Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Bhutan are available from the NHS website
For up to date information around safety and security in Bhutan read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Bhutan.
October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutanas the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder, but from then until April the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly.
You will need a passport and visa to enter and exit Bhutan. Visas are only issued on arrival, but you must apply in advance through a tour operator and receive visa approval before you travel
The official currency of Bhutan is the Bhutanese ngultrum & Indian Rupee.
Well known and keytone wild animals of Bhutan are Asian Elephant, Tiger, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Black Necked Cranes, Himalayan Musk Deer, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Leopards and Gray Wolf. In addition, Bhutan is also home to the tiger, one-horned rhino, red panda and the Tibetan wolf.
Ema Datshi is among the most famous dishes in Bhutanese cuisine, recognized as a national dish of Bhutan. It is made from chili peppers and cheese; "ema" means "chili" and "datshi" means "cheese" in the Dzongkha language of Bhutan.
Dzongkha, or Bhutanese, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken by over half a million people in Bhutan; it is the sole official and national language of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
The currency in Bhutan is the Bhutanese ngultrum & Indian Rupee. If you are trekking in Bhutan then other trek staff (such as horsemen/cooks) should be tipped around 8 USD per day for a short trek, for treks over 5 nights we recommend 5 USD per day.
Local Bhutan travel experts are available.
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What is the time difference in Bhutan?
The time difference is 6 hours
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Stay informed before during and after your trip to Bhutan with this Bhutan Guidebook .