Other essentials to assist in planning your trip
Following are some of the essentials to help you in planning your visit to Bhutan. If you need more information, please always contact our office.
Best time to travel to Bhutan
Although Bhutan can see visitor throughout the year, generally there is lesser visit during rainy seasons of June, July and August as there are frequent roadblocks due to rains. Also there are lesser visitors during December, January and February as the country becomes cold. The best season of visiting Bhutan is during Spring (March, April and May) and Autumn months (September, October and November). These are the reasons why there are different tariff rates for different season.
Health and Safety:
There are no vaccination requirements for entering the country. However you are requested to contact your nearest medical facilities and seek necessary advice for your travels. Bhutan has good medical coverage across the nation with Hospitals located in Districts and major towns.
The other areas have Basic Health Units with well trained health staff in place. The Bhutanese government provides free medical check-ups and medicines. You can also procure medicines from Licensed Pharmacy. Bhutan is considered one of the safest places on earth to travel with negligible crime rates. Bhutanese by nature are humble and warm hearted. But you are not to be complacent and always guide is recommended.
The qualities of clothes to put on during winter months vary according to places as Southern part of Bhutan is located at lower elevation than other areas of Bhutan and are relatively warmer even during winter months. However thick and warm clothes are recommended during the months of October, November, December, January and February as it can be chilled during mornings and evenings if you are visiting places other than Souther part of Bhutan. During the months of June, July and August some rain gears are recommended as it is the rainy season.
There are many different types of accommodations ranging from luxurious 5-star resorts to cozy little hotels and home-stays in traditional Bhutanese homes. Visitors embarking on long treks are provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. The minimum 3 Star accommodations are provided to assure the comfort of visitors. Most hotels provide their guests with facilities such as Television, Fitness Centers, Spas and Wi-fi. Visitors can also choose to stay in luxurious five star hotels and resorts like Amankora Resort, Uma Resort, Zhiwaling Hotel and Tashi Taj Hotel etc upon paying extra payment. Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House, providing support to their livelihood. Home stays are also being developed to provide visitors to have firsthand experience of traditional Bhutanese community
Depending upon the sizes of visitors, different mode of transport facilities fitted with safety measures will be arranged to meet the comfort of visitors.
Bhutan has lots of hotels that caters to different dishes such as Chinese, Indian and Continental. Besides lot of traditional Bhutanese meals are also available to choose from. Our hotels are being constantly monitored by Tourism Council of Bhutan and also the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority. Both the vegetarian meals and non-vegetarian meals are available.
The currency of Bhutan is called as Ngultrum which is equivalent to Indian Rupees. There are many Money Changer in country apart from changing in Banks of Bhutan. Further banking system of Bhutan has very good network of internet and visitors need not worry about carrying cash. As such all the Visa cards, Maestro and Master cards are readily accepted.
All visitors are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country before making journeys to Bhutan.
The Bhutanese people wear formal traditional attire while visiting to offices and monasteries. As such, visitors are highly recommended to wear a descent dress while visiting formal places.