Bhutan is located in the south part of Mount Everest. The mountains in Bhutan, where offer postcard-worthy sceneries, are home to countless historical monasteries. Most our customers admire sceneries and learn about Bhutanese culture and history by hiking to those monasteries.
The Bhutan tour packages below allow you to travel to the most beautiful mountains and valleys, visit the most sacred monasteries and learn about the most authentic Bhutanese culture in local museums. Please also feel free to let us know if you want to do more hiking or travel to Bhutan during local festivals. It is our honor to design a satisfactory Bhutan tour with reasonable price for you!
At least 5 days are necessary if you want to visit all the most popular tourist attractions in Bhutan, such as the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest Monastery), National Museum and Tashichho Dzong. Around 7 days are needed if you want to travel to some remote area, such as the Haa Valley. Around 10 days are needed if you want to trek on the mountains and valleys in Bhutan. Some of our customers even spent 30 days, the longest staying time allowed for tourists, exploring over two thirds of the land of the country.
It is more unlikely to have altitude sickness in Bhutan than most other high-altitude areas. There are two reasons.
First, most tourist attractions in Bhutan are located in the middle area of Bhutan, where the altitude is between 2000 meters and 3000 meters. As you may have known, most people will have altitude sickness only when they are in areas, where the altitude is over 3000 meters.
Second, the percentage of forest cover in Bhutan is over 72.5%. So, the oxygen content in air is higher than most other high-altitude area.
Tipping is recommended but not required. The Bhutan government do not require tourists to tip drivers, tour guides, waiters and other local people who will serve you, because their income is not bad. However, tipping is still recommended, because if you tip them, they will offer even better service, especially for hiking and mountaineering itineraries, you might need porters and cooks, and they need to carry heavy luggage or cooking utensils during the tour.
Some of our customers even tip their tour guides and drivers prior to the start of their tour.
The Electronic visa is the most popular type of visa for tourists who want to travel to Bhutan. You just need to send us the photocopy of your passport (the page with your photo). You can also apply for a Bhutan visa in India or Nepal, where there are Bhutan embassies. Citizens of India, Bangladesh and Maldives can travel to Bhutan without applying for a visa.
Although it is not difficult for tourists to apply for a Bhutan visa, tourists are not allowed to travel to Bhutan on their own. They must book a tour with a licensed local travel agency, so please check out our Bhutan tour packages, it would be a great honor for us to arrange a Bhutan tour for you!
Like China and India, beef, pork, vegetable and rice are the most-eaten food in Bhutan. There almost no polluted crops in Bhutan, because local people almost use no pesticide. Milk or red tea and wine brewed with highland barley, wheat or corn are the major beverage in Bhutan.
Both western and local cuisines are available in Bhutan. Local people like pepper, but they seldom use pepper to cook for tourists. If you also like pepper, please feel free to let your tour guides know. They will ask the restaurants to prepare spicy food for you.
The best way to travel to Bhutan is taking a plane to Paro, where Bhutan's only international airport is located in, from Thailand, India, Nepal, Bangladesh or Singapore. Druk Air, the Royal Bhutan Airlines, is the only carrier for the international flights to Bhutan
The Indian cities, where there are flights to Bhutan, are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Gaya and Guwahati. Other Cities, where there are flights to Bhutan, are Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Changi (Singapore).
Tourists can also travel to Bhutan from India by road, but the condition of the roads is not good, so this way is not recommended.