Bhutan Travel Information

Bhutan Visa Information

To travel Bhutan all visitors must hold valid passport to obtain visa. Visa can be obtained at the Bhutanese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad or it can be also issued at the entry points. Normally 14 days Bhutan travel visa costs US$ 20 for each (payable in hard currency only).

Best Time to Travel Bhutan

Himalayan Mentor operates comprehensive tour and trek packages to Bhutan as per travelers’ interest. You can travel to Bhutan around the calendar except during the winter which starts in December and ends in early March. During the summer you should expect some light rainfall especially in the south of Bhutan. In the winter time, the temperature can drop down to 6 degree Celsius while in the summer time the temperatures reach an overage of 25 degree Celsius. The best time to travel in Bhutan is during the spring season (March, April and May) as days are warm and clear.

Access to Travel Bhutan

Bhutan’s national flag carrier Druk Air operates flights to Paro from Bangkok, Kolkata, Dhaka, Kathmandu and New Delhi. Travelers can fly to Bhutan International Airport in Paro as per their convenient destinations and departure tax will cost Ngultrum (Nu) 300 about US$ 7 for any destinations.

The overland entry and exit point is from the Indian state of West Bengal into Phuntsholing of southwest Bhutan. Phuntsholing is 4 hrs drive from Bagdogra, the nearest Indian airport, and 6-7 hrs drive from both Gangtok (Sikkim) and Darjeeling. The drive from Phuntsholing to Thimpu capital city of Bhutan takes about 6 hrs.

Bhutan Travel Group Size

Himalayan Mentor doesn’t require minimum and maximum size of group for any private tours and treks to Bhutan. If travelers like to travel in Bhutan with friends, families, colleagues are welcome to choose any trekking or tour packages at your convenient time frame. We will be happy to organize a small group like minded people to give them an unforgettable experience and opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment.   

Personal Travel Insurance

Himalayan Mentor highly recommends you to secure by personal travel insurance. Which should adequate to cover loss of baggage or other personal belongings, medical expenses, cancellation, helicopter evacuation and other emergency costs etc. If you do not have travel insurance you must have a credit card with at least a US$5000 balance.