The land of mountains, monasteries, and magic – Bhutan is no ordinary place. Shrouded in mystery, this Himalayan kingdom is a beautiful amalgamation of global developments and traditional Buddhist culture. If you're planning to go here anytime soon, go through Tripoto's list of the must-visit places in Bhutan.
Live like the royal family of Bhutan sipping K5 premium whiskey and indulging in local delicacies at these high-end hotels cherry-picked by Tripoto
Comfortable stays, good food and Himalayan vistas, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will let you feel the happy vibes of Bhutan without having to spend a fortune
Bhutan has plenty of budget options in nice locations with stunning views and good food. Find one from Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels in Bhutan
Find the secrets of happiness and learn about the Bhutanese culture by staying at homestays. Tripoto has carefully picked the following homestays for a complete cultural experience
Peak Season is from March to May and September to November. During March - May, Bhutan experiences spring, and from September to November, autumn. The eastern Himalayan peaks can be viewed clearly during the month of October.
Shoulder Season: December to February usually sees hotel tariffs dropping and during the months of December and January, the tourist numbers start dwindling. But if you can brave the winter, this is a good time to travel to Bhutan.
Off-season: June to August in Bhutan brings heavy downpour, making it impossible to venture out for treks or hikes in the valley. But one can visit during these months to make the most of the tourist-free streets and revel in the serenity, that the numerous monasteries offer.
For Budget Travellers: INR 2000 - 3000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 3000 to INR 5000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 5000 and upwards
All tourists must obtain a visa before arriving in Bhutan, except India, Bangladesh & Maldives nationals.Tourists have to book their trip through a local licensed tour operator, who will apply for the visa online, thus making it unnecessary to go through a Bhutanese embassy or consulate. Before being granted the tourist visa, the complete cost of your travel must be paid to the Tourism Council of Bhutan via wire transfer. During peak tourist season, the cost of a Bhutanese visa is $250 a day and $200 a day during the shoulder season, which comprise of accommodation, transportation, meals, water bottles and special entry fees. Until your travel is complete and the tour operator is paid in full, the money remains with the tourism council. Once the council receives the full payment, visa clearance can take anywhere up to 72 hours. On arrival, the visa is stamped on your passport upon payment of USD40 (this has already been paid by the operator before). Because there’s hardly any direct flight to Bhutan, ensure beforehand that you meet the visa requirements of the stopover countries.