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Essence Of Bhutan

4 Days
Paro - Thimphu - Paro
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4 Day Bhutan essence tour suits people who would like to get as much as possible from the Bhutan trip but have a shorter holiday. This package guides you to travel in Paro and Thimphu to enjoy the natural scenery of the western valley in Bhutan, and to visit the fortress Dzong, Buddhist monastery and temple, museums, and local market. Trek to the cliff of Taktsang Monastery and enjoy the most exciting moment of your Bhutan trip!
DayRouteAttractions & Activities
1 Fly to Paro Airport(2200m) and transfer to Thimphu(2648m) Rinpung Dzong, transfer to Thimphu
2 Thimphu sightseeing National Memorial Chorten, Postal Office, Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Takin Zoo
3 Paro Sightseeing Taktshang, National Museum, the ordinary market in Paro
4 Departure from Paro Send off to the airport

Daily Itinerary


After breakfast, you will take the Royal Bhutan Airlines flight to Paro Airport, Bhutan. During the flight, you will enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas. After watching the beautiful plateau scenery on the plane, you will arrive at Paro Airport, the only airport in Bhutan. Upon arrival, you can see Rinpung Dzong not far away from the airport, about 900 meters. It's the most famous temple in Bhutan and perhaps the best representative of Bhutanese architecture you will see. Your Bhutanese guide will wait for you outside the terminal building, and then take you to visit Rinpung Dzong.

In the afternoon, you will drive 1.5hrs to the capital of Bhutan - Thimphu, which is 55 kilometers away. The rest of the day is for you to stroll around the city or take a rest in the hotel.

Stay overnight in Thimphu, 3★/4★

Rinpung Dzong, the best representative of Bhutanese architecture.
  • Attraction:
  • Rinpung Dzong

In the morning, you will visit Thimphu Valley. There's National Memorial Chorten built to commemorate the King of Bhutan III and a holy place for the people of Bhutan to pray for peace. Afterward, go to the Postal Office of Bhutan and the National Bank of Bhutan. The guide will also take you to visit Bhutan's National Academy of Painting and Folklore Museum, where you can have an intuitive experience of Bhutan's culture and art.

Then, proceed to Trashi Chhoe Dzong, a majestic and grand castle on the west bank of the Wangchu River. This is the office of the current king and the seat of the internal affairs and finance departments. It is also the summer residence of religious leaders and central religious institutions. After the visit, go north to Takin Zoo, where is exclusively built for Bhutan's national animal - takin. Takin is a creature with a sheep head and cow body which is only living in Bhutan.

Stay overnight in Thimphu.

Trashi Chhoe Dzong is a prestigious Buddhist monastery in Bhutan and the government center of the capital Thimphu.
National Memorial Chorten is the landmark of Thimphu.
  • Attraction:
  • Trashi Chhoe Dzong
  • National Memorial Chorten
  • Thimphu Takin Zoo
  • Postal Office

After breakfast, retrace your drive back to Paro. Today, you will visit Taktshang Monastery(Tiber's Nest), which is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Bhutan and is known as one of the top ten super temples in the world. Approachable only by hiking, this holy attraction is seated on the cliff’s edge. According to the ancient scriptures, in the 8th century, Guru Rinpoche, the father of Bhutan Buddhism, rid a female tiger to the edge of the Taksang cliff, and once meditated in a cave for three months. Later Guru Rinpochebecame the country's paramount religious image. Taktshang is the symbol of Bhutan and the highlight of your Bhutan trip.

In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Dzong, the watchtower of Paro Dzong, now the National Museum. Then proceed to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan. After visiting today’s attractions, if time permits, the tour guide can also take you to visit the ordinary market in Paro, where you can buy some handicrafts with Bhutanese characteristics.

Stay overnight in Paro.

Taktsang Monastery is the prominent Buddhist sacred spot in Bhutan.
National Museum is a cultural relic itself.
After breakfast, your guide and driver will transfer you to Para International Airport in time for your departure flight to onward destination.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Asked by fern***

hello i would like to know the price for the 4 day bhutan tour, one eprson 3 star hotel. thanks

Answered by Beatrice 2021-04-26

For the 4-Days Bhutan essence tour, according to the minimum cost requirement from the local government, 200USD per day in low season, plus 50USD for a private vehicle, the cost would be 250USD*4=1000 USD. And the cost includes tour guide fees, entrance tickets, 3-star hotel accommodation and a private vehicle. If there're two or more people, the price would be lower.

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