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About Bhutan

Bhutan, officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan is the world’s last independent Buddhist Kingdom. The country has recently changed an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy, in the year 2008. Bhutan is also widely popular because of Gross National Happiness – coined by the Fourth Dragon King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Hence, Bhutan is the only country to measure happiness to Gross Domestic Product. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, is the current reigning Druk Gyalpo or “Dragon King” of Bhutan.
Prime Minister of Bhutan is Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, leader of the People’s Democratic Party.


Bhutan borders China to the north and India to the south, east and west. To the west, it is separated from Nepal by the Indian state of Sikkim; and further south it is separated from Bangladesh by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal. Thimphu is Bhutan’s capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is Bhutan’s financial centre.

Tourism Policy

The tourism industry in Bhutan is relatively young having been initiated only in 1974 at the time of the coronation of the fourth King. The Royal Government of Bhutan adheres strongly to a policy of ‘High Value, Low Impact’ tourism which serves the purpose of creating an image of exclusivity and high- yield for Bhutan.

Bhutan Visa

With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa. All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. We will process your Bhutan Visas on your behalf, upon receiving the full tour payment (including a USD $40 visa fee).

Daily Tourist Tariff

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. The minimum daily tariff for tourists are USD $200 per person (months of Jan, Feb, June, July, Aug, & Dec) and USD $250 per person (months of Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, & Nov).
The minimum daily tariff covers the following services.

  • A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star require an additional premium)
  • All meals
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
  • All Sightseeing & Entrance Fees

It also includes:

  • 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.
Flights to Bhutan

With two airlines (Druk Air & Tashi Air) operating in the country, there are flights to destinations that include Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai. We can process and book your flight tickets to Bhutan.

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