Traveling within Bhutan.


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Traveling within Bhutan.

Despite the major hurdle posed by the inaccessible terrain, the high mountain passes, all the major towns and important places of visit are connected by a good road network. However, an important feature of the road system is innumerable curves and bends that one will have to negotiate. Beside the bends, another characteristic of the road network is the steep ascents and descents that slow down the car travels. An average age speed for the road travels is rarely exceeds 40-50 km an hour, with tourist buses making even slower progress. One is however generously rewarded for long and tiring car journey by the spectacular views of the mountains, lush green jungles, the ancient villages, the majestic temples and monasteries and many roads side restaurant and inns. The roads are well sealed but the rides can still be bumpy as the lanes are single and narrow at the most of the point but the road to Paro to Thimphu and Thimphu to Punakha are widened in sizes with black top which can fits two vehicles at once also.

Tourist Buses.

Tourists can travel in Bhutan with medium sized buses (20-22 seats), small buses (8-12 seats) or hired cars. Road widths do not permit larger buses.

Bringing in your own vehicle.

Indian visitors can bring in their own vehicles. For the entry of the foreign cars, the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA)- www.rsta.gov.bt- will have to endorse the documents. But we strongly recommend that you use our cars and the services of the local drivers as the narrow and winding roads in Bhutan may pose a challenge for you