2 Nights 3 Days Bhutan Tour takes you to a brief journey into the land of the Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is a Buddhist country rich in tradition, culture, mythology, and art. This short tour in the small Himalayan country takes you to the capital city Thimphu and Paro. These cities have numerous monasteries, dzongs, and palaces.
This visit to Bhutan is a spiritual retreat from your regular life. Most of the people in Bhutan practise Vajrayana Buddhism. Bhutanese art and literature are directly influenced by its religion. It is a common thing to see monks and nuns dressed in robes - men in Gho and women in Kira. Prayer wheels and flags can be seen around all monasteries, dzongs or religious sites.
Dzong architecture is very famous in Bhutan. These buildings are used as administrative offices today but they were built like fortresses. There are several monasteries, Gumbas, and Lakhangs. During this tour, you will visit several such architectures including Tashichho Dzong and Memorial Chorten. Another amazing place you will visit is the Buddha Dordenma. A huge statue of Budhha lies in the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang - a viewpoint to watch the city of Thimphu.
On the second day, a few hours of hiking or horseback riding on a narrow slope takes you to a sheer cliff where the Tiger’s Nest Monastery sits. This monastery is one of the most outstanding and picturesque places to visit in Bhutan. It is built in a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated. There is also optional sightseeing in the city.
After returning from there, we can visit other places like Takin Sanctuary, Textile Museum, Heritage Museum, School of Crafts and the National Museum. Strolling around the city also lets you connect with the people more closely.
2 Nights 3 Days Bhutan Tour Highlights
- A scenic flight covered with mountains towards the Paro airport
- Reach Kunselcholing Viewpoint also known as Kuensel Phodrang to get amazing views of Thimphu valley
- Pay homage to a statue of Buddha, country’s largest statue
- Visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Tashichho Dzong
- Hike up to Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger’s nest
- Visit National Museum in Paro
- Get close to the culture and traditions of people in Bhutan
- Enjoy amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes throughout the tour
Amazing Views of the Landscapes
As the flight approaches Bhutan, views of several mountains welcome you to this Himalayan Kingdom. Various snow-peaked mountains including Mt. Everest can be seen during the flight if the weather is good. 2 Nights 3 Days Bhutan Tour is full of beautiful landscapes covered in forests, mountains, dzongs, Chortens, prayer flags, etc.
Kuenselcholing Viewpoint is an incredible place to get an overall view of the Thimphu Valley. A large statue of Buddha point sits at Kuensel Phodrang, so this place is also known as Buddha Point.
Tashichho Dzong and Memorial Chorten
Bhutan is famous for its dzongs. These dzongs act as a centre to administrative activities, as well as a monasteries decorated with prayer flags, mani walls and prayer wheels. Tashichho Dzong holds the throne room and office of the king, in addition to secretariat building and the central monk body. Tshechu, the biggest festival of Bhutan is celebrated grandly in this monastery.
Memorial Chorten was built in the memory of the third king of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It showcases unique Bhutanese architecture and large images of several tantric deities.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Also known as Paro Taktsang, this monastery has many legends associated with it. It is believed that a disciple of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) turned herself into a tigress to bring him to Bhutan into the place where the present monastery lies. Guru Rinpoche introduced Buddhism in Bhutan and this monastery was built in his memory. Not only is the story fascinating, but its location is too. It takes about five hours to hike steep and gentle slopes to and from the monastery. It is if the monastery is dangling off the edge of a cliff. You have probably seen it is photos before.
This Bhutanese Museum in Paro houses some of the finest statues and paintings that have come from Bhutan. There are about three thousand artworks today representing the country's culture and history. This makes the National Museum a major attraction for anyone visiting Bhutan.
People and Culture
2 Nights 3 Days Bhutan Tour is also an amazing way to peek into the lifestyle of locals and their traditions. You can try on the traditional dress Gho or Kira or pay homage in temples by rotating prayer wheels and offering prayer flags. This way, you can feel close to the sacred tradition and culture of Bhutan.