TERMS & CONDITIONS
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MODIFIED AMERICAN PLAN (M.A.P)
CONTINENTAL PLAN (C.P)
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis, Meals (Bed tea, Breakfast, Evening Tea and Dinner), sight-seeing as per the itinerary, Museums Entrance Fees and Guide.
Accommodation on Twin sharing basis, Meals (Bed tea, Breakfast), sight-seeing as per the itinerary and Museums Entrance Fees.
** Costs are valid for Indian nationals possessing valid Indian passport or voter’s ID.
Indian tourists traveling via Non-Indian sectors (Kathmandu /Bangkok/ Singapore/ Dhaka etc) valid passport is must
Entry into Bhutan can be made either by land or by air. Druk Air, the
National Air Carrier of the country operates regular fights to / from
Paro to Delhi, Kolkatta, Bagdogra, Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu and Bangkok.
By surface, entry into Bhutan is possible through southern border town
of Phuentsholing or Eastern border town of Samdrup Jonkhar. This frontier town is about 6 hours drive from Thimphu
and Paro, 5 hours drive from Bagdogra and 7 hours drive from Darjeeling
and Gangtok. Like Samdrup Jonkhar is approx 3 hrs drive from Guwahati of North-east state of Assam.
Indian Nationals travelling between Bhutan & India do not need
Visa. An identity document, be it either passport or an election
commission I. D card is, however required for presentation at the
immigration during entry, to obtain an entry permit along with 02
passport size photographs. Indian Nationals travelling between
Bhutan and Nepal require valid passport.
It is required for those travelling beyond Dochula pass, in central and
western Bhutan.. The Route Permit is processed & issued in Thimphu,
only after arrival in Bhutan and on producing Entry Permit which
travelers obtain on arrival. Two copies of passport size photos required
while processing Route Permit. Also this permit can be processed only
during working days (Mon-Fri) and applications are accepted from 9-11
a.m and permit granted on same day from 3-5 p.m in summer and 3-.4 p.m
Bhutan's climate is quite unpredictable. The weather can vary
dramatically from place to place and day to day. In Thimphu and Paro
valleys, the winter daytime temperature averages 16 degrees Celsius
during clear days and drops well below freezing point during the night.
The fluctuations are not so great during the summer and the daytime
temperature rises to mid-twenties Celsius.
- From May to September, cotton clothes are
sufficient, plus a woolen sweater or light jacket. From November to
the end of April, however, you will need very warm clothes.
Comfortable sports shoes are also recommended. Mountain boots are
not necessary unless you are trekking.
Bhutanese delicacies are rich with spicy chillies and cheese but are
normally tempered to the taste of the visitors. All our selected hotels
and lodges offer delicious Indian, Chinese, Continental and Bhutanese
cuisine. Hotels normally serve a mixture of vegetarian and
non-vegetarian items on buffet style however pure vegetarian meals also
served on request and prior information.
The Bhutanese currency is called Ngultrum (Nu.) and is at par with
Indian Rupee. Credit cards (Amex and Visa cards) are accepted by only
few limited establishments and no ATM centers are available. Indian
Rupee is acceptable all over Bhutan, except Rs 500 and Rs 1000
The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha and a large number of
dialects are spoken. English has been the language of educational
instruction since 1964 and is widely spoken. Also locals at popular
tourist destinations understand and speak Hindi.
Mahayana Buddhism is the state religion and the majority of Bhutanese
people follow Drukpa school of the Kagyupa sect.
- Bhutan is very safe destination with lowest
crime rate in the world. In general you will find Bhutanese people
very warm, hospitable, helpful and friendly.
Telecommunication is well developed and efficient in Bhutan. The
country code is + 975. If you wish to bring your own mobile phone please
contact your manufacturer/supplier directly to obtain up-to-date
- You can photograph almost everywhere in Bhutan.
The people are highly photogenic and everyone seems to wear a smile.
However, very often the Bhutanese are camera shy so use your
discretion at all times and when in doubt ask verbally or by
gesture. Also while photographing Dzongs, monasteries and temples,
please check with your guide.
Shops are normally open between 0900-2000 Monday to Sunday. Markets are
held regularly and are a rich source of local clothing and
The Bhutanese authorities strictly monitor export of any religious
antiquities of any kind form the kingdom. Personal electronic devices
and reasonable amount of cigarettes and alcohol are permitted into the
Bhutan is non-smoking country however visitors can smoke
at private places only.
- The following goods may be imported into Bhutan:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco
- 1 litre bottle of spirits
- 250ml of eau de toilette
Bhutan is half an hour ahead of IST (Indian Standard Time).
The voltage supply in the Bhutan is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Standard
Indian round pin sockets are normally used at all places.
Tipping is not included in our tour prices and it is at discretion of
Opening & Closing of Places of Tourist Interest
There are certain places which are closed on weekends and other
days. These places are listed below :
- Ta Dzong - Paro (national museum) and Ta Dzong -
Trongsa (museum) : closed on Sun & Mon (now opened all days except govt holiday until further notice)
- National Library - Thimphu : closed on Sat, Sun &
- Folk Heritage Museum - Thimphu : closed on
Government Holidays and on Sat open from 10.30 a.m to 1.00 p.m and
on Sun open from 11.30 a.m to 3.00 p.m
- Textile Musuem - Thimphu : Closed on Government
Holidays and on Sun and on Sat open from 9.00 a.m to 4 p.m
- Institute of Zorig Chusum (Arts & Crafts
School) - Thimphu : Closed on Sun & Government Holidays and on
Sat open from 10 a.m to 12 o'clock
- -Institute of Traditional Medicine - Thimphu :
Closed on Sat, Sun & Government Holidays