Bhutan is also known as the paradise for trekkers and the person who loves nature considers Bhutan as the best place to roam around. About 72.5% of the country is covered by forest is home for rare and endangered flora and fauna.
The country with a strong hold in Mahanaya Buddhism offers peace and teaching to 700,000 people. The country is a combination of old and new life style and has remain distant from the world for a very long period. It is gradually opening for the modern world with a touch of ancient traditions.
Those who have visited Bhutan have always praised the beauty and serenity that they experience here. The spiritual and magical fragrance is clearly highlighted in the culture of Bhutan and is the best adventure you will experience.
Facts and Figures
- Land area: 38,394 square kilometers
- Forest area: 72.5 %
- Protected land Area: 49.5 %
- Altitude: between 240metres and 7541metres above sea level
- Inhabitants: 700,000
- Language: Official language “Dzongkha”, English was widely spoken
- Religion: Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism – 79 % (Also known as Tantric Buddhism)
- Hinduism – 19 %
- Currency: Ngultrum (equal to Indian Rupee)
- Capital: Thimphu
- National Tree: Cypress (Cupressus torulose)
- National Bird: Raven (Corvus coras)
- National Animal: Takin (Budorcas taxicolor)
- National Flower: Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Grandis)
- National Sport: Archery
- Local time: Six hours ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time
Comfortable hotels are widely available in the major towns such as Paro, Thimpu, and Phuentsoling whereas in small town modest and adequate size hotels are available. Tour agent will make sure of the finest accommodation for you. The hotels standard and regulation are regulated by Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB) and the cost of hotels are included in the
Food and drink.
If you love hot and spicy food then you can try traditional Bhutanese food which is hot and spicy. Indian, Chinese and Continental food are usually served for our visitors. The national food of Bhutan, ematatshi made with red chili and cottage cheese is also delicious which you can try. Meals are generally served in Buffet style and during trekking, we have a trained cook to prepare nutritious and fresh food.
The tour includes all food while in Bhutan as well as other requirements for trekking. Other requirements such as mineral water, laundry, souvenir, and liquor will be at your personal expense. Optional tips to the guide, hotel staff and driver are also your personal expense.
The transportation in Bhutan is quite comfortable as we use Japanese vans, jeep, and cars. Our drivers are completely trained and well experienced in the roads of Bhutan so you can rely on us for your safety. The hilly road where a professional driving skill is required will be your most comfortable journey. The drivers in Bhutan are the friendliest people. The cost of transport are adjusted in your daily tour cost.
You are accompanied by a well-trained and English speaking guide and will have a vehicle and driver at all times. All the guides are trained by the Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB) and registered by the Government.
Mountain guides and cook receives additional training regarding your safety and first aid. The Austrian government has offered support in the form of trainers and funds to provide the training program for tourist guides.
The best time to plan for the tour in Bhutan is from mid- September to May, however, you can also plan at any time. Bhutan has a number of tourist during spring and autumn. Spring is from April to June and autumn from September to November. You can also enjoy many festivals in Bhutan in this period as the festivals in Bhutan are worth watching.
During the peak season of tourist, the facilities are almost packed as Bhutan has limited tourist infrastructure. If you want to avoid the busy tourist season then you can plan a tour from December to February.
Daily Tour Costs.
The tourism related activity is regulated by The Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB), and the tours are registered with them, daily tariff rates are also fixed by TAB. TAB has the right for thirty-five percent of daily cost which goes to the national treasury.
The government of Bhutan utilizes these funds for socio-economic development of Bhutan. School, road, and hospitals are built and sustained with the help of these funds.
TAB has released a travel material booklet specifying their role and the principles by which all tour operators are governed.
If you have any question regarding the cost then you can contact us. The rate may seem high, but it includes all your accommodation, guided tours, all meals and transportation within Bhutan as per tour itinerary.