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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2016
What to buy in Bhutan?  (4 Answers)

Hello

I'm going to Bhutan soon and will ask what to buy there?
What is worth buying what really comes from Bhutan and not from Nepal, China etc.?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2016
Massage in Bhutan?  (5 Answers)

Hi

Has anyone tried massage in Bhutan and can really recommend?
I'm looking for a good massage in Thimphu.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2016
Taxi Fares in Bhutan

a) What is the taxi fares for the following routes?
1)Phuentsholing-Thimpu
2)Thimpu-Punakha
3)Thimpu-Paro
4) Thimpu sightseeing
5) Paro sightseeing


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2016
Zoom cars from India to Bhutan

Can we take indian cabs like zoom cars driving on our own from india to bhutan for our complete trip of a week?

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2016
Zoomcar to Bhutan.  (1 Answer)

Do the Border authorities of Bhutan allow Zoomcar(yellow on black number plate) across the border? Has anyone been to Bhutan by Zoomcar?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2016
A week in Bhutan in June  (8 Answers)

My wife and me, senior couple, will visit this country, and also Tibet.
We will appreciate your advise about the more interesting places.
May you comment any useful Tour organizing the visit?
Please, I am very grateful for your answer
Dr Roma Massot, Barcelona


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 29, 2016
Bhutan Visa  (4 Answers)

There seems to be no consular office in London. But I wish to travel from India to Bhutan and back.
Can I apply for my visa in Delhi?
There's an office there.
I read that only a tour operator can apply for a visa. Is this true?
Help!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2016
tigers nest  (17 Answers)

how difficult to hike


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2016
eastern Bhutan  (4 Answers)

Has anyone been there and if so whats your opinion?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2015
Queries about 8D 7N Bhutan Itinerary 9-16th August 2015  (2 Answers)

My husband and I are travelling to Bhutan for a week from 9th to 16th August. We are flying in and out of Paro from India.
We haven't used any travel agent. Please help me with the following questions.

1. What is the the regular Taxi Fare from Paro to Thimphu if we take a taxi from Paro Airport? Are the airport services expensive than regular taxis? We are reaching Paro in the evening and we would like to stay overnight in Thimphu.

2. We are unable to decide between the following 2 itineraries.
a) 3 N in Thimphu, 1 N in Punakha, 3 N in Paro. Travel to Thimphu on Day 1, keep Day 2 and Day 3 for SIghtseeing in and around Thimphu, Travel to Punakha on Day 4, Travel back to Paro on Day 5, spend evening and Day 6 doing local Paro sightseeing and Haa valley. See Tiger's Nest on Day 7. Depart from Paro back to India on Day 8.

b) 3 N in Thimphu, 2 N in Gangtey/Phobhjikha via Dochula and Punakha, 2 N in Paro.
Travel to Thimphu on Day 1, keep Day 2 and Day 3 for sightseeing in and around Thimphu, Travel to Gangtey on Day 4 via Dochula and Punakha. Do Gangtey sightseeing on Day 5. Return all the way back to Paro on Day 6. See Tiger's nest on Day 7. Depart from Paro on Day 8.

The second itinerary feels like a stretch and doesn't give us any time to do local Sightseeing in Paro and Haa. The various reviews on Trip Advisor suggest that Gangtey is very beautiful and the Paro sightseeing is not that great apart from Tiger's Nest but some others also have a different perspective about Paro and rave about it.

3. Please suggest the regular taxi fares for travel around Thimphu, to Punakha and Back to Paro. Would we need a taxi to do local Paro Sightseeing, Haa and Tiger's nest?

What do you guys suggest! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a ton in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2015
Hotels & Night Activities

Would like to gather comments

1. The Tiger Nest Resort, Paro
2. Peaceful Resort, Thimpu
3. Anything to do in the Night

I will be visiting in July 2015 so would like to find out more.

Rosanna


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2015
Are solo Indian travelers permitted to visit Bhutan on their own?

I came across some blogs which mention that as per some recently imposed rule, solo Indian travelers are no longer permitted to enter Bhutan.

Has anyone recently visited Bhutan and could suggest how true is this information? How do I obtain the entry permit and special area permit as a solo Indian traveler?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2015
Indian traveler to Bhutan

I plan to travel to Bhutan in April.

1. What is the situation of low to medium budget hotels/guest houses/hostels/bed and breakfast at Timphu and Paro?

2. Are SBI debit cards/Visa debit cards of other Indian banks accepted at Bhutanese ATMs (I believe ATM machines are readily available at Timphu and Paro)?

