Bhutan Short Tour - 3 Nights 4 Days

Bhutan Short Tour - 3 Nights 4 Days Bhutan Tour
Bhutan Short Tour - 4 Days
What to see & doSpecific information about Bhutan Short Tour - 3 Nights 4 Days
  • Duration4 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max Altitude 2950m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flight
  • Best Season All Time

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

Thimpu

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.

Paro

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.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

The tour begins the moment you land at the Paro International Airport in Bhutan. Your VISA and required documents would have been mailed to you so that you could go through immigration and customs efficiently. In case of any difficulties, your tour guide will be right at your service at the arrival gate. They will drive you to Thimpu on a scenic route, which takes about an hour and a half. Throughout the drive, your guide will inform you about Bhutan's history, culture, and customs.

After settling in at your hotel in Thimpu and taking some time to relax, you can stroll through the streets and get acquainted with this very new setting. Wander the neighborhood markets and indulge in some delicious Bhutanese cuisine, but keep some room in your stomach for dinner at the hotel.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel

It will be a hectic day with all the sightseeing you'll do in Thimpu today. You will be taken to important sights and tourist attractions in Thimpu after breakfast at the hotel. Your tour guide and driver will accompany you and educate you about all the places you see.

Today's itinerary includes the National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, Changangkha Lhakhang, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Institute of Traditional Medicine Services, Folk Heritage Museum, Zilukha nunnery, and Craft Bazaar, not necessarily in that order. Exploring all of these places in a single day might not be possible, so be sure to let your guide know what is essential to you. Otherwise, you could leave it to the guide. These places have been briefly described in our introduction section. Please refer to that if you want to know more about the locations.

In the evening, you will be returned to Paro via the same route, where you will eat dinner and stay the night at your allocated hotel. 

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, you will hike up to Taktsang Palphung Monastery, also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery, under the guidance of your tour guide. The journey to the monastery and back takes five hours in total. Learn more about Tiger's Nest, one of Bhutan's most famous and significant tourist locations, in the introduction section.

Following the hike, lunch is served before continuing to Drukgyel Dzong. The sacred Chomolhari, sometimes referred to as the "mountain of the goddess," can be seen as you approach the Dzong. After exploring the Dzong, you'll go to the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple. You'll take a tour of the local farm and the market in the evening. Buy some Bhutanese items if you like. You'll stay the night at the hotel in Paro after your last dinner in Bhutan.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel

It's your last day in Bhutan. After breakfast, you'll be taken to the Paro International Airport for your flight back home. We hope you had a fantastic time traveling with us in Bhutan. Have a safe flight!

  • Meals:Breakfast
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on full board basis as per the itinerary.
  • All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan.
  • Services of accompanied local guide in Bhutan.
  • 35% royalty & taxes to the government.
  • Fees to museums & monuments.
What's not Included
  • Your personal equipment’s.
  • International flight to and from Bhutan.
  • Tips to local guide and staff attending you if you are happy with their services.
  • Emergency evacuation, if required during your trip.
  • Your alcohol / beverage drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned above in the included section.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Transportation

All forms of transportation, including intercity travel, city excursions, and airport transfers, are conducted in private vehicles. You will meet a driver and tour guide with a private vehicle at the arrival gate of Paro International Airport. The same vehicle will be used for your travels during the entire Bhutan tour.

Accommodation

Bhutan offers accommodation in hotels comparable to 3 or 4-star hotels with government authorization. The government categorizes the hotels as A, B, and C. You spend the night at an "A" hotel in both Thimpu and Paro.

Meals in Bhutan

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included in our package. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the hotel where you are staying, but lunch will be served at excellent local eateries with a wide range of continental, Bhutanese, Nepalese, Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and other cuisines. Given that Bhutanese people like their food spicy, you can inform the server while placing your order if you have a low tolerance for spice. Ema Datsi, the cheese and chili-based national dish of Bhutan, is a must, at least for once.

Bhutan VISA 

You cannot apply for Bhutan VISA on your own. Your tour company has to apply for the VISA on your behalf. So, you can leave the documentation process to us. Our tour package includes the VISA fee of $40 per person. Additionally, there are other fees included in the package price, such as the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF), which is $200 per day per person.

Tour Guide

A tour guide is compulsory if you want to visit Bhutan. A local tour guide will be with you from the minute you land at the airport until you depart the country. These tour guides are licensed by the Bhutan Tourism Council and are experienced in the field with good English-speaking skills.

FAQsBhutan Short Tour - 3 Nights 4 Days frequently asked questions
  • The weather in Bhutan is influenced by altitude and seasons. The higher the altitude, the colder it gets. While spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are enjoyable with pleasant weather and moderate temperatures, winter (December to February) is dry and cold with snow showers (at higher altitudes), and summer/monsoon (June to August) is hot and humid with significant rainfall.

  • Bhutan is one of the safest countries in South Asia. The locals are hospitable and friendly. Bhutanese are among the happiest people on the planet since they have very little to no crime. Despite the fact that you're completely safe in Bhutan, it's best to be cautious when handling your personal belongings. Moreover, your tour guide will be there to ensure your safety.

  • Bhutan uses the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) as its official currency. Indian Rupee (INR) bills up to 500 INR are also accepted in the majority of Bhutan.

  • The Bhutanese government's "High Value, Low Impact Tourism" policy has implemented strict rules to promote sustainable tourism while providing visitors with the best possible experience and preserving the country's unique culture. This makes Bhutan trips expensive, but since you'll get to experience real Bhutan with utmost comfort, they're definitely worth the money.

  • If by "solo" you mean traveling without a guide or without being associated with a tour operator, then the answer is "NO," as independent travel is banned in Bhutan. You are welcome to visit Bhutan alone, but you must make travel arrangements through a reputable tour operator.

  • Yes, you must have travel insurance to apply for a visa to Bhutan. So, make sure you buy travel insurance from a dependable insurance company. Generally, having insurance when visiting another country is a good idea.

  • You can request to change the schedule to suit your requirements and available time. If you want to change the itinerary or upgrade your lodgings, contact us via email or Whatsapp, and we'll see how we can help.

  • Outfitter Nepal has been providing travelers worldwide with premium, reasonably priced vacation packages to Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. To plan your travels to Bhutan, we are associated with a reputable and licensed tour operator there, one of the best in Bhutan. We ensure you a safe and fun trip.

    If you wish to reserve the tour or if you want more information about the trip, please get in touch with us. 

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