Menu

productimage

Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines And Bhutan Airlines – Amedewa Tours And Trek

Fly to Bhutan  with Amedewa Tours And Trek, we are registered travel and tour operator under Tourism council of Bhutan and representatives of Drukair and Bhutan Airlines.

We offer free consultation, any day departures, block flight seats, guaranteed Bhutan Visas and memorable trip with tailored made packages to our valued clients

For any queries kindly mail us at travelamedewa@gmail.com

productimage

Home Stays/Farm House in Bhutan with Amedewa Tours and Trek

Travel  Bhutan, the last Shangri La with Amedewa Tours and experience the local culture and traditions.

If you are one of those who is curious about local lifestyles, this experience will offer you to explore the local cultural like no other and mingle with local families and see their daily routines.

A night or two stays offers a good time to bond with the locals and enjoy authentic Bhutanese cuisine meals.

Amedewa Tours

HOTSONE BATH

Hotstone Bath

Most of the homestays in Bhutan offers Hotstone Bath which is considered as natural healing process for ailments like joint pains and stomach disorders.

Selected stones from the river bank are baked in fire till red and then dipped in the wooden tub of cold water with addition of some medicinal herbs to enhance the experience.

 

productimage

How to get your Bhutan visas/Road permits done with Amedewa Tours And Trek, Bhutan

It is mandatory that all tourist other than India, Maldives and Bangladesh to the obtain the visas before their arrival to Bhutan

Your Bhutan visas can be arranged by a registered tour and travel operator under Tourism Council of Bhutan, Royal Government of Bhutan like our self, Amedewa Tours And Trek.

For International Tourist 

To get your visas approved you must remit the tour payment in USD to the tour operator having beneficiary account of USD with Bhutan National Bank

To transfer the payment to Bhutan National Bank from any place outside India and Bhutan

Please request your bank to remit through Bhutan National Bank Ltd, Correspondent Bank as follows .

  1. Bank Address: Standard Chartered Bank Ltd ( Correspondent Bank) One Madison Avenue , New York

NY 10010-3603

Swift Code: SCBLUS33

CHIPS ABA:0256

FED ABA: 026002561

  1. Beneficiary Bank account: 358-202-171-9001 (USD A/C)
  1. Beneficiary Bank: Bhutan National Bank, P.O BOX 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu Bhutan

Swift Code: BNBTBTBT

  1. Beneficiary/Ultimate Beneficiary: Amedewa Tours And Trek maintained with BNBL(Bhutan National Bank limited)

The document required is a scan copy of your passport having a validity of minimum 6 months, which can be mailed to your tour operator. 

We will start applying for your visas online on Tourism Council of Bhutan system and we will mail a Visa confirmation code which must be produced at the check in counter at Paro International Airport and your actual visa will be stamped on your passport at the counter on arrival. 

For Regional Tourist (India, Maldives and Bangladesh nationality) 

Upon confirmation of your tour to Bhutan with your tour operator you will be required to send a scan copy of your passport having a validity of minimum of 6 months if you want to opt for E permit(online permit) and avoid visiting the immigration office in person to get your permits done

E permits or your Road permit to Bhutan will be processed before your arrival to Bhutan and mailed to you prior to your actual travel dates for convenience

Please note that only Passport will be entertained for the E permits or with voter ID one can get their road permit done from the respective immigration offices in Bhutan by personally being present at the immigration office.

Documents required for those Using Voter ID to get the road permit done in Bhutan 

  • All Hotel confirmation vouchers in Bhutan
  • Few passport size photograph
  • Tour itinerary 

For Regional tourist only Passport for E permits is applicable

Voter ID/ Passports  for adult and birth certificate for child can be used to obtain the road permits at the Immigration offices in Bhutan

 

 

productimage

When to book my Bhutan Tour

The kingdom of Bhutan is sandwiched between the two giants India and China and being a mountainous country may be considered as one of the reason why she was never colonised keeping her culture and traditions intact.

Bhutan open its door to Tourism only in 1974 to raise revenue and promote Bhutanese culture and traditions to the outside world.

There is two flights in operation, DrukAir and BhutanAirlines which flies to sectors like Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Kathmandu, Bangladesh and Guwahati.

Planning a Festival Tour 

Planning a visit to Bhutan on festival season  requires at least 3 months of advance booking specially if you are coming for a festival tour of Thimphu, Paro and Punakha. otherwise if you are on a normal cultural tour, the entire season of the year is suitable.

