Short Bhutan Tour

Short Bhutan tour package offers you to travel to some major places of Bhutan. It is a short and memorable trip. This 4 days Bhutan tour is about the exploration of a major city.

Short Bhutan tour package offers you to travel to some major places in Bhutan. It is a short and memorable trip. This 4 days Bhutan tour is about the exploration of a major city. Further, It includes traverse to discrete temples, monasteries, etc. Breathtaking history, exotic cultural heritages, carved Dzongs, rivers and museums paint the picture of ultimate Bhutan. 

Also, the magnificent views of the Himalayas and landscapes reflect more elegance and beauty. Though the tour is short, you will experience the Tibetan culture, magic of monasteries, mountains and Buddhists artwork. All these memorable experiences make this country worth travelling. 

This land of mystery is filled with many hidden gems. Besides that this carbon-free country is the only country around the globe that gives more priority to the happiness of the citizens than wealth. Buddhist culture can be found in almost all the parts of Bhutan besides that you can also notice huge numbers of Hindu followers in Bhutan. 

You can customize the package upon your choice and preference. Also, A private service will be given throughout the trip. A guide will be along with you during the trip. The mentioned sightseeing entrance fees have been included.

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Trip Facts

duration Duration 4 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Easy
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code SBTP
trip-code Start Point Paro
trip-start-point Trip End Point Paro
trip-accomodation Accomodation Hotels
trip-meals Meals As mentioned in the itinerary
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Highlights of Short Bhutan Tour

    •  Famous Taktshang or Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
    • Buddhists Culture, Traditions and their way of living.
    • National Chorten Museum, Motithang Takin Preserve.
    • Reach the Dragon Kingdom and sightsee in the beautiful Paro valley.
    • Dzongs and Monasteries like Simtokha Dzong, Punakha Dzong and others.

Trip Overview

Exploring the beautiful valley and the natural sites are a major sites of the tour. Furthermore, the unique culture and traditions of Bhutan cannot be missed. The artworks of the temples and Dzongs reflect ancient cultures and traditions.  Changangkha Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong are also the prime highlights of the trek. Also, the Short Bhutan tour offers you visit places of natural and cultural significance.  

Bhutan has its own cultural significance. It includes sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalayas. However, The major cultural attractions are fortresses, markets and museums. One can traverse beautiful landscapes from lush valleys to dense forests. 

Along with these, the country is rich in its textile. The Bhutanese textile called “Yathra” is woven from the wool of sheep and yaks. Staying with locals and knowing their lifestyle will make your tour indelible. Though this trek is short, certainly, you will experience overwhelming moments being there.  

 

Short Bhutan Tour Facts

Name of Tour

Bhutan Tours Facts

Duration

3 Nights and 4 Days

Activity

Culture, Nature and Historical Tours

Type of Tour

Road Trip and Sightseeing

Trip Starting and Ending Point

Paro

Accomodation

Hotels

Highest Altitude

3,100 Meters

Highest Point

Dochula Pass

Places to Visit

  • Paro

  • Thimphu

Best Time

  • May

  • June

  • October

  • November

Major Attractions

  • Tachogang Lhakhang

  • Simtokha Dzong

  • Rinpung Dzong

  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery


Short Bhutan Tour

Short Bhutan tour is a 3 nights and 4 days tour in the land of thunder dragons. Within a short duration of 4 days, you can explore two of the most popular places of Bhutan. One is the capital city of Bhutan Thimphu, meanwhile the other is Paro city. Both of these places are excellent and you can explore some of the centuries old monasteries and dzongs. Besides that, you can also go deep into the culture, tradition as well as lifestyle of the locals.

After arriving at Paro International Airport, you will take your luggage and move towards the arrival gate. Our office representative will be waiting for you outside the arrival gate holding your name card. After that, you will take a drive to the capital city of Bhutan. At Thimphu, you will explore Tachogang Lhakhang, Simtokha Dzong and Tashichho Dzong along with other places.

Paro is another popular place that you will explore during your Short Bhutan Tour. You will spend two nights in Paro. During your stay at Paro you also get to explore the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Besides that, you will also explore some other popular places throughout your Paro sightseeing.

Best Time to Visit

May, June, October and November are the best time for the Bhutan tour. This is the peak season in Bhutan and huge numbers of visitors explore Bhutan during these months of the year. Besides that, the weather is clear and due to high visibility, you can witness some of the beautiful landscape as well as the mountain ranges during the trip. 

Winter and monsoon season of the year is not so favourable to visit Bhutan. During the winter season of the year, the temperature can decrease upto minus degree in some of the places. Because of that extreme cold, it is better to avoid the winter season of the year. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Paro, Drive to Thimphu

After arriving & visa formalities and collecting baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan. 

Check into your hotel in Thimphu. Free until lunchtime for some rest from early morning flight, refreshment and lunch. 

