Glimpse of Bhutan – 2 Nights 3 Days Tour

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Starts at: Kathmandu Ends at: Kathmandu
Trek Region: Bhutan Transport: Flight
Duration: 3 Days Trip Grade: Easy
Max Altitude: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotels

The shortest among available tours in Bhutan, 2 nights and 3 days trip offers you the glimpse of the happiest country in Asia. The itinerary is catered in such a way that you can explore Paro and Thimpu along with the famous Tiger Nest Monastery.

On the clear weather view of Mount Everest and Lhotse during Kathmandu to Paro flight is an additional adventure along with exploration of Tiger Nest (Taktshang) Monastery.

Bhutan Tour Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Paro (Flight) to Hotel


Day 2: Morning Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery & to Thimpu (Drive)


Day 3: Thimpu to Paro (Drive) to Kathmandu (Flight)


Day 1: Kathmandu to Paro (Flight) to Hotel

  • Time: 3 to 4 hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel

From your respective hotels, you will be shifted to International Airport in Kathmandu to catch a flight from Kathmandu to Paro via Druk Air.

In clear weather, you will have glimpses of the world’s highest mountain, i.e. Mount Everest during flight.

Upon landing on tiny airstrips of Paro, you will be received by the Bhutanese Tour Guide, and you will be shifted to Hotel in Paro.  Depending on arrival time and availability, you will be exploring Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang.

Day 2: Morning Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery & to Thimpu (Drive)

  • Time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel

In the morning, you will be hiking up all the way to Tiger Nest Monastery through a thrilling and mystical environment.

According to legends Guru Rinpoche flies from Tibet to Bhutan on the back of a tiger and spend three months on meditation.

There was a cave before where Guru Rinpoche meditates and later the monastery was built. For local, this is a pilgrimage site whereas for travellers like you this is a mysterious historical site.

The main building of the monastery was destroyed by fire on April 1988. However, hike up is worthwhile.

Day 3: Thimpu to Paro (Drive) to Kathmandu (Flight)

  • Time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel

As per your departure from Paro, you will be transferred to Paro from Thimpu, Onboard fly via Druk Air from Paro to Kathmandu and we will receive you on arrival terminal.

Once we shift you to your respective hotels in Thamel your 2 nights 3 days Bhutan Tour Packages comes to end. If you have time, enjoy the few days on the lap of mighty Himalayas in Nepal or travel onward to your destination.

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  • Kathmandu Paro Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Visa of Bhutan
  • All sightseeing by private transportation
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All necessary travel permit
  • 3-star accommodation in twin sharing basis
  • 3 Meals plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Any personal expenses

FAQs For Glimpse of Bhutan – 2 Nights 3 Days Tour:

General Information

What is the duration of the Glimpse of Bhutan – 2 Nights 3 Days Tour?

The tour lasts for 2 nights and 3 days, providing a compact yet enriching experience in Bhutan.

Where does the tour start and end?

The tour starts and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the tour?

The tour does not involve high altitudes, focusing more on cultural and scenic experiences rather than high-altitude trekking.

What is the difficulty level of this tour?

The tour is graded as easy, making it suitable for travelers of all fitness levels.

What type of accommodation is provided during the tour?

Participants will stay in hotels during their trip in Bhutan.

What are the main destinations covered in this tour?

The tour covers Paro and Thimphu, including a hike to the Tiger Nest Monastery.

Is there a local guide provided during the tour?

Yes, a local Bhutanese tour guide will accompany you during your stay in Bhutan.

How is the transportation managed during the tour?

The tour includes flights between Kathmandu and Paro, and drives between Paro and Thimphu.

What can travelers expect during the flight from Kathmandu to Paro?

On a clear day, travelers can enjoy stunning views of Mount Everest and Lhotse during the flight.

Is the itinerary customizable?

Yes, Magical Nepal offers the option to plan a custom trip according to your preferences.

Activities and Sightseeing

What are the main activities included in this tour?

The main activities include visiting Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro, and a hike to the Tiger Nest Monastery.

What is the Tiger Nest Monastery and why is it significant?

The Tiger Nest Monastery, also known as Taktshang Monastery, is a sacred pilgrimage site where Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated. It is renowned for its stunning location on a cliffside.

How long does the hike to Tiger Nest Monastery take?

The hike to Tiger Nest Monastery typically takes about 5 to 6 hours round trip.

What can be explored in Thimphu during this tour?

In Thimphu, travelers can visit various cultural sites and enjoy the local Bhutanese lifestyle.

