Bhutan At Glance
Drug Yul, the Dragon kingdom, as Bhutan is known, is perhaps the last of the “Shangri-La”. The kingdom that has been hidden for centuries has preserved a wealth of sights. This small Himalayan kingdom has a population of 600,000 people. Bhutan follows lamias and it is still a way of life. Bhutan situates between china in the north and India in the south has preserved a unique charm to offer you once in your lifetime. It is a country of Nature, culture and Tradition. For Trekkers Bhutan is paradise in it real sense. Trekkers through the hill slopes of the country means treading through the rare Botanical plants, encountering colorful birds and rare animals like Takin and Blue sheep. Bhutan is also known for it’s colorful festivals with mask dances depicting its rich cultural heritage with deep-rooted religious meaning.
Not all areas or religious establishments are open to tourist. This is to ensure that monastic life can continue unhindered and environmental and safety concern. We will provide you with a full list of places and festivals that are open to tourist.
Toyota buses; Toyota cars and Toyota four wheelers Drive are all fitted with AC and heaters.
Continental Chinese, Indian and Bhutanese cuisines are available. Traditional Bhutanese food is very hot and spicy.
Bhutan’s Time is six hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Bhutan’s unit of currency is the Ngultrum (NU), which equals to 100 Chetrum. A Ngultrum has the same value as an Indian Rupee.
Visitors can enter Bhutan by road through Indian territories at the border down of phunt sholing in the south of the country or by the Airline. Druk Air (KB, British Aerospace BAE 146) is the only national carrier servicing paro. There are three flights a week from Bangkok, two flights a week from New Delhi via Nepal and Calcutta.
Daily Tourist Tariff
Visitors to Bhutan can also book through there Travel Agents abroad. The Royal Government of Bhutan sets the price for any holiday at the flat rate as follows:
The daily tariffs for tourist visiting in a group of 4 person or more are as Follows:
Cultural Tour : U.S $ 200
Treks – U.S $ 200
The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.
On the day of departure, the local Agent’s host obligation shall be limited to breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be available.
The rates are inclusive of change for accommodation, food supply of pack and ridding ponies and culture programs when and where available.
The rates shall apply uniformly irrespective of locations, Seasons and the type of accommodation provided asked for.
A valid passport is required for all nationals except Indians.
Visa application for tourist will be submitted by Discover Himalayan Treks.
“Visa clearance” from Thimphu must be obtained before departing from Bhutan. Visa clearance takes a minimum 10 days to process. Druk-Air tickets cannot be stamped in your passport on payment of U.S $20.00 at the paro Airport. You will also required two passport photos. Extension of visa, for up to 6 months, can be obtained in Thimphu at a cost of Nu.510
All bookings should be confirmed at least prior to 30 days to the departure with a non-refundable 10% deposit of the total amount. For further information or assistance, please in below given address.