Visitors/tourists visiting Bhutan must know that Bhutan is not well developed like other countries and five star luxuries are not available, since Bhutan is a small developing country with everything different like its culture, people and tradition. There are many hotels and lodges and guest houses meant for tourist destination with pretty good standards. Comparing to eastern and central, western Bhutan has better hotels, lodges and guest houses. Accommodations are from simple farm house stay to good high facilitating resorts.
The restaurant/hotels connected to us serve many different varieties of food like Chinese, Thai, Indian cuisine; continental & many different Bhutanese delicacies. Bhutanese delicacies are rich with spicy chilies and cheese.
During the trekking our trained cooks prepares dishes suitable to your taste ranging from Chinese, Continental, Bhutanese & Indian. If informed in advance regarding the dietary requirements and restrictions, we humbly arrange accordingly to your regard.
The Bhutanese currency is known as ngultrum and it is equivalent to Indian rupees. Tourists are advised to carry their money in the form of traveler’s cheques for convenience. Visa and American express are also accepted only in some hotels and shops in exchange of goods. We recommend tourists to carry some amount of cash in USD for your personal expenses, tips, as cash in USD is widely accepted throughout the country. The extra money as precautionary measure is always welcome.
The national language of Bhutan is Dzongkha. English is widely spoken and used as a medium of instructions in offices and schools. In the southern Bhutan Nepali language is spoken, Bumtabkha and khengkha in the central and sharchopkha in the eastern Bhutan, though there are many different languages spoken in three different regions of Bhutan.
Winter in Bhutan starts from mid November to mid of March and at this time of the year the climate is mostly dry with the temperature falling zero degree. The monsoon usually arrives from mid June and lasts till mid September and then the autumn arrives that lasts till mid November, which is a magnificent season for the treekers.
The southern part of Bhutan is tropical and in general the eastern part of Bhutan is warmer than the west.
The valleys of Punakha, Wangdiphodrang, Mongar, Trashigang and Lhuntse enjoy a semi tropical climate with very cool winter whilst Thimphu, Paro, Trongsa and Bumthang have a much harsher climate.
Due to a wide variation in the climatic conditions and temperature it is advisable to carry appropriate clothing according to the seasons that you visit. Your escorts/guide will help you with what best you wear and what you cannot wear during some specials occasions and visits.
The mode of transport within Bhutan is by roads. Most part of Bhutan is connected by motor able roads to all sightseeing places. Special helicopters services for a view of the Himalayan panorama are also operated by Druk air services.
Drivers are well experienced and dependable.Photographic opportunities on all your trips are immense, except in some places like religious institutions and places. You have to follow the guide’s advice.