Bhutan General Information

The Bhutan is a landlocked country, known as the land of the Thunder Dragon, is truly another world. This unique and hidden Kingdom located in the eastern Himalayas between Tibet in the north and India in the south. Bhutan has a rugged and mountainous landscape with snowcapped peaks and glacier. Bhutan has long maintained a policy of strict isolationism, both culturally and economically and as a result the Bhutanese culture is one of the oldest (dating back to the mid 17th century) and well preserved cultures in the world. Visit the sacred citadels of Himalayan Buddhism, where you will marvel at our unique architecture and witness daily religious life. Experience a colorful and genuinely traditional festival.

Facts and Figures

Land area: 38,394 square kilometers
Forest area: 72.5 %
Inhabitants: 634,982
Altitude: between 240 metres and 7541metres above sea level
Language: official language “Dzongkha”, English widely spoken
Religion: Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism (Also known as Tantric Buddhism)
Currency: Ngultrum
Capital: Thimphu

Visa Formalities

Foreign nationalities require a visa for Bhutan other than Indian & Bangladeshi nationals. All visas issued from Thimphu. Visas will issues only to tourists who booked the trip with travel agent. Visas will be issue for a 15-day period and extensions can be obtained in Thimphu. Independent travel is not permitted.

Visa application

We will provide you visa application form, which you need to fill it out exactly according to the instructions, and then we will process your visa with the Bhutan government. Once we receive your visa clearance, we will forward it to you. You will need to present it to the visa officer at immigration in Paro.

Flight Ticket

Air tickets to Bhutan cannot be purchased without visa clearance. The visa will be stamped in your passport at the entry point on payment of US$20; two passport photos will also be required.

Travel by Air to Bhutan

Bhutan’s only international airport is located in Paro, which is located in a deep valley at an elevation of 7300 ft above sea level. The Paro Valley is surrounded by hills as high as 16,000 feet, whereby making the approach of Druk Air into the Paro International airport entirely by visual flight rules.

Plan your itinerary

We published our sample outlined itineraries through the website. If you would like to customize your itinerary, let us know interests we prepare the tours itinerary and other arrangements as you wish.

Traveling within Bhutan

All major towns of Bhutan are accessible by road. Despite high mountains, steep slopes, and the deepest of valleys, Bhutan has a relatively well-developed network of roads. Average speeds for road travel rarely exceed 40 km per hour. However, the journey provides spectacular views of towering mountains, lush green jungle, ancient villages and majestic monasteries.

Best season

The best times to visit are the spring months of March, April, and May, and the autumn months of September, October and November. Most high altitude trek routes are closed during winter but there are a number of low altitude treks, which we offer for winter.

Accommodation & Food

The Bhutan tourism board has categorizes hotels and lodges as grade A, B & C. according to their standard. The accommodation will be available as you wish from comfortable to luxury. In general we can expect a unique combination of traditional Bhutanese style with modern services. The food offer western taste combining Bhutanese food and western dishes.

Culture and Traditions

Bhutanese society is centered on the practice of Buddhism, which is the main religion. Religious beliefs are evidenced in all aspects of life. Bhutanese culture derives from ancient culture. This culture affected the early growth of this country. Dzongkha and Sharchop, the principal Bhutanese languages, are closely related to Tibetan, and Bhutanese monks read and write the ancient variant of the Tibetan language, known as chhokey. Bhutanese revere the tantric guru, Padmasambhava, the founder of Himalayan Buddhism in the 8th century.