The tourist tariffs (not applicable to the citizens of India, Bangladesh
& Maldives) are set by the Royal Government of Bhutan ensuring the policy
“HIGH VALUE, LOW VOLUME” remain intact and that Bhutan has a sustainable
tourism towards the future and that the values and traditions of the country
remain intact for the visitors of the future to the country.
The minimum daily package rates:
Visa is required to visit Bhutan and it has to be arranged through a local travel agent registered with the Government of Bhutan, before arriving into the country. BCA Travel will assist in obtaining the visa. A scanned copy of the page with photo in colour of the passport with minimum validity of six months at the time of travelling in Bhutan would be enough to process the visa. Please note that the same passport has to be used at the time of travelling to Bhutan.
As per the tourism policy of Bhutan, the tour payment has to be made in advance and without which the Government will not approve the visa.The payments are monitored as they are routed through the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB).
For visitors from India, Bangladesh & Maldives, though visa is not required, passport with at least six months validity will be required to travel to Bhutan. You will have to avail an entry permit at the point of entry with which you would be allowed to enter Bhutan for specific number of days as per your travel plan. Please write to us at email@example.com for more information and travel arrangements.
You can enter Bhutan either through
air or by land.
The country’s only airlines, Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines has connection to some of the major cities like Bangkok in Thailand, Kolkata and New Delhi in India, Kathmandu in Nepal. We will assist you with the flight reservations for you in any of the two airlines while you will have to make your own arrangements for your international flight connection.
For more information on Druk Air,
flight schedules, prices and updates, please visit www.drukair.com.bt
For more information on Bhutan Air, flight schedules, prices and updates, please visit www.bhutanairlines.bt
Bhutan is accessible through road
also. Phuentsholing, an important business hub of Bhutan is located in the south-west
border town to India. Siliguri is the nearest connecting city in India to
Phuentsholing in Bhutan. Samdrupjongkhar located in the south-east border town
to India is also another option. This town mostly serves to visitors coming
from Guwahati, one of the important city of North-east India.
The year starts with winter in
Bhutan. January and February would be cold and there might be occasional
snowfall with light rains. Although cold, March won’t be as chilly as its
earlier months. The temperature would start increasing by April followed by
monsoon and heat during June till late September. While the northern part of Bhutan gets
nominal rain during the monsoons, the southern part of Bhutan experiences very
While the spring months of March and
April brings you the flowering season with endless varieties of flowers, the
autumnal months of October and November showcases scenic beauties and festivity
around the Kingdom. Monsoon has its own
charm as well with lots of greeneries to see and people busy with their work in
Though, for Bhutan, no vaccinations are required
however, it may be equally advisable for all the visitors to consider availing
one as a precaution before leaving their country. Carrying one’s own medicine
especially if he/she is under medication is most necessary.
Healthcare facilities are free in Bhutan. Just
about a couple of private clinics has been introduced and they are available only
in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
The local currency is called Ngultrum and the value
is at par with the Indian Rupee. Except for denominations of Rs. 500/-, Rs.
1000/- and Rs. 2000/-, rest of the denominations are acceptable in Bhutan. You could also use VISA and the MasterCard
for their local expences at some of the stores here in the country.