Bhutan COVID travel update

Bhutan opens tourism amidst COVID under strict guidelines and protocol.

On August 5, 2021, the government of Bhutan resumed issuing tourist visas, but with a mandatory 21-day quarantine. Tourists must bear all charges for quarantine facilities (hotel and food) as well as the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF). The minimum daily tariff will only be levied after the completion of quarantine. Individuals will undergo another RT-PCR test upon completing quarantine.

Entry will only be facilitated for those coming by air. Travelers must provide a COVID-19 negative certificate issued by a laboratory certified to carry out RT-PCR test, not earlier than 72 hours before the start of the journey from the country of origin. The government has also made it mandatory to have insurance coverage.

If you are traveling to Bhutan, make sure you are vaccinated before you travel. The current situation in Bhutan is unknown but even vaccinated travelers run the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 variants. Travelers should follow all recommendations and requirements for Bhutan, including wearing masks and staying 6 feet away from others.

Extra COVID-19 safety measures by Trekking In Bhutan Team

We at Trekking In Bhutan have put in place some extra safety measures to minimize the risk of covid during your travel with us:

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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.