Glimpse of Bhutan Tour - 3 Night 4 days

Know before you go
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Oct - Dec and Feb - Apr
  • Trip Area Paro - Thimpu
  • Maximum Altitude 3120m.|10236ft.


  • Discover the beautiful Land of Thunder Dragons, Bhutan, all in the span of just 4 days
  • Embark on an exhilarating journey, immersing yourself in the ancient fortresses, dramatic landscapes, captivating cultural heritage, and the warm hospitality of the Bhutanese people
  • This tour welcomes participants of all ages, extending an open invitation to join us from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Delve into the world of Bhutan's traditional textile, paper, and handicrafts, and explore the intriguing folklore museums
  • Take a step back in time, uncovering the stories of brave Bhutanese warriors, kings, and queens
  • Begin your adventure with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Explore iconic tourist sites like Ta Dzong, Paro Dzong, the legendary Tiger's Nest, Drukgyel Dzong, and Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro
  • Venture into Thimphu and visit the National Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, Simtokha Dzong, and Tashichho Dzong

In the heart of the eastern Himalayas lies a beautiful country with an extremely rich cultural heritage called Bhutan. With its iconic ancient fortresses, breathtaking landscapes, captivating history and legends, and warm hospitality, Bhutan is one of the fantastic holiday destinations. We have designed this short and quite adventurous Glimpse of Bhutan tour for 4 days for all individuals and families looking for a quick trip. 

Bhutan is known as the land of Thunder Dragons. During this short Bhutan tour, you will get to know a lot about Bhutanese people, their lifestyle, beliefs, and practices. In just four days, you will visit numerous tourist sites that include ancient palaces, dzongs, temples, museums, factories, local markets, etc. Our Bhutan tour for 4 days starts from Kathmandu, and travelers from all around the world can join this tour. 

Who can join the Bhutan tour for 4 days?

All age groups can do the Bhutan tour for 4 days. There is no specific requirement for this tour. You only have to be in good health. Our Bhutan tour from Nepal makes traveling to this country very seamless because of direct short flights from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Likewise, the visa and other document processing is also less complicated from here.

The team of Nepal Nirvana Trails will handle all the documents for your Bhutan travel and obtain the necessary permits. You will only be responsible for getting the Bhutan travel visa, and our team will help you with that as well. If you are already in Kathmandu and looking to join a short tour, you can choose this Bhutan tour or select from our different Bhutan tour packages. 

Likewise, you can also customize the Bhutan tour itinerary with us, as per your time frame and budget. For more information, contact us or visit us at our office in Thamel.

What to expect during the Bhutan tour from Kathmandu?

Bhutan was opened in the mid-1970s to foreign travelers. Every year, only a limited number of travelers are allowed to enter the country under strict rules and regulations. So, it is better if you plan your Bhutan tour early and make all the required documents ready for the journey on time. It is also quite expensive to travel to Bhutan, given pricey permits, hotels, meals, transportation, etc.

Once you land at Paro International Airport, our representatives will take care of you from there. They are trustworthy individuals as we have been working with them for many years. You can rely on them for anything you need during the Bhutan tour 4 days. You will use a private vehicle to travel between the cities and the monuments. 

The tour guide will introduce you to the sites and explain the history and stories behind them. If you have any questions regarding the place, feel free to ask them. Be polite and respectful towards locals and the monuments. Ask permission before taking pictures inside temples and monasteries. Do not disturb monks if you see them chanting or meditating. 

The Bhutan tour 4 days itinerary summary

The Bhutan tour begins with flying from Kathmandu to Paro. It is a very beautiful flight that offers views of the Himalayan ranges. Once you land at the airport in Paro, our representatives will welcome you. You will then drive to Thimphu. On the way, you will visit Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong. 

Ta Dzone was built in the 17th century. It used to be a traditional watchtower and now serves as a museum that showcases the battle regalia of ancient Bhutanese warriors. You will also see statues, old stamps, Buddhist paintings, and religious relics here. Likewise, Paro Dzong (also known as Rinpung Dzong) is an ancient fortress built by the founder of Bhutan. Today, it is an administrative office and a monastery. 

In Thimphu, you will spend two nights. Take a couple of hours rest and freshen up. You will then stroll down the bustling markets, explore souvenir shops, and try Bhutanese delicacies. On the second day, you will spend the whole day exploring tourist sites in Thimphu. Have a delicious breakfast in the morning, and get ready to leave your hotel for an exciting tour day. 

If it is a weekend, you will first visit the Centenary Farmers Market at the bank of a river, where locals gather to sell different handmade crafts and products. You will then visit the National Folk Heritage Museum. It connects Bhutan to its past as the museum holds different exhibitions and demonstrations and also showcases artifacts. The National Folk Heritage Museum dates back to the 19th century. 

Your next stop is the National Textile Museum. Here, you will see the Bhutanese art of weaving and learn about the significance of textile design. The Royal Government has preserved it as it is one of the significant art forms for the Bhutanese. The tour continues to the National Memorial Chorten, built in 1974. It is constructed to honor the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. 

