Nepal Govt. Regd. No: 50058/064/065
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Travel in Bhutan

The Royal government of Bhutan has adopted a very cautious approach to the development of tourism in the kingdom in an effort to avoid the negative impacts of tourism on the culture and the environment. All tourists (group or individual) must travel on a pre-planned, prepaid, guided, package tour or custom designed program through a government registered travel company. Independent travel is not permitted in Bhutan.


Tour payments must be made one month prior to the date of arrival in Bhutan and the government issues the visa only after the receipt of full tour payment.


Cotton clothes are sufficient from May until September but warm clothes are very much necessary from November to the end of April. However, visitors are advised to carry clothes consisting of layers (or preferably woolen sweater and jacket) throughout the season, as weather may change at anytime.


We use 4 WD Japanese vehicles such as Hilux and Land-cruisers for a group of 1-2 persons. Hiace buses for a group of 3-7 persons and deluxe coaster bus for a group of 8-20 persons. All these vehicles are periodically checked and maintained and will be at your disposal at all times, with the drivers.

Trip Planning

For cultural tours the booking should be completed 6 weeks in advance but for tours during festivals, 10 weeks advance information is required. Festivals held in autumn & spring are peak season for the tourists and without any early reservations, it can be difficult to confirm flights and hotels. For trekking groups, it is important to do bookings at least 10 weeks in advance, as it requires plenty of planning. For visitors in trek, we serve simple but nutritious and tasty dishes.


Religious festivals (Tse Chu) are important events and celebrated throughout the kingdom of Bhutan. The Tsechus are the most colorful event and all Bhutanese gather and celebrate at every Dzongs (fortress), temples and monasteries.


Hotels and tourist lodges in Bhutan are comfortable but not luxurious. Although recently a few luxury hotels have been established in Bhutan, visitors in general can expect a unique combination of traditional Bhutanese style together with modern services, but not international five star luxuries all over Bhutan! Clean and well-maintained, most of the hotels are equipped with telephones; fax machines and long distance service. The food offered to the visitors is carefully prepared to suit the western taste combining Bhutanese food and western dishes.

The Royal Government of Bhutan categorizes all hotels and lodges. International visitors will be accommodated in hotels only, which fulfill the standards set by the government. Some of the more simple lodges have a special charm of their own, and convince with the traditional warm hospitality.