Bhutan tour

Things to Know Before Traveling to Bhutan

Bhutan tour is one of the most popular activity that people wish to do during Bhutan visit. Bhutan is a unique destination, and a unique destination calls for unique travel conditions! A country that only opened its tourism doors in 1974, they’re way ahead of the pack in sustainable tourism. There are limitations in place to ensure the environment is protected as well as culturally and socially acceptable and economically feasible.

Bhutan (which is known as Druk Yul locally) means “Land of the Thunder Dragon’ and Bhutan is as amazing as it is. You’ll be with a lot of other people even if you’re not sure about this little area of the globe, the mystery may be the second word and you’ll be traveling to a location that no one else in your group have ever visited.

If there’s anything you’ll be certain of, it’s that the Bhutanese inhabitants are an extremely very happy group. If you take part in an Bhutan tour with respect for their traditions and ways of living, they’ll repay to you in a bucket!

This article will fill you know everything you should know about travelling to this awe-inspiring region of the globe including visa requirements, security on the streets and Bhutan customs.

Where is Bhutan Located?

Bhutan is situated in Asia located at the foot of the Himalayas. Bhutan is a country that is landlocked to the east of Nepal and is situated by India, China and Tibet however it has not been colonized! It is a predominantly Buddhist nation , and the capital city is Thimphu. Of all the regions of South Asia, Bhutan is the second-lowest populated country in the world, following the Maldives There are only more than 800,000 residents living there.

Do you require an entry visa for Bhutan?

YES. Except for tourists coming from India, Bangladesh and Maldives and all visitors to Bhutan require the visa.

It is not possible to travel on your own to Bhutan. You’ll have to make reservations with an authorized tour operator as well as directly via an agent affiliated to the travel agency overseas (like Us!). This makes things a lot simpler because your tour company will be able to apply for your visa. You’ll simply need to mail the photograph page of your passport to them. Visas are processed via Bhutan’s Tourism Council of Bhutan once the entire amount for your trip is received, which includes an additional 40$ US visa fee.

The cost to enter Bhutan at present is the equivalent of $200 US per day during the low season and the price is $250 US per day during the high season. Although it may appear expensive, it actually covers accommodations for your stay (3* or more) as well as all meals (at the 3* restaurant) and an English spoken Bhutanese guide to the duration the duration of your trip, and internal transport on the roads and camping equipment to trek. The package also includes the cost of development, which is $65 that is used to fund free education, healthcare and infrastructure development and poverty alleviation.

But, if you’d like to have a little more superior accommodation, better dining options as well as an organization that can answer all your queries and help you prepare for your trip in the most efficient way… it is best to contact us!

Fly to Bhutan

The majority of travelers travel to Bhutan and the sole entry point by air is Paro. Once you’ve arrived at the airport, you’ll be handed the baggage declaration form. To fill out, and you’ll have to declare any items you’re carrying, such as laptops, cameras. This will make sure that you’re taking the entire thing with you when the baggage you take home, so make sure to hold onto the form as you’ll require it later. If you’ve lost the form, make sure you let your guide know prior to heading back at the airport.

To get to Bhutan via the road, you’ll have to cross the border via borders towns Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar or Gelephu. If you decide to drive, you must possess the proper documents to travel through India and you should call the closest Indian Embassy to inquire about the documents you require.

What can you expect from Bhutan

Bhutan is a safe, clean and peaceful country which is gradually adjusting to a more modern style of living. The land is made up of high and steep mountains, which are interspersed by a series of rivers, which create deep valleys. It’s also quite high! It’s a pretty high altitude, at 2438m over sea levels. Altitude sickness symptoms that are mild are not likely to be felt until you’re at a height of 2500m, however there are methods to be prepared for this. Visit your GP prior to your trip to find out if you are required to consider taking Diamox. It’s used to treat symptoms of altitude sickness.

Is Bhutan Safe to Travel

Bhutan is a very secure destination to visit. Crime is not common, even minor crimes! Bhutan is not a country with traffic signals, but there are traffic wardens in place and locals are enthralled by the idea. The manufacturing and selling of tobacco is prohibited in the same way as fishing and hunting (except in the case of catch-and-release). It is prohibited to scale high mountain peaks (where spirits reside) and employees are required to wear traditional attire during working all hours of the day.

The social etiquettes of Bhutan are in line with those of its South Asian neighbours like taking off your shoes prior to entering a house or temple or a place of worship, avoiding wearing short-sleeved clothing and showing public affection.

The facts concerning Bhutan

The most frequently asked question is “where is Bhutan where is it? The truth is that it’s a bit obscure, hidden by the Himalayas and tucked in between India along with Tibet.

There aren’t many people in Bhutan! The population of Bhutan is around 800,000 The majority of whom follow Buddhism.

It is famous for its monasteries, dzongs , and breathtaking landscapes!

It’s also quite unique

Bhutan is the only country in the world to officially measure national happiness. They do this by taking social, wealth and environmental factors into consideration, as well as economic concerns.

In 2010, Bhutan was the first nation worldwide to prohibit the sale and production of cigarettes. Smoking tobacco is still permitted in private, but if being caught smoking in public areas and are fined, it could cost you several months’ worth of wages.

Inheritance is passed on to the youngest daughter. the man may relocate to his wife’s house until he is able to make a living!

The most popular sport in the country is archery, which is an activity long before it was officially recognized.

Plastic bags are banned from the year 1999. They didn’t open their doors to tourists until 1974!

Bhutan is carbon-negative which means Bhutan emits lower levels of carbon dioxide than the country takes in and this is due in part to the constitution which states that two thirds of the country has to be covered by forests (but Bhutan is currently slamming this figure with an astounding 72% of the country still being covered by forests).

Here are the list of the trip that organized by Mountain Treks Nepal:

  1. Bhutan Religious Festival
  2. Bhutan Tour (8 Days 7 Nights)
  3. Bhutan Tour (6 Days 5 Nights)
  4. Bhutan Holiday Tour