Where is Bhutan located?
The south Asian country, Bhutan is landlocked country surrounded three sides by India and One side by China at latitude 27°28.0′N and longitude 89°38.5′E
What is best season to visit Bhutan?
The best season to visit Bhutan is during spring or autumn(February, March, April, September, October and November) rest season are rainy or cold.
Is there any restriction in import and export of goods?
Yes, there are some restrictions the following things are restricted:
1) Arms and ammunition
2) Narcotics and drugs expect medically prescribed drugs
3) Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
4) Antiques (Therefore, visitors are advised to purchase antique goods with clearance certificate only)
How to reach Bhutan?
Druk Air is the country’s national carrier. Druk air have flights few days each week from Nepal (Kathmandu), Thailand (Bangkok). Bagladesh (Dacca).
What is Bhutan famous for?
Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon is religiously and naturally blessed place. It is the only Buddhist kingdom. The peaceful environment and panoramic views of mountains and different monasteries are the main attraction of Bhutan.
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Accommodation & Food
What types of Food are available?
Wide range of food items is available in the major restaurants and hotels in Bhutan including Indian, Chinese and Continental. Duo Non-Vegetarian and Vegetarian items are available.
Is tap water safe for drinking?
Tap water is not recommended for drinking so it is better to drink mineral water which is easily available but make sure the seal is not broken.
What types of accommodations are available in the Bhutan?
In major cities like Thimpu, Paro, Wangdue and Punakha have best hotels equivalent to 3-4 stars hotels. The government of Bhutan have classified hotels as Grade A,B and C.
Visa and Other Formalities
What are the Visa formalities?
For every foreigner who wishes to travel Bhutan have to get Bhutan Visa. For visa, a passport is required which must be valid for at least 6 months after leaving Bhutan. The Druk Air allows boarding to people with visa clearance from Bhutan Government only.
Is smoking prohibited in Bhutan?
The sale of tobacco goods is prohibited in Bhutan. However smoking is not banned but without an import receipt issued by Department of Revenue and Custom is restricted. Smoking in public place is restricted and taken as illegal act and may even cause penalty of 3 months prison so it is advised to smoke in private places only.
What is the luggage limit on Druk Air?
20 kg in economic class
30 kg in business class
Extra 5 kg is allowed for storing in the overhead baggage bin
Hotels / Transportation
What kind of vehicles will be used for transportation?
Note: Additional 10% is required for A/C Vehicle
Hyundai H1, Santafee, Toyota Hiace.
What are the name of hotels that we are going to stay?
- Paro: Galing Resort, Tigernest, Olathang, Hotel Holyday Home or similar
- Thimpu: Peaceful Resort, Dragon Roots, Hotel Kisa,Hotel Galingkha or similar
- Phuentsholing: Hotel Lhaki, Hotel Orchid, Central Hotel, Hotel Namgay or similar.
- Punakha: Hotel Phuentsho Pelhri, Damchan Resort, Hotel Kingaling, Hotel Meri Puensum or similar.
Money & Other things to Carry
- What is the currency of Bhutan?
BTN (Bhutanese Ngultrum) is the official currency of Bhutan. 53.81 BTN= 1USD.
How do we change the money?
Bhutan National Bank, Citibank and Bank of Thimpu are some of the names of the bank which allow money exchange.
Is there any ATM available in Bhutan?
No, there are no ATMs available in Bhutan. Few have been open recently but its open to local residents only.
Will my credit card work in Bhutan?
Generally credit card is not accepted in Bhutan but some handicraft shops accept credit cards.
Phone / Communication
Is it possible to use my mobile over there in Bhutan?
As for now only Telstra Mobile network sim only operate in Bhutan. However you can contact your local mobile company for the international roaming availability in Bhutan.
How we will be connected with our friends and families then?
A local pre paid sim card can be purchased upon arrival at airport.
Is there internet facility available?
Can we join and Archery game and visit local village and farmhouse?
Yes, you can join in an archery game and also visit local village and farmhouses.
Is it possible to have meditation session with monks?
Yes, it is possible to have a short meditation session after getting permission.
What are the health precautions that we should take?
Amoebas and Giardiasis are especially found in Southeast Asia, Mosquito repellent, cream or lotion is suggested to keep handy to avoid malaria. Necessary medicines like anti diarrhea, antihistamine tablets, anti-nausea tablets (mountain sickness) are advised to carry along with during travel. There are simple clinics through the Bhutan but for major Hospital you’ve to reach Thimpu.
TERMS and CONDITIONS
Following cancellation charges will apply:
Note: If there is any duration lost or trip shortened due to unforeseen reasons after arrival in Bhutan, then there will be no refund made – because we have to pay in advance for the hotels and other logistics.
- Cancellation before 30 days of your tour date: Non-Refundable booking amount of USD 100 / person
- Cancellation between 15-30 days before tour date: 50% penalty of total tour cost
- Cancellation between 0-15 days before tour date: 100% penalty of total tour cost
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