Due to the Royal Government’s far-sighted policy to preserve the countries pristine environment and its culture, the harmful effects to industrialization and mass tourism on the environment and the traditional lifestyle of Bhutanese have been carefully avoided. This makes Bhutan a truly unique destination. An unspoiled country with majestic mountains, a unique cultural heritage preserved for many centuries, an architectural style like no other, a landfill of warm hearted and friendly people, reveals a true paradise in the lost era of the present century.
Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be very cool, and winter even below freezing. Monsoon showers occur in summer (Heaviest in July and August), and sometimes even in spring and autumn. The most visited months are March, April, May, September October and November. During these months you may expect mostly warm sunny days and cool/cold nights. Whereas rain or snow is not usual at these times, it is a possibility.
What to Bring
Personal clothing: Strong, normal clothing ( According to the season), preferably cotton for summer and woolen clothing for evening and winter. For Trekking strong comfortable trekking boots, warm socks, sunglasses, headgear, raincoat, and warm clothing, including a down Jacket for higher altitude treks and for the evenings. A sleeping bag is a most; medium too heavy is advised. ( Note: for trekking, a load of 25 kg is allowed)
A sense of Adventure:
Prices are established by the Royal Government of Bhutan.
The Royal Government’s policy is to preserve its culture and traditional values. One of the main methods of Achieving this is your cooperation. You are required not to buy antiques.Royal Government of Bhutan allows no more than 4000 tourists world wide to enter Bhutan. Bhutanese people are friendly and welcoming to visitors. They generally enjoy you taking their photo. Dzongkha is official language of Bhutan, but English is widely spoken.
All foreign nationals other than Indian nationals in groups of four or more may visit Bhutan. Applications for Visa should be made at least three weeks in advance. Visa fee US$ 20 needs to be paid at entry point (Paro airport and Phuntsholing) along with 2 passport photos with your passport number in the back.
Visa and Passport:
Bhutanese embassies or consulates abroad do not issue tourist visa. The Druk Air Ticket cannot be purchased without first obtaining visa. The visitors are required valid passport and visa to enter Bhutan, except for Indian nationals. Travelers to Bhutan must have a visa approval prior to arriving in the kingdom of Bhutan.
Travel Visa Application:
Once you are ready to confirm your tour arrangements we will apply for your visas. We will need all travelers's clear photo of passport copy by email.
Cotton clothes are sufficient from May until September but warm clothes are very much necessary from November to the end of April. However, visitors are advised to carry clothes consisting of layers (or preferably woolen sweater and jacket) throughout the season, as weather may change at anytime.
The Royal government of Bhutan categories all hotels and lodges with a unique combination of tradition Bhutanese style and modern services. Clean and well-maintained rooms, most of the hotels are equipped with telephone, fax machines, restaurants etc. Even some of the simple lodges have a special charm of their own, and the guests are treated with the traditional warm hospitality.
Weather conditions are ideal for visiting Bhutan in all seasons.Temperatures in the south are tropical, with high monsoon rainfall. Rainfall in the higher central region is not so heavy. The days are clear and warm with cool nights.
Things to Bring:
Normal clothing preferably cotton for summer and woolen clothing for evening and winter. For trekking strong comfortable trekking boots, warm socks, sunglasses, head-gear, rain coat and warm clothing, including a down jacket for higher altitude treks. A medium sized sleeping bag is a must.