Short Bhutan Tour 4 Days

Duration: 4 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Start/End Paro/Paro
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 2350

Short Bhutan Tour 4 Days

Bhutan is renowned for its ancient fortress, dramatic landscapes, fascinating cultural heritage, and kind hospitality.

A trip to this land of Thunder Dragons is always adventurous, whether it is short or long. In this package, we are introducing you to a short 4-day Bhutan tour from Kathmandu, Nepal. People of any age and country can join us on this short Bhutan tour for four days.

You will discover the Bhutanese people's traditions, beliefs, and norms during the Bhutan tour. You will learn about their traditional textile, paper, and handicrafts and visit folklore museums.

Untouched by modernity in many ways, Bhutan takes you back in time where you get to know about the brave Bhutanese warriors and kings & queens.

Tourism in Bhutan began in the mid-1970s, following a strict policy of allowing only a few tourists yearly to safeguard the environment and culture.

On this four-day Bhutan Trip, you will explore many tourist sites and try Bhutanese delicacies. The short Tour begins at Paro airport, where our representatives will pick you up.

You will then explore Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong and drive to Thimphu for the night. The following day, we have a full-day Activity in Thimphu that begins with a visit to the National Folk Heritage Museum and then to the National Textile Museum.

During the Tour, you will visit many other places, such as National Memorial Chorten, Paper Factory, Simtokha Dzong, and Tashichho Dzong.

On day two, we will drive back to Paro from Thimphu after the full-day Tour to spend the night. We will hike to Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger's Nest, the following day.

It is one of the most photogenic locations in Bhutan. The monastery is perched graciously on the edge of a cliff more than 10,000 above sea level.

If you cannot walk, we can arrange a horse for you. The colorful prayer flags and the spectacular panorama of the mountains make the hike a lifetime experience.

We will visit several other places in Paro: Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. During the tours of these monuments, we will also explore the local markets and shops.

Short Bhutan Trip Highlights

  • Explore the land of thunder dragons, Bhutan in 4 days.
  • It is an adventurous journey that lets you explore the ancient fortress, dramatic landscapes, fascinating cultural heritage, and the kind hospitality of Bhutanese people.
  • People of any age from Kathmandu, Nepal, can join this Tour with us.
  • Learn about Bhutan's traditional textiles, paper, and handicrafts, and visit folklore museums.
  • Travel back to learn about the brave Bhutanese warriors, kings & queens.
  • Visit tourist sites like Ta Dzong, Paro Dzong, Tiger's Nest, Drukgyel Dzong, and Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro.
  • Visit the National Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, Simtokha Dzong, and Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu

Places to visit on Short Bhutan Tour 4 Days

Paro and Thimphu are two of the most popular destinations in Bhutan, offering visitors a chance to experience the country's unique culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history.

Here are some of the top places to visit and things to do in these two cities:


Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery

Taktsang Monastery is one of the most iconic landmarks of Bhutan. Also known as the Tiger's Nest Monastery, it is a must-visit destination in Paro.

Located on a cliff overlooking the Paro Valley, the monastery is accessible only by a steep hike. Still, the stunning views and the spiritual experience make it well worth the effort.

Rinpung Dzong

This 17th-century fortress monastery is one of the most impressive examples of Bhutanese architecture. It houses a collection of sacred artifacts and offers visitors a glimpse into the country's rich cultural heritage.

Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest and most sacred temples in Bhutan. It is believed to have been built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo.

Kyichu Lhakhang is a place of pilgrimage for many Bhutanese and offers visitors a chance to experience the country's religious traditions.

National Museum of Bhutan

Located in a former watchtower overlooking Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan offers visitors a fascinating insight into the country's history and culture.

The museum's collection includes traditional Bhutanese art, artifacts, and exhibits on the country's natural history.


Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong is the seat of Bhutan's government and the office of the King. It is one of the most impressive landmarks in Thimphu.

The fortress-monastery is also home to several critical Buddhist relics and is a center of religious and cultural activity in the city.

Buddha Dordenma

This massive Buddha statue is one of the largest in the world and symbolizes Bhutan's commitment to promoting peace and happiness.

Located on a hill overlooking Thimphu, the statue offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

Changangkha Lhakhang

It is a 12th-century temple and is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Changangkha Lhakhang is believed to be the oldest temple in Thimphu and is known for its beautiful murals and intricate carvings.

Folk Heritage Museum

This museum offers visitors a chance to experience traditional Bhutanese life and culture.

The museum's exhibits include traditional clothing, household items, tools, and demonstrations of traditional crafts such as weaving and pottery.


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You will leave Kathmandu and fly to Paro. The Kathmandu Paro flight is one of the most scenic flights. You will witness a grand aerial panorama of the Himalayas.

