03 Nights 04 Days Bhutan Short Tour

Trip Facts

Trip Name: 03 Nights / 04 Days Bhutan Tour

Duration: 4 Days

Grade: Easy 

Tour Type: Private tour / Group Tour

Activities: Natural and Cultural Sightseeing Tour

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Max Elevation: 3000m

Culture: Bhutanese Culture, Buddhist

Route: Paro – Thimphu – Tiger's Nest -Paro

Best Season: March-May & September -November

Cost: USD 1750


Bhutan is a small kingdom located in the eastern Himalayas, known for its rich culture, stunning natural landscapes, and commitment to Gross National Happiness. A Bhutan tour typically involves visiting monasteries and temples, exploring the beautiful countryside, and learning about Bhutanese traditions and customs.
Some of the popular destinations in Bhutan include the capital city of Thimphu, the scenic Paro Valley, the Taktsang Monastery (also known as the Tiger's Nest), One of the unique aspects of visiting Bhutan is the requirement of a minimum daily spend, which is intended to ensure that tourism in Bhutan is sustainable and benefits the local community. 

This daily rate includes accommodation, meals, transport, and a licensed Bhutanese tour guide.
Bhutan also has several cultural and religious festivals throughout the year, which offer visitors an opportunity to experience the country's vibrant traditions and rituals. Some of the most popular festivals include the Paro Tsechu, Thimphu Tsechu, and the Punakha Drubchen.
Overall, a Bhutan tour offers a unique and immersive experience in a beautiful and culturally rich country.

Additional Infos

Best Seasons for Bhutan Short Tour

Bhutan is a beautiful country with unique culture and stunning landscapes, and the best time to visit depends on your preferences and interests. However, generally, the best seasons for Bhutan tour are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).

During spring, the country comes alive with blooming rhododendrons and other colorful flowers. The temperature is mild, and the air is fresh, making it an excellent time for trekking and outdoor activities. In addition, the traditional Paro Tsechu festival is held during this time, which is a major attraction for visitors. 

Autumn is another popular season for Bhutan tour as the weather is clear, and the skies are blue, offering magnificent views of the Himalayas. The temperature is also pleasant, making it an ideal time for trekking and sightseeing. The famous Thimphu Tshechu festival is held during this time, which is a must-see for visitors.

However, if you prefer to avoid the crowds and enjoy the serene beauty of Bhutan, you can also consider visiting during the winter (December to February) or summer (June to August) seasons. The winter season is cold but dry, and the snow-capped mountains offer a picturesque view. The summer season brings lush greenery and occasional rainfall, making it a perfect time for nature lovers.

In conclusion, Bhutan has something to offer in every season, but the best time to visit depends on your interests and preferences.

Things to remember during Bhutan Tour

Visa: You will need a visa to enter Bhutan, which can only be obtained through a registered Bhutanese tour operator. You should plan ahead and book your tour in advance.

Currency: The currency of Bhutan is the Ngultrum (BTN), but Indian Rupees are also widely accepted. You should exchange your currency in advance, as it may be difficult to find exchange facilities outside of the major cities.

Dress Code: Bhutan is a conservative country and you should dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. You should also remove your shoes before entering any temple or monastery.

Altitude: Bhutan is a mountainous country and many areas are at high altitude. You should be prepared for the altitude by drinking plenty of water, taking it easy when you first arrive, and following any advice given by your tour operator.

Respect for culture: Bhutanese people take their culture and traditions seriously, so you should be respectful of their customs and practices. You should not take photographs without permission, especially of religious sites and ceremonies. 

Environmental conservation: Bhutan is known for its commitment to environmental conservation, and visitors are expected to follow responsible tourism practices, such as not littering and respecting wildlife.


Day 01: Arrival at Paro and Drive to Thimphu

Upon your arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will accompany you throughout your journey in Bhutan. From Paro, you will drive to Thimphu, which is the capital city of Bhutan.

The journey from Paro to Thimphu takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the route offers stunning views of the Himalayan Mountain range and picturesque valleys. As you drive through the scenic route, your guide will share interesting information about the culture, history, and traditions of Bhutan.
Once you arrive in Thimphu, you will check into your hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, you can take a stroll around the city to explore the local markets and taste some of the delicious Bhutanese cuisine. 

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing at Thimphu
National Memorial Chorten
: Start your day with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in honor of the third king of Bhutan. This beautiful structure is one of the most iconic landmarks of Thimphu and a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

Tashichho Dzong: Next, head to Tashichho Dzong, a fortress-monastery that serves as the seat of government and the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (the chief abbot of Bhutan). The dzong is an impressive example of traditional Bhutanese architecture and a must-visit attraction in Thimphu.
Buddha Dordenma: After exploring the Tashichho Dzong, make your way to Buddha Dordenma, a massive statue of Buddha Shakyamuni that sits atop a hill overlooking the city. This magnificent statue is made of bronze and gilded in gold, and is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world.

Changangkha Lhakhang
: If you're interested in learning more about Bhutanese Buddhism, visit Changangkha Lhakhang, a 12th-century temple perched on a hill overlooking Thimphu. This temple is a popular destination for locals who come to pray and receive blessings for their newborn babies.

Traditional Medicine Institute: Bhutan is known for its traditional medicine practices, and a visit to the Traditional Medicine Institute is a great way to learn more about this aspect of Bhutanese culture. The institute offers courses in traditional medicine, and visitors can tour the facility and learn about the various herbal medicines and therapies used in Bhutan.
Folk Heritage Museum: To experience the daily life of Bhutanese people, visit the Folk Heritage Museum. This museum showcases traditional Bhutanese architecture and household items, including clothing, utensils, and tools. You can also learn about Bhutanese farming practices and see a demonstration of traditional textile weaving.

Craft Bazaar: Finish your day of sightseeing at the Craft Bazaar, where you can shop for unique Bhutanese souvenirs and handicrafts. The bazaar is a great place to find traditional Bhutanese clothing, jewelry, paintings, and other handmade items.

Day 03: Thimphu - Paro
Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan, and Paro is a picturesque town located in the Paro Valley, known for its cultural and natural attractions. The distance between Thimphu and Paro is around 55 kilometers, and the journey takes about 1.5 hours by road.

Once you arrive in Paro, there are several popular attractions to visit, including the iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, the National Museum of Bhutan, the Rinpung Dzong fortress, and the Kyichu Lhakhang temple. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 04: Paro – Depart
Last day of the Bhutan Short Tour where today you will be heading towards the airport with all your belongings, including your passport, tickets, and any important documents. Double-check that you haven't left anything behind in your hotel room. 

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • Private transportation By SUV car
  • All necessary travel permits.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Bhutanese Visa fee
  • Bhutanese Government SDF $ 200.00 per night
  • Flight fare ( Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu )

Cost Excludes

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.