Multi-day trip

From Kathmandu: Private 4-Day Bhutan Experience with Meals

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From Kathmandu: Private 4-Day Bhutan Experience with Meals

Activity provider: Alpine Club of Himalaya

From US$ 2,299 per person

Enjoy a 3-night package from Kathmandu to discover the Kingdom of Bhutan. Take a spectacular flight over the Himalayas before exploring the highlights of Bhutan on a private guided tour.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around Tashicho Dzong, a beautiful fortress and monastery
  • Encounter Ta Dzong, which was once a watchtower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during the inter-valley wars of the 17th century
  • View the Fortress of the Glorious Religion
Full description

Discover the best of Bhutan on a 4-day private tour from Kathmandu. Hike up to the Paro Taktsang monastery, and take guided sightseeing tours of Paro and Thimphu. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with included flights, meals, and accommodation.

Begin the tour with a flight to Bhutan from Kathmandu, and enjoy an amazing vista of the Himalayas. Upon arrival, get driven to your hotel. Check in before heading out on a guided tour of Paro.

Visit various sites around the city including Dungste Lhakang, a 15th-century temple, Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery, the National Museum of Bhutan, and Kichu Lhakhang, Bhutan’s oldest temple. Stay overnight in Paro.

On Day 2, head toward Paro Taktsang, also known as the Tiger's Nest, built on a sheer cliff in the late 17th century. This monastery is where Guru Padmasambhava meditated for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days, and 3 hours in the 8th century.

Take a 4- to 5-hour hike to get to the monastery, with lunch served at the restaurant located halfway up the mountain. At the summit, admire enchanting views of the Paro Valley before retracing your way down. Then, take a short drive to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city, for an overnight stay.

After breakfast on Day 3, set out to explore Thimphu on a guided sightseeing tour. See the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Bhutan’s traditional painting school, the folk heritage museum, a paper-making factory, and more.

Then, head out toward the Zilukha Nunnery on the outskirts of Thimphu. In the evening. drive toward Trashichhoe Dzong, also known as the “fortress of the glorious religion,” which is the center of government and religion in Bhutan.

Discover the monastic fortress and witness the monarch’s throne room and the throne of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Later, head toward Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, which was reconstructed in the 1960s, another traditional iconic site in Bhutan. Stay overnight in Thimphu. On the last day, check out of your hotel and get taken to the airport by the activity provider's representative. Then, board your return flight to Kathmandu, where the tour ends.

Includes
  • Return flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • Airport transfers from the meeting point
  • Transportation as per itinerary in private vehicles
  • A-grade hotels in Bhutan
  • All meals, including welcome and farewell dinners
  • All entry fees
  • Bhutan visa fees
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Airport departure tax
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Travel insurance (including evacuation)
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Passport

Product ID: 346396