Here are some of the frequently asked questions.
How and where do I get a Bhutan visa?
All foreigner visitors, other than Indian nationals, need a visa to visit Bhutan. These are only issued to people who have booked with a Travel Agency, or with a foreign travel agent. The visas are issued in Thimphu. We will process your Bhutan visa for you. You can apply online Visa FORM and you will get paper Visa for Bhutan; however your passport will be stamped at Paro Airport.
How safe is Bhutan?
Bhutan is a Buddhist country, and respect for others is a cultural cornerstone. Bhutanese are by nature very hospitable people. You will find that Bhutan is a very safe country, with helpful and friendly people. Most young people speak excellent English, and even older people know enough English to help you find your way, or assist you in your enquiries.
Where are we put up during our visits?
Your stay will be in A-class hotels that guarantee comfort and charm. A few luxury five-star hotels have been established in Bhutan. In general visitors can expect as they travel through the country a unique combination of traditional Bhutanese style accommodation with modern services. Clean and well maintained, most of the hotels are equipped with telephones, fax machines and internet services. Hotels and lodges are categorized by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. International visitors will only be accommodated in hotels that fulfill the standard set by the Government.
What is the range of altitude in Bhutan?
Our journeys in Bhutan lead us through the mid-mountain belt of the Eastern Himalayas, which ranges from 900 to 3,354 meters or 3,000 to 11,000 feet altitude. Most of our time is spent around 2,300m/7,544 feet or lower, but we do travel over high passes. If you have any altitude problems, please let us know and we can work additional acclimatization time into your itinerary. You will also want to consult your physician before traveling so he/she can give you suggestions as well.
When is the best season to visit Bhutan?
The best season to visit Bhutan is March-May. September-November is also a welcoming season. Due to an increase in the number of tourists visiting Bhutan during these two seasons, you must plan your travel well ahead of time. We recommend you to plan your visit at least three months in advance during these periods.
Do I need to buy a tour package for travelling in Bhutan? Can I travel on my own?
Yes. You must buy a package tour that is all inclusive (hotel, full board, transfer & transport, guide and sightseeing). Having paid for a package tour, you can be flexible in the tour program, change the tour to see, or do what most interests you. here for more information.
What is the Bhutanese attire like?
Traditionally, men wear the gho, a long robe that is gathered and tied at the waist. This is accompanied by knee-high socks and dress shoes. Women wear the kira, a beautiful woven garment that covers nearly the whole body, from shoulder to ankle. A colorful silk jacket completes the outfit. Traditional clothing is still worn daily throughout the country today.
What are the things I should bring for my Bhutan trip?
Your clothing needs depend on the season. Based on the limitations on baggages offered by the two Bhutanese airlines, we advise you to pack properly. We can help you with suggestions when you book your trip. As Bhutan is a developing country; most of the essential things you need may not be available here. Do bring all special medications, if you have any. Also get your contact lenses and a backup pair of glasses. A flashlight is a necessity.
Are there any advises for us when we visit the religious festivals?
Tourists can blend along with the crowd and take photographs. However, a Special Permit for Filming should be obtained. You are advised not to disturb the festival audience or distract the performers while taking photographs.
Do you also handle small group and custom tours?
Ours is a customer oriented company. Thus, we specialize in small groups and customer-crafted independent tours. Our group departures are guaranteed with a minimum of two sign-ups. In order to ensure that all visitors receive the same attention from guides and your leaders, we usually refrain from making our groups large.