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About Bhutan

Bhutan is a small landlocked and independent monarch south Asian country located at the eastern end of the Himalayas Mountain. Bhutan is borderer to the Tibet Autonomous region of China to the north and to the Republic of India to the south to east.The Official name of Bhutan is DrukYul – Land of Thunder dragon with the additional nickname of DekiDruk (Yul) – (the Land of) of the peaceful Thunder DragonBhutanese are deeply religious and practice Mahayana Buddhism. Most of Monasteries are still practicing Vajreyana Buddhism .The Bhutanese revere the tantric guru Padmasambhava the founder of Himalayan Buddhism in the 8th century.

Bhutan is one of the last bio-diversity hotspots in the world. 72% of the country is forested and 60% of the total land area is protected and it is home to some of the world's rarest and most endangered flora and fauna species, making it an environmentalist dream.A nation driven by strong environmental preservation policies, Bhutan is now one of the top 10 global hotspots, and home to many of the world's magnificent and endangered species of flora and fauna. Hydro power, Tourism and agricultures are main industries in Bhutan. Bhutan is a paradise with fascinating natural beauty. It is widely depicted as a modern day Shangri-La. It is the most peaceful and almost crime free country. Beggars and homeless hardly exist in Bhutan.

Bhutan is the one of the best tourism destination in south Asia. . Less than 50,000 tourists visit the country every year because of the government's policy of 'high value-low impact tourism. According to a global survey of Business Week in 2006 it was evaluated the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest nation in the world. You can’t sell tobacco and its products are banned and smoking in public area is a punishable offense in the country.
Bhutan is often referred to as the “living museum” of the world. We heartily well come to all of you to join us to have a memorable and wonderful adventure in Bhutan. We an offer you many tour and adventure trekking as per your desire and timeframe.

How to get in and out? From which airport can I depart for Bhutan?

Druk air is only the international flight in Bhutan and you can depart for Paro international airport from BANGKOK (THAILAND), KATMANDU (NEPAL) AND CALCUTTA (INDIA)

Is independent tour allowed in Bhutan?

Independent tour is not allowed in Bhutan. You should join an organized group.

How do I book the package tour to Bhutan?

If the tour itinerary given in our website suits you, you can book online by e-mail. Also if you want to customize your trip, we can start the dialogue and together we can develop itineraries that really suit your utmost interests and travel dates. To help you in customizing the trip, decide the duration that you wish to spend in Bhutan, destinations and check the Druk Air to make your entry and departure dates. The duration of stay in Bhutan will determine your package costs.

When is the best time to travel to Bhutan?

The best season to visit Bhutan is from March to May and September to November. However, some tourists prefer to visit Bhutan in the lean season too because there are abundant choices in terms of accommodation and flight bookings can be done very easily.

Do we need to cover travel insurance?

Yes, we advise you to get your insurance cover from your respective country.

Do I need to get visa for Bhutan? Where can I get visa from? How long does it take?

Yes you need to have Visa and it is issued only in Thimphu, Bhutan, which you can apply through the local travel company. No abroad embassies issue the Bhutan tourist visa.
You can send your passport detail to us (local tour operator) and your visa will be ready within 10 days of working hour. The processed visa number is then faxed or emailed to you. When you arrive at entry point of Bhutan, you will then have your VISA stamped on passport.

What are main activities of Bhutan?

Cultural Tours, festival tour, trekking and bird watching are main attraction of Bhutan.

Will the hotels have a laundry service so that I can pack light?

They definitely have laundry service at a reasonable rate. You’ll want to consider having it done at one of the hotels where the group is staying for more than one night as it will be difficult for your clothes to dry in that climate. Also, be sure that you bring quick-drying clothes made for this purpose.

What is currency of Bhutan? How do I get change Money?

Ngultrum is currency of Bhutan. Traveler Cheque can be used at the airport and in Thimphu and only occasionally will a shop accept a traveler’s Cheque – please don’t count on it. In Bhutan, we suggest that you change your money upon arrival. $50 bills/travelers checks get a better exchange rate than smaller bills. You can then exchange more in Thimphu at the bank.

Can I wear shorts?

It’s not recommended to wear them in Bhutan as it’s disrespectful to the locals. You definitely can’t wear them to the monasteries. Capris are preferable and we’ve even heard that some guides bristle at these when going to a festival or monastery.

Do they have internet access?

 As of 2012, hotels are now required to provide either Wi-Fi service or computers to guests. Sometimes the service is free, sometimes you have to pay. Now all major cities have internet except trekking in mountains.

What is a fair tip for the guide and divers?

We recommended about $5-10/day for the guide and $3-5/day for the drivers. Your tour leader will collect all the tips and put them in one.

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