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2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour

2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Bhutan

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Bhutan

  • Activities

    Activities: Cultural Sightseeing

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: 3-Star hotels

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle/Plane

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Taktsang Monastery (3120m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 1 pax min

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec

This journey is a round-the-country drive that starts and ends in Paro. It includes the best of Bhutan. A stop at the breathtaking Taktsang Monastery, often known as the tigers' nest, is one of the tour's main highlights. This tour allows you to experience all of Bhutan's top attractions, including its amazing natural beauty, hospitable people, and rich cultural diversity. It also brings you to some charming tiny villages and breathtaking valleys. It's a quick trip that gives you a glimpse of this incredible nation.

2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour Highlights:

  • Majestic views of the world’s highest peaks onboard a flight to/from Paro.
  • Cultural sightseeing around the tiny capital Thimphu.
  • Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition
  • Explore beautiful dzongs & monasteries, temples & age-old fortresses
  • Discover rich Buddhist, Tibetan culture and traditions
  • Go for the Taktsang Monastery “Tiger’s Nest” hike outskirts of Paro.
  • Witness the unique lifestyle & traditions of the Bhutanese people

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Paro (2250m) & transfer to Thimphu (2350m)
Day 02: Thimphu – Paro, Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3120m)
Day 03: Paro – Depart
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After landing at Paro International Airport, you will go through the immigration and customs procedures, after which meet our representative and your guide who will accompany you throughout your trip.
 
After lunch at Paro, you will proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive from Paro to Thimphu takes around 1 to 1.5 hours. The journey itself is a scenic one, passing through beautiful landscapes and traditional Bhutanese villages.

Upon reaching Thimphu, you will check into your hotel and start the tour visiting places like the National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma (large Buddha statue), Tashichho Dzong (fortress-monastery), and the Thimphu Craft Market then back to hotel.

In the evening, you can explore the streets of Thimphu, try some delicious Bhutanese cuisine at local restaurants, or simply enjoy the serene surroundings of the capital city.

Hotel
Lunch/Dinner included

After breakfast, you will drive back to Paro, where the trailhead for the Tiger’s Nest hike is located. The drive will take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Upon reaching the trailhead, you’ll begin your trek to Taktsang Monastery. The hike is a moderately challenging one and takes about 2 to 3 hours each way, depending on your pace. The trail meanders through pine forests and offers breathtaking views of the Paro Valley below.

About halfway up the trail, you’ll reach a tea house where you can take a rest, enjoy some refreshments, and admire the stunning scenery. After the invigorating hike, you’ll finally arrive at the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, which is an awe-inspiring sight. The monastery is perched on a steep cliff at an altitude of 3120 meters, and the views from this vantage point are simply spectacular.

After spending some time at Tiger’s Nest, you’ll begin your descent back to the trailhead then drive to Paro Rinpung in Paro town. If you have extra time in the evening, you can explore more of Paro, visit local handicraft shops, or take a stroll around the Paro River.

Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner included

On the final day of your Bhutanese journey, bid farewell to Paro as you depart for your onward destination. Your guide and driver will transfer you to Paro International Airport for your departure flight. Take one last look at the majestic landscapes and carry with you beautiful memories of your time in Bhutan. Depart with a sense of gratitude for the unique experiences and the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality.

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services by private transportation.
  • Guided sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Bhutanese government-approved tourist standard hotels throughout the trip.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Entrance and monumental fees during sightseeing.
  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
  • Remuneration to the Bhutanese government-certified English-speaking local tour guide.
  • Bhutanese government’s royalties, and taxes. 

What is not included?

  • International airfares.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, bottled water etc.).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Tip for the tour guide or driver. 

FAQ's

1. What is the 2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour?
The 2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour is a brief and compact travel package that offers a quick introduction to the cultural heritage and scenic beauty of Bhutan. This tour is ideal for those with limited time but still want to experience the essence of Bhutan.

