Cultural Treks & Expedition and our agent of Bhutan will provide you delicious and hygienic 3 meals a day while on trek, on a mountain biking tour in Bhutan or on a cultural tour (break-fast, lunch and dinner).
All the Hotels we use are comfortable, clean and offer all the amenities required. We have carefully selected the best Hotel in Paro, Tiumphu and major cities of Bhutan for you and your group. If you would like to select your Hotel, please let us know in advance and we will book everything for you.
We use comfortable and well-maintained 4WD Toyota land cruiser. We ensure before leaving on a trip that our vehicles are double-checked properly. Your security is our main concern and you can be sure to have a safe trip with us. &n bsp;
You can travel in Bhutan at any time of the year 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 degrees Celsius while in the summer time the temperatures reach an overage of 25 degrees Celsius.
The best time to travel in Bhutan is during the Spring (March, April and May) as days are warm and clear.
Bhutan is accessible by air and by road. All visitors must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Bhutanese diplomatic missions and consulates in abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. Don't forget to bring 4 ID pictures and USD 20 (payable in hard currency) for a tourist visa. It will allow you to stay 14 days in Bhutan.
As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the commencement of your trip. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio.
Before joining the tour we recommend you take out travel insurance. This should include adequate cover for baggage, medical expenses, cancellation, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. If you do not have travel insurance you must have a credit card with at least a US $ 5000 limit.
We don’t pay for your personal expenses and recommend you to bring extra money to cover meals not included in the tour, extra activities, souvenirs, tips etc.
Bhutan currency: Ngultrum (Nu) there is no ATM machines in Bhutan and credit cards are usually not accepted.
Wonderful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and number of travelers threatens to destroy the very beauty which attracts us in the first place. At Cultural Treks & Expedition, we are extremely environmentally conscious and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. Our staff members are well motivated towards Eco-friendly practices. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of travelers to enjoy in Bhutan.
Valid passport required by all nationals referred to in chart above.
Note: Tourists to Bhutan are obliged to use Druk Air (the only airline serving Bhutan) either on entering or leaving the country. The government may refuse entry to those wishing to visit for mountaineering, publicity and other research activities.
(a) There are two ways of entering Bhutan: by air to Paro Airport or by road to the Bhutanese border town of Phuentsholing. Samdrup Jongkhar is used for exits from Bhutan by land. All travellers entering the country by road must ensure that they have the necessary documentation for transiting through that part of India to Phuentsholing. Consult the Important Addresses section for India. Visitors are also advised to contact the Government of India Tourist Office (see India section) to check exactly what special permits or other documents may be necessary as these regulations are subject to change at short notice. (b) Visitors are required to book with a registered tour operator in Bhutan, which can be done directly through an affiliated travel agent abroad. Independent travel is not permitted in Bhutan and visitors are required by immigration to bring two passport photos with them for use on arrival.
Required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Note: Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements (see Important Addresses).
(a) Air tickets cannot be purchased without visa clearance. (b) Visas are only issued to tourists booked with a local licensed tour operator, or through a foreign travel agent. All applications are submitted through the tour operator. (c) Visas are issued (stamped in passport) on arrival at Paro Airport or at Phuentsholing check post.
Types and costs:
Visas are initially granted for stays of up to 15 days. The Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited (BTCL) can apply for an extension of tourist visas for an additional fee per person.
Working days required:
Visa clearance takes at least 10 days to process and should be applied for at least 60 days prior to arrival in Bhutan.