The only way visitors may enter Bhutan is by booking a tour or trek with a Licensed Tour Operator in Bhutan like Spirit of Bhutan Tours who obtains your Visas and, if you are flying, your Air tickets and Visas are required for travelling to Bhutan. Scanned passport copies, in color, are required at least 4 weeks prior to your date of travel. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months. Visa applications are cleared in advance, visa clearance numbers issued and forwarded to overseas travel agents and clients. The actual visa is stamped on passports when you enter the country.
The following airports are connected with Druk Air flights:
- India – Kolkata, Delhi, Gaya
- Nepal – Kathmandu
- Thailand – Bangkok
- Bangladesh – Dhaka
Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines( private) flies several times a week between these destinations and Paro, Bhutan, but flight timings and frequency vary according to season. For the latest flight schedules, contact us.
If you are traveling by land from India, there are three points of entry to Bhutan:
- Phuentsholing in the southwest
- Gelephu in south central area
- Samdrup Jongkhar in the southeast
All three towns can be convenient entry or exit points for travelers planning visits to the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal and Assam. The nearest airport to Phuentsholing is Bagdogra, West Bengal, about a 4 hour drive to the border. Samdrup Jongkhar is about 3 hours from Guwahati, the capital of Assam.
Spirit of Bhutan Tour offers a wide range of trips. Scroll through packages shown on the website to select a trip or design your own by talking with Dechen Wangdi - the Managing Director of Spirit of Bhutan Tours. Timely arrangements with us are very important as organizing visas and air tickets are complex, plus during peak seasons flights and accommodations are in high demand.
- Peak Seasons in Bhutan: March – May and September – November
- Low Seasons in Bhutan: December – February and July – August
For Cultural tours booking arrangements must be completed at least 4 weeks in advance for the Low Season and at least 6 weeks in advance for High Season. Spring and autumn festivals are our peak times for tourism – without early reservations it is difficult to confirm flights and hotels.
For Trekking, booking arrangements should be completed at least 8 weeks in advance as this activity requires detailed forward planning.