With a population of only 750,000, this remote Kingdom is most famous for its invention of the “Gross National Happiness” index. Tucked between India and China in the foothills of Himalaya, the entire region is covered with ancient Buddhist temples and traditional architecture, some of which are built on steep cliffs that humbles modern engineering techniques! Experience ancient festivals and traditions that are still religiously guarded today, and be greeted by friendly local people adorned in traditional daily wear no matter where you go.
Druk Yul is the traditional name for Bhutan means, the Land of Thunder Dragon is untouched and has remained in isolation for centuries. The first group of tourists visited Bhutan was in 1974. It is one of rare countries which have preserved its ancient culture and tradition in harmony with modernization process. It is country which has been largely influenced by Buddhism. The minimum 60% of Bhutanese Land must be covered by forest as stated in its constitution and now it holds 70% of the land which makes Bhutan not only Carbon Neutral Country but Carbon Negative Country. So, marks as the one of the worlds richest in vegetation and bio diversity.
Tiger Nest, Taktsang Monastery in a hanging cliff which is the only source of Bhutanese culture and religion and a Buddhist Saint Lama Drukpa Kuenley popularly known as Divine Madman are among the sources of inspiration for Bhutanese people.
Bhutan tours and treks have been designed to give the uniqueness it has to offer to the travelers without hampering local tradition and culture. Bhutan is one the most see spiritual countries in the world where the myths have not yet been stripped of its transcendental values.
How to Fly to Paro, Bhutan?
There are direct flights of Royal Druk Air and Bhutan Air from Kathmandu, Singapore, Bangkok, Dhaka, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and other few major cities of India.
How to Get Bhutan Visa?
As an individual traveler to Bhutan, it is not possible to get Visa from Government of Bhutan. You must travel through Government Registered Travel Company. We get Bhutan Travel Permit once you finalize travel plan and submit Scan Passport Copy. You must send scan passport copy to us before 30 days prior of your travel date to Bhutan. Then, we apply and get your Bhutan Travel Permit. On behalf of your Travel Permit, you can fly to Bhutan. Upon arriving In Paro International Airport, the Immigration Officer stamps Bhutan Visa on your passport upon submitting Travel Permit.
Alpine Holidays with our extensive networks in Bhutan organize various Cultural tours, Festival Tours, Camping treks with the best Team members we have and arrange your Bhutan Travel Permit and Bhutan Flights.
COVID 19- BHUTAN TRAVEL PROTOCOLS
Bhutan has lifted Quarantine for International Tourists effective from 4th July, 2022 and introduces Test & Go. Tourist need to stay for 24 hours at hotel or until PCR tests negative. It has also raised Sustainable Tourism Development Fees to USD 200/- per day per person which was earlier USD 65/- before Covid.