Bhutan Short Tour 3 Nights /4 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Transportation Private Comfortable Car, Van & Bus
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season Feb - May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini. 2, Max. 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Paro Bhutan
  • Max Altitude 3,180m/10,434ft

Highlights

  • Amazing Paro Valley
  • Rinchen Dzong- was built in 1644 on orders of Zhabdrung.
  • Guru Rinpoche made Ngawang Namgyal to defend the Paro Valley 
  • Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) is one of Bhutan's fantastic attractions. 
  • Visit the mini zoo, MotithangTakin Preserve, to see the national animal of Bhutan, the Takin.
  • Explore the Weekend Market if you visit on Saturday or Sunday.

Bhutan Short Tour 3 Nights /4 Days Tour  Overview

The 3-night/4-day Bhutan tour offers a unique opportunity to discover the cultural and natural riches of the land of Thunder Dragon. The travelers will also experience the mystical and spiritual side of Buddhist communities. With spectacular architecture and traditional living styles, these amazing fortresses and monasteries will provide you with some unforgettable memories. You will enjoy various exciting activities and sightseeing in the beautiful cities of Thimpu and Paro. You can choose between luxury accommodations and farmhouses with a traditional Buddhist experience.

Bhutan Short Tour 3 Nights /4 Days Tour is a popular Bhutan Tour to introduce the Bhutanese attractions in Paro, Thimphu, and other cities. We visited Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro before hiking to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) the next day. Thimphu has some of the most popular attractions, such as the Memorial Chorten and Nunnery Temple. We also tour the Folk Heritage Museum, Bhutanese Traditional Painting School, and other places. We will be familiarized with Bhutan's rich culture, landscape, and history by the end of this 4-day short trip.

Bhutan Short Tour is designed to offer you an insightful cultural fascination in the last Shangri-La of Bhutan. This lovely kingdom follows the idea of Gross National Happiness. It stresses paying more attention to the good welfare of human beings. You are encouraged to visit this country to see what it's like to believe what you hear. Digesting the relentless succession of astonishing cultural wonders, you travel from Paro to Thimphu to Wangdiphodrang. Outstanding panoramic views silhouette the journey. Drugyel dzong majestically towers Paro with dominating views of Mount Chomolhari. 

The main highlight of this tour is the hike to one of Bhutan's most venerated pilgrimage sites, the Taktshang Gomba (Tiger Tiger's Nest). Your trip to Bhutan will be tremendous, and there's so much you will learn about this beautiful kingdom. And yes, we must mention that Bhutanese food is delicious, and everyone must try it when they arrive. They have some excellent restaurants that are clean and hygienic for a meal, and you can relish the Bhutanese cuisine to your heart's content.

To Book Your Trip:

Booking a Bhutan Short Tour 3 Nights/4Days is simple. Let us know your preferred date and share your details so we can confirm your booking. We can help you choose the right time for your trip. You can contact us via email or phone through social media, as mentioned below.

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Bhutan has different rulesand regulations than Nepal. Sometimes, Bhutan's government changes the rules for visiting, like flight schedules to Nepal or other countries, visa fees, and tour costs. If this happens, the planned trip might not work as expected. So, contact us before booking your trip to ensure everything is all right.

Itinerary

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As your flight nears Bhutan, you can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. At the airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Adventure Club Trek who will take you to your hotel in Thimphu for a good night's sleep. However, if your flight arrives early and you want to visit a few places in Thimphu then it can be arranged too

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,320m//8,382ft

After breakfast, you will visit Memorial Chorten (built-in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-to 1972), Changangkha Monastery, Nunnery temple, School of Arts, and Crafts (also known as the painting school), and Folk Heritage Museum. After relaxing lunch, you will visit the traditional paper factory, Majestic Tashichhodzong, and the giant Buddha statue on a hill overlooking Thimphu which is reputed to be the largest Buddha Shakyamuni in the world. In the evening, you can stroll freely in Thimphu city and absorb the lifestyle of the people.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,250m/7,382ft

