PEACEFUL TOURS & TREKS
FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
is the tariff fixed at US$ 200? This is much more expensive than your neighbors.
The fixed cost that you pay is not just a fee for entry to Bhutan. This
cost is a package tour cost that covers all your hotel, meals, transfers
to and from the airport or border, transport for sightseeing, one knowledgeable
local guide, all inland permits and fees. Moreover, if you are trekking
this covers all expenses for the treks such as horses/yaks, guide, all tenting/camping
equipment, meals and transport. The government largely controls this fixed
tariff and all tour companies must charge the established rate. Working
directly with our agency will provide the greatest flexibility and the lowest
cost possible. The government controls the cost in order manage tourism
in a sustainable way, to grow sensibly without taxing on the environment
and allowing for unchecked growth with all the negative aspects both to
the environment and more importantly on the culture. The only way to visit
Bhutan is by purchasing a tour with a reliable and licensed travel agency
at these rates. With very low tourism in the last 20 years, the country
has marvelously preserved its age old traditions, its beautiful monasteries
and temples; the river is still clean and habitable for its creatures, there
are no large cities, and slums, and one will not find people begging in
the streets. For many visitors Bhutan is refreshing since they find here
something that many other countries have lost years ago, and will probably
not be able to retrieve it again. In short by keeping to the fixed tariff
rates- set by the Royal Government- not seeking cheaper undercut rates,
you will be encouraged and directly supporting this noble goal of sustainable
tourism of low volume-high value that all visitors enjoy once they come
Can I travel alone with only a tour guide?
Yes, individual travel is possible in Bhutan; costs for single only travel
is USD 40 extra per day, and it includes (one guide with private car/transport).
have to go with a planned tour or can I decide what I would like to see?
You can decide on what
you want to see in Bhutan; you do not have to follow a planned tour strictly
unless you are part of a group tour with a fixed itinerary. We will give
you a planned tour itinerary, but once you reach Bhutan you can have flexibility
with your guide. What ever you want to see or do in Bhutan will be mainly
determined by how much time you have at your disposal. We will do whatever
we can to make your trip to Bhutan most comfortable and interesting. Just
let us know what your wishes are. But, yes, you must buy a package tour
that is an all inclusive of (hotel, full board, transfer & transport, guide
and sightseeing). Having paid for a package tour, you can be flexible in
the tour program, change the tour to see or do what most interests you.
What Currency do I have to pay in and how do I pay?
Payments for the tour can be Bank Transferred to the listed banks. Payments
mostly accepted in USD. For bank transfer please contact us at
Can we book directly with you for a package tour to Bhutan?
What should I do if I am interested in a tour?
You need to first decide on the approximate duration you wish to spend in
Bhutan, then let us know.
Do I need to get a VISA for Bhutan?
All nationalities except Indians holding a valid passport need a visa to
How do I go about getting a visa? How long does it take to process my
You need not worry. We will get your visa for you. You simply need to fill
our online visa form or print out the visa form and fill and fax it to us.
Your visa will be ready in roughly 10 days. We will fax or e-mail you your
visa number. On your arrival at Paro airport or at the border at Phuentsholing,
your visa will be stamped on your passport. You will need "two" passport
size photos a visa fee of US$ 20 when you arrive.
How can I be sure that my money is not lost in some distant account?
If you feel unsafe bank transferring to a distant account you have two options:
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I buy my air tickets through BHUTAN PEACEFUL TOURS & TREKS?
Yes Druk Air flights tickets can be arranged through this agency;
I need shots for malaria, etc. for entering Bhutan?
No, there is no requirement for Bhutan, however if entering via India, you
are recommended to have such precaution.
How is the food in Bhutan? Is water safe to drink?
Food is much like Chinese cuisine, or as in Kathmandu hotels, Tibetan, Nepalese,
Indian and Continental dishes are served. Water on treks is boiled for drinking,
or with tea, it is naturally boiled; in hotels, mineral water is available.
What outfit/clothes should I carry?
Season-wise, a good guideline is to follow much as in Northern Europe-Germany/France;
cold winters, cool-cold spring, warm-hot summers, and cold autumn. Warm
jackets, woolen pullovers are recommended for winter; comfortable walking
shoes; summers, light cotton is good. For trekking good strong hiking shoes
with water protection for summer treks, light cottons or jeans are also
good. Please do not forget to have at least one set of formal clothes for
use in attending festivals, visiting the Dzongs, or meeting with government
officials; a semi-formal dress is good for normal sightseeing and visiting
temples and monasteries.
When should I visit Bhutan?
Best Season to visit Bhutan is through out the year.
there discounts when several people travel to Bhutan together?
Yes, there are discounts for several people traveling together.
What languages are tours available in?
English & German speaking guides in BPTT; but French or Japanese speaking
guides are made available with an extra fee- usually for groups of four
or more persons.
To get to Bhutan is it possible to travel overland from India?
Getting to Bhutan can be done by:
from Kathmandu, Delhi, Calcutta, Dacca, Bangkok and
from Indian cities of Bagdora or Siliguri/Darjeeling/Sikkim/Kalimpong.
What vehicles do you use?
For individual travelers we use Toyota cars, 4WD Land cruisers and jeeps;
for groups of 3-7 persons we have Toyota Hiace mini buses; for larger groups
of 8-20 persons we have Toyota Coaster Buses.