COVID 19: Bhutan travel updates

Quarantine Policy for travel in Bhutan

Updated as of 14th August 2022.

From September 23rd, Bhutan will fully open its borders to foreign travelers.

Travelers arriving in Bhutan before or on the 23rd of September can only enter via air. Travelers who have been vaccinated must take the RT-PCR test at the airport and undergo a 24-hour quarantine period. Travelers who pass the test will be released from quarantine and can begin touring Bhutan. Positive test results will result in a 5-day quarantine for tourists. 

Travelers who have not been vaccinated will undergo a mandatory 5-day quarantine, followed by an RT-PCR test. Travelers should be responsible for all costs associated with quarantine. The Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) will not be imposed during quarantine. 

After September 23rd, travel and land entry will be fully open. The mandatory quarantine period will be waived. Further testing requirements are not yet clear. We will post updates here once the government provides more information.

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Jumolhari trek in Bhutan is an exhilarating adventure in the Himalayas. From the base camp you will see the stunning view of Mt. Jumolhari (7315m). The second highest unclimbed peak in the world.

Laya-Gasa Trek is one of the most scenic long distance treks in Bhutan. The trek runs along the Tibetan border and offers amazing views of some of the most pristine and untouched landscapes in Bhutan.

On this trek, you will have enchanting view of Mount Jumolhari, Jichu Drake & Tsherimgang mountains. You will also have distant view of Mount Kanchenjongga of Sikkim.

This 30-day arduous trek is billed as the most difficult trek in the world by the Red Bull. You will cross 11 high passes, walk for 16km daily and sleep at more than 5000m.

Trekking amidst the picturesque lakes, stunning views of highest Himalayan ranges including Mount Everest in Nepal, Jumolhari, Masanggang, Jichu Drake, Tiger Mountain in Bhutan .

This trek is also known by different names such as Jumolhari Trek II, Yaksa Trek or simply the Jumolhari Loop. The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jumolhari from the base camp.

Trek offers a clear mountain lakes, number of yak herder’s camps and have splendid views of Himalaya along the Bhutan – Tibet border including Mount Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and Gangkar Puensum.

The Nub Tsho Napata Trek takes you through mountains of Haa in western Bhutan. The trek is considered unique and unexplored as many do not trek this region.