Visit the legendary Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. This beautiful and unique country has much to offer those interested in wildlife, mountains or ancient cultures. We offer tours of between 4 to 29 days. Trips can be cultural, easy walking or alpine tours. Bhutan is home to snow leopard, red panda and black necked crane as well as many beautiful plants and flowers.
Highlights : The impressive capital Thimpu, the remote monastic valleys of Paro and Punakha, unique cultures and activities including archery contests!
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is fast emerging from centuries of self imposed isolation. First opened to tourists in 1974 in very regulated manner upon the coronation of present Bhutanese King, this mountain kingdom is still perhaps the world’s most exclusive tourists destination. Due to the Royal Government’s far-sighted policy to preserve the countries pristine environment and its culture, the harmful effects to industrialization and mass tourism on the environment and the traditional lifestyle of Bhutanese have been carefully avoided. This makes Bhutan a truly unique destination. An unspoiled country with majestic mountains, a unique cultural heritage preserved for many centuries, an architectural style like no other, a landfill of warm hearted and friendly people, reveals a true paradise in the lost era of the present century.
FACTS ABOUT BHUTAN
Capital city: Thimphu
Languages: Dzongkka, Tibetan, Nepali
Religion: 75 % Buddhist, 25% Hindu
Currency: Ngultrum (Nu)
Some Usefull informations about Bhutan
We use comfortable and well-maintained 4WD Toyota land cruiser. We ensure before leaving on a trip that our vehicule are double-checked properly. Your security is our main concern and you can be sure to have a safe trip with us.
DISTANCE BETWEEN MAJOR CITIES IN BHUTAN
|From||Destination||(In kms)||Driving Time(in hours)|
You can travel in Bhutan at any time of the year except during the winter which starts in December and ends in early March. During the summer, you should expect some light rainfall expecially in the south of Bhutan. In the winter time, the temperature can drop down to -6 degrees Celsius while in the summer time the temperatures reach an overage of 25 degrees Celsius.
The best time to travel in Bhutan is during the Spring (March, April and May) as days are warm and clear.
Average Temperatures in Celsius Degree (Maximum/Minimum)
|JAN||9.4/-5.8||12.3/ 2.6||16.1/ 4.2||17.0/ 4.3||13.0/ 0.2||10.8/ -5.1||15.5/ 8.2||20.4/ 10.5|
|FEB||13.4/1.5||4.4/ 0.6||19.6/ 5.3||19.0/ 7.8||13.9/ 0.4||10.0/ -1.4||15.9/8.3||21.7/ 11.5|
|MAR||14.5/0.6||16.4/ 3.9||21.2/ 9.2||22.8/ 10.4||16.7/ 4.4||16.2/ 3.5||20.0/11.6||24.8/ 14.4|
|APR||17.6/4.6||20.0/ 7.1||24.4/ 11.9||26.2/ 12.9||20.1/ 6.6||18.7/ 3.9||22.8/ 14.0||30.0/ 20.6|
|MAY||23.5/10.6||22.5/ 13.1||27.2/ 14.8||29.1/ 17.7||21.0/ 11.6||21.3/ 9.5||25.1/ 17.4||28.3/ 17.0|
|JUNE||25.4/13.1||24.4/ 15.2||31.2/ 19.5||29.2/ 20.1||22.2/ 13.6||22.5/ 13.5||26.1/ 19.5||30.7/ 22.6|
|JULY||26.8/14.9||18.9/ 13.4||32.0/ 21.6||18.4/ 16.2||25.3/ 15.3||14.1/ 10.9||16.1/ 15.8||30.2/ 22.7|
|AUG||25.3/14.7||25.0/ 15.8||31.4/ 19.8||29.1/ 20.0||23.8/ 15.0||23.0/ 13.7||25.4/ 19.6||31.5/ 23.1|
|SEP||23.4/11.7||23.1/ 15.0||29.9/ 20.0||27.5/ 19.1||22.6/ 14.2||21.6/ 12.1||24.7/ 19.4||30.0/ 23.9|
|AUG||18.7/ 7.4||21.9/ 10.4||27.8/ 18.9||26.1/ 14.7||21.8/ 11.7||19.5/ 5.9||22.7/ 5.8||29.1/ 17.7|
|NOV||13.9/ 1.4||17.9/ 5.0||22.3/ 13.0||22.6/ 9.6||19.8/ 6.4||16.1/ -0.5||19.9/ 1.2||26.1/ 13.6|
|DEC||11.2/ -1.7||14.5/ -1.1||15.0/ 7.9||19.1/ 6.3||18.2/ 2.5||12.3/ -2.3||15.7/9.5||23.0/ 11.6|
All visitors must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Bhutanese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. Don’t forget to bring 4 ID pictures and USD20 (payable in hard currency) for a tourist visa. It will allow you to stay 14 days in Bhutan. Bhutan is accessible by air and by road.
Vaccinations As vaccination requirements change frequently, we suggest you consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to the commencement of your trip. We recommend protection against malaria, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis and polio.
Insurance Before joining the tour we recommend you take out travel insurance. This should include adequate cover for baggage, medical expenses, cancellation, helicopter evacuation and emergency repatriation. If you do not have travel insurance you must have a credit card with at least a US$5000 limit.
Personal expenses We don’t pay for your personal expenses and recommend you to bring extra money to cover meals not included in the tour, extra activities, souvenirs, tips etc.
Bhutan currency: Ngultrum (Nu) There is no ATM machines in Bhutan and credit cards are usually not accepted.
Traveling Responsibly Wonderful environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and number of travelers threatens to destroy the very beauty which attracts us in the first place. At Explore Himalaya, we are extremely environmentally conscious and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. Our staff members are well motivated towards Eco-friendly practices. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of travelers to enjoy.