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Frequently Asked Questions

We as a travel agent in Bhutan can get your visa. You simply need to email your scanned copy of your passport photo page. Visa clearance must be obtained prior to your travel. We will apply it on your behalf, and after approval, your visa clearance copy will be sent to you by e-mail. Bhutan visa costs are built in to your travel package. A visa authority letter is issued after prepayment for your travel arrangements and the actual visa is entered into your passport on arrival at Paro Airport. * Bhutanese Embassies abroad does not have travel visa services.

It is a government regulation that you must use a license Bhutanese Tour Operator to book your travel to Bhutan.

We offer flexible cultural excursions, festival tours, invigorating hikes and many options available, but we will be delighted to prepare itineraries to meet your specific requirements. Private guided tours that are tailored for you will be exclusive to you and your family and friends; no other people will join your party. All tours can be arranged to start at your convenience. Please email us for details.

First carefully browse through our website and find the package you favor, or ask us to customize an itinerary for your trip. We will give you a reply within 24 hours and advise you accordingly.

It is important to book your trip well in advance, especially if you plan to pay a visit during the high season (from March to May & September to November) when the competition for the Bhutan hotels and air tickets becomes very keen.

It all depends. Normally the reservation can be confirmed within one or two days if the booking of airline tickets and hotels goes smoothly. Is there a limit on the number of tourists that can enter Bhutan each year? There is no limit on the number of tourists admitted into the country each year.

Bhutan is generally delightful for hiking/trekking in the spring and fall. The driest weather and clearest skies are typically in late September, October and November. In the months of March, April and May, beautiful flowers are in bloom. We also recommend June–early July (Summer) and December-February (Winter). There are fewer tourist visitors; you will save money and will enjoy a far more rewarding experience. Don’t believe everything the major guide books tell you.

Bhutan, like many countries in the world, is experiencing some climate change. Broadly speaking Summer (June-mid-September) are warm, humid and wetter and Winter (Dec-early March) cooler and dry. Winter nights are cold however the days are often clear, sunny and surprisingly mild in the valleys. The wettest period is August/early September.

Footloose Bhutan has a very close relationship with many hotels throughout Bhutan ensuring guests a consistent style, service and comfort throughout their stay. These are traditional Bhutanese style hotels, generally 3 star in standard with the odd 4 star starting to appear (in Western & Central Bhutan). Rooms are all decorated in traditional Bhutanese style, many reminiscent of mountain lodges, all provide western private bathroom facilities. When travelling through the more remote regions in Eastern Bhutan due to the limited hotel infrastructure available the traditional hotel standards (with private facilities). The restaurants within these hotels all provide traditional Bhutanese cuisine tempered for western tastes. Meals are usually served buffet style. 5 star Luxury hotels are at an additional cost (please inquire for pricing), however they are also quite a notch above the properties in terms of quality and standard, and often can be a great treat at the end of your tour.

Food allergies, needs or preferences shouldn’t keep you from seeing Bhutan. Just notify us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking and we will make sure that all the restaurants/hotels are made aware and can provide options for you.

We have our own fleet of comfortable surface transport, with reliable experience drivers, making journey in the mountainous terrain pleasant. For individual travellers we use SUVs. For groups 3-7 we have mini van. For groups 8 and above we use Coaster Buses. (All our vehicles are Toyota & Hyundai).

Tipping is not expected, but if you had a great time, gratuities are accepted by our tour guides and drivers.

Before embarking on a trip to Bhutan, please seek advice from your doctor with regard to vaccinations and appropriate medication you should have prior to your travels. Currently, there are no vaccinations required for travel to Bhutan. However, if you are arriving from an area infected with yellow fever, you are required to have a yellow fever vaccination.

We recommend buying travel insurance before you come to Bhutan. Be sure to get a policy that covers not only medical care, but also lost luggage, plane tickets, and damage or stolen gear (although theft in Bhutan is extremely rare).

The following articles are exempt from duty:

  • (a) Personal effects and articles for day to day use by the visitor
  • (b) 1 litre of alcohol (spirits or wine)
  • (c) 200 cigarettes, on payment of import duty of 200%
  • (d) Instruments, apparatus or appliances for professional use
  • (e) Photographic equipment, video cameras and other electronic goods for personal use

You have to complete the passenger declaration form at your port of entry.

Visitors are advised to be cautious in purchasing old and used items, especially of religious or cultural significance, as such items may not be exported without a clearance certificate.

Import/export of the following goods is strictly prohibited:

  • (a) Arms, ammunitions and explosives
  • (b) All narcotics and drugs except medically prescribed drugs
  • (c) Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
  • (d) Antiques

Imports of plants, soils etc. are subject to quarantine regulations. These items must be cleared on arrival.

If you have any other questions or need further info, feel free to email us at or call us at +975 17603735