Tourist traveling to Bhutan must book an all-inclusive package through a recognized local travel agent. Daily tariff covers cost of accommodation, royalty, transport, guides, meals and other related expenses. Bhutanese visa which currently costs US$ 40 is issued upon arrival at Paro Airport. Visa applications must reach Bhutan one and half months before your intended arrival. Gawaling Tours & Treks will advise and take care of the formality if you travel with us.
You can also enter Bhutan from Phuntshoeling by road. But it is practical to fly with Druk Air, the national airline. Druk Air currently services two routes: Bangkok, Rangoon, Dhaka, and Calcutta, and the other from Delhi and Kathmandu. We will provide further information on flight schedules.
Most tourist activities take place in the middle valleys with an average winter temperature of 18°C/65°F during the day. Early mornings and evenings can be very cold, and sometimes night temperatures can fall below freezing point.
Hotels in major towns are generally built in traditional in architecture but modern in function with en-suite facilities, running hot and cold water, restaurant and bar. Lodges in rural areas are also comfortable.
Bhutan’s currency, Ngultrum is at par with the Indian Rupee. American Express & Visa Card are accepted. You should also carry some US$ cash for personal expenses.