4 Days

Per Person

  • Moderate
  • Touring
  • Nepal
Bhutan Short Tour


Introducing Bhutan, it is a small Himalayan country bordered by China to the north, India in the east and south, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west. This short tour is for those people who have only few vacation but want to explore this land of thunder dragon.

This short journey covers two main capital cities - Paro and Thimpu.

We also hike to the Takshang monastery (also recognized as Tiger Nest Monastery) situated at the high cliff at 900 m. We then visit the heritage site of Thimpu and Paro. Other attractions are close views of Mount Chomalhari (also known as mother goddess) (7315 m), visit several Dzongs (fortress) of Thimpu and Paro, visit the art school of painting and architecture, visit Buddhist museums, and explore their rich culture and their lifestyles.

The glimpse of this Bhutan Short Tour begins from the scenic mountain view of Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks during your flight to Paro. Then we will be visiting Rinpung Dzong (constructed in 1646). After that, we will be visiting the oldest monastery Kichulhangkhang. The next day we hike to Taktsang monastery (also termed as Tiger Nest Monastery at the elevation of 3181 m).

We then hike down to the valley and drive to Thimpu where we will be visiting the memorial Chorten constructed for the memories of the late third king who ruled Bhutan from 1952 to 1972. Next, we will also be visiting several monasteries, a zoo where we expect to meet national animal Takin (similar to goat). Likewise, we will be also heading to the Institute of arts/paintings and Tibetan medicinal institute, visits the heritage museum and lastly, we will be visiting the Tashi Dzongs and do some shopping in Thimpu market where local people sell their local products.

This short tour is particularly designed for those people who are longing to trip to this beautiful kingdom. This tour can be attempted every season but we suggest in spring and autumn. Our well-experienced guides have abundant knowledge of this kingdom of Bhutan. For more information on short tour to Bhutan, please do let us know by contact or email.

Here we list our detailed itinerary for Short Tour of Bhutan:


Detail Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival and sightseeing in Paro (2,250m / 7,382ft)

As during your flight to Bhutan - you can enjoy the most beautiful mountain of Bhutan - Mt Jumolhari and Jichu Drake including several other Himalayan peaks. Landing at the international airport of Bhutan, our staff of Accent Himalaya will be there for waiting and after welcoming us, they will take us to our respective hotel. After freshen up, we will start our tour first by visiting the Ringpung Dzong built in 1646. Then we will be visiting the oldest temple name Kichu Lhakhang and Drugyal Dzong. We will be spending our night at Paro.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 02: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft): 54 km, 1 hour, hike to Taktsang Monastery

Today after the breakfast - we will be hiking to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger nest monastery). It is situated at the high cliff at 3180 meters and takes almost 4-5 hours to reach this monastery. Upon reaching the monastery, we will feel very peaceful and relaxed. We will be having our lunch at the restaurant located in the middle up to the mountain and then, we will be a hike down the valley floor. Ultimately, we will drive to Thimpu.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimphu

Early morning - we will wake up and sightsee Thimpu. First, we will be visiting the memorial Chorten (built in the memory of the late third king who ruled over the country 1952 to 1972). After that, we will be visiting the nunnery temple, the mini zoo of Bhutan for observing different wildlife animals including the national animal of Bhutan - Takin.  After that, we will be visiting other landmarks of Thimpu such as traditional painting school, an institute of traditional medicinal, museum, Tashi dzong and the paper factory. We will be spending our night at Thimpu.

  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Final Departure

Today the journey of Short Tour of Bhutan finally comes to an end. Early morning after breakfast, we will drive to Paro which takes almost an hour. Next, our team member of Accent Himalaya will drop you at the airport three hours than your flight schedule. 

  • Meal: Breakfast