Bhutan Travel Information

Bhutan Travel Information


You can travel in Bhutan at any time of the year except during the winter which starts in December and ends in early March. During the summer, you should expect some light rainfall expecially in the south of Bhutan. In the winter time, the temperature can drop down to -6 degrees Celsius while in the summer time the temperatures reach an average of 25 degrees Celsius. 
All visitors traveling to Bhutan are required to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in Bhutan.

We will handle the visa procedures for you. The Govt. of Bhutan will sanction the VISA only after the receipt of full payment in advance. The cost of the visa itself is US $20, which can be further extended with an additional fee of US $15. Visa fee should be paid along with the tour payment and actual Bhutan VISA will be stamped in your passport on arrival on Paro airport.

For all travelers, entering into the country by road through Phuntsholing (border town in the south of Bhutan), the visa is stamped on arrival and Visa Clearance Number is forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu.

Visa applications must reach Bhutan at least three weeks prior to your arrival date to allow time for processing.

We need following details in order to process visa for Bhutan.

      Full Name (as appears in your passport)

      Permanent Address.

      Occupation.

      Nationality

      Passport No

      Date of issue and validity of passport

      Date and place of birth.

Food:

We offer best three meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek, on mountain bike tour and cultural tour in Bhutan.

Accommodation:

We use clean and comfortable hotels and lodges. Luxury hotels are concentrated in Paro. However, we have selected the best hotel in all parts of Bhutan with best of location, services and ambience.

Transportation:

We use comfortable and well-maintained 4WD Toyota land cruiser, micro-buses and coaches. We ensure before leaving on a trip that our vehicles are double-checked properly. Your security is our main concern and you can be sure to have a safe trip with us.

Best Time to Visit Bhutan

You can travel in Bhutan at any time of the year except during the winter which starts in December and ends in early March. During the summer, you should expect some light rainfall expecially in the south of Bhutan. In the winter time, the temperature can drop down to -6 degrees Celsius while in the summer time the temperatures reach an average of 25 degrees Celsius. The best time to travel in Bhutan is during the Spring (March, April and May) as days are warm and clear. Bhutan has limited tourism infrastructure and we suggest you to book in advance to avail confirmations for both air and land on time.

Vaccinations

As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the commencement of your trip. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio.

Insurance

Before joining the tour we recommend you take out travel insurance. This should include adequate cover for baggage, medical expenses, cancellation, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. If you do not have travel insurance you must have a credit card with at least a US$5000 limit.

Bhutan currency:

Bhutan's unit of currency is Ngultrum (Nu) there is no ATM machines in Bhutan and credit cards are usually not accepted.

Tipping

Although the system of ‘give and take’ is always there in Bhutanese tradition, tipping is not compulsory. But if you would like to appreciate the services of our guides, drivers and service staff you may tip them according to your will.

Electricity Supply

Bhutan uses a 240 v system. Electrical supply is generally good, but can be less stable in the smaller towns outside the capital, Thimphu. If you are using computers and other sensitive equipment, be prepared for fluctuations and power surges. Many rural areas are still without electricity although some farms have solar electrification.

Bhutan uses the Indian round pin sockets. You can find adaptors in many of the hardware shops in the capital, Thimphu.


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