Traveling within Bhutan
Despite the major hurdle posed by the inaccessible terrain, the high mountain passes, all major towns and important places of visit are connected by a good road network. However, an important feature of the road system is the innumerable curves and bends that one will have to negotiate. Besides the bends, another characteristic of the road network is the steep assends and descends that slow down the car travels. An average speed for road travel rarely exceeds 40 kilometers per hour, with tourist buses making even slower progress. One is however generously rewarded for the long and tiring car journey, by the spectacular views of the mountains, the lush green jungles, the ancient villages, the majestic temples and monasteries and the many road side restaurants and inns.
The roads are well sealed but the rides can still be bumpy as the lanes are single and narrow at many points. The advantage is that the Bhutanese are well accustomed to driving such lanes and know their land well and are careful drivers.
Tourists can travel in Bhutan with medium-sized buses (20-22 seats), small buses (8-12 seats) or hired cars. Narrow road widths and sharp turnings do not permit larger buses.
Restricted area (Route) Permit
If you wish to travel to places other than Thimphu and Paro (permit free zone), please inform us at the earliest possible time to make your visit comfortable, memorable and worth.
Although most of the religious places receive tourists, yet there are some restricted places. If you wish to visit those, you can do so, with a special permit. To acquire one, please inform us at the earliest.