The Chorten is a hemispherical-shaped memorial stupa also used for meditation. The next place you will visit is the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory. Learn about the craftsmanship of Deh-sho papermaking here. In Bhutan, locals use this specific paper to write prayers and do woodblock printing. Further, visit the Simtokha Dzong and Thimphu Tashichho Dzong. 

Simtokha Dzong is the oldest fortress in Bhutan, located just outside of Thimphu. The legends say it was built to imprison demons. This dzong houses ancient Buddhist paintings and carvings. Similarly, Thimphu Tashichho Dzong is a fortress and a monastery. It is famous for its distinctive Bhutanese architecture. You may also visit places like the Traditional School of Arts & Crafts, Zangdopelri Temple, Takin Sanctuary, Indigenous Hospital, etc, as per available time. 

On the third day, you will drive back to Paro early in the morning and then visit the popular Tiger's Nest. This place involves two hours of scenic hike. Tiger's Nest is also known as Taktsang Monastery. It is perched graciously on the edge of a cliff, more than 10,000 feet above sea level. The location is very beautiful and photogenic. 

The Tiger's Nest is famous because the Guru Padmasambhava (Rinpoche) is believed to have flown on the back of a tiger to meditate in a cave. Later, the monastery was built to preserve the cave. If the hike is tough for you, you can opt for a horse ride. The breathtaking panorama, along with colorful prayer flags makes the hike quite mesmerizing.

  After exploring Tiger's Nest, you will visit the Drukgyel Dzong. It was built by the great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647. This dzong was made to fight the intruding Tibetan armies. In 1957, a fire destroyed the dzong, and it was left as a reminder of the glorious past military victories of the Bhutanese. If the day is clear, you can see the stunning view of Mt. Chomolhari from here. 

The last place you will visit on this tour is Kyichu Lhakhang. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gambo. It was built in a single day to hold down the giant demoness who was preventing the spread of Buddhism. Spend the evening exploring the local market and buying souvenirs as it is your last day here. 

What makes Bhutan special?

  • Unique approach to development: Bhutan's guiding philosophy of Gross National Happiness, which prioritizes the well-being of its citizens over material wealth, is a distinctive feature. This approach ensures sustainable development, environmental conservation, and cultural preservation.
  • Natural beauty: Bhutan is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscapes, from lush valleys and rolling hills to towering, snow-capped peaks. Its terrain offers a wide range of adventure opportunities, including trekking, hiking, and wildlife exploration.
  • Cultural richness: Bhutan's cultural heritage is captivating. It boasts ancient monasteries, fortresses (known as dzongs), and vibrant festivals. The annual Paro Tsechu and Thimphu Tshechu are among the most celebrated, offering a glimpse into Bhutan's vibrant culture.
  • Sustainable tourism: Bhutan has been mindful of the impact of tourism. To preserve its culture and environment, the government imposes a minimum daily tariff on tourists and regulates visitor numbers, ensuring a high-quality and sustainable travel experience.


Day to Day Details

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We begin our short Bhutan Tour of 3 Nights 4 Days with the flight to Bhutan. Upon reaching Paro, your guide and driver will be waiting for you outside the terminal building from where you will drive to Thimphu. Explore the city in the evening, and stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 2200m.|7218ft.

During our Thimpu Excursions, we will visit the following places:

  • The Memorial Chorten
  • Zilukha Nunnery
  • Takin Sanctuary 
  • Indigenous Hospital 
  • Textile Museum 
  • Heritage Museum 
  • Traditional School of Arts & Crafts, and Tashicho Dzong

If time permits, we will also have the opportunity to explore additional attractions like Zangdopelri Temple, a paper factory, and other noteworthy sites.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2200m.|7218ft.

Following breakfast, we will return to Paro, and on Paro, we will explore the following attractions:

  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang) - The trek spans approximately five hours round trip and comprises both gentle and steep paths. Opting for a horse ride upward incurs an additional charge of US$25 per person.
  • Farm House - Engaging in a hot stone bath and dining in the farmhouse costs an extra US$25 per person.
  • National Museum

Following this, we'll take a leisurely walk around the city to observe the local way of life. We'll be staying overnight in Paro.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3120m.|10236ft.

After having breakfast, we will drive towards the Paro International Airport to catch the flight to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast

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What's Included

  • Applicable Travel Permits
  • Private transportation
  • English-speaking local guide
  • 3-Star Accomodation during the tour
  • Food (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) During the tour
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Paro - Kathmandu
  • Bhutan Visa Fee

What's Excluded

  • Travel Insurance 
  • Additional costs due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Tips for Guide (it is appreciated)

Useful Info

Are there any difficulties or altitude sickness risks associated with the Bhutan tour?

No, there are no difficulties in the Bhutan tour. The tour involves light walking, which anyone can do. Similarly, you do not have to worry about anything because our team there will take care of your safety during the tour. Take plenty of rest, have good food, stay hydrated, and do not tire yourself unnecessarily.

Talking about altitude sickness, if you plan to explore higher-altitude areas, there are potential risks associated with altitude sickness. However, following our Bhutan tour 4 days itinerary, you will not suffer from altitude sickness.

