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Discover Bhutan

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Duration:
8-17 days
Difficulty:
Moderate
Group Size:
4-12
Adventure:
Trek & culture

Join us in exploring the many natural and cultural gems of mountainous Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragons! This small country is a trekker's dream world, with challenging multiday routes to tackle that take you deep into the Himalayas to meet remote communities and snowy peaks. There's also plenty to see and do in and around the towns, from craft workshops to farmhouse visits, ancient festivals, historic fortresses to explore, and beautiful day hikes.

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Country info and facts

Here's what you need to know to plan for a Bhutan adventure! Please take careful note of the unusual visa system.

Languages
Languages

Dzongkha

Currency
Currency

Bhutanese ngultrum (Nu)

Airports
Airports

Bhutan has only one international airport: Paro International Airport (PBH).

Visa and Immigration
Visa and Immigration

A tourist visa for Bhutan is a unique affair. You pay a fee for every day you're in Bhutan. But included in that fee is your accommodation, guide, food and more. The exact fee differs depending on the time of year.

If you'd like to learn more, please read How much does it cost to travel to Bhutan?

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

Altitude sickness can be an issue in the north of Bhutan, especially if you intend to go trekking. We advise speaking to your GP before heading to Bhutan. If you're planning on doing a trek, you should also take out travel insurance that covers you for high-altitude trekking.

You can find more details in 6 things to know before visiting Bhutan.

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