Every season has its own Charm. However, the most popular times to visit Bhutan are the spring months of March, April & May and the fall months of September, October & November. Traveling to Bhutan during the months of December, January, February and June are also equally recommended since the weather is still good with clear blue sky during winter that allows you to enjoy the stunning views of the snow-clad mountains and during June the weather is warm with very little rain and lush green valleys. You will experience very less visitors that also mean better service at better price.
All visitors traveling to Bhutan are required to obtain a visa in advance and it has to be routed through local tour operators in Bhutan such as Bhutan Everest Tours & Treks. We will apply visa on your behalf and upon approval, we will forward you a paper visa. Actual visa will be stamped on your passport on arrival.
A copy of passport in JPEG format (should be in color and readable), Permanent address and profession are needed.
You need to have with you Druk air e-ticket and a copy of Bhutan paper visa that you have to produce at the check in counter at all Druk Air destinations. Also take a copy of tour itinerary with you.
There are a number of airports where you can fly into Bhutan from (Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.). At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. You can also enter/exit via Land from the frontier town of Phuentsholing and Samdrup Jongkher. The nearest airport from Phuentsholing is at Bagdogra (175km) in West Bengal near Siliguri about 4 hours drive and from Samdrup Jongkher, it is Guwahati airport in Assam state, 110km, 3 hours drive.
We can book and buy for you and send your e-ticket through email or you can purchase directly online by going through Druk Air website www.drukair.com.bt
$200/$250 per day minimum daily package include? 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 $65 per day Sustainable Development Fee that goes towards free education, free healthcare and poverty alleviation. All of these services will be arranged by your tour operator. For solo traveler, it cost USD 265 per night spend. 2 pax in a group: USD 255 per pax per night 3 plus pax: USD 225 per pax per night
Hotel accommodation in twin sharing, meals, land transport within Bhutan, English speaking guide, entry fees, government royalty & taxes and bottled water while traveling in car as extra service.
Druk air fare and airport taxes, bar & laundry, comprehensive travel insurance eg: Medical, emergency evacuation etc., gratuities, excess baggage, call and internet bills, single supplement and any extra services required.
Absolutely Yes! All our itineraries are designed for private tours, meaning we will not group you together with other tourists are strangers to you. You will be traveling solo or with your own group with same guide and driver for the entire tour in Bhutan.
Yes. Please feel free to customize your tour. We will assist you plan your itinerary based on your interests and time.
We use well maintained Japanese and Korean cars, mini vans and buses depend on group size.
You will have variety of cuisines to choose from, including Bhutanese, Indian, Thai, Chinese and continental. The main staples of Bhutanese diet are rice (red and white) with Ema-Datse, chilies and cheese sauce. Our chefs know the sensitivity of the western tastes, so you need not have to worry about spicy food. Meat is widely commonly used in the Bhutanese kitchens but most of the items in the menu are made from vegetables.
Bhutanese currency is called Ngultrum (Nu). It is at parity with Indian rupees, which is also an acceptable currency in Bhutan. You can exchange local money against US$ in any of the Banks for our local use.
The crime rate in Bhutan is one of the lowest in Asia region. Foreigners are normally given high respect by locals. They can travel without any fear of getting robbed or losing their valuables. It may sometimes happen accidentally in big crowds like in festival places to lose your wallet. In such occasions, you need to be bit more careful.
You can cancel your trip anytime without any obligation. You will be subject to cancelation fee for tour booked, paid and eventually cancelled. Please read our cancellation policy.
Tourism is Bhutan is highly regulated by the government. If you wish to visit Bhutan, you must do so through a licensed Bhutanese tour company. You cannot tour the country on your own and you cannot rent a car and drive on your town. You are obliged to have a guide and a driver. This policy ensures that when you come to Bhutan, you will be immersed in a tradition, culture and environment that have been carefully preserved for future generation and tourism.
You need to wire transfer the money our Bank's account maintained abroad. For Bank account details, see travel info.
There is no particular dress code as such for the tourists. But Bhutanese being modest you might want to avoid revealing clothing. Choose your clothes wisely in order not to offend the locals. Men can bring jeans, cotton pants, T-shirts, casual shirts and warm jacket/coat for the evening. Women can bring jeans, cotton slacks, long skirts, T-shirts and long sleeves and warm coat/jacket for the evening. You cannot wear shorts, hats and umbrellas while visiting temples, monasteries and festivals. Also you need to take off your shoes while entering the temples as a mark of respect.