Bhutan the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” is known to have lived for ages as independent and sovereign nation between the two giant neighboring countries, with India in the south and Tibet in the North. Bhutan has remained so far as an independent and isolated country for centuries because of its tiny size and less revered fames. However, when the powerful force of globalization and modernization appeared in the western world, Bhutan shook to change and accepted the concept of modernization and now stands on the thresholds of historical change. Throughout its process of evolution Bhutan under the guidance of its values and priorities has helped remain a unique country in a rapidly changing world. Bhutan has proven itself to the world with all well equipped modern amenities and has proven to be one of the exotic tourist destinations in the world. Bhutan hopes to survive by clinging on to the age-old values that rest of the world has lost.
Bhutan is an all season destination. All year round, there is a unique sense of peace and contentment in the environment marked by traditional festivities. Spring season offer visitors an amazing display of flowers. It adds a sense of new wonder to the land. Autumn casts a bright golden glow on the vast landscape. It is one of the more crowded times of the year for tourism to Bhutan. If you do not mind the cold winter is another best time of the year to visit Bhutan. Winter has its own moments. The winter landscape lays bare the majestic of the mountains and the sweeping valleys.
Today with vast network of motorable roads and air, travelling to Bhutan is easy and convenient with modern, dependable transportation system. The main points of entry are through Phuntsholing in the south that links Bhutan with the Indian plains of West Bengal. Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar links with Indian state of Assam. Paro in the heart of western Bhutan caters all the international flight and is the only international airport that caters the needs of visitors coming in and out trough flight.
All International tourists wishing to enter Bhutan must obtaining visa clearance prior to their travel. It must be pre-arranged through a license Bhutanese Tour Operator like Wild Mountain Adventure through an online system. Your Bhutan visa is issued by the Department of Immigration through Tourism Council of Bhutan. Wild Mountain Adventure will apply your Bhutan visa only after receiving full tour payment (100% deposit) wire through bank transfer to the jointly account with Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) and Bhutan National Bank Ltd (BNBL). Remember Bhutan government does not encourage or issue visa for backpackers. At the point of entry to Bhutan, you need to provide the copy of your Bhutan visa, which, we will send you prior your travel and after which it will bear the special stamp in your passport.
The unique Bhutanese culture is what our visitors appreciate and like most about Bhutan. The people of Bhutan are a rich mosaic of lifestyles and languages. The ruggedness of the terrain and the remoteness of its valleys have led to the formation of many scattered communities throughout the kingdom. Bhutanese people are friendly; their warmth, hospitable nature, and the unique culture are rooted in their way of life. The language and literature, art and crafts, ceremonies and events, and basic social and cultural values that draw their essence from the religious teachings. The rich cultural heritage of Bhutan has always remained remarkably unblemished and still continued to uphold by every Bhutanese and has a clear significance in their everyday life.
Because of vast number of incoming tourist the hospitality business has become a sunrise industry in Bhutan. The new hotels and restaurant is mushrooming across the country. Its infrastructure has been outnumbered, and accommodation facilities have been improved to a higher level because of competitive business overflow. According to their category and standard hotels in Bhutan provides all type of international standard accommodation with bath or shower, air-conditioning rooms, with Continental, Indian, Local and Western cuisine. A wide variety of accommodation is available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels like Guest House, Farmhouse and Home-Stay.
Most Bhutanese dishes are rich and spicy with lots of cheese and chilies. The main cuisine generally includes white and red rice, seasonal vegetables and meats. Chilies are not considered seasoning but truly, a valuable vegetable, it is considered essential part of every dish and without chili, Bhutanese people would never enjoy their meals. If you aren’t able to take it too spicy, it is advisable that you can stick to Chinese, Continental and Indian cuisine that are served in almost all the restaurant and hotels in the country. Every restaurant serves various vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods and you can choose or order among the various food of your choice and likes.
Trekking in Bhutan is an experiential journey in the stunning natural beauty and the relatively isolated nature. The undisturbed and unexplored natural environment and the fabulous landscape present heaven and an insight into the serenity and beauty of the wilderness most people only read about. Almost all the treks are renowned for its pristine natural trail per-excellence with breathtaking range of endless Himalayan landscape. Most trail winds through some of the most remote and harsh regions, offering numerous opportunities to explore remarkably abundance of flora & fauna, dramatic landscape, virgin glacier lakes and pristine ecology. The stunning Himalayan mountain peaks wreathed in silent dignity to their stillness are some of the greatest appeal. For the explorer and keen naturalists, there is n better way to unearth an amazing array of personal experience than on trek.
Choose from our range of trekking packages and tailor a tour program any way you want to create a personalized or group trip to the kingdom’s heartland.