You can check the festival calendar here

There is also a peak and Off season for the tourist visiting Bhutan as below.

Peak season: March, April, May, September, October and November.

Off season:  January, February, June, July, August and December 

We expect rainfall on the month of July, August so trekking is not suggested on those rainy days validity. and is suitable on March to June and September to October.

We can expect snowfall on the month of December to March for those who likes snowfall.

Are you flexible with your travel dates on festival?

With festival happening for few days at each district of Bhutan, it is requested that one should have a flexible travel dates so that we can suggest the best suitable festival tour for late booking or if you have particular festival tour in mind please contact us prior to 3 or 4 months in advance.

Document required on your arrival to Bhutan.

  • Passport of minimum 6 months validity.
  • Visa confirmation code emailed by your travel agent which will be then processed and your actual visa will be stamp on your passport at Paro airport.

 

 

productimage

Getting into Bhutan

One can enter Bhutan directly by flying to Paro International airport or travel by land to Bagodogra airport, or nearest train station at Hashimara India which is around an hour drive to reach Phuentsholing Bhutan. 

It takes 5 hours from Bagdogra to Phuentsholing approximately which is around 170 km. 

Flying to Paro Bhutan

The flights operates through sectors like Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Kathmandu, Dhaka and Guwahati. 

The flight takes you through some of the highest mountains in the world.
One can enjoy the view of Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse to your flight to Bhutan. 

Travel by Land to Bhutan

The Tourist can enter either by Phuentsholing, Gelephu or Samdrup Jonkhar.
Phuentsholing is mostly used by the tourist entering by land to Bhutan and it is around 170km from Bagdogra airport. 

It takes approximately 5 hours to reach and after processing your permits at immigration it is another 5 hours drive to reach Thimphu. 

Samdrup Jonkhar is another sector to enter Bhutan. It takes you through Trashigang, Mongar, Bumthang, Trongsa and then to Thimphu which usually takes three to four days.
Gelephu, Tourist entering by this sector will take nine to ten hours to reach Thimphu and it passes through sub-tropical areas of Bhutan. 

productimage

Things to do in Thimphu for a Unique Experience

Simply Bhutan Museum

Simply Bhutan Museum

Simply Bhutan Museum is located right near the city in Thimphu showcasing Bhutan’s unique culture and tradition with its ancient architectural designs.

It provides a unique experience as visitors are firstly welcome by a local drink “ARA” traditional liquor made from wheat, maize, barley, or rice.

There will be an experienced guide to assist inside in the museum and trying out Bhutanese costumes, “GHO” for Men and “KIRA” for Women, play archery, hear songs and dances performed by locals which is overall an awesome experience.

There are also souvenirs shops and restaurant.

Fall in love with Bhutanese Dishes

Fall in love with Bhutanese Dishes

Amongst the Bhutanese dishes, The Spicy Ema Datsi or Kewa Datsi is a mixture of chilli with local cheese or potato with red rice is one of the dishes that shouldn’t be missed while in Bhutan.

Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong was constructed in 1216 AD by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. The fort now houses the the throne room, offices of the king, ministries of Home Affairs and Finance.

The Dzong is few minutes drive from Thimphu town right next to the bank of Wang Chhu (River)

It also hosts the annual colourful Thimphu Festival.

Hike to Tango Monastery, A refreshing hike

Hike to Tango Monastery, A refreshing hike

Around 14 kilometres away from Thimphu valley is the institute for Bhutanese studies and residence of Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye, reincarnation of fourth Desi (secular rule)

The hike to the monastery can take 1 to 2 hours with scenic view of the mountains and after the hike one might try the hotstone bath and get relaxed.

Hotstone Bath

Hotstone Bath

Hotstone Bath is considered as natural healing process for ailments like joint pains and stomach disorders.

Selected stones from the river bank are baked in fire till red and then dipped in the wooden tub of cold water with addition of some medicinal herbs to enhance the experience.

Pack lunch on any hike

Pack lunch on any hike

Grab a pack lunch during any of your day hikes to enhance your stay in Bhutan.

Experience Bhutanese culture with Farm house

Experience Bhutanese culture with Farm house

After a busy day of sightseeing, Farm stay gives an opportunity to mingle with the locals to know more about the people and their culture.

One can also grab a Bhutan’s Druk 11000 beer and enjoy the rest of your evening. Get the best Bhutan Tour Packages with Amedewa – Bhutan Travel Agency

productimage

Best time to visit Bhutan

Bhutan has four season, Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn. 

