visitors to Bhutan must prepay for a visa and hold a current passport.
Visa application is made through your travel agency. Visa fee (US$ 20 for
first 15 days) is paid on entry in hard currency or traveler's checks.
No checksor local currencies are accepted for this purpose. Visa will
be entered on arrival in Bhutan though they are cleared in advance and
visa clearance numbers are issued.
are not issued at Bhutanese embassies abroad. Visas are issued only when
you arrive in Bhutan either at Paro airport or at Phuntsholing (if by road).
You must apply for a Bhutan visa in advance. You can either fill in the
form or fax us the following information. We will take care of the rest.
full name as it appears in your passport.
of issue and expiration of passport
and place of birth
is absolutely necessary that you double-check that the information you
provided us with is correct. There will be delays and complications in
issuing the visa when you arrive in Bhutan if there are discrepancies in
any important numbers.
Air will not issue the tickets to Paro until they receive the visa confirmation
number from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
best way to enter Bhutan is by Drukair - Royal Bhutan Airlines. The airport
is in Paro. During monsoons and winter, unpredictable weather forces can
delay flights and travelers should consider including an extra day in their
itinerary. Drukair is the national carrier of the Royal Government of
nearest Indian airport is Bagdogra, which can be reached by plane from
Kolkata and Delhi. The road from Bagdogra connects to Phuentsholing, a
border town in Bhutan. It is a 3 - 4 hour drive from the airport. It takes
approximately 6 hours from Phuentsholing to Thimphu or Paro.
has an unusual variety of climate influenced by varying altitudes.Southern
Bhutan, which is situated at low altitudes, has mild winters and hot summers
during which morning and evening showers are common.
Thimphu and other temperate regions have cold winters with sunny skies.
In spring and autumn, days are warm but nights are cool. Summers are warm
with light but frequent rainfall.The lower temperate regions such as Punakha
and Tashigang have mild winters and warm summers.
is generally from March through May, summer from June through August, autumn
from September through November and winter from December through February.