3 Nights 4 Days Bhutan Tour

Overview

A 3 Nights 4 Days tour package to Bhutan will take you on an unforgettable adventure. This Bhutan tour package will engage you in the Himalayan culture and landscapes of this hidden gem. From ancient fortresses to serene monasteries, to traditional crafts to warm hospitality. You can experience the philosophy of "Gross National Happiness", and make memories that last a life time.

Bhutan is rolling hills and towering crags certainly exudes charm. The mountains are magnificent, the forest are dense, the people are delightful, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the religion exciting and the art superb. Like timeless images from the past, the traveller encounters the full glory of this ancient land through its strategic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples, monasteries and stupas which dot the countryside, prayer flags which flutter along the high ridges, wild animals which abound in dense forests, foamy white waterfalls which are the ethereal showers, and the warm smile of its friendly people.

The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world's greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. With its beautiful and largely unspoiled Himalayan setting, its rich flora and fauna and its vibrant Buddhist culture, Bhutan has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers. In addition to generating hard-currency revenue, tourism is also providing impetus for the development of services sector and hence balanced and holistic development of entire region. In an effort to safeguard its rich natural and cultural environment, the country has consciously adopted a controlled tourism and development policy.

Facts and Figures

Land area 38,394 square kilometers
Forest area 72.5 %
Altitude 240m to 4541m
Population 700,000
Language official language “Dzongkha”, English widely spoken
Religion Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism (Also known as Tantric Buddhism)
Currency Ngultrum
Capital Thimphu
National Tree Cypress
National Bird Raven
National Flower Blue Poppy
National Sport Archery
National Animal Takin

3 Nights 4 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary

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The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan.

On arrival, in Thimphu- The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With the population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light.

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

Simtokha Dzong known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras), Simtokha is often said to be the first dzong built in Bhutan. In fact, there were dzongs in Bhutan as early as 1153, but this was the first dzong built by the Zhabdrung, and was the first structure to incorporate both monastic and administrative facilities. It is also the oldest dzong to have survived as a complete structure. 

Conclude the tour of the day with a visit of Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. 

Optional: 
If you would like to view or buy Bhutanese handicrafts you may like to visit the new market opposite Taj Tashi Hotel which has an array of stalls run by local handicraft shops selling purely homemade articles with no imports.

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Lunch, Dinner
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Hotel
Highest Altitude
2320 m

After breakfast, proceed for the guided tour of city’s main attractions that includes:
Buddha Point (KuenselPhodrang): Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (KuenselPhodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

Memorial Chorten: The stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty, KingJigmeDorjiWangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan.  The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Folk Heritage Museum: Located in the capital city of Thimphu, this museum was established in 2001 and provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum is set inside a three storied, 19th century traditional house.The museum gives you a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle, in addition to artifacts from rural households; it also displays an impressive collection of typical household objects, tools and equipment. The museum also organizes regular demonstrations of rural traditions, skills, habits and customs as well as hosting educational programs for children.
Enjoy a lunch-Authentic Bhutanese cuisines at Folk Heritage Restaurant.

National Library: The history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library. Besides thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts, the library also has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags.

Motithang Takin Preserve also known as the Thimphu Zoo by many is a small natural preserve for the Takin Bhutan’s national animal. It was originally a mini zoo, but it was converted in a preserve later on as 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 animals were set free and the zoo was shut down, but for some reason the Takin refused to leave the area for the forests nearby. 
                       
Sangaygang-View Point: Among Thimphu’s many tourist attraction is the BBS Tower, also known by the name Sangaygang. Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS)runs the radio and television network of the country and has a telecommunication tower built on the hilltop. It is located at 2685m and offers the view of entire Thimphu valley. The place is best enjoyed during the evening when the sun is setting and the whole city is lighting up.

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Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
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Hotel
Highest Altitude
2320 m

After breakfast drive to Paro and do hike to Taktshang Monastery (5hrs hike):  It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendor.

Along the way, visit the 7th century KyichuLhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.

If Time permit, then visit following places:
Dumtse Lhakhang, an unusual chorten-like temple that was built in 1433 (some sources say 1421) by the iron-bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo to subdue a demoness. Look for a mural of Thangtong to the right by the entrance. As you climb clockwise up through the atmospheric three-storeyed mandala-shaped temple core you'll pass some of the finest murals in Bhutan.The middle floor is devoted to wrathful protectors and the animal-headed deities that the deceased face on their journey through the bardo, the transition between death and rebirth.

Ta Dzong Visit followed by a short walk to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.

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

In evening we will visit local market of Paro. 

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Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
3180 m

After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

Food
Breakfast
Highest Altitude
2320 m

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Service Included on Trip Cost

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Paro Kathmandu flight ticket 
  • Visa fee of Bhutan and airport taxes
  • Accommodation on twin sharing/Single room according to traveler number
  • Breakfast & dinner at the hotel & lunch at the local restaurants
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • English speaking accompanying guide
  • Governmental royalty and taxes
  • Entrances fee

Cost Excludes

  • Insurance of any kind / medical expenses
  • Beverages (alcoholic /  non – alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature (like tipping, laundry, Telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees etc)

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Client Reviews

Betty Simon

United States

Bhutan 3 Nights 4 Days Tour Package

1st April, 2024

This short Bhutan trip was amazing! You saw beautiful places in Bhutan, like Tashichho Dzong and Taktsang Monastery. The hotels were very nice and the guides took great care of everything.

I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience Bhutan!

Thanks Magnificent Himalayan Treks for a wonderful adventure!

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