Best time to travel to Bhutan

Spring is a popular time to visit Bhutan due to its pleasant weather and vibrant landscapes. The weather is mild, and the valleys and hills come alive with colorful flowers. It's an excellent time for trekking and touring.

Autumn is another highly recommended time for a Bhutan tour. The weather is generally clear and cool. The skies are often crystal clear, offering magnificent views of the Himalayan mountains. This is the time of the famous Thimphu Tshechu festival, along with many other festivals.

The summer/monsoon season is generally considered a less popular time to visit due to these travel difficulties. While the lush green landscapes are a sight to behold, heavy rainfall can lead to muddy roads and landslides, making travel more challenging. 

Likewise, winter in Bhutan is cold, especially in higher-altitude areas, and it's the driest season. While the lower valleys remain relatively mild, high-altitude areas can experience sub-zero temperatures.

Accommodation and Meals during the 4 days Bhutan tour

During a 4-day Bhutan tour, accommodation and meals are included in the tour package. In Thimphu and Paro, you'll find a range of hotels, including luxury options. Our Bhutan tour 4 days package includes a tourist standard hotel. The accommodation provided is generally clean and comfortable, offering a glimpse of Bhutanese hospitality and culture.

For meals, you will have Bhutanese cuisine along with Western dishes. You'll likely have the opportunity to try Bhutanese specialties like ema datshi (chili and cheese dish) and momo (dumplings). Bhutanese cuisine is unique and flavorful, influenced by Tibetan and Indian flavors. Rice, vegetables, and various dishes made with cheese and chili are common.

How are modern facilities during the Bhutan tour?

Bhutan offers a balance between modern amenities and its commitment to traditional values. In larger cities like Thimphu and Paro, you can find hotels with modern facilities, including comfortable rooms, hot water, and heating during the colder months. However, in more remote areas, accommodations may be simpler, but they still offer basic amenities.

Restaurants serve both Bhutanese and international food options. WiFi is available in many hotels and cafes. Electricity supply is generally reliable, so you will not face any issues to charge your devices. In larger towns and cities, there are ample medical facilities and hospitals that offer modern healthcare services. Likewise, international credit and debit cards are accepted in many places. 

Is travel insurance needed for the Bhutan tour from Kathmandu?

It is not necessary to get travel insurance for the Bhutan tour from Kathmandu. However, you are free to get one that covers medical expenses in case of illness or injury during your trip. Likewise, you can also include trip cancellation, baggage loss or delay, and theft of belongings, including passports, money, and personal items.

Before purchasing travel insurance, read the policy carefully and understand the coverage, deductibles, and exclusions. Ensure that your policy covers Bhutan, as not all insurance plans automatically include it. Carry the travel insurance document with you and hand it over to your travel agent, so they can use it if needed. 


  • Yes, you can visit Bhutan from Nepal. We have Bhutan tour packages that you can check out, or you can also tailor-make the itinerary as per your needs. 


  • The Bhutan tour from Nepal costs USD 350 to USD 2000 per night per person. The cost depends upon your choice of accommodation and meals during the tour. 

  • No, Nepalese cannot go to Bhutan without a visa. Travelers from every country except India, Maldives, and Bangladesh have to get a travel visa to enter Bhutan.

  • Yes, a passport is required for the Bhutan tour. It should have at least six months of validity from the day you enter the country. Likewise, if you are an Indian passport holder, you only have to carry a Voter Identity Card issued by the Election Commission of India to travel to Bhutan without a visa. 

  • The flight from Nepal to Bhutan is around one hour to one and a half hours long. The flight takes off from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You can fly to Bhutan by Druk Air or Bhutan Airline.

  • The best time to visit Bhutan is considered from March to May in spring and September to November in autumn. These months have moderate climate and stable weather, which means your excursions will not be distracted by rainfall or snowfall. The views are excellent, too. Likewise, you can also travel to Bhutan in the summer/monsoon and winter seasons if you want. 

  • Yes, unmarried couples are allowed in Bhutan. You do not have to worry about this as you can travel with your partner freely in Bhutan without tying the knot. 

  • Making Bhutan an expensive travel distance is the decision of the Bhutanese government. It is done to keep the crowd away from the country and preserve it while showcasing the rich Bhutanese culture and traditions to the world. 

  • Summer/monsoon from June to August is the cheapest season to travel to Bhutan. As it is an offtime and heavy rainfall obstructs travel activities, not many travelers visit the country. That is why flights and accommodation are a bit cheaper than in spring and autumn. 

  • Your Bhutan travel visa is valid for 7 days. If you have to stay long, then you have to visit the Immigration Office in Thimphu and apply for a visa extension. 

  • Bhutan is one of the safest countries in the world to travel, whether you are traveling solo or in a group. Crime is uncommon here, even petty ones. You cannot produce or sell tobacco here. Likewise, hunting and fishing are also illegal.  

  • Yes, Bhutan is a great destination for a honeymoon holiday. You can tailor-make the Bhutan honeymoon tour package with us. We will design the package in a way, you get ample time to spend with your partner and visit different historical sites as well. 

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