Afternoon, you can choose to visit any or all of the following places:- 

 Tachogang Lhakhang

Tachogang Lhakhang is located in Paro district, on the way to Thimphu. It was founded by Thangtong Gyalpo after he experienced a vision of Guru Rinpoche, Amitabha and Avalokiteshvara near the site. The caretakers today are said to be descendants of Thangtong Gyalpo. Inside the temple, one can see the masters relics, including his walking stick.

National Memorial Chorten

The National Memorial was built by Bhutan’s third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.” He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity. However, he was unable to give shape to his idea in his lifetime due to the pressures of the state and other legal responsibilities. After his untimely demise in 1972, the Royal Family and Cabinet resolved to fulfil his wishes and erect a memorial that would perpetuate his memory and also serve as a monument to eternal peace, harmony and tranquillity.

Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha Dzong is also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang or “Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras”. It is a small dzong built-in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is an important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery. Today, it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes. 

Tashichho Dzong

The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of capital Thimphu. The Dzong was built on the western bank of the river Wang Chu. This has historically served as the seat of the DrukDesi or the Dharma Raja of Bhutan’s government. After the kings assumed power in 1907, this post was combined with that of the king and Thimphu served as the summer capital of the kingdom onwards.

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Day 02

Drive to Paro

Post early breakfast, we will visit the beautiful Statue.

Kuensel Phodrang

The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point is the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high. The statue is situated on top of a hill overlooking the city of Thimphu, it can be accessed by road and is about 15 minutes away from the city’s centre. The word Kuensel means everything is clear and from this place, you will surely enjoy a great view of the Thimphu Valley on both sides. The statute will house a temple inside it, the statue and its adjoining car park and recreational centre. 

Changangkha Lhakhang

This popular temple, perched like a fortress on a ridge above central Thimphu, hums with pilgrim activity. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. Parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children from the protector deity Tamdrin (to the left in the grilled inner sanctum). Children are blessed by a phurba (ritual dagger) and given a sacred thread.

Motithang Takin Preserve

The Motithang Takin Preserve is also known as the Thimphu Zoo. It is a small natural preserve for the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal. It was originally a mini zoo, but later on, it was converted into the preservation of the Takin. The mini zoo contained a small number of Takin but the King of Bhutan later decreed that it was improper for a Buddhist nation to keep an animal in captivity. 

The preserve is a forested preserve area that mimics the Takin’s natural habitat. In addition, there are a few musk deer and barking deer that live inside the preserve. There are plans to expand the preserve collection to include other rarely seen animals that live in Bhutan. Currently, the preserve plan to add the Red Panda and the Himalayan Serow.

Zilukha Nunnery

Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery is a Buddhist Monastery in the small Himalayan country of Bhutan. The nunnery is located in Zilukha, Thimphu overlooking Tashichho dzong. It is a few minutes drive from the town. It is popularly known as the Zilukha Anim Dratshang. It was built in 1976 by the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo, Drubthob Riley Jadrel. Currently, the nunnery is home to about 60 nuns.

Rinpung Dzong

The Paro Dzong is probably Bhutan’s best known and most iconic Dzong. This is probably the first building you will notice when you land at Paro International Airport And will probably be your first memory of Bhutan. The imposing Dzong is perhaps the finest example of Dzong architecture existing in the world today, the massive buttered walls of the fortress dominate over the valley. The Rinpung Dzong names translate to the ” Fortress on a heap of Jewels “.

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Day 03

Paro Sightseeing

After early morning breakfast, we will take you for a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest Monastery”. 

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defines architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold.

Kyichu Lhakhang

Built-in 659 by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, Kyichu Lhakhang is the oldest surviving temple of Bhutan. It is located on the north of Paro. Ornamented temples reflect 7th-century architecture and decoration. The temple’s construction was done overnight. This was initially small in size but after multiple visits over the years by the Buddhist saints, the temple expanded both in grandeur and size. The prominent Buddhist saints Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, Lam Kha Nga and Guru Rinpoche and much more aid in the expansion of the temple.

In the evening we will visit the local market of Paro and overnight in a hotel in Paro.

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Day 04

Departure

In the morning after an early breakfast, we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.

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Trip Guide

SERVICES INCLUDES

    •  Airport pick-up and drop-off on a private basis.
    • Private vehicle with A/C for all mentioned transportation and sightseeing.
    • All hotel accommodation based on double sharing deluxe rooms.
    • Sightseeing entrance fees. 
    • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.
    • All government and local tourism taxes.
    • Driver’s allowance, salary, fuel cost and toll taxes.

SERVICES EXCLUDES

    •  Nature of personal expenses.
    • Tips (not required but recommended).
    • Bhutan Visa fee. (USD 50)
    • Flight from Kathmandu/ Delhi/ Calcutta / Bangkok. 

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