||YANA Travel answer
can I pay for my tour? What Currency do I have to pay in? Can I use my
Payments can be Wire-Transferred to us to the following bank:
Bank NA: 111 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10043.
of : Bhutan National Bank
Code: Citius 33
Routing Number: 008
of : Department of Tourism
are accepted only in USD. Credit cards are currently not used in Bhutan.
We apologize for the inconvenience
can I purchase Druk Air tickets?
tickets will be mailed to the Druk Air office of your embarkation City.
You can obtain the ticket upon check in at the counter on the day of travel.
These procedures are more practical way to get your ticket since the airline
being small is not well represented abroad.
is the best time to visit Bhutan?
- May and September - November is the best time to see Bhutan. During
these months the weather is semi dry and landscape covered with multi color
vegetations. It is also the season for various spiritual festivals that
are organized in different cities throughout the country.
- February is dry with daytime temperature of 16-18 degree Celsius
(60-65 degree F) if the sun is shining. By contrasts, the evenings and
mornings are cold with nighttime temperature falling below freezing. Winter
season is also a good time to visit Bhutan and experience a tranquil facade
of the country not usually seen by most visitors. Advent of winter brings
about peace and tranquility in the region, as life in Bhutan settles down
quietly in preparation of the winter months. One can truly appreciate the
natural beauty at this time of the season, with crystal clear view of the
snow-capped mountains against the backdrop of bright azure sky (Similar
to the pictures below the Menu buttons). The fields in the valleys are
abounding with the colors of poinsettias and green banana plants. The rooftops
of the villages are covered in red with hot chilies drying in the winter
sun, as the villagers pass the time leisurely. It's a time of rest and
nature's way of rejuvenating ones body and the spirit, with every breath
of fresh air. It is indeed a unique experience not to be missed.
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can I get Bhutan visa? Are there any other countries from where I can get
a visa? How long does it take?
as a travel agent based in Bhutan can get your visa. The easiest way to
get your visa is through your Bhutan tour agent. You simply need to fax
or email your passport details and your intended duration of stay with
dates of travel. Once we get this information we apply on your behalf.
Your visa is then ready in 10 days. A visa number is then faxed or emailed
to you- this confirms your visa for your arrival to Bhutan. When you arrive
at Paro airport or at the border at Phuentsholing (for those using the
land option), you will then have your visa stamped on your passport; please
have 3 passport size photos to be used upon arrival, and visa fees of US$
20 is to be paid directly. Visas are not issued at Bhutanese Embassies
and missions abroad.
languages can your guide speak?
tour prices are based on English speaking guides. For an additional cost
we can provide German, French and Japanese speaking guides.
can I get to Bhutan? Can I travel overland from India?
best way to enter Bhutan is by Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airlines) the national
carrier of the Royal Government of Bhutan, operating to seven cities in
six countries ? Kathmandu (Nepal), Delhi & Kolkota (India), Dacca (Bangladesh),
Bangkok (Bangkok), Yangon (Myanmar).
you can also enter Bhutan overland from Indian cities of Siliguri, Darjeeling,
Sikkim and Kalimpong.
outfit/clothes should I wear for Bhutan?
a good guideline is to follow much as in Northern Europe-Germany-France-Switzerland;
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.