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When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

Bhutan receives majority of the tourists in the spring months of March, April and May and fall months of September, October and November as major festivals are celebrated in these period. Hence these months are considered peak travelling season and a minimum daily tariff of USD 250 per person per night is charged.

However if tourists are not particularly interested in the festivals and plan on just exploring Bhutan, we suggest you to plan your trip during the lean period. The minimum daily tariff during the lean season is only USD 200 per person per night.

What is the weather like in Bhutan?

Weather in Bhutan varies in different region. The climate ranges from sub-tropical in the lower altitude to alpine in the north. Southern and Eastern Bhutan enjoys a subtropical climate and are generally warmer and humid. The temperature in the capital city of Thimphu ranges from -2.5 degrees Celsius in winter to 25 degrees Celsius in summer.

What is minimum daily tariff?

Minimum Daily Tariff is a tourism regulation set by the Royal Government of Bhutan. In order to promote high value low impact sustainable tourism, an all-inclusive daily tariff is levied to all tourists visiting the country. The daily tariff during the peak season (Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct and Nov) is USD 250 per person per night and USD 200 per person per night during the lean season (Dec, Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug)

How can I get to Bhutan?

Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines operate an inbound flight to Paro International Airport in Paro Bhutan from India (New Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati and Bagdogra) Dhaka Bangladesh, Bangkok Thailand and Singapore.

Is it mandatory to book my trip through a local tour operator?

The Government regulation mandates that you must book your trip through a local tour operator.

Do I need a VISA to visit Bhutan? How do I apply for a tourist VISA?

With the exception of Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian, all tourists visiting Bhutan must apply for a tourist visa prior to their arrival to Bhutan. Tourist VISA can be processed through a local tour operator.

You will need to submit a duly filled VISA form, scanned copy of your passport (with at least a validity of 6 months). The Tourism Council of Bhutan approves your VISA upon the full payment for your trip.