a notable monument and a symbol of world peace constructed in honor of Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the third king of Bhutan, is the first stop on the sightseeing tour of Thimphu. Tashichho Dzong, which houses the top executive branch of Bhutan's civil administration, is another tourist attraction in Thimpu's northern region. It is a monastery plus fortress with traditional Bhutanese architecture. Our next destination is Changangkha Lhakhang, a Buddhist temple built in the 12th century on a hilltop overlooking Thimpu. In addition to being a great place to learn about Bhutanese Buddhism, it is highly known among parents as a place to receive blessings for their newborns.
Other well-liked tourist attractions in Thimpu are the Buddha Dordenma Statue, a big statue of Shakyamuni Buddha located atop a hill; the Institute of Traditional Medicine Services, which provides education on Bhutan's use of herbal remedies and complementary therapies; the Folk Heritage Museum; and the Zilukha Nunnery. Finally, you can purchase Bhutanese products and souvenirs at the Craft Bazaar.
Your journey to Bhutan begins in Paro, as Bhutan's sole international airport is located in the scenic town of Paro in the Paro Valley. Paro has been incredibly important to Bhutan's tourism industry because of its abundance of historical and sacred sites. Bhutanese people can be seen in the Paro streets, which are lined with historic buildings, while dressed in the country's traditional Gho and Kira attire.
Taktsang Palphung Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery or Paro Taksang, is the main tourist attraction in Paro. The monastery is known as "Tiger's Nest" because, according to legend, Buddhist saint Guru Rinpoche flew there on a tiger's back to pray and meditate. The Paro Monastery, located 900 meters high from the Paro Valley's bottom, is a fantastic morning hike. Another significant attraction in Paro is the Drukgyel Dzong, a historic building built in 1649 as a monument to celebrate the victory over the invasion of Tibet in 1644. The seventh-century Kyichu Lhakhang temple is another old temple in Bhutan that you should see.