After an early breakfast visit the Tiger’s Nest(Taktshang)Hike up to the famous cliff-hermitage called Taktsang, the “Tiger’s Nest.” This monastic retreat is built into a sheer cliff face, high above the Paro valley. The Buddhist saint Padmasambhava flew across the Himalayas on the back of a tiger and landed here, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan. The trail to the monastery climbs through a beautiful pine forest and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. After having lunch we will continue to visit the major attraction of Paro city.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,180m/10,434ft

Today we leave the Land of the Thunder Dragon. A representative from Adventure Club Trek for Bhutan will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfers in a private tourist vehicle.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance
  • Government-approved A and B-category hotels on a twin-shared basis
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the tour
  • Safe drinking water will be supplied during the tour
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English-speaking, trained, and experienced local guide and staff
  • Company services and all required Bhutanese government taxes/royalties

Price Excludes

  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
  • All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, bar bills, internet, laundry)
  • Travel and Medical/Evacuation Insurance
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SundayMay 26, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayMay 29, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $863

All of our scheduled departure dates are guaranteed! But if they don't work with your travel schedule, we will be happy to assist you in choosing another day! You may start planning your tailor-made trips right now, whether you're a solitary traveler, a couple, a family, or a group. For information on prices and other questions, kindly contact us.

Useful Info

Indian citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Bhutan. They can also freely move around the country. Citizens of Bangladesh and Maldives do not require a visa if they hold a valid passport for at least 6 months after the date of entry. Holders of official or diplomatic passports issued by Switzerland and Thai nationals are exempt from visa requirements for up to 90-day visits to Bhutan.

Bhutan does not offer a Visa on Arrival. Getting a Visa is not difficult for foreigners. It is, however, the most strict process on earth. It is important to know that the Bhutan Embassy doesn't offer travel visa services. You cannot apply for a visa on your own. Booking a trip through an international tour operator or a local agent registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and the Bhutan Foreign Ministry is the only way to get into Bhutan. Your tour operator will apply on your behalf through an online system after you book a trip.

You must send your tour operator a photocopy of your passport and an electronic version. The Tourism Council of Bhutan will process your visa using the information on your passport. This can be done as soon as 72 hours. Once the visa application has been approved, a visa clearance number is provided in a letter. The tour operator will receive this number, along with the immigration terminals of Paro International Airport and the border checkpoints at Phuentsholing, Gelephu, or Samdrup Jongkhar. It will also be forwarded to national airlines, Druk Air, and Bhutan Airlines. Your visa will be stamped in your passport at the entry point, depending on whether you entered Bhutan via the road border, the airport, or the airline.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan will process your Bhutan visa once the tour operator has paid the cost of the tour package. Your visa clearance number will be sent as a letter as soon as three days after your application. It will then be forwarded to your tour operator, airport immigration terminals, and airlines. Your agency will usually receive your visa clearance 1 to 2 weeks before you arrive in Bhutan. This clearance number will determine the visa stamping on your passport when you enter Bhutan.

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) usually sets a daily minimum fee for foreigners visiting Bhutan. Depending on the traveler's comfort level and time of year, a trip package per person can range from US$ 200 to US$ 290. The visa cost is included in this package, but the price for a Bhutan visa alone is US$40 per person. The cost will increase if you want to upgrade your accommodation, transportation, or food options. The package cost will rise per day if you upgrade your hotel accommodation, food, and transportation options.

Accommodation on the Bhutan Cultural Tour 

The government approved and classified hotels in Bhutan as grades A, B, and C. These government-approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4-star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of booking, we will be accommodated in A-grade hotels in Paro and Thimpu and B-grade hotels in Punakha, Wangdue, and Bumthang. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request. 

Meals on the Bhutan Cultural Tour 

All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be made available on the trip. A variety of meals are available in most hotels, the most popular being Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental food. Non-vegetarian dishes are generally available in Bhutan - pork, beef, chicken, and fish. The best advice is to ask the hotel and restaurant to recommend what is fresh and in season.

