Travel tips

When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

The door to travel to Bhutan is always open, no matter in which season tourists decide to visit the country. It is in the hands of tourists to choose the best season that suits their interests. Bhutan experiences different varied climates over a year. It is because of the influence of the Indian monsoons that brings rainfall in Bhutan. The monsoon season starts from June till September with heavy rains and is the hottest in the southern regions. Autumn begins in October and ends in November, usually sunny with snow in higher elevations. Late November till the starting of March is winter, which is a dry season. The best season to travel to Bhutan is during the spring season which starts from March to May. In this season flowers blossoms with a clear sky and makes it suitable for trekking, hiking and travelling.

How much does it cost to travel to Bhutan?

All tourists visiting Bhutan in March, April, May, September, October and November must pay the US $250 per person per night.  If you are a solo traveller lover then you have to pay an extra $30 bringing total of $280. In January, February, June, July, August and December the cost of tariff is $200 per person per night. Indian, Bangladesh and Maldivian nationality are given free visa to travel Bhutan.  Other than these three nationalities all have to pay the same tariff rate of $250 per person per night.

Must see tourist attraction in Bhutan

As said, “Beauty lies in the eye of a beholder”, it is in the hands of tourists to discover their own beauty in Bhutan. Rinphung Dzong at Paro, which is “fortress on the heap of jewel” have a top-notch architecture designs. If you wish to see the fortress design then you must visit. Chele LA, Jomolhari, and numerous other mountains and passes are available, for mountains and passes lovers. You will witness fine natural aesthetics, which will please your eyes. Therefore some genuinely interested in photography and seeking for perfect photographs must visit Buddha Dordenma. It is a giant golden shakya muni Buddha statue. It was built in commemoration of the birth anniversary of His Majesty the fourth king of Bhutan.

 Besides photography if you are interested in discovering the history of Bhutan, visit the national museum of Bhutan known as Ta- Dzong. For wildlife lover, visit Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national park, Royal Manas national park, and many more.  If you are a shopaholic, then Thimphu, Paro and Phuntsholing are the major centers for shopping in Bhutan. Traditional woven clothes, bamboo items, handmade paper and finely crafted metal products are the items you would love shopping.

Do you need Visa to travel Bhutan?

The two valid ‘Travel Documents’ are required by Indian tourists who are visiting Bhutan. The Valid Indian Passport should have validity of six months and Voter Identity Card, issued by Election Commission of India. The westerners should contact the Tourism Council for the latest tariff rates and passport which is valid for six months. You need visa to enter Bhutan and to get visa you have to contact the local tour operator in Bhutan.

What does Bhutan tour cost include?

The tariff rate of $250 per person per night covers accommodation, transport, a guide, and food and entry fees. Tourists only need money for drinks, laundry, souvenirs and tips, for this, bring cash. There are ATMs available in most main towns, but it would be wise not to trust fully. In some hotels and souvenir shop, credit cards are accepted. While travelling to Bhutan may seem expensive, it will be worth it.

Different types of Tourism packages offered in Bhutan

Bhutan tour package offers a best travel to Bhutan. You will get to experience and see the beauty of small mountainous country. Some of the packages are The Bhutanese West which is 5 days and 4 nights. It’s cultural tour to western part of Bhutan.  Tourist will get to experience different taste of culture, tradition and ancient histories. Jomolhari Trek is 12 days and 11 nights trek to the Mt. Jomolhari. It lies in region of 2500m to 4930m of altitude. The trekkers will get to see and experience exotic beauty of the mountain, different flora and fauna and nomadic settlements.

Paro Tsechu Tour which is 6 days and 5 night tour. You will witness exquisitely executed sacred event of masquerade dances and to receive blessings. You will get to witness all Bhutanese people dressed in their best national dress for the event. Cultural Safari 9 days and 8 night tour to a great Buddhist saints permeate at Bumthang. It is said to be very beautiful and soothing place to relax your mind. You will feel the sense of tranquility after you make the visit to different sacred temples.

Druk path Trek, it is 10 days and 9 nights trek for amateur trekkers and hikers. The trek starts from Paro and end at Thimphu city. The trek offers the best adventures in the Himalays kingdom and it’s a very easy trek to complete. Therefore visit Bhutan as so many numerous others interesting and exciting packages available if you are interested.

How to get to Bhutan?

There is only one way by air, if you are traveling from abroad countries that are international airport in Bhutan. The airport is located at valley of Paro where you will get the first taste of Bhutan. If you are Indians traveling to Bhutan you can opt for bus, private taxi or any other local transportation to reach Bhutan. You can enter Bhutan through Phuentsholing Gelephu and Samdrupjongkhar.

How to get Bhutan tour price Discount?

To get discount tourists must contact the concern travel agent. Out of, 11 to 15 persons visiting Bhutan, one person can avail a discount of 50% on the minimum daily tour cost.  For 16 and more persons in a group, 1 person can get discount of 100%. For solo traveler he or she can get discount of 100% if he or she spends 14 and more days.  Students who visits Bhutan for academic purpose and have valid identity card from their Academic institutions can opt for discount. Students entering to Bhutan, who is age below 25, can opt for discount of 25%. Children who visit Bhutan with their family and who are age below 5 years old, there is no daily charge.

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