Is the hike to Tiger Nest Monastery suitable for beginners?

Yes, while the hike is somewhat challenging, it is doable for beginners with a moderate level of fitness.

What are Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang?

Rinpung Dzong is a fortress-monastery with historical significance, and Kichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Are there any cultural experiences included in the tour?

Yes, the tour includes visits to culturally significant sites and interactions with local Bhutanese people.

What kind of landscapes can travelers expect to see?

Travelers will see a mix of stunning mountain views, lush forests, and beautiful monasteries perched on cliffs.

What is the significance of the fire incident at Tiger Nest Monastery?

The main building of the monastery was destroyed by a fire in April 1988, but it has since been restored, making the hike up still worthwhile.

Can travelers take photographs during the tour?

Yes, photography is allowed at most sites, but it is always best to check with your guide for specific restrictions.

Travel and Logistics

How do I book the Glimpse of Bhutan – 2 Nights 3 Days Tour?

You can book the tour directly through the Magical Nepal website or contact their customer service for assistance.

What is included in the tour package?

The package includes flights, accommodation, guided tours, and transportation within Bhutan.

Do I need a visa to travel to Bhutan?

Yes, a visa is required for Bhutan, and Magical Nepal can assist with the visa application process.

What is the best time to take this tour?

The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring and autumn months, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing.

How much luggage can I bring on the tour?

It is advisable to travel light due to airline luggage restrictions; check with Magical Nepal for specific guidelines.

Are there any health precautions to take before the tour?

No special health precautions are necessary, but it’s always good to be up-to-date with routine vaccinations.

Is travel insurance required for this tour?

Travel insurance is highly recommended to cover any unforeseen events.

What currency is used in Bhutan, and can I use credit cards?

The local currency is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN). Credit cards are accepted in some places, but it’s best to carry cash for smaller transactions.

Are there any specific clothing requirements for visiting monasteries?

Yes, modest clothing covering shoulders and knees is required when visiting monasteries.

How can I stay connected with family and friends during the tour?

Most hotels offer Wi-Fi, and you can also purchase a local SIM card for mobile connectivity.

Booking and Payments

How can I secure my booking for the tour?

You can secure your booking by making a deposit payment online through the Magical Nepal website.

What payment methods are accepted for the tour?

Magical Nepal accepts major credit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal.

Is there a cancellation policy for the tour?

Yes, there is a cancellation policy. It is advisable to review the terms on the Magical Nepal website or contact their support team.

Can I modify my booking after confirmation?

Yes, modifications can be made, but it’s best to check with Magical Nepal for any associated fees or restrictions.

Are there any discounts available for group bookings?

Yes, discounts may be available for group bookings. Contact Magical Nepal for more details.

What is the refund policy if I cancel my trip?

The refund policy varies based on the timing of the cancellation. It is detailed on the Magical Nepal website.

Can I book additional activities or tours with Magical Nepal?

Yes, additional activities and custom tours can be arranged through Magical Nepal.

Is there a support team I can contact for booking issues?

Yes, you can contact Magical Nepal’s customer support team via email or phone for any booking-related inquiries.

How far in advance should I book the tour?

It is recommended to book at least a few months in advance to secure your desired dates.

Can I pay in installments for the tour?

Magical Nepal may offer installment payment options; it’s best to inquire directly with them.

Pre-Tour Preparation

What should I pack for the Glimpse of Bhutan tour?

Pack comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing for varying temperatures, a hat, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle.

Do I need to bring any specific documents for the tour?

Bring your passport, visa, travel insurance documents, and any booking confirmations.

No specific vaccinations are required, but it’s wise to be up-to-date on routine vaccinations.

What kind of fitness level is required for this tour?

The tour is easy, so a basic level of fitness is sufficient.

How should I prepare for the altitude in Bhutan?

The tour doesn’t involve high altitudes, so no special preparation is needed.

What kind of weather can I expect during the tour?

The weather can vary, so it’s best to check the forecast and pack accordingly. Spring and autumn are generally pleasant.

Are there any cultural customs I should be aware of?

Yes, showing respect at religious sites, such as removing shoes before entering and dressing modestly, is important.

What language is spoken in Bhutan, and will there be language barriers?

The official language is Dzongkha, but English is widely spoken, especially in the tourism sector.

Is it safe to drink tap water in Bhutan?

It is advisable to drink bottled or filtered water to avoid any stomach issues.

Will I have access to ATMs during the tour?

Yes, there are ATMs in major towns like Paro and Thimphu, but it’s good to carry some cash.

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