Nepal Bhutan Travel Information

Countries

Visa for Nepal & Bhutan

For Nepal:

Every foreign national other than Indian citizens require a valid Visa for entry to Nepal. The visa procedure for Nepal is very easy. You can get one online – filling the form and following the step by step procedure @ https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa. The alternative way to obtain one is after arrival at the airport. Please do see the checklist provided by the government website within – such as fees and number of photographs, etc.

You can also visit the Nepalese embassy in your country if available. *A multiple-entry tourist Visas for 15, 30 & 90 days are available for US $ 25, 40 & 100 respectively.

For Bhutan

Like every country, a valid passport and a visa are required visiting Bhutan. Except for citizens of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, one should obtain a visa before arriving in Bhutan through a registered tour operator. Bhutan has a policy for limiting the number of tourists entering the country at any given time.

An entry permit of 7-14 days is valid for Paro and Thimphu. Other regions require special permits. Permits can also be extended upon request. Himalayan Trekkers can help you manage and get the Visa for all travelers.

The weather of Nepal Bhutan

The weather of both nations is almost similar. Both countries have four distinct seasons;

  • Spring (March-April)
  • Summer & monsoon (June-August)
  • Autumn (September-November)
  • Winter (December-February)

Both nations are mountainous country so the weather is unpredictable as the altitude goes above 3000m. The valleys and cities normally contain 15-30-degree Celsius temperatures. You only need a light jacket or a simple pullover. Winters's mornings are quite foggy with clear evenings. The day remains pleasant with clear skies and the fog also lifts as the day progresses. Nights are frosty in the months of January and February. The hottest month of the year is May, just before the onset of the rainfall.

Before starting a trip

Traveling to a foreign location is not as easy as it may sound as if you are not well prepared. For the best experience, Himalayan Trekkers have some guidelines in order to have a smooth and comfortable trip for your upcoming days. Please go through them carefully before planning your adventure trip with us.

  • Do register at your embassy before starting your adventure.
  • Check-in with your doctor for health issues.
  • A travel insurance coverage up to an altitude of 6000m is a must.
  • You accept our TERMs and Conditions
  • Collect all the information about climate, weather & best traveling seasons.
  • Please go through information about Safety Guidelines.
  • Have information about the scheduled trip itinerary including your meals and accommodation.
  • Go through the luggage policy and gears required for your trip.
  • Gather enough information about the country.

Accommodation & Fooding

Both Himalayan nations have all categorize hotels and provide every kind of cuisine required for travelers. In Nepal, travelers can easily enter in a group and as solo where there won’t be any issues about accommodation on additional days of the trip.

In Bhutan, it’s best to travel in a group as the visa and accommodation are easily granted rather for solo or individual travelers. If travelers have to depart later or arrive early then their scheduled itinerary than they must pay a big amount for accommodation.

Travelers can enjoy various kinds of cuisines in both nations. Local cuisine is highly recommended for travelers while exploring these beautiful Himalayan countries.

Gear list

All the travel-related documents with only essential gears are recommended to brought by travelers.

Head to Feet:

  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglass with UV protection.
  • Warm hat.
  • Warm gloves.
  • T-shirts.
  • Pullovers and waterproof jackets.
  • Down-jackets.
  • Thermal tops.
  • Undergarments.
  • Hiking shorts and trousers.
  • Thermal bottoms.
  • woolen pants/trousers.
  • Hiking/trekking boats.
  • comfortable shoes.
  • Pair of cotton and woolen socks.
  • Sandals.

 

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trekking bag with a day pack.
  • Sun cream and lip balm.
  • Electronic gadgets with a good charger (power bank).
  • Guidebook, map with a notebook and pen.
  • Hiking poles.
  • Toiletries.
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Earplug.

Insurance Policy

As safety will be the first priority. Every traveler for a trip to Nepal-Bhutan needs to pre-purchase valid insurance as per the government rules for traveler safety. Traveling in a combination with verities of service which may not be familiar to everyone's day to day life which may cause some discomfort to your journey. This will be the reason for purchasing travel insurance to be safe and for emergency rescue if any arrives.

Electronics & gadgets

Electrical sockets (outlets) in the Himalayan nations usually supply electricity between 220- and 240-volts AC. If you're plugging in an appliance that has been built for 220-240 V electrical input, or an appliance if so, you will be able to use your device only with one extra adapter. It will be helpful for you, to carry fewer gadgets throughout your travel for your comfort. The less you will carry the more you will be familiar with the environment.

Souvenirs

Both nations have much interesting equipment and good where travelers can collect them for their friends and relatives. In every destination, a traveler can easily find those stores and souvenirs shop for the memories of the trip.

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