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Bhutan Travelling: What to know before Travelling Bhutan

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==How to get into Bhutan?==

How to get into Bhutan? The first option how to get into Bhutan is either by Flight into Paro Bhutan by one of the two Airlines, Druk Air, The national flag carrier or by Bhutan Airlines, A private Airline company. The second option on how to get to Bhutan is by road from the Southern part of the country.

Flights to Bhutan
Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines are the only two Bhutanese Airlines that operate flights to Bhutan.

Druk Air – Royal Bhutan Airlines is the National Flag carrier of the kingdom of Bhutan and operates 4 (3- A319) and 1 ATR 42-500) series Aircrafts and flies to and from Singapore, (Kolkotta, New Delhi, Gaya, Mumbai, Bagdogra and Gauhati in India), Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal). Druk Air also flies to domestic destinations Yonphula, Gelephu and Bumthang.
Bhutan Airlines, a private Airline operates 2 A319 aircrafts with a seating capacity of 126 passengers, flies to Bangkok via Kolkotta on daily basis and 3 flights to Delhi, India via Kathmandu.
Link to the Druk Air schedule and Bhutan Airlines schedule.

Traveling to Bhutan by Road
For traveling to Bhutan by road, you have to enter Bhutan from three Southern districts of Phuentsholing which shares border with Indian border town of Jaigaon (West Bengal), Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar share border with the Indian state of Assam. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra (174 kms. – 4 hour drive) and you can combine traveling to Bhutan after or before your Darjeeling and Sikkim trip in Northern East India.

Bhutan Visa Formalities and Procedures

Bhutan visa is required for travelling to Bhutan. Indians, Bangladeshis and Maldivians have the exemption to travel to Bhutan with just a permit, which can be availed from the immigration department at the port of entry, while all other nationals need visas to visit Bhutan.

All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to their travel to Bhutan. The visas are processed by your Bhutanese travel operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.

Bhutan Visa Requirements
The Bhutan visa requirements will be processed by the Bhutanese Travel Operator such as Yak Holidays Int’l for travelling to Bhutan. Once we receive the full payment of your vacation in Bhutan. You have to send the photo page of your passport to your Bhutanese travel operator who will then apply for your Bhutan visa. Please don’t forget to bring the same passport of which you sent the photo page. The Visa approval letter issued by the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Thimphu Bhutan will be sent to the clients as a permit for travelling to Bhutan AND the actual Bhutan visa is stamped on your passport when you arrive in Bhutan.

Bhutan Visa Cost
Bhutan visa cost is US $40 and is payable one time which should be transferred along with the tour payment.

Travel cost to Bhutan

For tourists travelling to Bhutan in groups of 3 people or more, the minimum daily travel cost to Bhutan is as follows:

  • Peak season months (high season) March, April, May, September, October & November, the rate is USD $225 per person per night.
  • Lean season months (low season) June, July, August, December, January & February, the rate is USD $180 per person per night.

The minimum Bhutan travel packages cost includes:

  1. Accommodation in minimum of 3 star Hotels (4 & 5 star require extra payment) and is inclusive of all three meals a day.
  2. Licensed driver and local tour guide during your entire Bhutan trips.
  3. Transport within the country by SUV, Mini Bus or larger Coaster Bus depending upon the size of Bhutan group Tour (excluding Domestic flights).
  4. Trekking equipment and logistics.
  5. Entry fees for museum and Monuments.
  6. Royal Bhutan Government’s Royalty @ $65 per person per night.
  7. You will be provided breakfast on your departure day and transfer you to Airport for your onward journey.

FIT Surcharges
Extra supplement charges (FIT surcharges) will be levied for small groups (below 3 pax) in addition to the above mentioned minimum daily Bhutan trip cost:

  • Single Person: US $ 40 per night.
  • Group of 2 persons: US $ 30 per person per night.

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