3. Are 500 and 1000 rupee notes (Indian Currency) accepted in Bhutan?

4. Other than the permit which I'll obtain at Phuentsholing, will I require any other permit to move out of Timphu and visit Paro, Punakha, etc? If yes, then how do I go about obtaining those permits and what are their charges?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2015
Suggestion requested:Night halts in and around Phuentsholing

Amongst Phuentsholing, Jaigaon and Hasimara, what could be my best option, in terms of safety, connectivity and budget, for an overnight stay? I intend to travel by public/sharing transport and am looking for a standard budget hotel with basic requirements.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2014
Local taxi in Bhutan

What would be all inclusive average cost of a small car/day in Bhutan. We are a couple with 04 years old kid (Indian)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2014
If I only have 4/5 days, what should we see?  (2 Answers)

We are active and enjoy: small hikes (not treks) for beautiful scenery, rafting, culture, etc. We don't want to be in the car all day long and don't want to get altitude sickness. Is it possible to see the Himalayas from flying to/from Nepal into Bhutan?
Any suggestions on tour operators and attractions?
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2014
Trek upto Tigers nest, Bhutan  (1 Answer)

Could any one tell me the difficulty level of the trek upto Tigers nest Bhutan? I am an average fit person who walks 4-5 km every day on flat land.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2014
Travelling within Bhutan  (1 Answer)

If i dont wish to take a tour.... how can I travel within Bhutan? Can I hire a private taxi for one week?
Also is it necessary to have a guide over there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2014
allow to carry  (2 Answers)

tobacco or simmiler things allow or not by traveling by road from india?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2014
smoking rules in BHUTAN  (1 Answer)

does smoking allowed in bhutan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2014
Agency for Bhutan

Small group 3-5 people going to Bhutan. 60 ish, but active, adventurous experienced economy travelers (Yes we know that economic and Bhutan travel do not go together, but we are highly motivated.) Not planning to do long bike trips, do overnight treks, water rafting, bungee jumping this trip. Planning for very end of Sept into October. >10 days. Since we must use an agency, which one can you recommend.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2014
planning holiday in bhutan  (6 Answers)

is bhutan a great country to visit


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2014
Bhutan on bicycle  (4 Answers)

Im planning for a Bhutan trip on my cycle this May? Any tips


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2014
Does the plan look good?  (5 Answers)

DAY 1 "Arrival at 5:45am in New Jalpaiguri, Head to Phuentsholing" Cab 142 kms 4hours
DAY 2 Phuentsholing to Paro Cab 149 Kms 4hours
DAY 3 Paro Cab full day
DAY 4 Paro Cab full day
DAY 5 Paro to Thimpu Cab 73 Kms 2hours
DAY 6 Thimpu Cab full day
DAY 7 Thimpu to Punakha Cab 70 Kms 3.5hours
DAY 8 Punakha to Wangduephodrang Cab 13 Kms 1hours
DAY 9 "Punakha/ Wangduephodrang to Trongsa" Cab 129 Kms 4.5hours
DAY 10 Trongsa to Bhumthang Cab 68 Kms 2.5hours
DAY 11 Bhumthang to Phuentsholing Cab 415 Kms 7hours
DAY 12 Phuentsholing Cab full day
DAY 13 "Phuentsholing to New Jalpaiguri to Kolkata" Cab & Train "Road - 142 Kms; Train - Darjeeling Mail" 4hours

Rough Budget (in INR per person)
Main Travel 7500
Local Travel (Rs 600 for 12 days) 7200
Stay (Rs 800 for 12 days) 9600
Food (Rs 500 for 16 days) 8000
Incidentals 5000
Total 37300

What are the things that need to be changed?
Does this look too hectic?
We plan to take share cabs between the above places.

Awaiting your responses!

Happy Travelling.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2014
Travel Vaccinations  (7 Answers)

I am travelling to Bhutan in April and have been advised to get tetanus , typhoid and Hep A injections.Do people think it is really necessary.
Would appreciate advice.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2014
TRAVEL TO BHUTAN  (7 Answers)

Am in Australia can any experienced person tell me of best fights from here to Bhutan please


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2013
will i require different permit to go to phuentsholing from paro  (3 Answers)

hi, i have my flight to paro from kolkata, and while return i have a train from hasimara, my question is that, whether i can travel to phuentsholing with the entry permit itself or will i require a seperate route permit to travel to phuentsholing.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2013
Phuntsholing to Lobesa  (1 Answer)

Please tell me how to go to Lobesa from Phuntsholing directly. Where to stay there at Lobesa (chea hotels please)?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2013
Information on Bhutan Travel  (1 Answer)

Hi, I am based at Bhutan. If you are looking for suggestions and guidance on travel to Bhutan and to help you with your itinerary, do let me know, thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2013
flight to bhutan  (5 Answers)

I am trying to visit Bhutan on June of 2104. I didn't found any flight to Bhutan from United State of America. Is there any flight come to Bhutan from USA.



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