2. What are the major highlights of the Short Bhutan Tour?
The major highlights of the 2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour typically include visits to iconic landmarks such as the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in Paro and sightseeing in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

3. What is the best time to go on the Short Bhutan Tour?
The best time to go on the Short Bhutan Tour is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and blooming landscapes, making your tour more enjoyable.

4. Can I customize the Short Bhutan Tour itinerary?
Due to its very short duration, the 2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour usually has a fixed itinerary. 

5. What type of accommodations are provided in the tour package?
The Short Bhutan Tour typically offers comfortable accommodations in standard hotels and guesthouses that provide basic amenities. The focus is on exploring the sights in a short time, and luxurious accommodations may not be the primary focus.

6. Are there any special permits required for the Bhutan Tour?
Yes, all tourists visiting Bhutan require a visa, and travel is only possible through authorized tour operators. The tour operator will handle the visa process and obtain the necessary permits for your visit.

7. What is the level of physical activity involved in the tour?
The 2 Nights 3 Days Short Bhutan Tour is designed to be relatively easy and suitable for most travelers. It involves sightseeing and short walks to cultural sites, with no strenuous hikes or treks

8. Can I extend my stay in Bhutan after the tour?
No, all tours are pre-planned and paid if you need to extend you need to contact us before booking the tour. You can’t extend Bhutan holiday when you are already in Bhutan.

Equipment


When packing for a tour of Bhutan, it's important to consider the country's climate, culture, and the diverse range of activities you may participate in. Here's a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare for your Bhutan tour:

Clothing:

  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing:
  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable clothing for lower elevations
  • Warmer clothing for higher elevations and cooler temperatures
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection
  • Rain jacket or poncho for the monsoon season (June to September)
  • Insulating layers like fleece or down jackets
  • Comfortable walking shoes for cities and towns
  • Hiking boots for trekking or rural walks
  • Sandals or comfortable shoes for casual wear
  • Swimsuit (for hotel pools or hot springs)

Cultural Attire (for visiting temples and monasteries):

  • Modest clothing that covers shoulders and knees
  • Scarf or shawl to drape over shoulders
  • Comfortable slip-on shoes (you'll need to remove your shoes at some religious sites)

Travel Essentials:

  • -Passport and Visa:
  • Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned return date.
  • Obtain the necessary Bhutanese visa, which is typically arranged through a Bhutanese tour operator.

Travel Documents:

  • Flight tickets, tour itineraries, and hotel reservations
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Photocopies of important documents

Money and Security:

  • Bhutanese Ngultrum in cash (as ATMs are limited)
  • Credit/debit cards and backup payment methods
  • Money belt or neck pouch for valuables

Health and Medications:

  • Prescription medications and necessary medical supplies
  • Basic first-aid kit with bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers, and stomach medications
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Travel-size toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)

Travel Accessories:

  • -Daypack:
  • Small backpack for day trips

Electronics:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Camera, extra batteries, and memory cards
  • Power adapter for charging devices (Bhutan uses Type D and Type F plugs)
  • Power bank for recharging devices on the go
  • Universal travel adapter

Entertainment and Comfort:

  • Books or e-reader
  • Notebook and pen
  • Travel pillow and earplugs for comfortable rest during long journeys
  • Outdoor Gear (if you plan to trek or do outdoor activities):

Optional Items:

  • Snacks (energy bars, nuts, etc.) for on-the-go

Specific Items for Bhutan:

  • Tour Confirmation:
  • Copies of your tour confirmation and itinerary
  • Air tickets in/out of Bhutan
  • Passport of 6 months validity beyond your return date
  • Visa clearance letter from your travel agent

Gratuity:

  • Small denominations of currency for tipping your tour guides and drivers

Be sure to research the specific regions and activities you plan to undertake in Bhutan to tailor your packing list accordingly. Bhutan's weather can vary significantly depending on the time of year and the region you're visiting, so it's important to check the local forecast before packing. Additionally, respect for Bhutan's culture is essential, so make sure you have appropriate clothing for temple visits and other cultural activities.

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