Shortest Bhutan Tour 02 Nights/03 Days

Trip Facts

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

Shortest Bhutan Tour Highlights:

  • Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
  • Explore Paro Valley
  • Visit Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong)
  • Overnight stay in Paro
  • Journey to Thimphu, the capital city
  • Visit the Memorial Chorten
  • Explore the Buddha Dordenma Statue
  • Stroll through Thimphu's local markets
  • Overnight stay in Thimphu
  • Drive back to Paro
  • Hike to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)

Shortest Bhutan Tour Overview:

Our Shortest Bhutan Tour is the perfect way to see Bhutan in just three days - 02 and 03 nights! Enjoy a thrilling Himalayan Flight to Paro International Airport. Explore Bhutan's culture and hike to the Taksang Monastery or Tiger's Nest. Also, explore Thimphu's attractions, such as Taschichho Dzong Buddha Dordenma Memorial Chorten.

Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas at its eastern end, is a beautiful country. Bhutan shares borders with Tibet (China) in the north and India in the east, south, and west. It is separated from Nepal in the west by the Indian state Sikkim. In the south, the Indian states Assam and West Bengal separate it from Bangladesh. Thimphu is Bhutan's capital and largest city. It is a vibrant hub of culture, heritage, and history.

Want to see Bhutan in three days? Our Shortest Bhutan Tour is the perfect option for you! This mini-tour package will take you from the Himalayan flight into Thimphu to enjoy the beauty of Bhutan. You can extend your tour from 3 to nine nights with the help of our travel experts. You'll also enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas as you make your way to Paro Airport. 

This 2-night, 3-day Bhutan short tour will take you on an unforgettable trip through the remote kingdom of Bhutan! Explore the major cities and experience the unique culture of Bhutan. Visit the famous Taktsang Monastery in Paro (also known as Tiger's Nest) and the attractions of Thimphu's capital, including the Memorial Chorten (Buddha Dordenma) and Thimphu Dzong. Do not miss this opportunity to explore the best things to do in Bhutan!

No matter your date, we guarantee the lowest price possible for your Bhutan vacation. Please get in touch with us to get a detailed itinerary and for more information on fees. You can also explore three countries simultaneously - Nepal,Tibet, and Bhutan, saving time and money.


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Experience the thrill of flying to Druk Air, and Bhutan Air will take you to Paro in Bhutan. You'll be able to see the Himalayas and Mount Everest on a clear day (if you are flying from Kathmandu or Delhi, sit on the left-hand side of the plane!). As you descend into the foothills and take a few sharp corners to land on the small airstrip, the approach to Bhutan will be particularly breathtaking. You'll be met by your Bhutanese tour guide upon arrival and taken to Thimphu.

Visit the following sites depending on your flight schedule:

Kuenselcholing viewpoint: To get the best overview of Thimphu Valley, visit Buddha Point. You can reach it in a few minutes by car. You can visit Buddha Point to pay respects to the biggest statue in the nation, pray, and enjoy the stunning views of the valley.

Memorial Choir: The Chorten in this picture was built as a tribute to King Jigme Doji Wangchuck. He is the third king of Bhutan and the father of modern Bhutanese society.

Tashichho Dzong: The magnificent fortress of glorious religion, also known as the "Dzong", was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The secretariat, throne, office of the King, and central monk body are all located in this building. Take some time after exploring the Dzong to relax and enjoy the city.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,320m/7,612ft

After breakfast, drive to Paro Valley and we will hike for 4 -5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3,180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria Restaurant, located about halfway up the mountain. After having explored the monastery, we hike down to the valley floor. This afternoon, we will drive to Thimphu, and spend the night.

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

Transfer to Paro Airport to fly to Kathmandu (1310m) or to your destination. Paro International Airport is connected to international airports in Nepal (Kathmandu, KTM), India, Bangladesh (Dhaka), Thailand, and Singapore.

  • 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 to staff.

Useful Info

Visa Information

Indian, Bangladeshi, and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry by producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC). For other tourists, you will need to acquire visa clearance in advance. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent. Tourists are also required to book their holiday through a Bhutanese tour operator or one of their international partners. The tour operator will take care of Visa arrangements for visitors.

You are required to send the photo page of your passport (passport scanned copy) to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD 40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours. At your point of entry, you will be required to show your visa clearance letter and the visa will then be stamped into your passport.



Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government 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. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost USD 35 Per Night.



All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included during your stay in Bhutan. 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 most parts of 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 time is considered the most beautiful time of the year, resplendent and ablaze with a spectacular array of bright colors. This is the time when the valleys are green with fresh vegetation and fruit trees are blossoming – the time when 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 and 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 is a pleasant time to spend visiting places of cultural and historical interest though this season is not the best time for trekking. Enjoy a cup of 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, cool, and agreeable to say the least. 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 wide expanse of rolling plains with bamboo shrubs.


Safety Guidelines

Credit cards are not a convenient source of payment 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, which is pegged to the Indian Rupee. Note: The Indian Rupee in denominations of 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 largely disallowed in public places. Having said that, consumption is not completely 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 allow it.

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