The tour operator will take care of Visa arrangements for visitors.
All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator, directly or through a foreign travel agent.
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 holiday (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.
There are hundreds of registered tour companies operating in Bhutan. The Tourism Council of Bhutan monitors each registered tour operator to ensure that they meet our stringent requirements and provide guests with high quality service.
In order to ensure that visitors receive high quality, professional service every guide must complete a training course. Guides are trained to specialize in either cultural or adventure tours. Many guides can easily communicate with guests and all are proficient in English. All tour operators must employ only registered and certified guides.