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 can be a spiritual retreat from your regular life. Most of the people in Bhutan practice 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 prayer flags can be seen around any monastery, dzongs or religious sites.
Dzong architecture is very famous in Bhutan. These buildings are used as administrative offices today but they were built as 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 which is also a viewpoint to watch the city of Thimphu.
On the second day, a few hours of hike or a horse ride on a narrow slope takes you to a sheer cliff where the Tiger’s Nest Monastery stays. This monastery is one of the most outstanding 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, you 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 place and people.
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
What to Expect
1. Amazing views of the Himalayas and 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 in good weather. Bhutan tour is full of beautiful landscapes covered in forests, mountains, dzongs, chortens, prayer flags, etc.
Kuenselcholing Viewpoint is the perfect 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.
2. Tashichho Dzong and Memorial Chorten
Bhutan is famous for its dzongs. These dzongs are center to administrative activities as well as a monastery full of Prayer Flags, Mani Walls and Prayer Wheels. Tashichho Dzong also has 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 the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It showcases unique Bhutanese architecture and large images of several tantric deities.
3. 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 its story but its location is fascinating too. It takes about five hours to hike steep and gentle slopes to and from the monastery. This monastery though located in a bizarre location is visited often by travelers.
4. National Museum
This Bhutanese Museum in Paro houses some of the finest art pieces like statues and paintings. There are about three thousand artworks today representing Bhutanese culture and history. This makes the National Museum a major attraction for anyone visiting Bhutan.
5. People and Culture
Bhutan Tour is also an amazing way to peek into the lifestyle of locals and their traditions. You can also wear 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.