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Things you should know before visiting Bhutan

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Getting into Bhutan

Getting to Bhutan is easy and little tricky sometimes. It’s easy because we have flight connection from various cities in the Indian subcontinent and its little tricky because the number of flights are limited, the aircrafts are small and can ferry only little passengers at a time. Its important that you first check the flight schedule of the flights in Bhutan before buying your international airline ticket(s).

Flying to Bhutan
You can fly to Bhutan from India (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bagdogra, Gaya), Kathmandu (Nepal), Bangkok (Thailand), Myanmar and Bangladesh. There are daily flights from Bangkok to Paro and vice versa while there are no daily flights from other cities. Please check with us for the flights from other cities or google druk air and Bhutan airlines to check their flight schedule. Two airlines Druk Air and Bhutan airlines operate in and out of Paro international airport everyday.
Driving overland to Bhutan
You can drive overland to Bhutan through the southern Bhutan border town of Phuntsholing via West Bengal (India) or through Samdrupjongkhar in east Bhutan via Assam (India).
Airports in Bhutan
Bhutan has one international airport in Paro and three domestic airports one each in Bumthang, Yonphula and Gelephu. Paro international airport is situated at an elevation of 2,200 meters and has a runway of little over 1.9 km. Paro International airport is situated in a deep valley thus making all landings spectacular with the wings of the plane almost kissing the mountains.
Trains
Bhutan doesn’t have any trains. The nearest train station is across the border in Hashimara in India. Hashimara is 18 km away from the Bhutan border town. Most Indians prefer to take a train ride to this train station and then drive to Bhutan. For Indians early morning arrival is preferred as they can cross the border and drive to the capital of Bhutan the same day. Getting to Bhutan during popular festivals will be difficult if you don’t plan your holiday in advance and if you don’t buy the airline tickets in advance.

Visa requirement in Bhutan

With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors travelling to Bhutan need a visa.
Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a permit at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)). 
All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior the travel to Bhutan.  Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator directly or through a foreign travel agent.   
You are required 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 $40 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, the visa will then be stamped into your passport. 

Online Regional Permit System In order to streamline and facilitate smooth visitation by tourists from Bangladesh, India and Maldives, the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Tourism Council of Bhutan have launched the Online Permit System. The system facilitates the online processing of permits for regional tourists through registered Bhutanese tour operators and TCB certified hotels. The facility is offered as an optional channel to process permits for visitors from the region and is applicable for entry from Paro and Phuntsholing. Visitors who use this facility will be able to obtain their permit clearances and route permits ahead of their arrival in Bhutan similar to international tourists.

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How to book your tour to Bhutan

A brief guide to booking your trip to Bhutan and obtaining a Tourist Visa
step 1:
Select the tour operator that will be arranging your tour to Bhutan.
Step 2:
Work out your itinerary with your selected tour operator. Based on the itinerary the tour operator will calculate the amount you must pay (tour payment) in advance.
Step 3:
Now you need to wire the tour amount calculated by a tour operator as well as USD 40 (one time visa fee) to the Bhutan National bank through one of their certified international partners with the Bhutanese tour operator specified as the ultimate beneficiary. Email the bank wire receipt copy to to the local Bhutanese tour operators
Step 4:
The tour operator will complete your visa application but you must send them a clear, scanned copy of passport. Visa will normally be processed within a maximum of one week's time.
Step 5:
Your tour operator will email you a copy of the approval of your visa once your application has been approved.

Accommodation in Bhutan

The types of accommodations can be divided into:
1. Hotels
2. Resorts
3. Farm-stays
4. Home-stays
Additionally visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where they stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

There are comfortable hotels, lodges and guesthouses at tourist destinations. Western Bhutan has better hotels while in central and eastern part of the country, accommodation establishments are simple and offer minimum facilities. There is no star categorization of hotels and five star luxuries are not available. Bhutan Dynasty Travel has carefully selected the list of accommodation units with the best of location, service and ambience. Away from the towns and villages there are purpose-built huts on some of the principal trekking routes. Otherwise, there is nothing like camping out under the clearest night skies that you have ever seen. Wherever you spend the night, the warm Bhutanese hospitality will make you feel welcome.
Tour Escorts:
Bhutan Dynasty Travel is escorted by well trained, knowledgeable guides, Certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan. Bhutan Travel Planner has English, German, Japanese and French speaking guides. The services of Italian, Spanish, German, Russian-speaking guides could also be provided with prior information and on additional cost.

Cost of visiting Bhutan

The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan.
The minimum daily package applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan for tourists travelling in a group of 3 people or more is as follows:
• USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December.
• USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November.
The minimum daily package covers the following services;
• A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an premium payment).
• All meals
• A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
• All internal ground transport
• Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
• USD 65 Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)

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