How to Travel to Bhutan from USA / US (United States)

If you wish to travel to Bhutan from USA, you would require a visa and you must book your holiday through a Bhutanese tour operator. There are no direct flights from the USA (United States) to Bhutan. There are two carrier flights to Bhutan including Drukair and Bhutan Airlines that fly to and from India, Dhaka, Singapore, Bangkok and Kathmandu.

All International tourist require a passport, valid for at least 6 months from the date of traveling Bhutan and pre-approved visa authority letter which must be prior to your traveling in Bhutan.

With a population of just about 700,000 people, the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is the only carbon-negative country and one of the top travel destinations in the world. Considered one of the happiest places on earth, Bhutan has a rich history, a unique culture and a thriving natural environment. Thick forests cover more than 70 per cent of the land.

Once you are in Bhutan, you will be able to explore its ancient culture, unique architecture, imposing Himalayan landscapes, and a stunning environment that is rich in wildlife.

When you travel to Bhutan from USA / US, make sure that you have everything sorted out including your Bhutan visa and permit requirements, travel insurance and your itinerary with your local travel agent. There is no visa-on-arrival in Bhutan.

Tours to Bhutan from USA / US

Few countries in the world would offer what Bhutan can in terms of a variety of reasons. Most recommended tours to Bhutan from USA  (US) are 5 nights, 6 days and 7 nights, 8 days itineraries.
Tours to Bhutan from US

Bhutan is perhaps the most mountainous country in the world. Located in South Asia, Bhutan is a landlocked country and wedged between India and China. It sits on the slopes of the eastern Himalayas. The size of Switzerland, this kingdom is a land of ancient myths and legends.

Some of the Bhutan Travel Packages from USA are:

Bhutan Visa for US citizens

Travelling Bhutan from USA is not easy as you have to pay a visa fee of US $40 and a US Citizenship passport valid at least 6 months from the date of expiry. Please seek the help of a local Bhutanese tour operator to process your visa for US citizens. You would require a copy of your passport, which has a minimum validity of 6 months before your travel date.

For US citizens, your visa cost is $40, a one-time payment. You can only obtain your visa from a local tour operator. Your visa will be used to book your flight tickets. Without your visa, local travel agents in Bhutan cannot book your fight tickets.

Visa for Bhutan for US citizens
Before you travel to Bhutan from USA, you will need to send your passport copies to your local tour operator, who will then apply for a visa with the Tourism Council of Bhutan. You will also need to wire full payments of your holiday (including a $40 visa fee) to the TCB bank account. Once received, the visa clearance will be processed within the next 72 hours.

As you enter Bhutan, you will be required to show your Bhutan visa clearance letter sent to you by your tour operator. The visa will then be stamped on your passport.

Bhutan Tour Package Cost

During the peak season months of spring and autumn, if you come through Bhutan Wonderland, your daily minimum cost is $225 and during the lean months, it is $200.

Detailed information on flights, tour and trekking programmers, festivals, places of interest, hotels, etc can be obtained from us.

Bhutan Travel Packages from USA

Flights to Bhutan from USA

There are no direct flights to Bhutan from USA, but you can fly to Bhutan via India, Singapore, Bangkok or Kathmandu. American tourists can get connecting flights to Bhutan via Singapore, India, Bangkok and Kathmandu. Bhutan’s flight schedule completely depends on weather conditions.

The cheapest option to fly to Bhutan from USA is via Kathmandu. For a round trip, your airfare will cost around $465 in economy class.

United States to Singapore Flight Information

United States to Singapore Flight Information

Bangkok to United States Flight Information

Bangkok to United States Flight Information

Bhutan Weather and Climate

Bhutan has four distinct seasons: Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring but the climate varies with elevation from subtropical in the south to temperate in the central regions and an alpine climate in the northernmost frontiers, which sees round the year snowfall.

Months Min Temp Max Temp Rainfall in CM
January 2 18 1.5
February 4 19 4.1
March 7 20 2.3
April 10 20 5.8
May 11 21 11
June 13 22 12
July 13 22 14
August 13 21 12
September 11 20 7.7
October 11 20 7.1
November 9 18 5.8
December 2 18 2.1

Places of Interest during your trip to Bhutan

There are so many things you can do, see and experience in Bhutan, from the celestial dzongs (fortresses), ancient monasteries, deep valleys, swift rivers, snowy mountains and a breath-taking environment.

You can take part in the famous festival of mask dances called Tshechu or try some of the most exclusive trekking routes in the world with varying difficulty. Let us know and we will plan a comprehensive travel itinerary for you so that you get your money’s worth.

When you travel to Bhutan from USA, most popular places must not miss are Thimphu, Paro and Punakha.

Q. Do American citizens require visa to travel Bhutan?
A. Yes, all international tourist except for Indians, Bangladesh and Maldives do require a visa before visiting Bhutan.


Q. How to fly to Bhutan from USA?
A. You can not fly directly to Bhutan from USA. To fly to Bhutan you need to get a connecting flight to Bhutan via Singapore, Delhi, Bangkok and Kathmandu.

Q. What documents do i need to carry while visiting Bhutan?
A. You need to carry your original passport copy with a validity at-least 6 months from date of expiry

Q. How much does it cost Bhutan visa for US Citizens?
A. Bhutan Visa cost US $40 per person and it applies to all international tourist excluding Indian, Bangladesh and Maldives.