Short & Sweet Bhutan Tour - 4 Days

Duration: 4 Days   |   Based on 7 Reviews   |  
  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 3120
  • Single Supplement: USD $150

Embark on a Short and Sweet Bhutan Tour - 4 days, the Best Bhutan Tour, and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Bhutan, showcasing the best of this Himalayan kingdom. This immersive tour provides a unique opportunity to delve into Bhutan's rich culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes, creating lasting memories.

Your Best Bhutan Tour adventure begins at Paro International Airport, where your tour guide awaits to transfer you to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Explore Thimphu's cultural gems, including Tashichho Dzong, the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, and the National Textile Museum. Each site offers a glimpse into Bhutan's artistic and intellectual traditions, providing a deeper understanding of the nation's heritage.

After a day of exploration in Thimphu, return to Paro to prepare for the tour's highlight: a hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery. This sacred cliffside site offers a profound spiritual experience and breathtaking views as you ascend to the monastery.

On the final day, you may visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest temples, before departing from Paro International Airport.

Short and Sweet Bhutan Tour - 4 days assists you discover the highlights of this unique destination with a perfectly curated itinerary, ensuring a memorable and concise exploration of the country's cultural and natural wonders.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Bhutan's rich culture and history through visits to iconic landmarks.
  • Witness the harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity in Thimphu.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Bhutan, culminating in the Tiger's Nest hike.
  • Gain insights into Bhutanese art, crafts, and textile traditions through museum visits.
  • Enjoy the convenience of a fully guided and curated tour, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.

Itinerary

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Arrival:

Land at Paro International Airport, where representative of Shepherd Holidays will greet & warmly welcome you.

Transfer to Thimphu:

Begin your journey with a scenic drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

Enroute, take in the picturesque landscapes, traditional houses, and the flowing Paro River.

Thimphu Exploration:

Check into your selected accommodation (Hotel Amodhara or Namseling Boutique Hotel).

Rest and refresh before an evening exploration of Thimphu's cultural highlights.

Cultural Highlights:

Visit Tashichho Dzong, a stunning fortress and monastery.

Explore the National Memorial Chorten, a Tibetan-style stupa dedicated to world peace.

Dive into Bhutanese arts at the National Library, Institute for Zorig Chusum, and the National Textile Museum.

Overnight Stay:

Rest at your hotel in Thimphu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Altitude: 2,334 m
  • Place: Thimphu

Breakfast:

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel.

Sightseeing in Thimphu:

Continue exploring Thimphu with a visit to the Buddha Dordenma Statue.

Dive into local life at the Centenary Farmers' Market.

Return to Paro:

After a day of exploration, return to Paro for the next leg of your adventure.

Overnight Stay:

Check into your Paro accommodation (Mandala Resort or Tenzinling Resort).

  • Accommodation: Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Altitude: 2,250 m
  • Place: Paro

Tiger's Nest Hike:

Embark on the iconic hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Enjoy breathtaking views as you ascend to this sacred site perched on a cliffside.

Cafeteria Break:

Take a break at the cafeteria halfway up the trail, savoring refreshments and panoramic views.

Explore the Monastery:

Explore the Tiger's Nest Monastery with your guide, discovering its history, murals, and spiritual significance.

Return to Paro:

Descend from the monastery and return to Paro for a well-deserved rest.

Overnight Stay:

Relax at your Paro accommodation.

  • Accommodation: Resort
  • Meals: All Standard Meals
  • Altitude: 2,250 m
  • Place: Paro

Visit Kyichu Lhakhang:

Begin your final day with a visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and holiest temples.

Leisure Time:

Enjoy some leisure time or explore the surrounding areas.

Departure:

Head to Paro International Airport for your departure, carrying with you the memories of an unforgettable 4-day Bhutanese adventure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 2,250 m
  • Place: Paro
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What to Expect

  • Arrival and Departure:

          All ground transport in a private vehicle, ensuring a smooth journey from airport arrivals to hotel departures.

  • Accommodation During the Trip:

          Hotel Amodhara or Namseling Boutique Hotel in Thimpu, and Mandala Resort or Tenzinling Resort in Paro. (Twin/Double sharing basis)

         Luxury Options: If you would like to stay in other luxuries hotels/resorts, please contact us at [email protected]

  • Sightseeing Fees & Visa:

          All entrance fees to museums and monuments along with your Bhutanese Tourist Visa fee is also included.

  • Meals During the Tour:

        Enjoy the culinary delights of Bhutan with full board meals. Standard breakfast, lunch, dinner, along with tea and snacks, to keep you energized throughout the journey.

  • Transportation:

      All ground transportation is taken care of in a private vehicle, ensuring convenience and comfort as per the itinerary.

  • Staff Salary and Allowance:

     All the staffs daily wages, salary, equipment, food, and clothing are all covered.

  • Guide for the Tour:

      Licensed and experienced English-speaking Bhutanese Professional tour guides accompany you, providing insights and making your journey informative and enjoyable.

  • Water During Tour:

      Stay hydrated with complimentary mineral drinking water provided during the tour.

  • Government Taxes:

        All government taxes and official expenses are covered, ensuring a transparent and hassle-free experience.

  • International Airfare:

        The international flight airfare (to and from Paro) is not included. For flight bookings, please contact us at [email protected].

  • Insurance Policy:

       Travel Insurance, covering trip cancellation, interruption, medical treatment, and repatriation, is not included in above price. Travel Insurance is highly recommended for your peace of mind.

  • Personal Expenses:

      Telephone calls, internet usage, laundry services, soft drinks, beers, and any alcoholic beverages are not part of the package.

