BHUTAN TOURISM BLOG

Visit Bhutan, the land of Happiness.

 

 

Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Its landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to subalpine forests and snowy mountains in the North.

Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?

Yes. All tourists require a visa to enter Bhutan. Upon completing your transaction with us, your visa will begin to be processed. You will not be required to perform any further actions to obtain the visa. Indian, Bangladeshi, and Maldives citizens may obtain a visa upon arrival.

How much is the visa fee to visit Bhutan?
A tourist visa required to visit Bhutan costs $40. This is a one-time application and processing fee in addition to the daily trip cost.
Is there a limit on the number of tourists that can enter Bhutan each year?
There is no limit on the number of tourists admitted into the country each year. In order to protect our culture, traditions and natural environment the government has adopted a strict policy of “High Value, Low Impact Tourism”. This policy is aimed at attracting discerning tourists that will respect the unique culture and values of the Bhutanese people while also providing the visitors with an unforgettable one of a kind experience.

What languages are spoken in Bhutan?
While Dzongkha is the native language of Bhutan, English is the language used in classrooms and the workplace. In total, there are 19+ languages in Bhutan. All, except Nepali, are of the Tibeto-Burmanhere family. Other non-Bhutanese minority languages are spoken in border towns.
What is the population in Bhutan?
Bhutan’s population is around 700,000.

Is Bhutan safe?
Bhutan is very safe. It is perfectly normal to find tourists, including women, traveling alone in Bhutan. According to the 2014 Global Peace Index, Bhutan is ranked the 16th most peaceful country in the world.

What is the TCB?
The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is the government ministry that regulates and monitors tourism activities in Bhutan.

 

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