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Bhutan Travel Guide

Bhutan is one of Asia’s most exciting holiday destinations. It has wonderful mountains, forests and valleys, an unhurried atmosphere and a society still deeply rooted in its traditional way of life. In many ways, Bhutan is a perfect choice for travelers. Because visitor numbers are strictly controlled. This tiny Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of just 700,000 people lies squeezed between two giants, India and China, but for centuries has gone its own way.


  • Location: In the Himalayas between China (north) & India (south)
  • Area: 38,394 sq km
  • Governance: Democratic Constitutional Monarchy
  • Population: 787,844
  • Capital City: Thimphu
  • Currency: Ngultrum (Nu)
  • Local Time: 6 hours ahead of GMT
  • National Language: Dzongkha
  • Forest Coverage: 72.5%
  • National Parks: 4 wildlife sanctuaries and 1 nature reserve across the country which together constitute 43% of Bhutan.
  • Seasons: Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) / Spring (Mar, Apr, May) / Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug) / Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov)

Document required for Bhutan Visa

  • A digital copy of a valid passport
  • A recent digital passport photo
  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Valid travel insurance for the duration of your travel
  • Payment details
  • Your visa application process can only be completed once you have paid the one-off visa processing fee and the sustainable development fee for the duration of your trip.


Weather in Bhutan

Bhutan has varied climatic conditions depending on the region’s elevation. It stretches from the southern foothills with humid subtropical weather conditions to moderate in the central region. The northern region is subject to severe cold weather dominated by Himalayan Mountain. In Thimphu, temperature ranges from -2.5°C in winter to 25°C in summer. The southern plains may see a range from 15°C in winter to 30°C in summer.

When to visit Bhutan

  • Season - Spring & Fall - Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct and Nov 
  • Highlight - Festive and trekking season
  • Winter - Dec, Jan, and Feb. Clear warm blue sky and fewer tourists in winter

How to book your tour to Bhutan?
You can contact us and discuss any details of your tour, including itineraries, accommodations, etc. Once your itinerary is finalized, we will check and confirm the availability of flights and hotel rooms. Once the availability is confirmed, the next process is to apply for the visa followed by securing flight and hotel room reservations. You will need to email a scanned copy of a duly filled visa form along with your passport with a minimum of six months’ validity. You will now transfer your entire tour payment + visa application fee to the Tourism Council of Bhutan You can make the payment via wire transfer from your bank or use our online secure payment gateway. We accept VISA and MasterCard cards. Upon successful payment transaction, the Tourism Council of Bhutan will approve your visa application and we will share a PDF copy of your visa.

Your daily package in Bhutan includes:

  • Government SDF (sustainable development fee) of USD 200 per person per night
  • Pick up from and drop to the airport with sightseeing and other activities involved
  • Three-star accommodation (All meals)
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights and helicopter services)
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours

How to reach Bhutan
The best and fastest way to reach Bhutan is by airways. The country has the only one International airport at Paro located at 7,300 feet above the sea level. If boarding from Kathmandu airport, one can enjoy some enigmatic mountain views between Nepal and Bhutan.

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