• Last Updated on Jun 8, 2023

Bhutan Travel Information

Bhutan is land-locked country covering a total area of about 4,700 sq km, and an undoubtedly one of the most loved and popular country to travel at least once in a lifetime. Bhutan was open to the outsider in 1970s, ever since Bhutan has been one of the countries of a choice among the travelers from across the world.

Find the Information before you make a plan to travel Bhutan.

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How to Reach Bhutan

There are two ways to travel to Bhutan. One is with overland from Phuentsholing. However, We at Outfitter Himalaya Holidays offer you only the flight option.

Bhutan is connected by Air transport from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Singapore. You need to take a flight to Bhutan from one of these places, and basically, our Bhutan tour starts and ends in Nepal as there is a regular flight between Nepal & Bhutan.

The Best Time to Visit Bhutan

Bhutan has four distinct seasons, and each season has its beauty and charm. Bhutan is a year-round destination to visit. So, it is entirely up to you to decide your travel time to visit Bhu-tan. Find some information about the seasons and their features.

Spring Season (March, April & May)

The Spring season of Bhutan is a botanist's delight as various flowers start to bloom. And, plants start budding after their long dormancy in the winter season. Flowers such as rhodo-dendron, wild azaleas, and edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet and add a new sense of wonder to Bhutan's landscape. The Spring season is one of the best times to visit Bhutan.

Summer Season (June, July & August)

Summer Season is an abundant time of the year as flowers are in full bloom and valleys are covered in green, weeping willows sweep the banks of many rivers, and pine cones glisten in the sun. However, it rains in the summer season. So, only a few people visit Bhutan in the Summer season.

Autumn Season (September, October & November)

The Autumn season is the time when the entire landscape turns into golden colour. The farm-ers harvest their crops in the golden-coloured paddy fields under the crisp blue skies, which offers an amazing view of Bhutan's landscape in the autumn season. So, autumn is another best time to visit Bhutan.

Winter Season (December, January & February)

The days are full of sunshine, and evenings can turn chilly in the winter season. Soft turfs of clouds drape lazily over mountain tops as if waiting for new life to blow it across the land-scape.

The winter season in Bhutan gives one a clear view of the world's highest Himalayan Moun-tain ranges covered in snow. However, only a few travel to Bhutan in winter cause of chilly and cold weather conditions. You can still visit Bhutan in winter, and it is recommended.

Bhutan Visa Information

It is not difficult to get a visa to travel to Bhutan. However, a Bhutan visa is not available upon arrival. You are required to obtain a Bhutan visa before travel. You can only apply and get a Bhutan visa through an agency like Outfitter Himalaya.

When you book a Bhutan tour with us, we then apply and get a Bhutan visa for you.

Bhutan Tour Cost

Bhutan tour cost is set by the government of Bhutan and the Tariff is the same for all tours, and the cost for the trek in Bhutan is higher. The set tour tariff is the US $385 per night per person for high season months of March, April, May, September, October, and November and the US $350 per night per person for low season months of January, February, June, July, August, and December for all tours.

Dho Chula Pass on Bhutan Tour

The cost includes meals, government taxes, necessary entrance fees, hotels (3 stars), tour, guide, driver, land transport within the tour. Your expenses such as drinks and beverages, bottled water, phone calls, laundry, tips, and insurance of any kind are not included in the cost.

if you are planning for the trek in Bhutan or want to upgrade the hotel accommodation to 4 or 5 stars, an additional surcharge will apply.

Bhutan Tourism Policy

Bhutan’s tourism sector is regarded as one of the most exclusive travel destinations in the world. Bhutan enjoys a reputation for authenticity, remoteness, and a well-protected cultural heritage and natural environment.

Today tourism is a vibrant business with a high potential for growth and further development. The Royal Government of Bhutan has adhered strongly to a policy of 'High Value, Low Impact' tourism, which serves the purpose of creating an image of exclusivity and high yield for Bhutan.

Bhutan Tourism vision

“To promote Bhutan as an exclusive travel destination based on Gross National Happiness (GNH) Values”. The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, meaning that tourism must be environmentally and ecologically friendly, socially and culturally acceptable, and economically viable.

The Royal Government of Bhutan recognizes that tourism is a worldwide phenomenon and an important means of achieving socioeconomic development, particularly for a developing country like Bhutan.

Arjun Rijal

Arjun Rijal

Hello, Hi & Namaste from the Himalayas !!!

I am Arjun Rijal, Founder Director of the Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd & working as a travel planner/consultant for Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Travel. I love hiking, trekking, and traveling.

I have been in most of the trekking regions in Nepal, that include Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, and Langtang. I also have travelled to Bhutan, India & planning further travel to many other countries in the world.

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