Except for Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa. To process with your visa to Travel to Bhutan you will have to send us the duly filled passport application form which we will send you and a copy of your passport. After we receive your payment, we will process your visa clearance letter here with the government. Remember that visa clearance takes a minimum of 10 days. After we process the letter, we will send it to you through mail. When you Travel to Bhutan, carry the letter with you and before you board the flight, you need to produce this letter to the authority in theDruk Air check point overseas or (if entering by road) at Phuentsholing, Gelephu or SamdrupJongkhar. Then, actual visa will be stamped on your passport. Atlantic Bhutan Conquest shall apply for visa on your behalf, and get the visa clearance for you.
VISAS FOR INDIAN NATIONALS
Indian visitors are issued a month permit upon arrival in Bhutan. No passport or visa is required, but some form of identification such as a passport or voter’s registration card is necessary. Visitors must carry about six passport size photos for the permit.
AFTER PAYING MY TOUR PACKAGE, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY VISA TO BHUTAN?
You should expect to get your visa only between 14 to 5 days prior to your departure. Remember to print out a copy of your visa so that you can present it at the Drukair Check-in counter and also at immigration points.
The minimum daily package for tourists travelling in a group of 3 persons or more is as follows: USD $200 per person per night for the months of January, February, June, July, August, and December (low season) USD $250 per person per night for the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November (high season) These rates are applicable per tourist per night halt in Bhutan. On the day of departure, the ‘local agents’ host obligation shall be limited to providing breakfast only and any extra requirements shall be payable on usage basis. The Royal Government of Bhutan sets minimum selling prices for packages to Bhutan. These must be paid in US dollars prior to arrival in Bhutan. You are entitled to the following services as part of the minimum daily tariff: • A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium). • All meals • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide for the extent of your stay • An experienced driver • A good vehicle (4WD for travelling couples or mini bus or bus for bigger groups) • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours • Sightseeing and entrance fees for the museums and monuments • All internal taxes and charges • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT INCLUDED:
Travel Insurance • Meals at 5 stars restaurants. Breakfast at 5 stars restaurant is included if you have booked a night at the hotel. • Tips for the guide and driver • Drukair ticketing cost is usually not included in our listed travel packages due to the fluctuation of foreign exchange. SURCHARGES Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates. These are as follows: • Single individual – US$ 40 per night • Group of 2 persons only – US$ 30 per person per night • There is no surcharge for three pax and above • For Trekking, for a group of less than 3 people: additional surcharge of US$ 40 per person per night will be applicable. • Visa fee of US$ 40 per person will be applicable All rates and conditions applied above are subject to change depending upon the policies of the Royal Government of Bhutan which shall be intimated to you as soon as our office is notified officially about it.