Shortest Bhutan Tour - 3 days

Shortest Bhutan Tour - 3 days

The Shortest Bhutan Tour package is ideal for those seeking to explore a culturally preserved country, Bhutan, in the shortest time. The 3 days in Bhutan will give you an excellent introduction to this charming city with many remarkable places, from historical monuments to dzong and markets.

The major highlight of this short tour is you will get a chance to go for a one-day hike to Tiger Nest’s Monastery. This fantastic Short Bhutan Tour combines the must-see places of Thimphu valley with Paro valley’s historical sites. You will explore National Museum, Ringpung Dzong, Kyichu Lakhang, National Memorial Chorten, and local markets.

The best part is you can do Shortest Bhutan Tour all year round. However, March to November is the best time to visit Bhutan. This shortest tour in Bhutan will offer you ample opportunity to explore one of the happiest countries in Asia.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic flight to Paro Internationa Aiport with breathtaking views of Mt. Julmohari and Mt. Jichu Drake.
  • Hike to famous Tiger Nest Monastery, one of the most iconic landmarks in Bhutan
  • Enjoy the best view of Paro Valley.
  • Explore National Textile Museum and witness live demonstrations of hand-weaving art
  • Visit a famous vantage point, and behold the largest Buddha statue of Bhutan.
  • Explore ancient city dotted with ancient Dzongs and monasteries
  • Visit Rinpung Dzong, a great combination of a monastery, fort, and town hall.
  • Ta Dzong, a National Museum of Bhutan
  • Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan
  • Tour of the historic town of Paro and Thimphu valley
  • Visit several sacred sites and ancient monuments.
  • Wandering around Thimphu's streets, learn about the Bhutanese culture and lifestyle
  • The Takin, the strange national animal in a local reserve
  • National Memorial Chorten, one of the famous religious landmarks in Bhutan

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Fly to Paro and Drive to Capital City, Thimphu (2,320 meters) and Thimphu Sightseeing - 1:30 hours (55km) drive
Day 2 Drive to Paro Valley then Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery (3,120 meters) and Paro Sightseeing - 5 to 6 hours (6.4km) hike
Day 3 Departure from Paro

Trip Overview

Shortest Bhutan Tour offers you an excellent opportunity to explore Bhutan's popular places within a short stay in this magical "Land of the Thunder Dragon."

The '3 days Short Bhutan Tour' begins with a short drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The first stop will be the King's Memorial Chorten, a memorial built in 1974 to honor the third kind who wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. This stunning structure is considered one of the famous religious landmarks in Bhutan. After that, you will head towards Buddha Point (Kuesel Phodrang). Here you will witness the giant Buddha Dordenma, the largest statue of Sakyamuni Buddha in the country.

Another most important attraction is the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong. It is an architectural delight and houses the throne room. This fortress is open to visitors after office hours on weekdays and opens in the daytime on weekends. You may visit this religious fortress and learn more about the traditional Bhutanese construction method of dzongs, houses, and bridges.

In the evening, you can walk around the Thimphu main street and market area. You can explore the local crafts Bazaar full of hand-woven textiles, thankas, paintings, masks, ceramics, wood carvings, jewelry, and plenty of local handmade items.

The next day, you will start a short drive to Paro, one of Bhutan's prominent tourist places. It is one of the fascinating towns in Bhutan, located on the west side of Thimphu, a capital city. It is a town full of sacred buildings, monasteries, monuments, and, most importantly, Bhutan international airport.

Undoubtedly, Bhutan is not complete until you hike to Tiger's Nest, a remarkable Buddhist Monastery. The most alluring monastery stands at the cliffside of the upper Paro valley at an altitude of 3,120 meters above sea level.

Also known as "Paro Taktsang," this is the most sacred and essential pilgrimage site for Buddhists in Bhutan. It is believed that in the 8th-century, the Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) flew from Tibet to this cave and meditated for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, and 3 hours.