  • Filming:

           Any special filming, camera, and drone permit fees are not included.

  • For Private and Customize Trip:

         Please contact us directly to discuss and personalize your trip according to your preferences.
         Contact us at [email protected] for more details.

  • Tips:

        Tipping for the guide and driver is expected but not compulsary.

  • Extra:

         Any additional services, activities, or personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary are not included. 

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
01 Mar, 2024 - 04 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$999Book now
10 Mar, 2024 - 13 Mar, 2024GuaranteedUS$999Book now
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Useful Information

Important Information for Bhutan Travel

Traveling to Bhutan:
Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan, operates flights to Paro from various cities including Bangkok, Kolkata, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and New Delhi. Bhutan International Airport in Paro serves as the entry point, with a departure tax of Ngultrum (Nu) 300, approximately US$ 7, applicable for all destinations.
Overland entry and exit are possible through the Indian state of West Bengal into Phuntsholing in southwest Bhutan. Phuntsholing is a 4-hour drive from Bagdogra, the nearest Indian airport, and a 6-7 hour drive from both Gangtok (Sikkim) and Darjeeling. The journey from Phuntsholing to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, takes around 6 hours.
Note: Flight expenses are not included in the trip cost and vary based on flight sectors. Druk Air offers flights from multiple locations, and it is recommended to book flights to Bangkok due to daily flights to and from Paro.

Accommodations:
Luxurious hotels will be provided throughout the entire trip.

Meals:
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are inclusive during your stay in Bhutan. Hotels offer a variety of cuisine, including Indian, Chinese, and continental options. Non-vegetarian dishes such as pork, beef, chicken, and fish are widely available. It is advisable to consult with the hotel or restaurant for recommendations on fresh and seasonal dishes.

Water Facilities:
Mineral water will be supplied throughout the trip.

Transportation:
Shepherd Holidays will arrange private transportation for the entire journey.

Trip Start Dates:
The trip will be organized on dates specified by you. Contact us for a customized departure date.

Group Leader:
Shepherd Holidays will provide a trained travel guide for your group. The emphasis is on experienced, courteous, and helpful leaders who are knowledgeable about local culture, ecosystems, flora, fauna, geography, and history.

Payment of Balance Amount:
The remaining trip balance can be settled in our office upon your arrival or through online payment before your arrival.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher, please confirm your preferred tour date at least 30 days in advance. Provide your redemption code and voucher number via the provided link.

Bhutan Passport and Visas:
Clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months' validity from the return date. Visa applications for Bhutan need to be submitted to Shepherd Holidays at least 30 days before departure.

Bhutan Travel Group Size:
Private tours to Bhutan organized by Shepherd Holidays have no specific minimum or maximum group size. Travelers can choose any tour package and travel with friends, family, or colleagues.

Personal Travel Insurance:
It is strongly advised to obtain personal travel insurance covering baggage loss, medical expenses, trip cancellation, helicopter evacuation, and other emergencies. If without travel insurance, a credit card with a minimum US$5000 balance is required.

Trip Extensions/Add-Ons:
If you wish to extend your trip, Shepherd Holidays can organize additional tours to India and Tibet, as well as various trekking and activities in Nepal, including Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Manaslu Trek, Peak Climbing, and Nepal Tours.

 

 

Dear Travel Enthusiasts,

Embarking on a journey to the mesmerizing kingdom of Bhutan? Here's a key tip to ensure a seamless experience: independent travel is a no-go in Bhutan. Fear not, for we are here to guide you every step of the way!

Why Book with Us:

No Independent Travel:

Bhutan has unique regulations, and solo adventures are a road less traveled. But worry not – we've got your back!

Hassle-Free Planning:

Booking with us means leaving the logistics to the experts. From visas to cozy accommodations, reliable transportation, and expert guides – we handle it all.

Your Personal Touch:

Our suggested itinerary is a canvas waiting for your brushstrokes. Customize it to your preferences, ensuring an extraordinary adventure crafted just for you.

 

Prepare for an extraordinary journey through Bhutan, where every moment is curated for your delight. Let's make this trip uniquely yours!

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Testimonials

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    Elena Fischer, Germany

    Bhutan Bliss: A European Escape to Happiness

    My Bhutan tour was nothing short of magical. The blend of tradition and nature is a balm for the soul. The Tiger's Nest, vibrant festivals, and warm Bhutanese hospitality – each moment felt like a page from a fairytale. Bhutan, you've won my heart.

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    Alex Thompson, United States

    Beyond Borders: A North American's Himalayan Hideaway

    From the colorful markets of Thimphu to the tranquility of Punakha, Bhutan's allure is irresistible. The commitment to happiness and sustainability is a lesson we can all learn from. My journey was an odyssey into beauty and peace.

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    Olivia MacDonald, Canada

    Bhutan: Whispers of Wisdom

    Bhutan is a symphony of simplicity and spirituality. The prayer flags dancing in the wind, the ancient dzongs – it's a canvas painted with tradition. A journey that touched my heart and left me with a sense of peace.

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    Julien Dubois, France

    Hello Bhutan I have Affair with your Happiness

    La beauté de Bhoutan est extraordinaire! From the majestic Himalayas to the quaint villages, every corner whispers tales of a rich cultural heritage. A journey that left me enchanted and yearning for more.

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    Sofia Rodriguez, Spain

    Serenade of Sights is Bhutan

    Bhutan's vibrancy is infectious – from the lively festivals to the warmth of its people. The Himalayan backdrop adds a touch of grandeur to every experience. ¡Una experiencia increíble