Frequently Asked Question

Things You Should Know Before Going
Where is Bhutan?

It’s a landlocked nation, located in South Asia region, in the Eastern Himalayas, between India and China.

How do I get to Bhutan?

There are basically two methods: by flight or overland (via road).

There are a number of airports where you can fly directly into Bhutan’s International Airport in Paro:

  • Thailand : Bangkok
  • Nepal : Kathmandu
  • Bangladesh : Dhaka
  • India : New Delhi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bagdora and Guwahati

You may need to check whether you need a visa or not, when transit in one of these countries.

While via road, all crossings are along the Indian border only – Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.

What are the benefits of using a tour operator to book my travel?

It is always a good idea to use a Bhutanese tour operator as our Tour Specialist of Bhutan Nyamen Tours & Travel will take care of your customized itinerary, based on your interests. You can do one-on-one consultation that will save your time from surfing on the internet.

You will have the flexibility to set your travel dates as the tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.

Our tour packages include:

  • Flight ticket reservation
  • Visa arrangement
  • A licensed English speaking guide that will take you to local experiences
  • Accommodation at 3/4/5 Star Hotels, approved by the government
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast Lunch Dinner)
  • A private vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Airport transfer
  • Government Royalty Tax (SDF) and road permits
  • Entrance to sites (museum, temple, etc)
  • Daily drinking water

We also provide trip preparation checklist and guide for your pre-arrival to Bhutan.

Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

All visitors require a Visa before travelling to Bhutan (exceptional for those from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives).

Bhutan Nyamlen Tours & Travel will pre-arrange your Bhutan visa and this is included in the tour package. The process can take up to seven working days to process after receiving the full tour payment and the approved data requirements. 

The documents needed are:

  • The digital copy of your passport (must be valid more than 6 months or longer from the date of your travel)
  • A recent digital passport photo
  • The air ticket reservation (must be fully-paid)
  • Travel insurance
  • Full tour payment

Don’t worry! We got you covered at no additional costs. Your Bhutan Visa will be arranged by us and issued, when you have booked a prepaid all-inclusive tour.

How much does it cost?

The price per person is starting from USD 240, depending how many person you are travelling with.

The More, the Merrier, the Cheaper your tour package.

Please talk to our Tour Specialist for more details.

The Tariff is not applicable for citizens of India, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

When is the best time to visit?

Bhutan is an all-season destination with a climate varies from region to region, since the range of altitudes in the country and the influence of the north Indian monsoon.

The climate in SPRING (March-May) remains dry with mild temperature, around 16 degrees Celsius in the valleys, and it is a botanist’s delight, with nature in full bloom with colours. The valley rhododendrons are in their full blossom; the trekking routes are in perfect conditions; and the best time to catch the views of stunning and mighty Himalayas. The country also hosts various festivals, such as Paro and Punakha Tshechu in this peak season.

However, if you want to have an in-depth city tour or culture themed travel to find the mystery of Bhutan’s traditional arts such as the carpentry, paining, weaving and papermaking or experience the Bhutanese living philosophy, then any time in the year can be appropriate even during in the SUMMER (the monsoon season; June-September). The temperatures reach 24-25 degree Celsius on average. Even though there might be storms and rain, nevertheless there are plenty of indoor spas and resorts to keep you relaxed and enjoyed. It is a good time to plan your Bhutan itinerary, if you wish to avoid the bulk of the tourists.

If you are obsessed with its lovely valleys and want to have a real sense of trek or stun yourself by the awestruck Bhutan Himalaya Range, then AUTUMN (September-November) should be the best time for you to visit Bhutan. The rainy season is done; the sky is crystal clear with sunny skies, mild climate of the valley around 20-25 degrees Celsius during the day; an excellent time for trekking and hiking with temperature much cooler in the evenings; and watch the lower Himalayas begin to turn into white slopes at the onset of winter. Not only the harvesting time of the paddy fields adding a dramatically subdued aura into the beauty of the terrain, but also it is the season of feasts and festivals and also the most popular tourist seasons. At the end of Autumn, the magnificent black-necked cranes are seen migrating in Phobjikha Valley.

During the WINTER (December-February), the temperatures are dropping low, but during the offseason has its own advantages, as the crowd is much less. For those who enjoy the chilly weather, December is an excellent time to visit Bhutan. The mountains are frigid and have a constant snow cover, the valleys can be slightly bright and sunny, and the skies are still beautifully clear. Snowfall is expected in late January and early February when the temperatures generally drop to the lowest. In case of heavy snow, some roads of eastern and central Bhutan may be blocked or impassable.

Planning well ahead (ideally around 3 months in advance) for a holiday in Bhutan, especially in the peak season of Spring and Autumn is highly advisable, since the flight tickets are usually sold out fast and the best hotels and resort may get filled up quickly.

What currency is used in Bhutan?

Currency of Bhutan is Ngultrum (BTN). It is 1:1 with Indian Rupees.

What is “trip preparation checklist and guide”?

This is our special additional service for guests who have booked the trip with us. We would like to make sure that you have everything you need to enjoy your holiday in Bhutan.

The guide covers the general information, such as the time zone, the weather (according to your travel date and destination), what to wear, the types of electrical plugs, the currency (tips on exchanging money, the use of the credit cards, etc), the etiquette for tipping, baggage information, etc.

Regardless of how you travel, hope this checklist will help what you need to prepare and pack, for your next adventure in Bhutan.

What languages are spoken in Bhutan?

There are 19 languages spoken in Bhutan, but the national language is Dzongkha. But, do not worry about it, since English is used throughout Bhutan’s education system, mostly in main cities, you will not have problem in communicating with the local.

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

Contrary to popular myth, there is no limit on annual tourist arrivals. Actual bottleneck is the limited capacity of the flight seats, so it is strongly recommended starting to plan your Bhutan holiday in due advance, ideally 3-6 months.

Nevertheless, in order to protect our culture, traditions and natural environment, the government has adopted a unique policy of “High Value, Low Impact”. 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.

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