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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Here you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you still have any doubts or queries do not hesitate to contact us.
Bhutan is open for tourism now
Quarantine will be lifted and Bhutan to open up for tourism from 23 September 2022 onward under new tourism regulations.
Where is Bhutan?
Bhutan is a small landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India in South East and China in North. Its landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to sub-alpine forests and snowy mountains in the North. Bhutan is a predominantly Buddhist country and is known as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.
How do I get to Bhutan?
There are number of airports where you can fly into Bhutan (Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai). At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. Also, there are three land border crossings which you can travel into the kingdom overland. All crossings are along the Indian border only – Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar.
Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

Yes, all International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan require a visa which must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator or one of their international partners.
Visa clearance must be obtained before your travel.
For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives can obtain a visa on Arrival.

Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel?
It is a government regulation that you must use a license Bhutanese Tour Operator to book your travel to Bhutan or one of their international partners.
How can I book & buy the Tickets?
Journey to Discover Bhutan is an authorized Agent to purchase tickets on behalf of our guests, we are happy to assist in the purchase of Flight tickets as a service, a copy of E-ticket will be sent via email on receipt of payment.
What does the $350 – $400 per day package include?
  • Best Accommodation in 3 Star
  • All the meals Local Std Hotels & Restaurants
  • Land Transport within Bhutan
  • Services of English Speaking Guide
  • Bhutan Visa
  • Government TAXES & SDF of USD 100 per night (which goes towards social welfare programs, conservation of environment and the improvement of infrastructure and facilities for tourist in Bhutan)
  • Sightseeing – Tea & Snacks
  • All the inland travel permits & Entrance fee to the museum & Monument
  • Mineral water during the journey
How much does the visa Fee Cost?
International tourist visas fee is USD $40 (Onetime). This can be paid in advance along with your tour cost to your tour operator or travel agent.

For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals and persons from the Maldives there is no cost incurred.
When will I get my Trip Confirmation ?
Within 24 hours of your booking, unless it is Saturday or Sunday or a government holiday in Bhutan, as we are closed on those days.
What’s the food like in Bhutan?
The most distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine is its spiciness. Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy. Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often. A wide selection of western and Indian food is also available in many of the restaurants around the country.
Is there a limit on the number of tourists that can enter Bhutan each year?
There is no limit on the number of tourists admitted into the country each year. In order to protect our culture, traditions and natural environment the government has adopted a strict policy of “High Value, Low Impact Tourism”. This policy is aimed at attracting discerning tourists that will respect the unique culture and values of the Bhutanese people while also providing the visitors with an unforgettable one of a kind experience.
What currency is used in Bhutan?
Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is also accepted as legal tender. However Indian notes in 500 and 1000 denominations are not acceptable.