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Bhutan, known as the “Land of Thunder Dragon,” is situated in the lap of Eastern Himalayas between India and the People’s Republic of China. The capital of Bhutan is Thimpu. It is also known as “The Last Shangri La” on earth embracing an area of 18000 sq. miles, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most secluded nations in the world. Panoramic mountain terrain, diverse flora and fauna, and unique ancient Buddhist monasteries have made Bhutan a model tourist destination. Bhutan is presented with rich bio-diversity securing around 300 medicinal herbs and 165 endangered species. It has its own unique historical, geographical, cultural, traditional and religious significance that makes it apart from the rest of the world.
Bhutan is known to the natives as Druk Yul (The land of the Thunder Dragon) and is regarded as the last paradise on Earth. The isolation, magnificent mountains, different flora and fauna, ancient Buddhist monasteries, vigorous culture, and mystical aura have made it so. It is small in size. The kingdom’s topography is one of the climactic diversity from the near-tropical southern border with India at an elevation of 300m. The land arises to culminate in the over 7000m peaks of the Himalaya in the North which form a natural frontier with the Tibetan region of Bhutan’s Northern neighbors China.
There are many astonishing sites to observe in Bhutan, such as Memorial Chorten (dedicated to the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk), Traditional medicine Hospital, Paro and other places like Bumthang, Thongsa, Punakha, etc.
Blue Lake Travels and Tours offers you an opportunity to have an insight into the religion, culture, ecology, and life in this beautiful country. These tours will take you through some of the most picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges to the lush green valleys. Moreover, one is likely to enjoy the distinct architecture, the intricate paintings, unusual handicrafts and the cottage industries which are very impressive and inspiring. The tour also introduces its visitors to the unique architectural splendors of the Dzongs, monasteries and the traditional Bhutanese houses and witnesses some intriguing religious festivals
Access: Druk Air (Bhutan’s Airlines) operates flights to Paro from Bangkok, Kolkata, Dhaka, New Delhi, and Kathmandu also. The overland entry point is in the Indian state of West Bengal into Phuntsholing in southwest Bhutan. Phuntsholing is a four-hour drive from Gangtok (Sikkim) and Darjeeling. The drive from Phuntsholing to Thimpu takes about six hours.
Tariff: Tourism Authority of Bhutan (TAB) has set minimum tariff which is different for high and low seasons. Individuals and a group of fewer than four persons must pay a surcharge. The rates are the same for both cultural tours and treks.
Seasons: From March to May and September to November are the high season months while June -July, and December-February embrace the low season. During summer a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius and in winter minimum 1.1 degrees Celsius.
Adventures: Trekking, Tour and Mountain Biking
Accommodation: Modern hotels are available in Kathmandu, Thimpu, The outlying areas have comfortable resorts and lodge.
Visa: You will need a visa to enter Bhutan. You cannot visit Bhutan without going through a licensed Bhutanese travel agency who will apply for a visa on your behalf. Visas must be approved before arriving in the kingdom and may take up to 30 days to obtain, as such planning ahead is very important. Visas are granted for two weeks for a one-time fee of USD 20 per person. If you wish to stay longer than two weeks, we can apply for an extension of up to two additional weeks for a fee of USD 15 per person. In addition to the visa fee, there is also a one-time fee of USD 10 per person tourism development fee charged by the government.
Once you decide to travel through us, all you will have to do is send us a clear copy of your passport and we will apply for your visa on your behalf. Once your visa is approved, we will e-mail you a copy of the approval. You will have to carry a copy of the approval when you check-in at the airport and immigrations in Paro. The actual visa will be stamped on your passport on arrival in Paro.
For your visa application, your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your date of departure from Bhutan.