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Bhutan Travel Info

Bhutan trekking

Bhutan the country of mysteries and dragon is one of the most popular and beautiful country to be trekked and toured. In order to view the scenic natural beauty and experience the cultural taste Bhutan is the perfect destination. Bhutan holds many surprises. This is a country where the rice is red and where chillies aren't just a seasoning but the main ingredient. It's also a deeply Buddhist land, where monasteries are part of the mainstream, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. This fascinating mysterious land is also famous for natural scenery, Himalayas view and many other tourism attractive sites and things.

Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces universal developments. Touring or trekking Bhutan will amuse you with its mysterious cultural hospitality and mythical beauty. Explore Bhutan and enjoy the ancient taste of culture and wilderness of natural beauty.

Bhutan History

Bhutan is a small country filed with magic’s and mystery. This fascinating country of dragon flourishes and cherishes Buddhism. The history of Bhutan begins from 7th century after the rise of Buddhism. This landlocked country is filled with natural scenery and was operated by a king. In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907; three years later, a treaty was signed whereby the British agreed not to interfere in Bhutanese internal affairs and Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs.

Climate

Although being small country weather varies from north to south, valley to valley. This is a Himalayan country blessed with mighty peaks, so the climatic condition varies. In the North of Bhutan on the borders with Tibet it is perennially covered with snow. In the western, central and eastern Bhutan (Ha, Paro, Thimphu, Wandue, Trongsa, Bumthang, Trashi Yangtse, Lhuntse) you will mostly experience European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. Punakha is an exception as it is in a lower valley and summer is hot and winter is pleasant. Southern Bhutan bordering with India is hot and humid with a sub-tropical climate. Bhutan is a country with a mix variation of weather condition. Offering you any sort of weather throughout the year.

Visa application and permits

In the case of persons from India, Bangladesh and Maldives only, visas are issued on entry. A photograph and Identification document, Passport or Voter ID Card, is required (along with a photocopy of either). At land border crossings you will only get 7 days for Paro and Thimphu. For extension of duration apply in Thimphu at the Immigration office at the northern end of Norzin Lam. For visiting other districts you will need to apply for road permits at the same office.

Route permits are required to travel around Bhutan, and there are check posts in most districts east and north of Thimphu where you are required to produce these documents in order to proceed. Route permits are processed by your local tour operator on applying for your visa. These permits are issued by the immigration office in Thimphu (Northern end of Norzin Lam).

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