Bhutan is a culturally well-preserved kingdom that progresses under the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Breathtaking mountains, carbon-free air, litter-free road routes, untouched nature trails, and the most astonishing of Himalayan views ĖBhutan has everything good in stock. Also being a Buddhist country, it offers the perfect settings to those inclined towards spiritual tours. Being a complete package of the dense forests, the lofty snow-capped peaks, tranquil monasteries and astounding landscapes, Bhutan is an ideal holiday destination for nature lovers.
Access to Bhutan:By air: The best way to reach Bhutan is to take a flight from the nearest Bagdogra Airport to Paro International Airport. From the airport, you will get hired taxies or cabs to reach Bhutan. By rail: The nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and from there, you can hire a taxi or a cab to reach Bhutan. By road: You can visit Bhutan by traveling through numerous state buses which travel from the border of Phuentsholing. If you are planning a luxury vacation with your family/ friends/ better half, get in touch with Bhutan Packages. We provide the best Bhutan holiday packages to explore the beauty of Bhutan, through pocket-friendly rates & interest-friendly itineraries. ¬† Here, we will help you to plan your trip without any hassle or confusion to this land of Thunder Dragon by providing a complete step by step guide, which is mentioned below:
1. Reserving your air tickets-This is the most important as well as simplest step among your trip. You can either book your ticket directly at your own or you can choose a travel agent to reserve your ticket in advance.
2. Obtaining your Visa-You do not have to worry to obtain your Visa to Bhutan. Bhutan does not run any embassy where you can apply for Visa. Your Visa can only be applied by one of the registered Bhutan tour operators. Visa for Bhutan can only be discharged to you after you have made the full payment to Bhutan.
3. Choosing a reliable tour operator-There are more than 1,000 Bhutan tour operators which offer best Bhutansightseeingpackages. These are a few things that you should keep in your mind while choosing a tour operator:
- You should consider the tour operators in your countries because they play a role of the middleman between the local Bhutanese agent and yourself. You will not usually see much difference between local Bhutan agent price and your agentís price.
- Price is one of the most common factors for choosing a tour operator. So we recommended you to check all the tour operatorsí packages along with the package rate before choosing an ideal travel agency.
- You should also check the quality of guides before choosing a tour operator. As over 1,000 registered companies in Bhutan, most agencies serve just a few people a year. There are only about 100 agencies who serve more than 10 travelers a year. It implies that most agencies are using freelance guides, and not many of them have permanent guides under their payrolls. It creates a huge difference in your experience as permanent guides would have more chance and experience in guiding travelers.
4. Must visit best sightseeing places in Bhutan-Bhutan is a bunch of mystery. Though there are many places to explore in Bhutan, here we give you the complete list that you should not miss in Bhutan-
- Rinpung Dzong,
- Chele La Pass
- Punakha Dzong
- Buddha Dordenma Statue
- Tigerís Nest
- Dochula Pass
- Tashichho Dzong
5. Choose the best hotels-Bhutan has about 300 hotels at this moment. The new hotels are clean and well designed. Others may be old but may have historical value. You may also consider upgrading to 5-Star hotels or choose a homestay. Some of the best homestays are Aum Om Homestay, Ugyen Homestay, and Damchoeís Homestay etc.
6. Important check-list before your trip-When you are finally ready to go to Bhutan and the travel date is approaching, here are a few items that you must remember to carry before you leave your house-
- Printed tickets.
- Bhutan visa documents.
- In case you are traveling in the monsoon, should carry raincoats and umbrellas
- Heavy woolens if traveling in winters to Bhutan.
- Comfortable flat shoes and a pair of trainers/hiking shoes
- Motion sickness medicine: for the country has winding roads
- Debit/credit card
- Power back-up
- Some dry fruits
- Water bottle