You will witness many colorful prayer flags that emit positive spiritual vibrations along the trail to Tiger's Nest. You will see many monks meditating around the monastery. You can also have a conversation with one of them. Talking with monks is always worth your time as they help bring the human side to a spiritual story.

From the top of the monastery, you will get a panoramic view of the entire Paro valley. Other major places like Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, and the National Museum are also the center of attractions in this short tour to Bhutan.

Further, you can also explore the main market of Paro and purchase a few souvenirs to take back home. Lastly, you can end your day by enjoying traditional Bhutanese cuisine or Tibetan food such as momos, dumplings, Thukpa. Finally, this Shortest Bhutan Tour of 3 days ends as you depart back to the Paro International Airport on the third day.

We will help you make the most out of your three days in Bhutan. Even though this is a short tour, you will enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Bhutan.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Paro and Drive to Capital City, Thimphu (2,320 meters) and Thimphu Sightseeing - 1:30 hours (55km) drive

National Memorial Chorten National Memorial Chorten

Upon your arrival at Paro airport, our Bhutanese Guide will greet you and drive to Thimphu. It is a colorful city surrounded by picturesque landscapes, bright blue skies, green hills, and a rice terrace. You will visit some of Bhutan's famous landmarks, like the National Memorial Chorten, a famous religious landmark in Bhutan. Every day, Bhutanese people visit this place to spin the prayer wheels in the belief to increase their good karma. You can also try once!

If time permits, you can also visit a paper factory and learn the simple manufacturing handmade paper process. You can stroll around the local craft bazaar in the evening, where you will get a deep insight into Bhutanese culture and tradition.

Overnight stay at Thimphu valley.

Day 2
Drive to Paro Valley then Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery (3,120 meters) and Paro Sightseeing - 5 to 6 hours (6.4km) hike

Tiger Nest Monastery Tiger Nest Monastery

On this day, you will wake up early for your adventure of a lifetime! Our Bhutanese guide will come to your hotel to pick you up, and you will drive to the beautiful city of Paro. You will visit the most popular Taktsang Monastery, nestled in the Himalayas' foothills, about 3,120 meters above sea level.

You can enjoy nature to the fullest, and halfway there is a cafeteria where you can relax. Once you reached the top of the hill, you will see fluttering prayer flags, a spectacular view of snowcapped mountains, and a beautiful Paro valley.

Well, you will be amazed at the stunning view of the entire Paro valley in front of you. You will have a great moment and capture the epic picture with the monastery in the background. After the photography session, you will hike down to the Paro valley, where our Bhutanese Guide will be the main character for a few hours. He will share some history, myths, some beliefs regarding this monastery.

Once you finish hiking to Tiger Nest's monastery, you will have enough time to explore the Paro valley.

Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 3
Departure from Paro

Paro International Airport Paro International Airport, Bhutan

After exploring all-important iconic cultural and historical landmarks in Bhutan, you will bid farewell to this country on this day. Enjoy breakfast, and then meet our Bhutanese Guide, and he will transfer you from the hotel to the Paro International Airport.

Well, this Short Bhutan Tour package is customizable, which means you can make your add-ons or focus on specific interests. Third Rock Adventures offers you more unique experiences; we will tailor this adventure or other Bhutan packages such as Bhutan Cultural Tour- 5 Days, Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan 6 Days as per your preference and needs.

Moreover, if you want to extend your vacations, you can opt for other exciting tour packages in neighboring countries such as Nepal, Tibet, and India.

Hope to meet you soon for the next adventure!

