Conservation & Community
Care of the Land
Care of the Wildlife
Care of the People
&Beyond is the world's leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris. Our roots are in Africa and South Asia, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land.
Bhutan is a very safe country to travel within. Instead of measuring their GDP, they measure their Gross Happiness Quotient. All hotel rooms that we use are fitted with a Safe for you to keep your valuables. Bhutan is a malaria free zone.
As it is a Himalayan Kingdom – guests must ensure that they are comfortable at altitudes between 7000-12000 feet.
Smoking in a public place, as well as the sale of tobacco, is banned in Bhutan. Tourists may bring 200 cigarettes per person into the country, but there will be a 200 percent import tax levied upon them. It is unwise to not declare that you are carrying cigarettes, as Customs does check for them and bringing undeclared cigarettes into Bhutan is considered smuggling. If you do take cigarettes into Bhutan, you will be issued a permit that must be carried with you during your time in the country. Although rare, in the event that you are smoking and not in possession of the permit, legal action can be taken.
Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s little-known treasures, where quality of life is measured in terms of Gross National Happiness, rather than purely material measures.
Public computer access may not be available during the adventure. If you are shooting digital and plan to take a large number of photos, be sure to bring enough memory cards or your own computer equipment/image tank onto which you can download your pictures. A flash unit can be helpful for people pictures and for reducing harsh shadows that can often develop during mid-day conditions. Make sure your camera gear is properly protected from any potential rain or humidity. If you are using a point-and-shoot camera, store it in a heavy, zip-top plastic bag whenever not in use to protect it from the elements and to keep it in working order.
Passports must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for more than 6 months from the date of entry into the country.
&Beyond Bhutan will be responsible for issuing your Visa. This Visa will be emailed to you prior to your arrival into Bhutan.
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Bhutan is well connected with India, Nepal and Bangkok.
Frequently Asked Questions about travel within Bhutan.