Bhutan Travel Info

Bhutan (Druk Yul), the last Himalayan Kingdom is a small country (38,394 km. sq.) Surrounded by giants India and China. Bhutan’s landscape consists of Lush subtropical plains in the south and the north; sub-alpine Himalayan Mountains surround it.  Adventure Club Trekking has some of the most reasonably priced packages to take you to this mystic land of mountains, happiness, culture, and tradition. Bhutan was opened to the outside world only in the 1960’s after Druk Air started operating national fights in the country; U.N. recognized it as a country only in 1974. The landlocked country had closed border till 1984.

Since opening its border to the outside world, Bhutan has made marvelous progress in all sectors. It is considered one of the happiest country in Asia. The people there follow Buddhism, and when it comes to nationality and culture, it has strict rules and reportedly that is the reason why Bhutan has been so successful in preserving its age-old traditions.

The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu, interesting fact; it is the only capital with no traffic lights. Their national custom is Driglam Namzha, a tartan judo-style-jacket. Unlike the citizens of any other country Bhutanese, according to their constitution have to protect and preserve the environment. Bhutan has a population of nearly 800 thousand and measures the well-being of its citizen based on Gross National Happiness. The concept was introduced by the former King of Bhutan King Jigme Singye Wang chuck in 1972.

Like Lonely Planet says, Bhutan is ''mountains, monasteries, and magic.'' If you ever imagined a traditional Buddhist culture with global developments, it is Bhutan. It could very well be 'The Last Shangri La.'The kingdom of Bhutan is currently ruled by Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wang chuck.

  • Accommodation in Bhutan

    Bhutan has a small hospitality industry. However, all towns have hotels and lodges, and all tourist lodges, hotels, and resorts are registered with the Department of Tourism. There are some…

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  • Airport/Customs Formalities

    All your baggage must be affirmed and cleared through the customs on arrival at the entry. Personal effects are permitted free entry. All visitors are required to complete a customs…

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  • Banking in Bhutan

    In Bhutan, $50 and $100 is given better exchange rate, and for $20 or less, you get 5% less value. Also, keep in mind that Bhutan has no coins, so…

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  • Bhutanese cuisine

    Bhutan has known for its spices, and the main part of all their dishes is chilies. The main dish there is red rice served with a bowl of vegetables and…

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  • Communications in Bhutan

    All major cities and towns in Bhutan have basic communication facilities; fax, e-mail, and phone. Most hotels in these cities have local and international calling services; you can also use…

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  • Drinking water

    (No Subject) Avoid drinking tap water. However, you can use it to wash your face and brush your teeth. For drinking use bottled water which is easily available. If you…

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  • Electricity in Bhutan

    Electricity in Bhutan is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Bhutan with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you…

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  • Health and Safety (Bhutan)

    Our all staffs are well-experienced travelers and sharing since 1 ½ decade to achieve the traveler's ambition. In fact, we specialized in the Himalayan travel, and we all are from…

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  • How to reach Bhutan?

    Get to Bhutan by flight: If you are planning to get to Bhutan by air, there are direct flights available from Kathmandu, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bodh Gaya, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Guwahati,…

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  • Language in Bhutan

    The main language of Bhutan is Dzongkha, and it is spoken by over half a million people there. However, many of the people speak English too as it is the…

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  • Money in Bhutan

    The currency of Bhutan is called Ngultrum (Nu) and is equivalent to Indian currency which is also legal in Bhutan.

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  • Photography in Bhutan

    (It is supposed to start with polite way) Known as the land of the thunder garden, Bhutan is not only famous for its culture and traditions but also for the…

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  • Prohibited Exports

    The items that are prohibited for export from Bhutan are antiques, religious objects, manuscripts, wildlife & plants, images and anthropological materials.

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  • Shopping in Bhutan

    The major shopping centers in Bhutan are Thimphu, Paro, and Phuntseoling. It is mainly popular for its woven bags, handmade Kira&Gho, stoles, brassware, traditional jewelry, yak-bone jewelry, carpet masks, hand-woven…

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  • Visa information and travel requirements

    Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a visa at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6-month validity (Indian nationals may also use…

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  • What is the best time to visit Bhutan

    Best time to visit Bhutan depends on your exact destination. Usually, the northern part of the country where the Himalaya lies is covered with snow throughout the year. The southern…

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