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.

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) - 1:30 hours (55km) drive
Day 2 Drive to Paro Valley and Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery (3,120 meters) - 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.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

Each trip is customized to fit the client's requirements and group size, the price of each trip we organize is different. The trip's price is calculated keeping in view the type of services and accommodation chosen by our clients. To offer you a personalized and seamless holiday experience, we create trips that suit your taste and travel budget.

We see travelers as individuals having their own special needs and preferences. An experience of a lifetime is only possible when each and every detail of your holiday is planned around your needs.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Paro and Drive to Capital City, Thimphu (2,320 meters) - 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 and Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery (3,120 meters) - 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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Trip Reviews

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

Based on 3 reviews
Very good

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!


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