Bhutan Travel Guide

Welcome to Bhutan—land of thunderbolt. One of the happiest countries of the word—Bhutan—still preserves traditional manner of life. The unique culture, lifestyle and religion make this country a wonderful destination for the travellers.

Highlights about Bhutan

  1. The first country to switch from Gross National Product to “Gross National Happiness.”
  2. The only capital in the world without traffic lights is known as Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan
  3. The United Nations identified Bhutan as a country in 1974.
  4. The national sport of Bhutan is archery.
  5. The official religion followed by Hinduism is Tantric Buddhism.
  6. Painting phalluses on their houses is a long tradition of Bhutanese which serves as a symbol of fertility and good luck.
  7. Bhutan is one of the only countries in the world where citizens have a constitutional responsibility to conserve and protect the environment.
  8. Bhutan population is equivalent to 0.01% of the total world population i.e. 817,205 (2018), based on the latest United Nations estimates
  9. Hydropower & tourism is the main revenue source of Bhutan
  10. Language spoken in Bhutan are: Dzongkha, Nepali, Hindi and English

Bhutan is a place where one can explore spirituality. Travelling this small South Asian country can change the perception of your view regarding life and religion. Beauty is dispersed in every nook and corner of this unique country. The history, museum, monuments and palaces of Bhutan are true example of ancient art and architecture.

Regulus Nepal, a versed organization in tourism industry requests its guests to book Bhutan Trip through us. We live our commitment. We book Bhutan tour package from anywhere around the globe. The tailor made itinerary of Bhutan tour includes Bhutan cultural tour, Bhutan adventure tour and Bhutan photography tour.

Bhutan Culture & Religion

The heritage, culture and religion of Bhutan are appealing for anybody. History and tradition is scattered in this land of thunderbolt. The astounding view of Himalayas makes Bhutan more exotic. The picturesque scenery, colorful festivals and uniquely built houses are typical experience for Bhutan travellers. The Dzongs and paintings of Bhutan leave deep impression to the visitors.Furthermore, the Dzong and gompa exposes the wisdom of Bhutan and its wise past. The smiling face of every monk make you curious to take step towards new dimension of life—meditation. For nature lovers Bhutan is the perfect destination to explore.

The mysterious mountains and series of scenic beauty make the trail of the trekker more blissful. Witnessing Bhutan is all about realizing different dream in easiest manner where you interact with local culture, traditions and architectures.

Life Style of Bhutanese People

The lifestyle of Bhutanese people revolves around sacred beliefs of religion. It is Buddhism that has guided this country since past. Monks here spend their life in monasteries practicing meditation and nun devotes her life to charity. The maroon gown and robe make you think as if Bhutan is a painted country. Painting phalluses on their houses is a long tradition of Bhutanese which serves as a symbol of fertility and good luck.

Entry Points to Bhutan

By air: Direct international flights to Bhutan from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai are operated. The flight duration between Paro and Kathmandu is just 1 hr. & 5 minute’s which is one of the most thrilling and popular flight. If you are travelling to Bhutan that way, you get to commend unbelievable & breathtaking views of four of the five highest mountains on earth.

By land: Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar are the only land border areas open to tourists. The town of Phuentsholing in south-west Bhutan is located approximately 170 km east of the Indian national airport at Bagdogra. After crossing Phuentsholing, it takes you about 6 hours to reach Thimphu. Most tourists wishing to travel to Thimphu via Nepal by land choose the Phuentsholing route.

Visa information and travel requirements

You can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity if you are Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals (Indian nationals also can use their Voters Identity Card (VIC). But for other tourists, you will need to obtain visa clearance in advance. Visas are processed through an online system by licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent. Tourists are also required to book their holiday trip to Bhutan through a Bhutanese tour operator or one of their international partners. The tour operator will take care of Visa arrangements for visitors.

You will be asked to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $50 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours. At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, and the visa will then be stamped into your passport.

Payment

Since the Department of Tourism issues visa only upon receipt of full payment in advance, tour payment has to be transferred to our account at least 3 weeks before the travel date.  Airfare needs to be sent at the time of issuing tickets.

Flight booking

We need complete names (as in the Passport) of the clients to book seats.  Without names it is not possible to book seats. Ticketing Time Limit (TTL) is given & we need to issue the ticket within TTL expires.

On the basis of research conducted on tourists Regulus  Nepal has designed three most preferred packages for Bhutan based on days named - Short Bhutan Tour Package, 3 nights/4 days Bhutan Tour  Package and 4 nights/ 5 days Bhutan Tour package.

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