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Based on 22 reviews

Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Gerry Williamson
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Dec 26, 2023

A Journey to Bhutan's Heart: Unveiling Wonders with Third Rock Adventures

Embarking on the shortest 3-day Bhutan tour with Third Rock Adventures turned out to be a journey beyond my wildest expectations. It all began with a glowing recommendation from a fellow traveler I met in the USA, and I can confidently affirm that the commendation was well-deserved. From the moment I expressed interest in this adventure, Naba, our tour organizer, displayed an unparalleled level of dedication. His involvement extended far beyond the standard tour logistics, as he meticulously addressed all my queries and concerns. Naba's profound knowledge of Bhutan's cultural nuances and geography shone through, making the planning process an enlightening experience. The tour itself was a carefully crafted tapestry of Bhutanese wonders. In just three days, we delved into the heart of Bhutan's rich heritage, exploring iconic landmarks and immersing ourselves in the warmth of the local communities. The itinerary struck a perfect balance between cultural immersion and breathtaking natural beauty. What truly set Third Rock Adventures apart was the personal touch infused into every aspect of the journey. Naba's recommendations for local eateries allowed us to savor authentic Bhutanese cuisine, adding a delightful flavor to our travel experience. Throughout the tour, Naba's assistance went beyond expectations. His guidance was instrumental in navigating the intricacies of Bhutan's cultural etiquette, ensuring that our interactions with locals were respectful and meaningful. This thoughtful approach created a bridge between us, the visitors, and the vibrant tapestry of Bhutanese life. As the three days in Bhutan drew to a close, a new desire took root. I expressed my interest in extending my journey to Nepal and exploring the famed Poon Hill. Naba, once again, proved to be an invaluable resource. He seamlessly organized my flight to Nepal and orchestrated a captivating tour to Poon Hill, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna region. Naba's assistance extended beyond professional courtesy; it reflected a genuine passion for creating transformative travel experiences. His expertise in coordinating the Nepal extension demonstrated the versatility of Third Rock Adventures and their commitment to facilitating seamless, multi-country adventures. The tour to Poon Hill was a poetic conclusion to my Bhutanese escapade. The panoramic views of the Himalayas left an indelible mark on my soul, and I couldn't help but marvel at the serendipity that led me to Third Rock Adventures and, in particular, Naba. In retrospect, this journey was not just a vacation; it was an odyssey guided by the expertise and warmth of Third Rock Adventures. Naba's unwavering commitment to ensuring every aspect of the trip was flawless transformed a brief Bhutanese sojourn into an unforgettable chapter in my travelogue. For anyone seeking not just a tour but an immersive and soul-stirring experience, I wholeheartedly endorse the shortest 3-day Bhutan tour with Third Rock Adventures – a voyage where every moment is crafted with care and infused with the spirit of exploration.
Good Value,Best and Selected Tours,
Kevin Dengra
Dec 26, 2023

Mi experiencia en el "Tour más Corto de Bhután - 3 Días", organizado por THIRD ROCK ADVENTURES, fue simplemente mágica. Desde Barcelona, buscaba una escapada rápida y significativa, y este tour superó mis expectativas. Naba, nuestro organizador, merece elogios especiales. Desde la reserva del vuelo hasta la elección del hotel y arreglos para comidas adicionales, Naba se encargó de todo con una atención excepcional. Su ayuda fue más allá de la logística, brindándonos detalles y recomendaciones locales que enriquecieron nuestra experiencia. En tres días, exploramos los lugares icónicos de Bhután, probamos deliciosa comida local y nos sumergimos en las tradiciones vibrantes. A pesar de la brevedad del viaje, sentí que conocía la esencia de Bhután gracias a la planificación impecable de Naba. La calidez de la gente bhutanesa fue el punto culminante, y Naba, con sus conexiones locales, nos proporcionó interacciones auténticas que hicieron que nos sintiéramos parte de la comunidad. Este tour corto pero completo es ideal para aquellos que buscan una experiencia cultural profunda en poco tiempo. Gracias a Naba y THIRD ROCK ADVENTURES, mi escapada a Bhután fue inolvidable. ¡Altamente recomendado!
Good Value,Best and Selected Tours,
Joel Shaw
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Dec 26, 2023

