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For your convenience, our most common customer questions are answered right here.

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Quse 1 : Is a Visa required to enter Bhutan and how do I get one?

With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa.

As a licensed Tour Operator, Why not Bhutan Tours and Treks can do this for you.

Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 month validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC).

All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visa only service is not offered in Bhutan, guests have to buy a full service tour package from a local tour operator that includes accommodation, guided tours, transfers etc. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator .

You are required to send a color copy of the photo-page of your passport to Why not Bhutan, 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.


Ques 2 : What is included in the fee (daily minimum package)?

Ans : 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. For complete details, please see the Government of Bhutan Tourism Page.

  • A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
  • All meals
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.

The minimum daily package for tourists traveling in a group of 3 persons 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.

These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan.

On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis.


Ques 3 : When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

Ans : It depends on what you want to do and your tolerance for weather. The climate in Bhutan is extremely varied. This variation in the climatic conditions and average temperature can be attributed to two main factors, the vast differences in altitude present in the country and the influence of the north Indian monsoons.

Southern Bhutan has a hot, humid sub-tropical climate that is fairly unchanging throughout the year.

For more complete information about weather, please refer to the Bhutan Tourism Council page regarding local climate.

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