BHUTAN ‘RED-TAPE’ ISSUES – The prices given below include and exclude the following services in Bhutan
- All ground transport by private vehicles
- Bhutanese visa fee, daily tourism fee and ‘letter of introduction’
- Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu Airfare
- Twin share hotel accommodation
- All sightseeing tours and monastery entrance fees as per the programme/itinerary in this dossier
- Local English-speaking Bhutanese guide throughout Bhutan
- Meals, as detailed in itinerary (B,L,D)
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
- Single Supplement charges
- Refreshments and all other expenses of personal nature
- Charges levied on photography and additional/optional entrance fees
- Any possible extra costs incurred due to emergency evacuation, landslides, road-blocks and consequential transport or porter hire; and any other costs whatsoever even if not referred to in the above
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VISAS (Bhutan and Nepal) - Bhutan
This Bhutanese information is provided in good faith but is (and has frequently been) subject to change without warning. We recommend that you consult Himalayan Encounters at least 4-6 weeks before departure for the most up-to-date information. We will apply and obtain Bhutan Visa for you, for which you will have to forward us a copy of your passport and scanned passport size photo at least two weeks prior to your departure to Bhutan.
Nepal - The standard procedure for obtaining a Nepalese visa is detailed in the Dossier Let’s ‘Summit Up!’ In this instance, where you are travelling from Nepal to Bhutan and returning, you must simply ensure that your Nepalese visa states it is ‘multiple entry’.
The currency in Bhutan is the Ngultrum (BTN). For a guide on currency exchange rates go to www.xe.com. The best currency to carry is the US dollar as notes can be changed in both Nepal and Bhutan. Bring a mix of large and small denomination notes. Opportunities to change money in Bhutan are limited and credit cards are not widely accepted outside Paro and Thimphu.
Meals and Accommodation:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in Bhutan and, together with your accommodation, are generally of a good tourist standard.
Everyone should anticipate a need to adjust to the high altitude. Even moderately excessive physical activity should be performed with care, backing off if necessary. The warning signs are a slight headache and/or dizziness. Some people also experience erratic sleep patterns.
are Bhutanese, experienced, well informed, and usually have deep roots in one or other of the areas that we visit.
Let’s ‘Summit Up!’
You are also recommended to note the relevant contents of the Dossier ‘Let’s ‘Summit Up!’