Shortest yet best Bhutan Tour

I recently embarked on the "Shortest Bhutan Tour - 3 Days," and it was nothing short of magical! From the serene landscapes to the rich cultural experiences, Bhutan left an indelible mark on my travel memoirs. Naba, our tour organizer, deserves a special mention for curating such an unforgettable journey. Their meticulous planning ensured that every moment was filled with wonder and awe. Naba's local insights and attention to detail added a personal touch that made the trip truly unique. In just three days, we explored the iconic landmarks, sampled delicious Bhutanese cuisine, and immersed ourselves in the vibrant local traditions. The pace of the tour was perfect, allowing us to savor each experience without feeling rushed. The highlight was undoubtedly the warmth of the Bhutanese people. Naba's connections within the local communities provided us with authentic interactions, making us feel like welcomed guests rather than mere tourists. While the tour was short, it was incredibly well-rounded, offering a glimpse into the heart and soul of Bhutan. For anyone with a tight schedule yet a thirst for cultural richness, the "Shortest Bhutan Tour - 3 Days" is an absolute gem, made even more special by the fantastic efforts of Naba. I can't recommend it enough – a truly enchanting escape into the beauty of Bhutan!
Best Destination,Good Value,
Brayden Peterson
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Mar 07, 2023

3 days bhutan tour

This 3 days of bhutan tour was unforgettable journey for us. We had best food, room, and views as we explored must-visit places in bhutan in just 3 days. You should do this trip too/
Simon Gallegos
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Mar 07, 2023

Excellent Trip

This is my second time with THIRD ROCK ADVENTURES. They are great travel agency in Kathmandu Nepal and I knew this when I first did my mardi himal trek from the recommendation of my friend. This time I went to Bhutan for 3 days which was an excellent trip for me. It was shortest tour to Paro, Thimpu that let me explore amazing places. The guides of Third Rock are highly professional, local and amazing. They never fail to amaze me with their services and care.
Eugene Daniels
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Mar 07, 2023

Best Bhutan Trip

I must say this one is the best Bhutan trip. Our Bhutanese guide was local and had good knowledge. He was attentive and friendly. I loved Paro valley and it's beauty. I also got to try local Bhtuanese food in local restuarant. Everything was great. Good service. I couldn't expect more.
Dylan Wood
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Mar 06, 2023


The team did the best for us and we really really appreciate their effort. Everyday although it was for 2-3 days was amazing. We visited the more places than we expected. I am lucky that i found the company and talked with Naba before doing this tour. Highly recoommended!!!!1
Elliot Hayes
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Mar 06, 2023

Best tour of Bhutan

I got to see the bestest view of Paro Valley, visited Rinpung Dzong, and also the national Museum of Bhutan and many other places in just 3 days of time. Bhutan is more beautiful during spring. I luckily found third rock for this tour as they have good history and reviews. I am highly thankful to Naba for his extra-care prior to booking and after the tour.
Good Value
Matthew Mitchell
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Mar 06, 2023

Shortest Bhtuan Tour

This shortest tour of Bhutan is full of rewards. It's best for those who have less days but wants to explore Bhutan is best way possible. I loved the itinerary and the highlights and I am back with great memories and experiences.
Best and Selected Tours
Beckett Adams
Mar 02, 2023

Great Bhutan Tour

I loved this tour of Bhtuan, short and sweet one. Although it's short, it is powerpacked with rewards as it lets you explore major landmarks in Bhutan. I being from Canada found the climate completely different but I loved the most. The company managed every little request as Naba promised me. I only got to know the price for this tour after exchaning a couple of emails and it was good cost. Naba also was ready to customize this itinerary but I sticked to it as it was ridiculously good itinerary.
Hubert Bertrand
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Feb 27, 2023

Bhutan Shortest Tour in just 3 days

In just 3 days me and my family visited top places in Bhutan including Tigernest monastery. THIRD ROCK quoted good price for this tour and considering their service, the price is really good. We had good time in Bhutan and good memories. Thanks to Third Rock, a great Nepali travel company.
Nathaniel George
Feb 27, 2023

