Short Bhutan Tour

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


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

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 4 days.

During the Short Bhutan tour, you will be discovering the tradition, beliefs, and norms of the Bhutanese people. You will learn about their traditional textile, paper, and handicrafts, along with visiting 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 handful of tourists every year to safeguard the environment and culture. On this 4 day Bhutan tour, you will explore many tourist sites and try Bhutanese delicacies. The short Bhutan tour begins at Paro airport; our representatives will pick you up.

You will then explore Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong and drive to Thimphu to spend the night. The following day we have a full-day tour in Thimphu that begins with a visit to the National Folk Heritage Museum and then to National Textile Museum. During the tour, you will visit many other places like 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. The next morning, we have an adventurous hike to Taktsang Monastery, also known as 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.

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. A couple of other places we will visit in Paro are Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. In between the tour of these monuments, we will also explore the local markets and do shopping.

Major highlights of the short Bhutan tour

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, but the stunning views and the spiritual experience of the place 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 be 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 important Buddhist relics and is a center of religious and cultural activity in the city.

Buddha Dordenma: This massive statue of Buddha is one of the largest in the world and is a symbol of 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, and tools, as well as demonstrations of traditional crafts such as weaving and pottery.

Flight to and from Bhutan

Bhutan is linked by only a few destinations such as Nepal, India, Singapore, and Thailand. So, you must travel through these destinations when you want to travel to Bhutan. Only Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines have a flight to and from Bhutan to these destinations.

Being based in Kathmandu, Nepal, We suggest traveling Bhutan through Nepal as there is a regular daily between Nepal and Bhutan and the easiest way to travel to Bhutan is from Nepal. As the offered 4 days short Bhutan tour is a land package only which starts once you arrive at Bhutan airport and end at the Bhutan airport on your departure flight.

We help to book the flight to and from Bhutan from and to the above destinations and also from Nepal. And, if you are planning to travel to Bhutan from Nepal, We also have a combined tour of Nepal and Bhutan, the Short Nepal and Bhutan tour 8 days and 13-day highlights of Nepal and Bhutan are the most popular. However, We also tailor-make a program of these are not suitable and if you are looking for a customized program. Let us know.


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You will leave Kathmandu and fly to Paro. Kathmandu Paro flight is one of the most scenic flights. You will get to witness a grand aerial panorama of the Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport in Paro, our representative will welcome and brief you about the program. Before we drive to Thimphu, we will visit some tourist sites like Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong.

Ta Dzong is a traditional watchtower built in the 17th century. It is now a national museum that showcases the battle regalia of ancient Bhutanese warriors along with Buddhist paintings, statues, old stamps, religious relics, etc. Likewise, Paro Dzong is also known as Rinpung Dzong, which 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 be spending the night. In the evening, we will stroll down the bustling local market and explore souvenir shops and local 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 be visiting the Centenary Farmers Market, where locals gather at the bank of a river and 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 goes back to the 19th century and 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 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 transfer you to Paro.

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Today, we will wake up early in the morning and go on a short two-hour hike after breakfast. We will hike to Taktsang Monastery, also known as 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), known as 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. The colorful prayer flags and the breathtaking panorama of the mountains as we hike make it phenomenal.

From here, we will drive to Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1647 by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This fortress was made to fight the intruding Tibetan armies. After the fire in 1957, the dzong was left as it is 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. This temple was built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gambo in a single day to hold down the giant demoness who was preventing the spread of Buddhism.

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Our representatives will transfer you to Paro airport as per your flight departure time. 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 flight 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-days short Bhutan tour is easy, and the Tour is mostly in cities of Bhutan, you do need to have a prior trekking/hiking experience to go on this Tour. There is no risk of any 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 is the most preferred time of the year to go on a tour to Bhutan because of the mild pleasant weather.

Hotels on Short Bhutan Tour

You stay overnight  at 3 star hotel on the Short Bhutan Tour, and there are all the modern facilities and services in these hotels. You can book either a single or double/twin room as per your choice. The rooms are spacious, well-furnished, and clean with a private washroom, and Hotel upgrade to 4-5 stars in this short Bhutan tour is available. Let us know if you want to upgrade hotels.

Meals on Short Bhutan tour

A total of 9 meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners) are included in the package of the short Bhutan tour. These meals are served as per the menu of the hotel.

Bhutan Tourist Visa

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

Optional tour packages

We also have other tour packages in Bhutan that you can check here. Likewise, these are some of our popular tour packages in Tibet - Kathmandu Lhasa Overland tour, Nepal Tibet tour, Nepal Tibet Bhutan tour, and Tibet Lhasa tour for 4 days.

If you are searching for the best tour packages in Nepal, then check out these packages- Luxury Nepal tour, Nepal Adventure tour, Nepal Summer tour, Lumbini tour, Glimpse of Nepal tour, and Nepal Student tour.

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