• 1.Faqs
  • When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

    Every season has its own charm. The most popular times to travel to Bhutan are the spring months of March, April, and May and the fall months of September, October, and November. The weather is warmer and the skies are clearer at this time, and many of the most dramatic festivals take place during these months

  • Do I need a visa for Bhutan? How can I obtain a visa for Bhutan?

    All visitors traveling to Bhutan are required to obtain a visa, except for Indian nationals holding a valid Indian passport.You cannot obtain your visa prior to your arrival in Bhutan.
    We will handle the visa procedures for you. We will provide you with a visa application form. You do not have to send us your passport. We must submit the visa application to the Bhutan government at least 6-7 weeks prior to your arrival date to allow time for processing. The actual visa will be stamped in your passport when you arrive at the Paro airport.

  • What documents will you provide that I need to take with me to Bhutan?

    Druk Air e-ticket: You will need your e-ticket whether you booked your seats through us or through Druk Air's website.
    Visa confirmation letter: We will send a copy of your visa confirmation letter to you via email a few weeks before your arrival in Bhutan. You will need to present your visa confirmation letter at the Druk Air check-in counter in order to board your flight.
    Itinerary: Please take a copy of your tour itinerary with you.

  • Where do I enter Bhutan?

    You can enter Bhutan via Druk Air from the following cities:
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    New Delhi, India
    Calcutta, India
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Bagdogra, West Bengal, India
    Gaya, Bihar, India
    Guwahati, Assam, India
    The only airport in Bhutan is in Paro. You are required by the government of Bhutan to use Druk Air at least one way. You can also enter from a few cities on the Indian border by car.

  • What is included in the tour packages?

    The tour packages include accommodation, meals, overland transport within Bhutan, sightseeing, a local English-speaking tour guide, a driver and vehicle, airport transfers, and a supply of pack animals for treks, along with the trekking equipment.

  • Are there any discounts available?

    There is a discount for visits in duration of more than 10 days. The discount is 10% per night per person. The discount is not applied to the first 10 days but is applied to day 11 and onward.
    There will be no charge for children aged 5 and younger. Children aged 6 through 12 will be given a 50% discount when accompanied by an adult/guardian.
    Full-time students under the age of 20 will be given a 15% discount if they have a valid identity card from their academic institution.

  • What is the currency in Bhutan?

    The currency in Bhutan is called the ngultrum. It is linked and equal in value to the Indian rupee, which is also accepted in Bhutan. You cannot purchase ngultrums prior to arriving in Bhutan, but you can easily buy ngultrums at the Paro airport, at Bhutan National Bank and the Bank of Bhutan, and at major hotels in Thimphu and Paro, all of which accept traveler's checks and/or dollars and various other currencies. When visiting smaller towns, however, you should bring ngultrums for your purchases, as it may not be possible to exchange your currency.
    For up-to-date currency exchange information, you can refer to Exchangerate.com.

  • Is it safe to travel to Bhutan?

    There is very little crime in Bhutan, and it is safe for women travelers and solo travelers. For in-depth and up-to-date information on travel to Bhutan, you can refer to the US State Department's Consular Information Sheet on Bhutan.

  • What are the accommodations like?

    All of the hotels we use are clean, comfortable, and of the highest standard in Bhutan. They are all approved by the Department of Tourism. Western Bhutan (Thimphu, Paro, Wangdue, and Punakha) has the best hotels. As you head into central and eastern Bhutan the quality of the hotels goes down a little bit. But we use the best quality available in each region. Your hotels in Bhutan will provide you pillows, blankets, sheets, towels, bathroom tissue, and soap. You have to take your own toothbrush, toothpaste, lotions, and other items. Most hotels will have telephones..

  • Is there a dress code for tourists in Bhutan?

    There is no particular dress code for the tourists. The Bhutanese do tend to be modest though, so you might want to avoid revealing clothing (such as short skirts and tank tops). Men can bring jeans, cotton pants, T-shirts, casual shirts, and long sleeves and a coat for the evening. Women can bring jeans, cotton slacks, long skirts, T-shirts, and long sleeves and a coat for the evening. You cannot wear shorts while visiting monasteries, temples, and dzongs, though they're fine for trekking.

  • Why do we have to remit the full payment in advance?

    It is government rule that total tour payment must be remitted without which the government will not issue the visa.

  • Is their internet available?

    Most of the standard tourist class hotels now have WiFi….plus have a business centre where you can use the hotel PCs . Generally speaking WiFi is free for at least a few hours use. All of the luxury resorts & lodges offer a wireless internet facility however not necessarily in guest rooms.

    Some more remote valleys, like Phobjikha, have intermittant pwer and internet supply so please factor in for some inconsistency as you travel.

    Purchasing a local SIM card for your smart phone or iPad will give you wifi most of the way through the Kingdom for those who need more conncetivity.

  • What will the weather be like?

    Bhutan, like many countries in the world, is experiencing some climate change. Broadly speaking Summers (June-mid-September) are warm, humid and wetter and Winters (Dec-early March) cooler and dry. Winter nights are cold however the days are often clear, sunny and surprisingly mild in the valleys. The western valleys only average 2 snow falls per annum. The wettest period is August/early September. You will find a climate chart on our website and also one is sent in our Pre-Departure Kit.

    Don’t let a little rain or cold nights put you off. Bhutan is no beach destination so a little rain doesn’t matter. In our humble opinion these periods are the best times to visit. Beat the crowds!!