Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to travel to Bhutan?
- If you are interested in seeing plentiful magnolia, varieties of beautiful Rhododendrons and wildflowers dotting the countryside. You should consider visiting in the month of March, April and May. The temperate are mild, the skies are clear and no rainfall
- September, October and November are another favorite time to visit Bhutan. Many local festival usually take places during these months. It is also the BEST time for trekking.
- If you like to avoid the crowd and see the snowcapped Himalayan mountains, December, January and February would be the best time to visit.
How do I get my Bhutan Visa?
Your visa to Bhutan can only be applied and processed through online system by an authorized and registered travel agent such as us. The Visa will come together with your travel package to Bhutan.
What does my daily tariff includes?
The daily tariff package includes a minimum of 3 star accommodations, meals, an English speaking guide and transportation within the country.
The Sustainable Development Fee of US $ 65 per night per person from the tariff goes to the revenue of the government which provide free education, free healthcare, development of infrastructures, road, bridge and school construction activities and also support in poverty alleviation.
How long does it take to get my Bhutan Visa?
We usually apply visa about 1-2 weeks prior to your arrival in Bhutan.
This is to accommodate travelers who have to make last minute change of plan. We can also arrange for your Visa within a one week period. So we can take a last minute booking too.
If we stay in 4-5 star hotels, do we have to pay extra?
Yes, visitors who opt to stay at 4-5 star will have to pay the hotel supplement on top of the daily tariff specified.
Do I need to send my passport for visa application?
We don’t need your physical passport to apply for visa. We simply need a color scanned copy of your passport to process the visa application.
What currency is used in Bhutan ?
Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. It’s value is also pegged to the Indian currency – Rupee which is widely accepted in the country.
You can bring sufficient cash preferably in US dollars for your personal shopping and expenses. Credit card like visa and master card also accepted, however at very few establishment and local bank here.
Would we need Travel Insurance?
We always advised our guests to get their insurance coverage from their own country
Are Cigarettes Available In Bhutan?
There is a ban on the sale of cigarettes in Bhutan. 100% sales tax and 100% customs duty is applicable on the tobacco products which are being imported from any other country than India.
Can We Buy Antiques In Bhutan?
The export of antiques is prohibited by law. Tourists should buy only artifacts that have been certified for sale and for export. The government provides an official seal to certify that artifacts can be taken out of Bhutan.
Source: Tourism Council of Bhutan