All tourists, with the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives must obtain a visa clearance prior the travel to Bhutan.  Visas are processed through an online system by a licensed Bhutanese tour operator.

You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa.  The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your travel package (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account.  Once received, the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.  At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.

We highly recommend you to use Breathe Bhutan. Breathe Bhutan is a small, family run travel agency and provides bespoke tours to Bhutan. They consider their client as a ‘guest’ and themselves as a ‘host’ and offer much of personal attention and even open their homes to visitors. The travel company has also be recommended by The Unusual Traveler and Rachel Rudwall on the Forbes Magazine.

There are thousands of licensed Bhutanese tour operators to choose from. Some handle more than 10,000 tourists a year and some don’t even get a single client. If it is not your cup of tea to be one of those ten thousand tourists who are handled like a business commodity and who are forgotten right after their departure from Bhutan, get in touch with Breathe Bhutan. We will treat your holiday with passion. You will be remembered, and we will make sure that you never forget us and your travel experience in Bhutan – Breathe Bhutan