Beautiful Bhutan

My dream of exploring Bhutan, specially Tiger's nest monastery, finally came true. Special thanks to Naba for everything. He and his team delivered the best service to me.
Chloe Armstrong
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Nov 09, 2022

Bhutan TOur

We had magical time in Bhutan for 3 days. We are greatly thankful to Naba for everything. He is friendly and welcoming. No complains, only happiness.
Finlay Wells
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Nov 09, 2022

Bhutan TOUR

I loved this tour. Want to recommend Third Rock for tour in Bhutan
Claire Hampton
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Oct 21, 2022

Great Tour

Highly recommended trekking agency in Nepal. We initially inquired for a Day tour in Nepal but after talking for about an hour, we landed for this Bhutan tour. THe price they offered was undeniable and we did it. They bhutan tour guide was friendly and spoke good english. The tour was more than we expected. Great team!
Liam Ball
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Oct 19, 2022

Great Bhutan Tour

Bhutan shortest tour is the best option we had for our 4-day vacation., My husband always wanted to do the hike to tigernest monastery and finally, we achieved the feat. My husband has never been this happy in years. I owe thanks to Naba and his team for organizing this tour. Glad that we did it with TRA.
William George
Oct 08, 2022

Shortest tour in Bhutan

For just 3 days, this was the best I could imagine traveling in Bhutan. I hiked the famous Tiger's nest monastery, visited several sacred sites and ancient monuments and also explored Rinpung Dzong. We truly had priceless moments.
Recommended by Friend
Lewis Austin
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Sep 19, 2022

Short Bhutan Tour

They are a great company with amazing people. We had a great time in Bhutan. We loved how they manage everything. We would like to recommend them to you if you are considering traveling to Bhutan.
Good Value
Finley Mcdonald
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Sep 15, 2022

Bhutan Tour

Naba stationed at Thamel did a fantastic job organizing the Bhutan tour for 3 days. We had the best trip in years. I am blessed to have found Third Rock Adventures for trip to Bhutan. They are highly recommended by many travelers and I am one of them now :)
Best Destination
Noppakorn Anand
Apr 02, 2020

Great time in Bhutan for 3 days

Did this 3-day Bhutan tour and loved it. How come I have only 3 4 days leave and they offer the exact itinerary; highly thankful to them for this tour. Everything was so well organized, the guide and the driver made it extremely easy and comfortable throughout our stay. They were also very flexible about our schedule, they didn't mind staying late with us. The car they used was new and quite spacious, made the journey everywhere very comfortable. Both hotels we stayed in were very clean and comfortable. All in all, 5 stars service, I was very impressed.
Pedro Lain
Mar 14, 2020

3 day Bhutan tour

Shortest Bhutan Tour, the name of the trip describes it. It was possibly the shortest trip but get to know and do all the basics of Bhutan. Great guide and driver and the way it was planned let me use the time and not wasting it since is was a short stay, I would recommend doing this trip if you are short of time but I would definitely recommend taking more time in this beautiful country. If you want do to longer trek, they operate Bhutan Culture And Nature Tour With Hiking for 10 Days (suggested to me by the travel consultant but I stick to this 3 days tour)
I had only 3-4 days and I had no option other than this
Off course hike to Tiger Nest’s Monastery.
If you want to explore Bhutan in a few days, this is the best tour for you
Pranav Ashtekar
Feb 27, 2020

Excellent staff and service

I travelled to Bhutan for 3 days with my wife. From booking to final departure Third Rock Adventures had our back! Their staff went above and beyond to ensure we had time of our life. Leena helped us in booking the flights from Delhi to Bhutan and back. The driver and guide in Bhutan went above and beyond in the same way. They even took us to hospital when we had dreaded food poisoning and we were okay in one evening! They were there for us all the time and we felt as if we were travelling with family friends and not tour operators! The hotels all had amazing views and we felt they were hand picked for us! Nice weather, good time to visit, pre-trip information was useful and helped us a lot. We had a never-expected wonderful trip!

Based on 22 reviews
Very good

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