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Bhutan Travel Requirements

Tourists can book a package holiday to Bhutan through tour operators. Information is available from travel agencies. The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan and this must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan. High Season Tariff – US$ 250 per person per night halt (February, March, April, May, September, October, and November). The minimum price includes: All internal taxes and charges (including the royalty) Basic Accommodation All Buffet Meals All travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide All Internal Mass Transport Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking Tours The rates given above are applicable per tourist per night...

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Bhutan Visa

Most countries issue visas from their embassies abroad and stamp it in your passport, but not Bhutan. Visas are issued only when you arrive in the country, either at Paro airport or (if entering by road) at Phuentsholing. You must apply in advance through a tour operator and receive approval before you travel to Bhutan. All applications for tourist visas must be initialized by a Bhutanese tour operator and are approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thimphu. The operator submits the visa application to DOT in Thimphu. It, in turn, checks that you have completely paid for your trip...

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Customs

Customs duty on Import and export Visitors are required to complete a passenger declaration form for checking by concerned officers on arrival. The following articles are exempt from duty: -   Personal effects and articles for day to day use by the visitor. 2 liters of alcohol (spirits or wine). Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use. Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use. Please note cigarettes and all tobacco products are dutiable, and should be declared on arrival at Bhutan Customs. The public consumption of any tobacco product is banned by the government of Bhutan. The articles mentioned under (d) & (e) must...

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Money

Tourism in Bhutan is managed through partnership of government regulators and private travel agencies under a policy summed up by the mantra ‘high value, low impact’. There is no restriction on visitor numbers; however, there is a minimum daily tariff fixed by the government. Also your visit must be arranged through an officially approved tour operator, either directly or through an overseas agent. By dealing through an overseas agent you will avoid complicated payment procedures and also have a home-based contact in case of queries or special needs. On the other hand, if you deal directly with a Bhutanese tour...

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Travel Insurance

Even if you are fit and healthy, don’t travel without health insurance – accidents do happen. Declare any existing medical conditions you have – the insurance company will check if your problem is pre-existing and will not cover you if it is undeclared. You may require extra cover for adventure activities such as rock climbing. If your health insurance doesn’t cover you for medical expenses abroad, consider getting extra insurance – check Lonely Planet’s website for more information. If you’re uninsured, emergency evacuation is expensive; bills of over US$100, 000 are not uncommon. Find out in advance if your insurance plan...

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Travel Tips

Travel Tips Checklist Before coming to Bhutan, make sure that you attend to the following: Travel/Medical Insurance‚Ä®The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan has initiated a travel and a medial scheme solely for our visitors. Hence it is important that you get detailed information about the insurance scheme from your travel agents here in Bhutan. Money Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu.) that is at par with the Indian rupee. It is however recommended that you carry travelers’ cheque or cash, preferably American Express and US dollar instead, as the ATM facilities for foreign currency is limited to just few towns including the capital city Thimphu....

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Weather Climate

Bhutan is at the same latitude as Miami and Cairo. The climate varies widely depending on the elevation. In the southern border areas it is tropical; at the other extreme, in the high Himalayan regions, there is perpetual snow. Temperatures in the far south range from 15°C in winter (December to February) to 30°C in summer (June to August). In Paro the range is from -5°C in January to 30°C in July, with 800mm of rain. In the high mountain regions the average temperature is 0°C in winter and may reach 10°C in summer, with an average of 350mm of...

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Where is Bhutan

Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is no ordinary place. This is a country where buying cigarettes is illegal, where the rice is red and where chillies aren’t just a seasoning but the entire dish. It’s also a deeply Buddhist land, where men wear a tunic to work, where giant protective penises are painted on the walls of most houses, and where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product. Tourism in Bhutan is also unique. Visitors famously have to pay a minimum of US$200 per day, making it one of the world’s most expensive countries...

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