Weather Information

There is no appropriate season which is to say that Bhutan's warm and temperate climate, never-ending festivals, and rich and abundant heritage sites provide visitors with a wide array of experiences throughout the year across the country. Bhutan has all four seasons, and the climate varies widely depending on the altitude.

Spring (March, April & May)

This is considered the most beautiful time of the year, radiant and ablaze with a spectacular array of bright colors. This is when the valleys are green with fresh vegetation, fruit trees are blossoming, and locals are naturally mirthful and cheery when visitors are most welcome. Also, you can witness the famous Paro tsechu festival.

Autumn (September, October & November)

Autumn is lovely, with clear and crisp blue skies providing a grand view of some of the tallest unclimbed mountains in the world. It is the best time for trekking and traveling. The climate is cool and temperate. You can get lovely photography opportunities of willows shedding their golden brown leaves, the solitude of parks, and somber views of dzongs and monasteries.

Monsoon (June, July & August)

During these months, Bhutan receives more rainfall than any other region in the Himalayas. Glorious sapphire skies and warm weather are a pleasant time to spend visiting places of cultural and historical interest though this season is not the best time for trekking. Enjoy a warm, aromatic tea while watching the rainfall from your hotel window. Or, if you possess an adventurous spirit, grab an umbrella/raincoat while it is raining and take a day tour through the town.

Winter (December, January & February)

Winter in Bhutan is sunny, calm, and agreeable. Much of the east-west highway remains snowbound during winter. It is the best time to tour the western districts of Paro, Wangdue, Punakha, Thimphu, and Haa. One of the chief attractions in winter is the beautiful Gangtey (Phobjikha) valley, where you can expect to see a vast expanse of rolling plains with bamboo shrubs.

Safety Guidelines, ATM, Currency & other General info

Credit cards are not a convenient payment source in Bhutan, as only a handful of hotels in a few places provide this facility. Also, only MasterCard and Visa. US dollars are the most convenient currency and are cashed by most banks.

You should avoid drinking tap water altogether, but it is okay to use it for brushing your teeth. Bottled water is widely available and is best for drinking. It is also wise to carry water purification tablets when trekking in remote locations of Bhutan.

The local currency is the Ngultrum, pegged to the Indian Rupee. Note: The Indian Rupee in 500 and 1000 is no longer accepted in Bhutan.

Bhutan is the only country in the world that has banned the consumption and sale of tobacco, resulting in smoking being disallowed mainly in public places. Consumption is not entirely prohibited in Bhutan so if you want to smoke, bring your cigarettes and ask your guide where you can light up. (seal opened pack only)

Tuesdays are considered the national 'dry day,' with the sale of alcohol prohibited.

When taking photos/filming inside Dzongs, monasteries, temples, or any religious institutions, check with your guide whether it is permitted, as some areas do not.

FAQs

  • Q1. What’s the food like in Bhutan?

    Bhutanese cuisine includes some of the spiciest dishes in the world. For this reason, if you are ordering any food items, make sure to let them know the amount of chilly you want in your dish. Chilly is a requisite part of Bhutanese culture.

    Dishes Ingredients

    Momo Dumplings (can be of vegetables, cheese/chicken/beef)

    Ema Datshi mix of chilies and cheese, mushroom, beans, potatoes

    Jaju Bhutanese milk and vegetable soup

    Shakam Paa Dried beef and dried chilies/radish

    Paksha Paa pork with spicy red chilies

    Jasha Maru Spicy minced chicken dish with tomatoes

    Red Rice looks dry and pink when cooked

    Yaksha Shakam Dried yak meat with fermented yak cheese

    Khur-le Buckwheat Pancake

    Puta Buckwheat Noodles

  • The tourist visa fee for Bhutan is US$ 40 per person. However, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) sets up the daily fees for travelers who visit Bhutan- the land of Dragon. The trip cost depends on a single person basis or on a group basis, ranging from US$ 200 to 300 each day.

