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Discover Bhutan in 4 Days

Perfect for discerning travellers with limited time frame to getaway from busy materialistic city life into the pristine natural environment, stunning landscapes and get pampered with Bhutanese hospitality. This 4 Days 3 Nights journey will take you to remote monasteries and encounter the mindful Buddhist way of life that earned the country its nickname ‘Kingdom of Happiness’. On the 2nd day of this trip, you will hike to the famous Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s Nest built on the face of the 800m rock cliff.

There’s nowhere quite like Bhutan. A tiny Buddhist Kingdom, squeezed between India and China, is cautiously embracing modern development guided by the philosophy of Gross National Happiness while still preserving its age-old tradition and ancient culture. Delve deep inside the Bhutanese way of life with expert local guide and discover what brings smiles to the faces of people of Bhutan.

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$1,172

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Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Visa Fee & Processing. You'll receive your e-Visa within 3-4 business days.
    • Twin sharing accommodations at 3-star hotels certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
    • All ground transportation including round trip airport transfers
    • English-speaking licensed private tour guide
    • All internal taxes for the services listed above
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
    • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
    • Entry/Admission - National Memorial Chhorten, Thimphu
    • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
    • Entry/Admission - National Library and Archives of Bhutan
    • Entry/Admission - Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground
    • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
    • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance. We highly recommend getting insurance. For trekking adventure insurance is a MUST.
    • International Airfares
    • Alcoholic beverages, laundry services, telephone call charges
    • Gratuity to guide and driver (optional)
    • Any other expenses of personal nature

  • Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport & Excursion in Paro

    Stop At: National Museum, Tag-Dzong Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001 Bhutan
    The National Museum of Bhutan is located in Paro just above the Rinpung Dzong (administrative headquarter of Paro district). It is housed in an ancient watch tower called Paro Ta Dzong (Ta Dzong means “watch tower fortress”) built in 1649. It displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artifacts and artworks including traditional costumes, armour, weaponry and handcrafted implements for daily life. The collection at the National Museum preserves a snap-shot of the rich cultural traditions of the country.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
    Paro Rinpung Dzong (Rinpung Dzong means “fortress of the heap of jewels”) was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1646 and established as the administrative and monastic centre of the western region. Today, the Dzong serves as the office of the governor of Paro district and head of the district monk body in Paro. A great annual festival known as Paro Tsechu is held in Rinpung Dzong from the eleventh to the fifteenth day of the second month of the traditional Bhutanese lunar calendar (usually in March or April of the Gregorian calendar). On this occasion, holy images are taken in a procession followed by a series of traditional mask dances conveying religious stories which are performed by monks for five days.

    After visiting the Dzong, take a short walk to the traditional wooden cantilever bridge called Nemeyzampa, where your driver will be waiting for you. The roofed wooden cantilever bridge is built in a traditional style and this type of bridges are called Bazam

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
    The magnificent 169 feet tall bronze statue of Lord Buddha is located on a hilltop, Kuensel Phodrang, overlooking the Thimphu valley. From here you can see a nice view of Thimphu city. It was built to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth King His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck and also for the purpose of bringing peace in the world . The giant Buddha statue houses more than 100,000 8-inch tall Buddha statues of same type. The construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2015 after almost 10 years. The total cost of the entire project is well over US$100 million.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre, Industrial Estate Changzantok, Thimphu 00975 Bhutan
    A visit to this Weaving Center will give you insights into the weaving culture and tradition of the Kingdom of Bhutan. You will see women at work weaving simple plain textiles to one of the most intricate designs and patterns of traditional Bhutanese attires all handwoven.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star hotel certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan

    Day 2: Sightseeingin Thimphu / Transfer back to Paro valley

    Stop At: National Memorial Chhorten, Thimphu, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
    This is one of the important landmarks in Thimphu and obviously the most frequented religious site. You will see people from all walks of life circamumbulating and offering prayers.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu Bhutan
    The National Institute of Zorig Chusum (Zorig Chusum means ’13 Traditional Arts & Crafts’) was established to promote and preserve the thirteen traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan and to facilitate increased access in learning Zorig skills by Bhutanese youths. Many of these traditional arts and crafts are declining with the advent of modern technologies and therefore, the government is putting in lot of effort to train youths to keep the traditions alive. The thirteen arts and crafts are categorized as Shing Zo (woodwork), Dho Zo (stonework), Par Zo (carving), Lha Zo (painting), Jim Zo (sculpting), Lug Zo (casting), Shag Zo (wood turning), Gar Zo (blacksmith), Troe Zo (ornament making), Tsa Zo (bamboo work), De Zo (paper making), Tsem Zo (tailoring, embroidery and applique) and Thag Zo (weaving). These thirteen arts and crafts are an essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage that have been practiced from time immemorial.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: National Library and Archives of Bhutan, Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
    After lunch visit National Library of Bhutan considered as national treasure of Bhutan and fundamental source of Bhutanese history, religion, medicine, arts and culture. Opens during working weekdays & on Saturdays 10am – noon.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground, Chang Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
    Pass by the Changlimithang Archery Ground and witness the game of archery is the match is ongoing. You will see archers dancing and singing each time they hit the target from a distance of 145 meters.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kyichu Lhakhang, Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001 Bhutan
    On arrival in Paro, visit one of the oldest temples in Bhutan - the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang which believed to have been built by the Tibetan Kind Songtsen Gampo in one day. Kychu Lhakhang is the national treasure of Bhutan.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star hotel certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan

    Day 3: Hike to the famed Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) & later visit farmhouse for dinner comprised of home-cooked local cuisine

    Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
    Today, on the 3rd day of your trip, you will hike to the famous 17th century Paro Taktsang Monastery popular known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. Originally built in 1692, the iconic sacred site Taktsang is perched on the 800m rock cliff and it is the most visited place in Bhutan. The round trip hike takes about 4-5 Hours for most visitors.

    After lunch at the Taktsang Cafeteria, descend back to the base and drive to Paro town and spend some leisure time.

    Later in the afternoon, visit a beautiful traditional farmhouse for an authentic dinner comprised of homecooked local cuisine. You can also soad up in the therapeutic traditional hot stone bath for an additional fee of about US$15 per person.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: An authentic home-cooked local cuisine will be served for dinner at one of the beautiful farmhouses.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-Star hotel certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan

    Day 4: Departure from Paro International Airport

    Pass By: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Paro International Airport for your onward journey.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Depends on the landing time of your flight. If you arrive few hours before the hotel check-in time, you will be right on your first adventure in this beautiful country.Airports
    • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • January, February, June, July, August & December are considered as Regular Season
    • March, April, May, September, October & November are considered as High Season
    • Youth rate applies to students aged between 13-24 years old only upon submission of a valid student identification document.
    • Child rate applies only when accompanied by 2 paying adults
    • Visa is 100% guaranteed
    • There are only two airlines operating in and out of Bhutan and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season. We recommend you to book least few months in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season. To ease your burden and take the stress out of trip planning we can take care of your air ticket bookings at no extra commission for the incoming and outgoing flights from Bhutan. You just have to take care of the connecting flights.
    • Accommodation will be provided at hotels periodically inspected and certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and those are the hotels we love to stay ourselves
    • Please let us know if you have any allergy, intolerance and dietary restrictions or any other special request at the time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Bhutan Acorn Tours and Travel

Activity ID: V-71355P3

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