Bhutan Tour from Singapore
If you are traveling from Singapore to Bhutan tour you should know: Bhutan is a developing country.. Food may not as good as many other countries. It is a beautiful country located in the Eastern Himalayas bordered by China in the North and India on the other 3 sides. Bhutan has a total land area of 38,394 square kilometers and measures approximately 150 kilometers North to South and 300 kilometers East to West. The landscape is characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys ranging from 150 meters in the sub-tropical valleys in the southern foothills, through temperate zone to heights exceeding 7000 meters in the alpine regions of the mountains.
Bhutan has over 72% of its land under forest cover, including 26% of its area designated as protected areas thereby maintaining its rich biodiversity. The national parks and the wildlife sanctuaries are home to some of the rarest and most significant animals in the world. Bhutan has one of the richest biodiversity in the world with about 3,281 plant species per 10,000 square kilometers and has been declared as one of the 10 global biodiversity ‘hot spots’. It has been identified as one of the 221 global endemic bird areas. The country’s forests of temperate and sub-tropical species are home to many rare species of flora and fauna. An estimated 770 species of birds and over 50 species of rhododendron, along with an astonishing variety of medicinal plants (over 300 species) and orchids are endemic to this region. Rare animals like the golden langur, takin and snow leopard are found distributed widely in Bhutan. Bhutan is also one of the wintering grounds for the rare and endangered black-necked cranes. Bhutan is also endowed with a river system that has an estimated potential to generate 30,000 MW of hydroelectricity.
1.Visa Formalities and Procedures for Bhutan tour
We can help you to apply for the Bhutan visa for all participants those who join our tour.
All visitors require a passport, valid for at least 6 months longer than their journey, and a visa clearance for Bhutan which must be pre-approved prior to your arrival in Bhutan.
Air ticket to Bhutan and Bhutan visa applications for all participants will be submitted by Brothers International tours your tour operator in Singapore and takes at least a week to process.All we usually need is a quality scan or photo of your passport photo page.
Bhutan visas generally cost $40 USD but are sometimes built into your travel package. A visa authority letter is issued after prepayment for your travel arrangements and the actual visa is entered into your
passport on arrival at Paro International Airport.
Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines are the two airlines that fly into Bhutan, please make sure you check with the Druk Air office at Madrid for availability of flights to Bhutan. Or more importantly call and consult with Brothers International Tours Singapore office, your Singapore Tour Operator for Bhutan, and we will do the needful. When you check in at the airport starting in Singapore or Kathmandu, you must show your approved visa authority letter for Bhutan (that has been sent to you via email by the tour operator).
All visitors are now required to provide fingerprints and a facial image – biometrics, which is a smooth process and you’ll get through quickly.
Druk Air provides its standard baggage allowance of 30 kg for economy class travelers and 40 kg in business class. The allowance for carry-on bags is 5 kg. Just prior to landing at Paro International Airport @2280m, as the Druk Air plane makes the descend from amongst the clouds, you will get wonderful views of the beautiful, serene Himalayan mountain ranges. This special occasion to view these mountains from above them would more than justify your Druk Air fares. For the best views and pictures/videos of the landscape, please check-in early for your Druk Air flight and reserve your seats on the left side of the plane if you are flying in from Bangkok. Likewise on your return flight, pl request for a seat on the right side of the plane to get the best views. Seats on Druk Air are allocated on a “first come first served” basis. Yes, we promise, fulfillment of sublime satisfaction will be at hand when you travel o Bhutan. Simple as that.
2.What is the tour cost Structure of the Daily Tariff when you Travel to Bhutan?
During the low season months (Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug and Dec), it costs $200 USD per person per night and on the high season months (Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct and Nov),
It costs $225 USD per person per night for groups of three or more.
For groups of two, it costs $255 USD per night, per person.
For a solo traveler, its $265 USD per night per person.
So on the surface, Bhutan may seem like an expensive destination than nearby Nepal, India or elsewhere, but from a broader perspective it’s actually not such a bad deal, considering all that is included and packaged within that fee. This fee actually includes a 3 star accommodation, all meals, a licensed Bhutanese tour guide and a driver for transportation, entrance fees to sites, camping equipment & haulage for trekking tours during the entire course of your stay within the country. Also included within the fee is a $65 per day royalty that goes to the government towards free education, free healthcare and poverty alleviation. Healthcare is free even for tourists. The philosophy behind the mandatory minimum fee being that it creates a “high-value/low-impact“ tourist environment, as envisioned by the government of Bhutan. The government executes and regulates this minimum fee in order to manage tourism in a more sustainable way, to grow and blend sensibly with the world, without taxing the local environment and more importantly, highlight and conserve the unique “culture and tradition” of the country.
3.Climate and Weather in Bhutan: Average Temperatures in Bhutan
December – February
These are Bhutan’s coldest months, especially in the mountains, but the clear skies can really reward those who are really up for low temperatures. The valleys are warmer and sunny during the day with clear views of the incredible Himalayas. There are fewer tourists around, so sometimes you can have all the place for just yourself!
March – April
March and April are popular times to travel to Bhutan as the climate is pleasant and the valleys are abundant in flowers of different varieties. The blooming will have started by then. Paro Tshechu usually is on early April, so book your trip ahead to get the best accommodation and flights.
Thermometers start to shoot up in May, bringing humidity as well as clouds all. However, fewer visitors and lower prices can make it a perfectly viable time to visit. The rhododendrons would also still be in bloom which can be ideal for photographers and nature lovers.
June – August
June to August and sometimes till September is monsoon time in Bhutan. Although showers can occur at night without killing your daytime experiences, conditions aren’t ideal for trekking. Sightseeing can still be done, but have a raincoat handy! You can go to a spa or take a hot stone water bath. But morning views are at their very best after night-time downpours, the smell of the air and the earth, you will have it all.
September, October and November are excellent times for hiking, watching festivals, particularly the popular Thimphu Tshechu and enjoying the stunning views of mountains, valleys and the flora and fauna. Expect it to be around 20-25°C in the sun during the day, but its gonna be a lot cooler in the evenings/mornings and at higher altitudes. So don’t forget your woolens.
About 70% of all international visitors want to visit Bhutan in October, there is a dead rush, a rat race, so plan well in advance to ensure you get your preferred accommodation and Druk Air flights. Pl also note that Druk Air planes have a capacity of 114 pax.
Black-necked cranes migrate from the cold Tibetan Highlands to the protected Phobjikha Valley each year and also to Bumdeling in eastern Bhutan. They remain in the region from late October to early February. In Gangtey Monastery in Phobjikha, a special Black Necked Festival is held every November to celebrate the arrival of the birds. Pl note and plan in advance if you want to be part of it.
So Travel to Bhutan checking your month wise priorities.
4.Things to do in Bhutan
You can do Many things in Bhutan..
• Take a Cultural Tour, Festival Tour, Special Interest Tour
• Hike as you like, Flexibility and Customization are guaranteed
• Go for Magnificent Himalayan Treks
• Participate the world famous” Snow Man Trek”
• Rejoice Buddhist Mask Dances and Tshechu Festivals
• See and Experience century old fortresses called Dzongs.
• Stay in Typical Bhutanese Homestays
• Enjoy local Bhutanese Food
• Get an extra Experience of Rarified Bhutanese Atmosphere at over 2000m asl
• Experience pure Buddhist tradition and preserved Bhutanese culture.
• Get to see the last Shangri-la on Earth