FAQ about Bhutan
Your Bhutan Visa and Bhutan tour will be 100% confirmed once the company receives your full payment. You will receive you Bhutan Visa and confirmed tickets 24-48 hours after you transfer us the full tour payment.
You can visit western Bhutan (Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang) anytime of the year. Avoid central and eastern Bhutan during the monsoon months of July and August when the weather is sometimes a little wet for sightseeing.
All visitors in Bhutan are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country.
There is a ban on the sale of cigarettes in Bhutan. Smoking is also prohibited in public places, hotels and offices.
The export of antiques is prohibited by law. Tourists should buy only artifacts that have been certified for sale and for export. The government provides an official seal to certify that artifacts can be taken out of Bhutan.
The Tourist Tariff is set by the Royal Government of Bhutan and is valid for all inclusive packages. The tariff is divided into a high season and a low season rate.The rates are the same for cultural tours, treks or any other special interest tours.For groups of three persons or more, the rates are as follows:
1. High season tariff: US $250/- per person per night in March, April, May, June and September, October and November.
2. Low Season Tariff: US$ 200 per person per night in December, January, February and June, July and August.
For a group of less than three persons, there is a surcharge to the daily tariff:
1. One person: US $40 per person per night.
2. Two persons: US $30 per person per night.
3. Three persons and more: No surcharge applicable.
It is best to pay for your tour at least four weeks before the date of arrival. This will give enough time for the Royal Government of Bhutan to clear your visa formalities (which is done only after the payment is received). For visits during the peak season in March, April, May, September, October, & November, it is advisable to make your payment 12 weeks in advance. This is to enable us to make a confirmed booking for you on the airline, since seats are in high demand during these months.
The best way to transfer money is through wire or bank transfer to the Bhutan National Bank in Thimphu. Bhutan Travelers will provide you with full instructions on how to transfer your payment once you confirm you tour.
Credit cards are accepted in very few hotels and shops in the capital and towns. All credit card transactions take extra time and are cumbersome to use. For convenience, it is preferable to have travelers cheques and cash.