- Posted April 9, 2014 by
How To Travel To Bhutan – Bhutan visitors Guide
There are two ways through which you can enter Bhutan:
By Druk Air
The best way to enter Bhutan is by Druk Air, the national air carrier. The following cities are connected to Bhutan with Druk Air flights:
• India: Delhi (DEL), Kolkotta (CCU) & Gaya (GAY)
• Nepal: Kathmandu (KTM)
• Bangladesh: Dhaka (DAC)
• Thailand: Bangkok (BKK)
• Singapore (SG)
Druk Air is the only airline operating in Bhutan. As Druk Air flights may be delayed because of weather in the monsoon (July & August), it is advisable to keep a 24-hour gap before any onward international connections.
Tashi Gongphel Tours can assist you in arranging your Druk Air flights. For the Druk Air reservation, we would require your full names as in your passports. We will buy your Druk Air E-Tickets and send them to you in advance.
There is one overland entry and two exit points:
• Both entry and exit can be done via Phuntsholing
You can enter/exit Bhutan overland from the Indian state of West Bengal into Phuntsholing, border town in southwest of Bhutan. Four hours drive from Phuntsholing will take you to Bagdogra in the state of West Bengal (India) which is the nearest airport from Phuntsholing. Phuntsholing serves as a convenient point for the travelers wishing to visit the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal along with Bhutan. The drive from Phuntsholing to Thimphu takes six hours.
• Only exit can be done via Samdrup Jongkhar
Samdrup Jongkhar is in southeast, 110 km from Guwahati, India, which is nearest to the Guwahati Airport. From Guwahati, you may fly into other Indian cities like Delhi, Bombay or Kolkotta and to your onward flight connections. This exit is more convenient if the travelers do not wish to travel back the same lateral route to Paro for the flights and who would like to combine Assam trips with Bhutan.
Planning the Travel and Tour to Bhutan
Six Steps to Plan Your Travel and Tour to Bhutan
1. Choose your travel and tour Itinerary
Please see if you like any of the tour itineraries given in our website. We offer various cultural tours, trekking, festival tours, meditation tours, bird watching tours, textiles tours and adventure tours.
If you like something different, we can also customize based on your specific interest and timeframe.
2. Decide on your date of travel and tour in Bhutan.
For cultural tours you can visit Bhutan anytime of the year. Visitors tend to stay away during the monsoon months of June, July and August when the weather is sometimes a little wet for sightseeing.
For high altitude trekking, months of March, April, May, September and October are recommended. Low altitude trekking can be done in March, April, May & September, October, November, December, January and February.
There are many festivals throughout the country. If you wish to time your visit with any of the festivals, please see the Bhutan Festival Guide
3. Decide on your travel flight sectors
The Druk Air flies in and out of Bhutan from Bangkok, Delhi, Calcutta, Kathmandu and Dacca. For detail flight information, please visit the www.drukair.com.bt
We will assist you in arranging your flights for in and out of Bhutan. The Druk Air E-Tickets will be bought and sent to you in advance.
4. Contact Us in details for your travel information.
Send us an email and we will get in touch with you at the soonest.
5. Tour payment
Confirmation of your trip is subject to full advance payment. Once we receive your payment we will process your visa and the copy will be sent to you. We will also arrange your hotels, transport and guides.
If you wish us to arrange your Druk Air flights, you may need to send the tickets cost with the tour payment.
6. Start packing and board the plane for your travel and tour to Bhutan