Has anyone recently been to Bhutan from Canada? I'm having difficulties with the banking process. The company gave me a swift code for the NYC correspondent bank, and the bhutan bank. My bank in Canada said I should only have one swift code. They are confused about the process so I guess they don't see it often. The link on the Bhutan Dept of Tourism for sending money is not working either so I am trying to find info myself by looking up old blogs. Any advice? Even my tour company in Bhutan…
I am hoping to visit Bhutan in the 12-24 months. Would like to do a trek plus take in the some cultural and spirituality of the country. What travel companies offer the best trips to Bhutan? We are in our late 60's, very physically fit and healthy, don't want luxury or even extreme comfort, but probably don't want anything too rugged or barebones. Camping on a trek is fine, but we probably want to be somewhat supported.
Would love some recommendations.
I am planning a trip to Bhutan in April this year.
I got a lot of information from the posts on this forum and it was really helpful but I have few more questions.
1. Hostels - Since, I am travelling on budget, I would like to know if i can find hostels. The hostels are also a great way to meet similar backpackers. If there are no hostels, can anyone tell about a hotel/homestay which is famous for backpackers?
2. Trekking/ adventure tours - Since all the websites offer a complete package…
Can anyone please tell me if it is quite straightforward going through immigration at the Eastern Bhutan/Indian border going straight the to Guwahati airport?
I am from Australia and I have heard getting a visa from India when entering by road is not allowed. This does not sound right to me as many tourists exit from Eastern Bhutan. The visa form asks for Indian registration and I am not staying in India and I am not allowed to leave it blank?! do you think just putting the airline and/or airport…
I would like to share an account of the Druk Path Trek I did i Bhutan.
After a grueling hike to Tiger's Nest the day before we were 'warmed up' for the first day of our Druk Path Trek. 'Druk' means 'Dragon' in Tzongkha,the most spoken Bhutanese language. Druk Path is one of the most popular treks of the country as it is short and offers wonderful views. As I mentioned in my Prologue post, I chose Bhutan and the Druk path trek after a lot of research. The definite highlights of the trek to…
I would like to visit Bhutan in early June. Between a 9 day and 13-day tour, what would you recommend? Has anyone been to Eastern Bhutan recently who can share info about road conditions, scenary, and the connection to Kuwahati airport or inland to Darjeeling? Would appreciate any info and advise so as to help me make the decision between the two proposed tours. I read that the roads are not that great out in the east and there is a fair amount of driving. At the same time, it is out of the…
I am an indian national and planning to cover Nepal,Bhutan and Burma .I am having a hard time to finalize an itenary by myself.
I am planning to travel from delhi to kathmandu -Stay there for 2 days atleast and then travel to Bhutan from Kathmandu.From Bhutan-I would like to travel to Burma and then come back to Delhi.
Few Questions on my mind -if anyone of you can clarify
1.What is the best way to travel to Bhutan from Nepal?
2.I read somewhere that ,for travelling in bhutan you can…
I am going to Bhutan in early May this year flying directly from Paro to Bumthang, we are being encouraged to exit through Eastern Bhutan to India, as it is very beautiful and interesting. However, I am more than a little concerned about the roads, how dangerous, fast trucks, and scariness! I was in Bhutan in late 2015 and know what the state of the roads were then between Thimpu and the Phobjikha Valley, I believe the road works are still ongoing and can cause many long delays?
I would love…
I am trying to decide between doing the Druk Trek vs the Chomolhari Trek.
*In terms of difficulty are they basically the same other than the higher elevations experienced on Chomolhari?
*I read on one tour operator's site that they are not recommending Chomolhari right now due to the route being comprised by the hydropower project. Not sure what that means. Trekking through ankle deep muck?
*I am primarily looking for a hiking experience first and cultural second. Would one trek offer more of…