Questions and Answers

 

1.      Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Its landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to subalpine forests and snowy mountains in the North. Bhutan is a predominantly Buddhist country and is known as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.

 

2.      Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel?

It is a government regulation that you must use a license Bhutanese Tour Operator to book your travel to Bhutan or one of their international partners.

 

3.      Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator or one of their international partners.  Visa clearance must be obtained through your tour operator prior to travel.  For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry. 

 

4.      How much does the visa cost?

International tourist visas a cost of USD $40 applies.  This can be paid in advance to you tour operator or travel agent.  For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives there is no cost incurred. 

 

5.      How do I get to Bhutan? 

There are a number of airports where you can fly into Bhutan from (Bangkok,Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.).  At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Also, there are three land border crossings which you can travel into the kingdom overland.  All crossings are along the Indian border only - Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.  All travel arrangements to Bhutan must be made through a local tour operator. A list of tour companies operating in Bhutan is available on this website. Your selected tour operator will make all the necessary arrangements.

 

6.      What does the $200/$250 per day minimum daily package include?

The $200 per day (low season) and $250 per day (high season) package includes a minimum of 3 star accommodations, costs for food, an experienced guide and transportation (with driver) within the country.  Also included in the price is a $65 per day royalty that goes towards free education, free healthcare and poverty alleviation.  All of these services will be arranged by your tour operator.

 

7.      What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is also accepted as legal tender. However Indian notes in 500 and 1000 denominations are not acceptable.

 

8.      Is there a limit on the number of tourists that can enter Bhutan each year?

There is no limit on the number of tourists admitted into the country each year. In order to protect our culture, traditions and natural environment the government has adopted a strict policy of “High Value, Low Impact Tourism”. This policy is aimed at attracting discerning tourists that will respect the unique culture and values of the Bhutanese people while also providing the visitors with an unforgettable one of a kind experience.

 

9.      What’s the food like in Bhutan?

The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy.
Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often.  A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants around the country. 

 

CULTURE

While Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, its cultural diversity and richness are profound. As such, strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its unique culture. By protecting and nurturing Bhutan’s

NATURE

Despite its small landmass Bhutan has a remarkable abundance of flora and fauna and is one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. The terrain is incredibly rugged and there are huge variations in altitude.

SPIRITUAL & WELLNESS

Bhutan has many activities available for those visitors seeking a place of solace, rest and recuperation. Whether it’s a session of peaceful, contemplative meditation, a relaxing soak in a mineral hot spring bath or the all natural

BHUTAN-Land Of Happiness ?

Welcome to Glorious Bhutan-where happiness is place.

Located between India and China with a population of just over 700,000 spread over 38,394 kmsq is the Kingdom of Bhutan. The term Bhutan has been derived from the Sanskrit Bhu-utan meaning “High land”. Bhutan has many names given by different people depending on the its location and features. Internationally known is “Bhutan” and locally known is “Druk” meaning thunder dragon.
Bhutan is the place of sacredness where great Saint Guru Padmasambhava visited Bhutan in 8th century to subdue demons, making them the guardians of religion, blessed the sites .



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WHY VISIT BHUTAN?

BHUTAN is said to be last Shangrila on earth. We are proud of:



OUR KINGS

The Great Wangchuck Dynasty is the real reason for being such a special country. Kings fought for the country and thinks about happiness of its People(Gross National Happiness). No words can ever describe quality of kings we have.

CARBON SINK

Bhutan mandate to have atleast 60% forest cover all times to come. Currently its forest coverage is more than 74%. Bhutan is not merely Carbon-Neutral,it's also Carbon Sink as Country's forest absorb more carbon dioxide each year than its sources of pollution, such as factories, emit.

PEOPLE

People of Bhutan are spiritually rich. Almost all are Buddhist and strongly believe in Karma(Cause and effect). This prompt them to be kind to all. Kind people are closer to enlightenment and are expected to reborn in better environment in next life.