Summer (June, July And August)
Winter (December, January and February)
Autumn (September, October and November)
Spring (March, April and May)

The late spring has Rhododendron blooming the valleys with festival in Paro and other districts of Bhutan. 

The temperature gets favorable by May until from June to September when monsoon hits and can expect some rainfall. 

During October to November , the sky is clear and fresh with Thimphu festival around in the capital and in the month of January and February, we can expect snowfall. 

Check the tentative festival dates of Bhutan 2019. Amedewa Tours & Trek will always happy to help you while you are traveling to Bhutan. 

productimage

Explore Dochula Pass with Amedewa Tours & Trek

Dochula Pass offers a 360-degree view of the Himalayan Mountains and it is more scenic during the winter with snow-capped mountains.

It is one of the favourite spots for tourist which is on the way to Punakha.

Whenever you plan to trip Bhutan, make Dochula Pass your first priority. You can also explore more information about Dochula Pass with Amedewa Tours & trek.

productimage

Bhutanese Traditional Bath – Hot Stone Bath

Hot Stone Bath

It is one of the unique experiences that Bhutan has to offer. The Hot Stone Bath takes place in a wooden tub after collection of selected stones from the river bank which is then heated and mixed with water in the tub.

It is believed that the minerals from rock, and herbs all combined together produce benefit for joint pains, stomach disorders, hypertension, and arthritis.

Apart from landscape & Dzongs architecture Bhutan also has a Best Hot Stone Bath that you would love to take. Experience Bhutanese best Ancient Traditional Hot Stone Bath with Amedewa Tours & Trek.

productimage

Travel Tips And Guide to Bhutan | Amedewa Tours & Trek | Local Bhutan Travel Agency

How to get to Bhutan?

Flying to Paro International Airport.

Druk Air, Royal Bhutan Airlines and Bhutan Airlines connects to Paro international airport from sectors like Singapore, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Dhaka, Guwahati.

The Paro International Airport is just 10 to 15 minutes drive from Paro city and an hour drive to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan.

Things to do in Bhutan before you leave:

Paro Tiger’s Nest HikeParo Tiger’s Nest Hike - Amedewa Tours & Trek

Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the treks not to be missed, with breath taking view of along the trek, Monastery itself is one of the important pilgrimage sight in Bhutan.

The Hike takes 5 to 6 hours in total and with pony ride till the cafeteria to the half way of the monastery might help some of the hikers.

The café also has a great view for selfies and offer buffet lunches and tea/coffees.

River Rafting in PunakhaRiver Rafting in Punakha - Amedewa Tours & Trek

Rafting is usually done along the Mo Chu (Female River) in Punakha which has steady rapids and is safe.

With majestic view of the Punakha fort, it is one of the best things to do in Punakha.

Gears to Carry

Hiking/Trekking gears

Warm clothes if travelling in winter and light jackets on summer

Rain coats during the monsoon season

Changangkha LhakhangChangangkha Lhakhang - Amedewa Tours & Trek

The Monastery is perched on a ridge above central Thimphu.

People come here to get auspicious name for the new born babies and get blessed from the local deity.

Mail us at travelamedewa@gmail.com or visit www.amedewa.com for any Bhutan Tours & Travel Services.

 

 

productimage

Simtokha Dzong | Thimphu Attractions | Amedewa Tours And Trek

In the outskirts of Thimphu, Simtokha Dzong is considered to be the first dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629.

It guards a demon which had vanished in the rock nearby, therefore named Simtokha, from Simmo (demoness) and dho (stone).

It was the first structure to incorporate both administrative and monastic body in the country.

Today the Dzong houses the head of the Lama’s chamber, monastic school, above the dzong one can see the ruins of the watchtower.

Explore more with us at Amedewa Tours And Trek | Local Bhutan Tour Operator

productimage

National Memorial Chorten | Bhutan Tour | Amedewa Tours And Trek

National Memorial Chorten was built in memory of the third king of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Located near the city of Thimphu, It is filled with elderly people who circumambulate around the Chorten the entire day.

The Flower Exhibition is also held here which attract lots of people from different part of Bhutan and visitors from outside the country.

The Flower Exhibition - Amedewa Tours & Trek

Planning a Trip to Bhutan, mail us at travelamedewa@gmail.com or visit Amedewa Tours.