Transportation

Mode of transportation on tour is done by motor vehicle in the entire tourism destinations interconnected by well-built road network system. However, optional journey from Paro to central district of Bumthang is accessible by domestic flight druk air, which operates thrice a week. It is suitable for those who are on a short holiday trip and wishing to tour as far as Bumthang, and also for those interested to experience mountain flight adventure.

The road network system in Bhutan is well maintained and the two lane national highway stretches from west to east connecting all the major towns and rural villages. The mountainous terrain and winding roads restrict the average speed of vehicles to less than 40 km/hr. Besides, during monsoon and winter months, bad weather can disrupt travel and unexpected changes might occur in itineraries.

On a normal holiday tour, type of vehicle used will vary with group size. Essentially confortable foreign SUV, Hiace bus and Coaster bus equipped with AC and heaters are commonly used. The tourism policy of Bhutan strictly forbids the usage of out dated vehicles for tourists. All the local travel agencies will have to deploy vehicle accredited by the Bhutan tourism authority.

Similarly, on trek transportation is done on foot mostly and for special cases horse ride can be used until recovery from the altitude difficulties. The ponies used are mostly horses in temperate and lower alpine regions. However, in the extreme alpine level, Yak will be the only choice.

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