3 Nights 4 Days Paro Thimpu Tour
Explore Bhutan with 4 Days Paro Thimpu Tour from Kathmandu. Unleash yourself with heritage, culture, Bhutanese traditions with visit to famous Tiger Nest.
4 Days Paro Thimpu tour is short tour itinerary to see two major tourist sites in Bhutan. Explore Thimpu and Paro visiting Takshang monastery and other major attractions.
Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.
Bhutan at Glance tour itinerary is prepared covering two major tourist districts of Kathmandu. This 4 days Bhutan tour itinerary is suitable for those who wish to explore Bhutan and major attractions. This itinerary can be taken as extension tour from Nepal or India.
Tour Duration: 3 nights/4 days
Tour Theme: Cultural Tour
Tour Type: Private Tour
Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.
Major attractions at Paro:-
- Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
- Rinpung Dzong
- Drukgyel Dzong
- Kyichu Lhakhang
- Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)
Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.
Places of interest in and around Thimphu:
- Memorial Chorten
- Simtokha Dzong
- National Library
- Institute for Zorig Chusum
- Traditional Medicine Institute
- The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
- National Textile Museum
- Handicrafts Emporium
- Changangkha Lhakhang
Day 01: Arrive in Paro. Drive to Thimpu
Arrive in Paro by Druk Air flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu (54 kms, 1 & 1/2 hrs). Evening is free to stroll around Thimpu town on own.
Overnight at Hotel in Thimpu
Day 02: Morning: Thimpu sightseeing. Afternoon Drive Paro & Sightseeing tours
After breakfast, commence on a sightseeing tour of Thimpu. Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple.
Afternoon, drive back to Paro visiting the first building built in Bhutan the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University. On arrival in Paro visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. . Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.
Overnight at Hotel in Paro
Day 03: Takshang Hike
Morning, hike to Takshang monastery also known as “Tiger Nest”. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 3/4 hours through pine forests (total walk 4/5hrs). The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their life time. On return visit Kichu Lakhang. Rest of the day is free.
Overnight at Hotel in Paro
Day 04: Departure transfer
Transfer to Paro airport in time to board outbound flight.
Get best deals inclusive of Tour cost + All Meals + Airfare (Kathmandu – Paro- Kathmandu) + Bhutan Visa + Royalty Charges and Entrance Fees
- 3 nights/4 days Bhutan tour as per the above itinerary using hotel mentioned above or similar category (3-star equv.) with all meals
- Necessary airport transfers at Paro airport with assistance
- Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary using private vehicle
- An English speaking Bhutanese guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
- Bhutan Visa fee as currently applicable
- Monument entrance fees as applicable
- Bhutanese Government Royalty fee as applicable
- Airfares of Druk Air (As shown as extra) & airport tax
- Personal expenses
- Any other services not mentioned in cost includes section