  • In three working days (72 hours), you will receive a Visa clearance number from the Tourism Council of Bhutan to the registered travel agencies. You will not get the stamped visa at the beginning. Instead, you will get a visa clearance number once your payment is made so, the tour package should be confirmed with full payment. Based on the number, your visa will be stamped at the immigration terminal.

  • The land of Dragon- Bhutan has got 4 airports in the country, but Paro International Airport (PBH) is the only gateway for international travelers if they travel to Bhutan by air. It has got two airlines in operation- Druk Air, which is a government-owned airline, and Bhutan Airlines, which is a privately-owned airline company. The international airport of Paro is about a 1.5-hour drive from the capital city- Thimpu. The airlines operate flights to various destinations like:

    Country City

    Thailand Bangkok (BKK)

    India New Delhi (DEL), Mumbai (BOM), Kolkata (CCU), Bagdogra (IXB), Bodh Gaya(GAY), Guwahati (GAU)

    Nepal Kathmandu (TIA)

    Bangladesh Dhaka (DAC)

    Singapore Changi (SIN)

    Note: It takes about 1.10 hours to fly from Kathmandu to Paro, which is a rewarding trans-Himalayan flight.

  • You can take USD or Indian rupees to Bhutan. Major shops, restaurants, and hotels accept major foreign currencies and Indian rupees (INR). Bhutan's unit of currency is called Ngultrum (BTN). A Ngultrum has the same value as the Indian rupee. One US dollar equals roughly 67 Nu.

    Although most of the travelers carry either USD or Indian rupees, local banks offer exchange services on the following foreign currencies like US Dollar, G B Pound, Euro, Indian Rupee, Canadian Dollar, and Singapore Dollar.

  • Bhutan has banned smoking in the public arena. By law, smoking in Bhutan is prohibited, according to the Tobacco Control Act of Bhutan 2010. In some of the private places like some of the indoor bars and the inside hotel parts allow smoking, but in parks, restaurants, markets, public transportations, you are not allowed to smoke.

  • With the extension of the 3G network throughout the country, WIFI connection is easily available in the major town of Bhutan. Also, in some of the rural towns, you can use the internet facility. However, some of the countrysides still doesn't have internet facilities, which you will experience if you go trekking. This is a beautiful side of this country to keep some of their territories mysterious.

  • Bhutan has got a good electricity supply. There are three plug types- C, D, and G.

    Plug C- which has two round pins

    Plug D- which has three round pins in a triangular pattern

    Plug G- which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern

    Bhutan operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. If you are from the US, Canada, and countries in South America, you might need a voltage converter in Bhutan because the standard voltage in these countries ranges from 100V-127V.

  • types of accommodation facilities are available in Bhutan. From Home-Stays to the luxurious 5+ star accommodations are available in Bhutan. Traveling through authorized tour operators, they provide a minimum of 3-star hotel accommodations. However, you can upgrade the hotel category by asking them to include, which is highly comfortable with luxurious facilities like yoga, meditation, spa, and massage if you cover the extra cost. If you are in Bhutan for trekking, you will be sleeping in tents. You will feel the warmth and hospitality during your trip to Bhutan.

  • Bhutan is a landlocked country located between the giant countries- of India and Tibet. It is situated in the east of Nepal and north of Bangladesh. Bhutan occupies an area of 38,394 km², its general elevation is 8000 feet.

  • You will find ATM booths around the major cities and towns of Bhutan. They include different banks of Bhutan like Druk PNB Bank, Bhutan National Bank, and Bank of Bhutan. Most of them accept visa cards and master cards with a daily limit of 40000. Instead of digital chips, magnetic chips are used in Bhutan, which may not be allowed by some of the banks of the foreign countries. Sometimes, if fraud cases are seen, the ATM services may be shut down temporarily.

