Where is Bhutan?
Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Its landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to subalpine forests and snowy mountains in the North. Bhutan is a predominantly Buddhist country and is known as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.We are registered Bhutan Tour Agency who can organize all your tours in Bhutan.
Do I need to use Bhutan Tour Operator to book my travel to Bhutan?
It is a government regulation that you must use a license Bhutan Tour Operator to book your travel in Bhutan. You can also book your tour through International Agent who has local partner in Bhutan.
Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?
All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa. The visa for Bhutan must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutan Tour Operator or from their international partners. Visa clearance must be obtained through tour operator prior to travel. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain visa on arrival.
How much does the visa cost for Bhutan?
International tourist visas cost USD $40 per person and it is one time fee. This is paid in advance to the tour operator or travel agent. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and Maldivians do not need to pay Visa fees.
How do I get to Bhutan from India?
There are number of airports where you can fly into Bhutan from India. Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines operates flight from Bangkok,Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai. If you plan to visit Bhutan you can land to this airport and take direct flight to Bhutan.
You can also take overland journey from India. There are three land border crossings which you can travel into the kingdom by road. All crossings are along the Indian border only – Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.
What does the $200/$250 per day minimum daily package include while in Bhutan?
The $200 per day (low season) and $250 per day (high season) package includes a minimum of 3 star accommodations, costs for food, an experienced guide and transportation (with driver) within the country. Also included in the price is a $65 per day royalty that goes towards free education, free healthcare and poverty alleviation. All of these services will be arranged. Please see what daily tariff includes in your Bhutan Tour. Click Here.
What currency is used in Bhutan?
Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is at par with Indian Rupee which is also accepted as legal tender. We accept USD,EURO and master card for handicraft shopping. You can also use ATM card for cash withdrawal.
Is there a limit on the number of tourists that can enter Bhutan each year?
There is no limit on the number of tourists admitted into the country each year. In order to protect our culture, traditions and natural environment the government has adopted a strict policy of “High Value, Low Impact Tourism”. This policy is aimed at attracting discerning tourists that will respect the unique culture and values of the Bhutanese people.
What’s the food like in Bhutan?
The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillies are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy.
Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often. A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants around the country.