7 Tips To Know When Planning A Trip to Bhutan
If you’re prepared to execute that long back dream to visit the land of monks and monasteries, here are the best 7 tips to know when planning a trip to Bhutan to help you prepare before you go.
1. Watch top and non-peak Tourist Seasons in Bhutan
The peak tourist seasons in Bhutan is Spring: March – May and Fall: September – November. Particularly, March, April, October and November are especially involved. If your planning your trip to Bhutan in the midst of these months, it’s best to book your tour package and flight tickets no under 3 months ahead to ensure your reservation.
There are some incidents like hotel rooms were booked for 2 months consistently. So to keep up a vital separation from disappointment, we’d urge you to get ready. More guests watch out for development in the midst of this period as they are the ideal quite a while for festivities and trekking, which are typically tremendous draws.
If you are planning your travel to Bhutan then note the price for peak and non peak seasons.
2. Additional charge for gatherings of 2 travelers or less
Travelers planning their trip to Bhutan as solo or as couple, the travel cost is different
Single traveler – US$40 every night (Surcharge)
Gathering of 2 traveler – US$30 per individual/every night (Surcharge)
The total cost for single traveler visiting Bhutan would be:
Peak Season: $225 + $40(visa fee) + $40(Surcharge/night)
Low Season: $180 + $40(visa fee) + $40(Surcharge/night)
Gathering of 3 traveler or more – No extra charge (so assemble 2 of your companions along, spare some cash and shape enduring recollections!).
3. Cost distinction between top and non-peak Tourist Seasons in Bhutan
The peak seasons rates as declared by Tourism council of Bhutan is $225 exclusion of visa fee of $40. This travel cost to Bhutan is applicable for the months, March, April, May, Sep, Oct and Nov. This is the rush time for travelers coming to Bhutan to get an accommodation and flight tickets if the tour is not pre booked.
The Non-peak seasons in Bhutan includes Jan, Feb, June, July, August and December costing your trip to Bhutan at $180 per night exclusion of visa fee of $40.
4. Planning trip to Bhutan during Festival season.
Planning your trip to Bhutan during the festival time is the best way to explore the rich culture and tradition preserved. There are around thirty (30) festivals held annually in different parts of Bhutan. The most prominent tourist attraction festivals in Bhutan are Thimphu Tshechu, Paro Tshechu and Punakha Tshechu. This three festivals fall during the peak tourist season making up the tour cost as high as $225 per tourist per day.
Various mask dances are performed during the festival (Tshehu), folk dances, traditional songs and many more. There are individual reasons behind every mask dances performed, which was first introduced by Guru Rimpoche to attract demons and subdue them. Different people come across wearing expensive dresses making the entire place colorful.
Aside from religious celebrations, there are some other festivals trying to preserve flora and fauna. Some of the main festivals are like the Rhododendron festival, Black Necked Crane festival, Mushroom festival and many more.
Check our festival dates for 2018.
5. When is the Best time to Visit Bhutan
Winter is a decent time to get the imperiled black necked crane in their winter home. The Phobjika valley is a magnificent time for mushroom picking & to get looks of rainbows over the valleys. In case you’re there to look for comfort or for deep sense of being reasons, whenever would be a decent time to go.
It truly relies upon what you need to see and do. In the event that you need to trek, April, May, September and October are the greatest months with ideal climate. In spite of the fact that it is colder, the skies are by and large clear and blue, and above all, it won’t be sloppy. Do take note of that the storm season in Bhutan is from July – August and amid this time, light rain (1-2 hours) toward the beginning of the day is average. Substantial deluges are uncommon, yet we by and large don’t prescribe trekking, unless they are short day climbs.
6. Think about a Village excursion tour:
The home stay tour in Bhutan will let you know the true culture of nomads. You will experience and discover the daily life of Bhutanese people. Food will be served in traditional plate called “Dhapa” made and carved from special wood. It’s believed that poison can’t harm you. You could experience some value added services like cooking class.
In villages most of the people don’t use technology to harvest and grow crops. People are used to the daily life style they followed from their great great grand parents. In town area you might see some small development activities but once you step into village excursion tour in Bhutan, you will discover the typical life of Bhutanese people.
7. How much Discount can be availed for your Eastern Bhutan Tour?
If you Book your Bhutan tour to the eastern part of Bhutan, then you are omitted to pay $65 per day Royalty fee as surcharge to the Royal Government of Bhutan. The Tour cost to Bhutan will only be $160 in peak and $130 on off season. One time visa fee of $40 is additional.