We as your Friend in Bhutan, feels it very vital to inform you about certain things regarding your trip to Bhutan. We have tried to put it down concisely for your interest.
At a Glance
Language Spoken: Majority of English & Dzongkha
Electricity: 230V/50hz (Recommended to bring Flat to Round Pin Convertor)
The northern regions of the country are colder than the more tropical south and it is recommended you pack accordingly. Trekkers will need to bring appropriate warm clothes and comfortable hiking boots (well broken in) preferably with ankle support and weather-proof to complement the weather and rugged terrain.
Others suggested items to pack:
- A pair of sunglasses
- Sunscreen lotion
- Spare camera batteries
- Flash light (with spare batteries)
- Travel sickness tablets
- Antiseptic cream
- Anti-histamine cream
- Anti-diarrhoea pills
- Altitude sickness medication if trekking above 3000m
- Insect repellent
Bhutan is connected with facilities of Cellular Service, Fixed Telephone, Fax & Internet with the world outside. The GSM Cellular service works on 850 Mhz-2100 Mhz. Most part of country is facilitated with 3G Network connection with 850 MHz & 2100 MHz bandwidth on region to region. Our service guide can help you to avail a 3G activate Tourist SIM Card if you would like to, providing your passport, while your stay in Bhutan.
Bhutan’s currency is “Ngultrum” (Nu.) par with Indian Rupee. On average Nu. 60 equals to a USD. We have Banks located in various parts of country providing you a Legal Foreign Exchange Units, and later when you leave the country, may change back to the initial currency to convenient of yourself. Most of the Handicrafts shops accepts VISA & Master Debit & Credit Cards, along with Traveler’s Cheque. It is advisable to carry few Hard Cash while on trip since you may come across something which my just be of your interest.
Tipping & Etiquette:
Tipping is NOT included in tour Tour Tariff and is also NOT a must while your stay in Bhutan. You may tip for a service provided as a gratuity to your own wish of amount. However if doing so, we recommend that you place the gratuity in an envelope.