With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa.
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. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator 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.
Cultural tours provide a greater opportunity to visit villages and temples and to a get a closer look into the local culture and lifestyle of the Bhutanese people more than any other type of tours in Bhutan.
Bhutan is legendary for its delightful religious festivals, held in the major cities and towns of Bhutan-Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Bumthang. When schedules allow, we include these festivals in our itineraries.
Bhutan has many activities available for those visitors seeking a place of meditation, peace and retreats. The other activities can be flora & founa, bird watching, spiritual tours, photography, rafting, kayaking etc.
Bhutanese treks are along remote paths through the wilderness. More than half of astounding landscape is covered by natural forest, pristine, protected lands rich in vegetation and wildlife in its natural habitat.