Bhutan Travel FAQS

Bhutan Travel FAQS

We understand the importance of essential information that you may require of the country that you are intending to visit very soon. We have amalgamated key frequently asked questions and their answers which you may find useful. The questions and their respective answers listed here are just for guidelines meant only to assist you plan and organize your trip. For detail information, we would recommend you to do background research on the country or area that you wish to visit.

Why is it so expensive to visit Bhutan?

True. Bhutan is expensive compare to Nepal and India holidays. However lets put this into perspective! Due to the fact that, Bhutanese Government has imposed an ‘all inclusive’ nightly tariff structure, for all tourist visitors, it has resulted Bhutan holidays to be expensive. From our long standing experience with Bhutan holidays, we regularly receive comments from returning visitors on how great the ‘value for money’ genuinely is. Infact, Bhutan holidays aren’t expensive as we think considering every visitor has access to a private guide, driver, private vehicle and a land package including all meals, accommodation, sightseeing, entry fees, transfers, taxes, Govt. royalties & visa fees it is indeed excellent value for money. So, to sum up, Bhutan is such a privilege to visit!

Do I need any vaccinations ahead of travel?

Infact, vaccination requirements vary for one country to another. Although we are able to give you advice, we are not medical professionals and are not able to give you specific advice on medical matters. We strongly recommend that you consult with your GP or travel clinic and seek professional advice before you travel. It may be helpful, if you take a copy of your holiday itinerary with you during your appointment. For more details please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

When is the best time to go?

The best time to visit Bhutan or peak season is March to May and September to November. The weather is warmer and skies are clearer with lots of festivals taking place during this time. However, you won’t be stopped travelling during outside peak season. Generally, generally travelling outside peak season will help you save money and avoid tourist crowds.

Do you need a visa?

Yes. All the visitors travelling to Bhutan are required to obtain a visa; except Indian nationality. We will process your visa authorization application through our Bhutan travel partner around 6-7 weeks prior to your arrival date in Bhutan. In order to process this, we would require colour copy of your passport. Once we receive your Bhutan visa authorization, we will forward it to you which you are require to take with you. You are required to present authorization letter in order to board flight to Bhutan and upon arrival you. Upon arrival at the Bhutan airport, you are required to prsent visa authorisation letter in order to get your passport stamped.

How can I get there?

Bhutan has flight connection from Bangkok, Calcutta, Kathmandu and Dhaka. The flights are operated by Druk Airways and Tashi Air. You can also enter Bhutan by overland via Indian boarder.

What is the local currency and what currency should I take?

The Ngultrum is the local currency. You can not purchase Ngultrum prior to arriving in Bhutan so exchange your currency once you arrive in Bhutan. Euros, sterling and US dollars are all easy to change for Ngultrum at local banks. The credit and debit cards are rarely accepted at the ATMs and shops, hotels and restaurants in Bhutan.

What is there to see and do?

Bhutan is a beautiful country that has lots to offer to the visitors. Bhutan’s attractions are varied and diverse, from its famous and historical Dzongs to natural beauty and breath-taking scenaries. You can enjoy Buddhist culture, great sceneries, famous Dzongs and of course hiking to Tiger’s Nest whilst you are in Bhutan. Please visit “Places to visit Bhutan” and “Highlights of Bhutan” section in our website to explore more about Bhutan attractions.

Is it safe to drink the tap water?

No. The tap water is not considered as safe drinking water in Bhutan. It’s strongly recommended that you stick to bottled mineral water.


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    • Flight time 12 hours (via Delhi, Calcutta or Kathmandu)
    • Timezone GMT+6 hours
    • Recommended airlines Druk Airways, Tashi Airways
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