1. Plan your itinerary:
Glance through our sample outlined itineraries. If you would like to customize your itinerary, let us know what your interests are, and we will design the perfect itinerary for you. Itineraries can range from a 5-day to a 14-day tour and can include a variety of activities. If you have a special request, let us know, and we'll do our best to fulfill it!
2. Pick your travel dates for Druk Air reservations:
The sooner you give us your travel dates, the sooner we can check Druk Air's flight schedule and reserve your seats. Due to limited seating and a limited number of flights, Druk Air fills up quickly. During festival times, seats can fill up months in advance. You will also need to let us know which Druk Air-serviced city you will be flying from.
3. Fill out your tourist visa application form:
We will provide you with the Bhutan government visa application form. You will need to fill it out exactly according to the instructions. Upon receipt of your tour payment, we will process your visa with the Bhutan government. Once we receive your visa clearance, we will forward it to you. You will need to present it to the visa officer at the entry point in Bhutan (Paro airport if you're flying or the Phuntsholing visa office if you're arriving by car).
4. Make your tour payment:
Once your itinerary and travel dates are fixed, you will need to make your tour payment so we can process your visa, obtain your Druk Air tickets, and make your hotel reservations. We can receive payment only by wire transfer. We will provide you with the necessary wire-transfer information. You will need to provide us with the wire-transfer confirmation number once you have forwarded the payment.
5. Receive documents from Bhutan Gateway Travel:
We will mail your Druk Air tickets to you as soon as they're purchased, and we will fax your Bhutan visa clearance once it has been processed.
6. Send us pretrip questions:
We pride ourselves on pretrip planning and giving travel advice to our clients. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding your travel to Bhutan or about Bhutan in general. We will be happy to assist you at any time and give you suggestions.
7. Meet your Gateway Travel representative at the Airport:
Our representative will greet you at the Paro airport and welcome you to Bhutan. We look forward to meeting you in the Kingdom of Bhutan!