  • Bhutan has facilitated the service of using credit cards in major cities. Even souvenir shops, restaurants, handicraft shops, and other places accept card payments. But you need to know that the charge can be up to 5% in addition if you pay by your card. Accepting credit cards has made it easy to travel to Bhutan, especially in recent days.

  • Altitude sickness is not a problem while traveling below 2700 meters according to the experts. Bhutan has got an average altitude below this point unless you do some high passes of this country, so altitude sickness is a rare case in Bhutan.

    Area Altitude

    Paro City 2,250 m / 7,382 ft.

    Thimphu City 2,350 m / 7,710 ft

    PunakhaTown 1,310 m / 4,300 ft

    Bumthang Valley 2,800 m / 9,185 ft

    La Pass (Mountain Pass) 3,150 m / 10,334 ft

    A mild altitude symptom can be experienced, especially while passing some of the high passes, but you don’t need to worry about it. You will get detailed information from the guide before heading towards any destination.

  • You are not recommended to drink tap water in Bhutan as it is not considered safe. Either you drink boiled water or use some purifying liquid or tabs. You don't need to worry about safe drinking water because safe mineral water bottles are available in hotels and shops. So, you should be aware while consuming raw fruits and vegetables as they might have been washed by the water outside.

  • Independent travel is not allowed in Bhutan and even issuing plane tickets is not possible individually. Bhutan does not welcomely FIT (Free Individual Traveler). However, by booking a tour package through an authorized travel agency, you can have a private tour, which we know as a solo trip. Or it can be your private group of friends, family, or loved ones. The private trip is much more flexible and confidential, which is more exciting and enjoyable. Enjoy your privately organized Bhutan tour package.

  • Bhutan is accessible in various ways. With the trans-Himalayan flight of Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines, you can enter Bhutan via Paro International airport from Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Changi, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bodh Gaya.

    You can also enter Bhutan by road. Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar are the mainland gateways. If you want to take a roadway to Bhutan from Kathmandu, you need to drive to Kakarvitta, which is a border region with India. Then you need to find Phuentsholing after driving for a few hours.

  • You will get a clearance number in the form of a letter, which you need to show at the immigration terminal of Paro airport. You will get your passport stamped at the immigration based on your clearance number.

  • Sneets
    SneetsGermanyDate: May 19, 2013

    Great people and as helpful as it can get

    I've been to Nepal a while ago, and Birendra & his team helped me a lot to have a smooth trip. They booked flights for me, organized  a trip to Bhutan, gave a lot of helpful advice, etc.

    To make it short: If you are in Thamel and need someone to help you get things sorted out, I can only recommend coming here!

  • J
    jeanmorrisonAustraliaDate: March 31, 2012

    Outstanding service

    We “met” Birendra, the owner of Adventure Club Treks & Expeditions, long before we ever arrived in Nepal and well before we realized he was involved in tourism. We spent a great deal of time talking to him online via Skype and also email. We asked Birendra countless questions over many months about what to see in Nepal. He never ceased to amaze us with his endless patience and prompt responses to our queries. We never even wanted to do any trekking in Nepal because we were far more interested in the culture and in sightseeing. We felt we trusted Birendra so when it came time to book day trips, accommodation, Everest flights, etc we knew who we wanted to do the job for us. He also organized our day tours to Boudhanath and Monkey Temple. He was the person who suggested we stay in Bhaktapur, in the World Heritage Area, for a couple of nights at the Vajra Hotel. We were so glad he suggested it. It was one of the highlights of our stay in Nepal. It was at his suggestion we stayed at the Sacred Valley Inn in Pokhara for a couple of nights and that was another highlight of our trip. We are now such good friends that we are frequently in contact via the internet. We found him to be a very conscientious person who genuinely likes helping people. He was always concerned with our welfare whilst we were in Nepal to the point where he insisted we borrow his mobile phone so we could keep in contact with him at all times. We can thoroughly recommend him if you need the services of an organized and professional person for your tours in Nepal.

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