Getting to Bhutan
Except Indian Nationals, all visitors to Bhutan must have
a valid passport and an approved visa before arrival in
the Kingdom. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu
issues visas to all foreign visitors. Bhutanese Embassies
aboard do not issue visas. Travel to Bhutan is allowed
only as a member of an organized tour group.
Visa and Entry Formalities:
Entry is affected by Air and overland route. There are
2 flights Kathmandu-Paro- on every Mon/Wed/Fri and Paro-Kathmandu
every Tue/Sun/Fri. All foreign nationals other than Indian
nationals in groups of 1-3 people or more may visit Bhutan.
Applications for Visa should be made at least three weeks
in advance. For Visa processing, please contact us for
Weather conditions are ideal for visiting Bhutan in all
seasons except winter, which runs from December through
February. Summer temperatures in Thimphu ranges from about
80C (460) to 200 C (680 F)
Temperatures in the south are tropical with high monsoon
rainfall. Rainfall in the higher central region is not
so heavy. The days are clear and warm with cool nights.
What to wear:
During most of the year light woolens and cottons are
sufficient for day-wear, with warmer attire necessary
in the evenings. Heavy woolen clothing is required during
All major towns have basic communication facilities, including
post, telephone, fax and telegraph. Television and Internet
were introduced in 1999, and can be accessed from most
towns and cities.
All places of interest in Bhutan are linked by road. We
provide comfortable vehicles to transport our clients
to and from various destinations. We use good condition
vehicles to ensure safety and punctuality while making
travel arrangements in the country.
Food and Drinks:
Food is mainly of local variety with Indian, Chinese and
Tibetan dishes available at most of the places. Bhutanese
food is a blend of Himalayan flavors with the modern cuisine.
Traditional Bhutanese food is hot and spicy.
Favorite beverages include Chang, the local beer and arra,
a spirit distilled from rice, maize, wheat or barley.
Bhutan standard time is half an hour ahead of Indian standard
time and 6 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).