Bhutan Gateway Travels


About Bhutan

Bhutan is known for its rich culture. Preservation and Promotion of Culture is one of the main pillars of Gross National Happiness (GNH). It is a lifetime treat for many of our guests to enjoy every bit of their stay in Bhutan experiencing the rich culture of Bhutan. 99% of our guests have experienced wearing “GHO” – formal attire of men and “Kira” – formal attire for women. It always gives immense joy to us to gift and see our guests wear the formal attire of Bhutanese people. Bhutan is considered as the last Shangri-la for its unwavering effort to preserve and promote its cultural identity on global arena.

Therefore, cultural tours in Bhutan is a lifelong treat for our every single guest who visited Bhutan. We at Bhutan Gateway Travel, go out of our way to let our guest visits typical lifestyle of Bhutanese people and often share meals.

Hiking is another best thing to do while planning to visit Bhutan. The hiking trails and virgin forests will provide immense joy and treat to your soul. We often hear our guests experiencing forest bathing due to the pure quality of air and freshness.

Travelling to Bhutan at any age is hassle free with us. Travelling with kids is a joy to us to provide all essentials from baby diapers to milk and meals at any hour of the day. We have had many family visits with us children as young as 2 years.

We make sure and detail out every bit of requirements for family visiting Bhutan with kids to ensure there are no shortcomings and dampen the joyful trip to Bhutan.

100% hassle free and 100% happiness guaranteed !

FAQ related to visa

Your visa will be taken care by Bhutan Gateway Travel. You are requested to email us a clear valid passport with validity of six months or more prior to your visit to Bhutan.

Once approved, Bhutan Gateway Travel will email you the electronic visa (e-visa) approved by the Department of Immigration. You will print and hand carry a copy of the approved e-visa.

In case of emergency, based on the merit of the case, we will pursue with the relevant authority and get it extended. However, under normal circumstances, it is not possible to get the visa extended.

Three to five government working days.

FAQ related to SDF

The new SDF of US$100 per person per day will become effective from 1 September 2023.

The new SDF shall remain effective for four years until 31 August 2027.

Any guest who already paid the SDF for their upcoming visit to Bhutan is eligible for a refund of the excess SDF amounts paid.

When applying for a visa to enter Bhutan, you will need to pay the SDF. Visas can be applied for at the Department of Tourism’s website.

No, the incentives introduced in June 2023 have been revoked and are no longer applicable. However, the 24-hour SDF waiver for border towns in Bhutan remains valid.