1. When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

Bhutan is a year-round destination for cultural and hiking tours. The busiest time is spring months of March, April, May, and autumn months of September, October, November as far as weather is concerned. In autumn the skies are clear blue, affording spectacular views of the high Himalayas and the spring is gifted with flowers in bloom.

Bhutan, like many countries in the world, is experiencing some climate change.

The summer months of June, July, and August are warm, wetter with light rainfall, and the winter months of December, January, and February can be cold and dry. However, the days are often clear, sunny, and surprisingly mild in the valleys with fewer visitors around.

2. Is there a limit on the number of visitor that can enter Bhutan?

There is no limit on the number of visitors allowed to visit Bhutan. In order to protect our culture, traditions, and natural environment, the government has adopted a unique policy of “High Value, Low Impact”. This policy is aimed at attracting discerning visitors that will respect the unique culture and values of the Bhutanese people while also providing the visitors with an unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience.

3. What does the $200/$250 per day minimum daily package include?

The $200 per day (January, February, June, July, and August) and $250 per day (March, April, May, September, October, November) package include a minimum of 3-star accommodations, costs for food, guide, entrance fee and transportation 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 in the country. 

4. Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

All International visitors wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator. Visa clearance must be obtained through your tour operator prior to travel. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry. 

5. How much does the visa cost?

For International tourist visas, a cost of USD 40 is applicable. This can be paid in advance of your tour payment. For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and Maldives nationals visiting Bhutan will have to pay INR 1,200 or USD 17.14 approximately per person per night SDF (Sustainable Development Fee).   

6. Do you arrange even for single traveler?

Yes, we do arrange for a single traveler. Moreover, you should bear additional costs such as a surcharge of around $40 per night.

In addition, the Bhutan Government doesn’t allow backpackers. because of its spiritual beliefs and ecological reasons. 

7. Is it safe to travel in Bhutan?

With the minimal crime records in the country, it is very safe to travel to Bhutan.

8. Do you provide travel insurance?

We do not provide travel insurance, our valued guests have to insure in their respective country with your insurance provider.

9. How do I get to Bhutan?

There are a number of airports from where you can fly into Bhutan, (Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, and Singapore.). At present two carriers operate in Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Also, there are three land border crossings which you can travel into the kingdom overland. All crossings are along the Indian border only – Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar. All necessary travel arrangements to Bhutan will be arranged by us.

10. What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is widely accepted in the country. 

11. What’s the food like in Bhutan?

The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chilies are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that is not spicy.  

Rice forms a staple Bhutanese diet. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef, and chicken are consumed most often. A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants and hotels around the country.