4 DAYS - BRIEF BHUTAN TRAVEL

The 4 day Brief Bhutan Travel is an experience of Bhutan for those that do not have the luxury of time to take in a more detailed tour of the Dragon Kingdom.  This tour takes you through two historically important valleys in western Bhutan – the bustling capital of Thimphu; and the beautiful valley of Paro, home of the Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest.

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BRIEF BHUTAN TRAVEL (4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS)

DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU

Your guide will receive you at Paro airport exit doors.  Your first activity begins a visit to the national museum at Ta dzong, and a brief walk down to Paro's Rinpung dzong.  Later, drive to the capital, Thimphu (1 hr).  If time permits, take in a few sights and stroll around town. 

Overnight at hotel in Thimphu 2400m

DAY 02: THIMPHU - PARO

Begin your day with a drive to the viewpoint at the Big Buddha Statue. There is a beautiful walking trail from here overlooking Thimphu valley.  Other places of interest are the National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Temple (12C), Folk Heritage Museum, School of Arts & Crafts, and the Textile Museum.

Afternoon visit weekend market (open Friday to Sunday).  Then drive to Paro.

Overnight at hotel in Paro 2300m

DAY 03: PARO

After breakfast hike to Taktsang Monastery. The trail is broad and the walk of approximately 2 hours uphill takes us to Taktsang Monastery.  Built on a sheer cliff face 900 metres above the valley floor, the monastery is a spectacular sight.  It is also an important pilgrim site for the Buddhists. 
In the afternoon, we drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, an historic monument built by the Shabdrung to commemorate his victory against marauding Tibetans in 1644. In fine weather the towering peak of the sacred Mount Jomolhari (7314m) appears as a stunning backdrop. On the return drive to Paro, visit other remote monasteries in the valley or stroll around town.

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard.

Overnight at hotel in Paro 2300m

After breakfast, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. 

DAY 04: DEPART PARO

INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE

  • Bhutan Tourist Tariff Royalty & Visa fees.

  • All private excursions and transfers in air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Local English speaking guide/tour leader.

  • Experienced driver.

  • Accommodation in government approved hotels & guesthouses.

  • All meals in Bhutan.

  • All entrance fees and permits.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to and from Bhutan

  • Travel Insurance

  • Bar expenses & other expenses of personal nature such as tipping

  • Expenses for additional activities such as biking, rafting , ponies etc