Upon landing at the airport in Paro, our representative will welcome you and brief you about the program. Before we drive to Thimphu, we will visit some tourist sites, such as Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong.

Ta Dzong is a traditional watchtower built in the 17th century. It is now a national museum showcasing ancient Bhutanese warriors' battle regalia, Buddhist paintings, statues, old stamps, religious relics, etc.

Likewise, Paro Dzong, also known as Rinpung Dzong, is an ancient fortress built by the founder of Bhutan. It now serves as a monastery and administrative office.

After this short Tour, we will drive to the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, where we will spend the night. We will stroll down the bustling local market in the evening and explore souvenir shops and regional delicacies.

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Wake up early in the morning and have a warm breakfast. If we are there on a weekend, we'll visit the Centenary Farmers Market, where locals gather at the river bank to sell different products and handmade crafts.

Our Tour in Thimphu begins with a visit to the National Folk Heritage Museum, which connects Bhutan to its past.

The museum holds exhibitions, demonstrations, and artifacts. This ancient structure, dating back to the 19th century, houses culture, art, and traditional relics.

From here, we will visit the National Textile Museum, where we can see the Bhutanese art of weaving and learn about the significance of textile design. It is a living art form for the Bhutanese and is preserved by the Royal Government.

Our next stop is National Memorial Chorten, built in 1974 to honor the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is a hemispherical-shaped memorial stupa that is also used for meditation.

We will then drive to Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, where we can see the craftsmanship of Deh-sho papermaking. Buddhists use this specific paper to write prayers and do woodblock printing.

We'll also visit the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan, located outside of Thimphu. As per the legends, it was built to imprison demons. The fortress features Buddhist paintings and carvings.

Likewise, we will also visit the Thimphu Tashichho Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress. This dzong features distinctive Bhutanese architecture, using neither nails nor written plans.

After the Tour in Thimphu, the guide will take you to Paro.

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Today, we will wake up early and go on a two-hour hike after breakfast. We will hike to Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger's Nest.

It is one of the most photogenic locations in Bhutan. The monastery is perched graciously on the edge of a cliff more than 10,000 above sea level.

The Guru Padmasambhava (Rinpoche), the father of Bhutan Buddhism, is believed to have flown on the back of a tiger to meditate in a cave where the monastery was built later.

The hike is fantastic and mesmerizing. If you cannot walk, we can arrange a horse for you. As we hike, the colorful prayer flags and the breathtaking panorama of the mountains make it phenomenal.

From here, we will drive to Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1647 by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This fortress was built to defend against intruding Tibetan armies.

After the fire in 1957, the dzong was left as a reminder of Bhutan's glorious past military victories. If the weather is clear, we can see the stunning view of Chomolhari Mountain from here.

We will end the Tour by visiting Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan.

Tibetan King Songtsen Gambo built this temple in a single day to defeat the giant demoness and prevent the spread of Buddhism.

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Our representatives will transfer you to Paro Airport at the time of your flight departure. We hope to travel with you again.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Three nights' accommodation on a full board basis as per the itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing within Bhutan
  • Services of an accompanying local guide in Bhutan
  • 35% royalty & taxes to the government
  • Fees to museums & monuments


  • Your personnel equipment
  • International flights to and from Bhutan
  • Tips to local guide and staff
  • Emergency evacuation, if required during your trip
  • Your alcohol/beverage drinks
  • Anything not mentioned above in the included section

Add-Ons & Options

Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement cost of US $150.00 applies.

Essential Info

Short Bhutan Difficulty

The 4-day short Bhutan tour is leisurely and mainly in the cities of Bhutan. You do not need prior trekking/hiking experience to go on the Tour. There is no risk of altitude sickness on this Short Bhutan Tour.

Best time to go on Short Bhutan Tour

You can go on a short Bhutan tour throughout the year. However, March to June and September to December are the most preferred times of the year to visit Bhutan because of the mild, pleasant weather.

Hotels on Short Bhutan Tour

You stay overnight at a 3-star hotel on the Short Bhutan Tour, and these hotels have modern facilities and services. You can book a single or double/twin room of your choice.

The rooms are spacious, well-furnished, and clean, with a private washroom. Hotel upgrades to 4-5 stars on this Short Bhutan Tour are available. Let us know if you want to upgrade hotels.

Meals on Short Bhutan tour

A total of nine meals (three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners) are included in the package of the short Bhutan tour. These meals are served according to the hotel menu.

Bhutan Tourist Visa

You need a tourist visa to travel to Bhutan and apply for the Bhutan visa through a travel agent such as Outfitter Himalaya Holidays.

So, we will apply for a Bhutan tourist visa once you book the Bhutan Short Tour with us.

Transportation on Short Bhutan Tour

We provide private tourist vehicles throughout the Bhutan Short Tour from airport to airport on your arrival to departure.

Alternative tour packages

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