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How to book with Best Bhutan Tour?

Our 4-steps process guarantees that your booking process will be as smooth as silken tofu. Simply consult our Happiness Consultant, email a copy of your passport for your Bhutan visa, make payment and receive your flights, visa and pre-departure handbook. It is that easy!
Contact one of our Happiness Consultant today at [email protected] or read more about our simple 4-step booking process.

When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

Every period has its own little charm, be it nature lovers, festive parties, trekking enthusiasts or seeking spirituality, you can be sure to find a season that is perfect for you.
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Spring time in Bhutan

Ideal Time: September to November.
Why? The air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. It is perfect for treks, learning about the culture and you can even participate in festivals like Thimphu Drubchen, Thimphu Tshechu and Black Necked Crane Festival.
To see the rare black-necked cranes: Phobjikha Valley between late October and mid-February
Colder temperature: January and February
Why? Escape the intense heat in Singapore! Experience cold Christmas in the Himalayas and find snow and in the mountains and glaciers.
For flowers and dry weather: April to late spring
Why? The famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour. Sakuras are everywhere, from Hyde Park in London to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and not forgetting Japan. Why not celebrate spring with the unique rhododendrons blooms in the Lamperi Botanical Garden?
Read more about the Best Time To Visit Bhutan for more details about festivals and seasons.

How much is Bhutan? Why is it so expensive?

Great question there, probably one of the most asked. The Royal Government of Bhutan sets a minimum daily expenditure for people travelling to Bhutan. This is to sustain the country and also to protect the national parks so you and I have fresh air to breathe.
The prices are different for high season and off season:
  • High season: March, April, May, September, October, November – USD 250/night/pax
  • Low season: June, July, August, December, January, February – USD200/night/pax
Bhutan Visa Fee: USD40/pax Cost of Round Trip Flights: about USD1,030/pax
Get the detailed breakdown of pricing in our Cost To Visit Bhutan.

Okay, so that’s the price. Now, what is included?

1. Roundtrip Direct Flights between Singapore and Bhutan
2. Bhutan Visa fee
3. Airport transfer in Bhutan
4. 3-5 star hotel accommodation
5. Three meals per day
6. Bhutanese, licensed English-speaking tour guide
7. Private car and driver
8. Mineral bottled water
9. Entrance fees to all attractions
10. Wearing Gho and Kira (traditional Bhutanese clothes) when visit Tiger’s Nest
11. Road permits
12. All internal taxes/charges/sustainable tourism royalty fees

What’s not included?

1. Tips for driver (min USD10/day/pax) and tour guide (min USD12/day/pax)
2. Personal expenses (shopping, laundry, etc)
3. Travel insurance

Is it a direct flight to Bhutan? What is the flight schedule like?

Flights to Bhutan

Yes, there is a direct flight. The only flight between Singapore and Bhutan is by Drukair. It has a 35-min stopover in Kolkata. Basically just sit on the plane while the plane picks up some people.
Singapore-Bhutan: every Tue, Thu, and Sun; depart at 6:30AM and arrive at 10:45AM.
Bhutan-Singapore: every Mon, Wed, and Sat; depart at 7:20AM and arrive at 3:35PM.

I have a Singaporean passport. Do I need a visa?

Yes, you do. Except of India, Bangladesh, and Maldives passport holders, all visitors need a visa to visit Bhutan. Simple send us a clear photo of your passport ID page and make the payment. The visa will be done in 3-5 working days.
The visa fee is included in your package.

What kind of accommodation will I be staying in?

· We provided 3-5 hotels that we genuinely like and would to recommend to our families and friends.
· Other options: local farm house, guest house in monasteries
Examples of accommodation: Drubchhu Resort, Namgay Heritage Hotel, Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa

When should I book my trip?

For high season (Mar-May, Sep-Nov), we recommend customers to book tour two months before the trip, since air ticket and hotel room can be sold out very quickly. Besides, air fares in high season can fluctuate much like stock market, so make sure to book tour early!
Booking deadline is 12 days before the departure date. It is to ensure we have enough time to arrange the best tour for you and have your visa issued.

How do I make payment?

There are three options:
1. Bank transfer
2. Credit card
3. Cash*.
*You can pay in cash at our Singapore office. Both USD and SGD are acceptable.

Why do I need a tour guide? Can I do a tour on my own?

Tourism in Bhutan is highly regulated by the government. You need a licensed Bhutanese tour company and guide. This is to ensure that you can be fully immersed in the culture and environment that have been carefully preserved. It is also to protect the culture and environment to make sure that people do not destroy it.

Can I have a customised itinerary?

Yes, of course! We are more than happy to help you customise itinerary, based on your preference and duration of your stay. Consult our Happiness Consultant for more day trekking tours, national archery competition or other activities.
If there is any festival or local activities during your stay, we will let you know too!

What’s the food like? Is there any problem if I’m a vegetarian?

The food is one of the greatest experiences when you travel to a different destination. You will have a variety of cuisines to choose from, including Bhutanese, Indian, Tibetan, Continental, and Chinese. The main staples of the Bhutanese diet are rice (red or white) and chilies.
One dish favoured by most Bhutanese is called “Ema datsi,” which is chilies and cheese. Meat is widely eaten in Bhutan, as are vegetables. Bhutanese food tends to be spicy, since many dishes are made with chilies, but the spiciness can be reduced to your liking.
If you are a vegan, just let us know before the trip and we will prepare for you.

Do I have to worry about altitude sickness when visiting Bhutan?

Mountainous Bhutan

The altitude in Bhutan is higher than what many people are used to. Though most visitors will have no problem adjusting, altitude sickness may be a problem for certain people. Our cultural tours do not reach altitudes higher than 3,500 meters. All of our treks reach at least 3,500 meters, and some of our treks go as high as 5,000 meters.
If you have history of altitude sickness, we recommend you to seek doctor’s advise first
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