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Visiting Bhutan between Dec 20-25th!!
Posted December 13th, 2012 - 7:19 am by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Anybody who is traveling around Bhutan or any locals who would like to host/meetup while I am in Bhutan!!

I am planning to visit Bhutan sometime around Dec 20-21st.. its tentative as I will be covering Assam and possibly AP before starting for Bhutan.. and then there is the formalities to gain entry into Bhutan..

Getting to meet locals and spend sometime with them would be amazing..

As for fellow travelers, if you keen to touch base and let some part of trips overlap, please do drop in a message!

cheers,
Arpit

Posted December 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm by from Reading, England (Permalink)
Arpit - Assuming that you are going to cross the border via road (Phuentsholing?), can you update the group about the visa / permit situation right now? I had heard reports of change in formalities recently, but is yet to hear a first hand account. It will be great if you can let us know about any changes in permit formalities for Indians. If you get time, see whether they have changed any of the formalities for foreigners as well....

Have fun in Bhutan - take a good jacket, you are going to need it at this time of the year.

Vishnu.

Posted December 13th, 2012 - 3:53 pm by from Mumbai, India (Permalink)
Sure Vishnu...

As far as I know, its not very tedious for an Indian citizen to gain entry whereas foreign nationals need to apply via travel agents and stick to some $200 fix payment or something..

Will keep the group posted as and when I cross the border..

cheers,
Arpit

Posted December 14th, 2012 - 11:58 am by from Reading, England (Permalink)
Arpit - yep, concur with what you said. At the time of my visit (circa 2009), I initially got a 2 week permit applicable only to Thimphu and Paro and then had to run around in Thimphu to get the extra permits for travelling further to Wangdi, Punakha, Trongsa, Mongar, Bumthang and Trashigang. Also - I needed an extra permit for all Dzong visits (the one you get at the border is only a ROAD permit). Though the actual formalities were pretty straight forward, these are not documented properly - and thats where you could help! Do spot any differences and let us know.

Vishnu.