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Bhutan opened its door to tourism in 1974 coinciding with the coronation of our the 4th King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It is one of the world\’s most exclusive tourists destinations. Travellers who visit this enchanted realm will soon discover that there is no other destination as this land of pure and exotic mysticism.

If you do visit Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the world’s most enigmatic countries – the ‘last Shangri La’ – and you’ll be playing your part in this medieval kingdom’s efforts to join the modern world, while steadfastly maintaining its distinct and amazing cultural identity.

Tourism Policy

The policy also stipulates an all inclusive rate for foreigners for each night in Bhutan that covers all food, accommodation (excluding resorts such as Aman Kora, Uma Paro & Zhiwa Ling), transport and guide services. A portion of the fee, currently 35%, goes to the government and helps to sustain the provision of free medical care and education for everyone in the country. This kind of tax is also one of the main sources of foreign exchange for the Royal Government of Bhutan, in the absence of indirect taxes of tourist services such as value-added tax or sales tax.

All tour operators are subject to this all inclusive rate.

All tours and treks in Bhutan must be booked through recognised Bhutanese Tour Operator such as the
Bhutan Rila Expedition

Travel Visa Application:

Tourist Visas: Your visa has to be approved prior to air ticketing and your arrival in Bhutan. Once you are ready to confirm your tour arrangements we will apply for your visas. We will need all of the following details.

01: Your full name (EXACTLY as it appears in your passport) First, Midde and Surname
02: Permanent address
03: Occupation
04: Nationality
05: Passport number
06: Date of issue and expiration of passport
07: Date and place of birth
08: Telephone Nos
09: Color Passport Size Photo
10: Passport has to be valid for another 6 (Six) Months from your Bhutan arrival
11: Scanned copy of your Passport

Download Bhutan Visa Form 2010
Your Bhutan visa will be stamped in your passport only when you arrive in Bhutan. Bhutan Visa Fees of US$ 20 which you need to wire together with your Airline and Tour Payment to Bhutan Rila Expedition in advance to process your Bhutan Visa and purchase Druk Air tickets.