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FAQ’s

When is the best time to best Bhutan?

Any Guest can visit Bhutan any time of the year. We don’t recommend to travel Bhutan during monsoon (July and August) but you can do short tour (7-8 days program maximum). During this time Tourism Council of Bhutan(TCB) provide a discount for travelers. Rest months of the year will best time to visit Bhutan. Please email us for more information.A toggle box content area

Would we need travel insurance?

Yes, you need travel insurance. You need to do your personal insurance or travel insurance with your insurance company in your country. As Bhutan is underdeveloped country we don’t have international insurance companies here in Bhutan.

Is tipping a standard practice?

Tourism Council of Bhutan(TCB) don’t allow to do tipping for guides and drivers but they do expect something. Tip what you think is fair and the service they provide to you. if you weren’t happy with them, then cut down the tip. On treks it is customary to tip the cook and his colleagues and sometimes the horsemen. Ask your guide what would be appropriate amount to be tip. In Bhutanese tradition tipping anyone will shy away from receiving the tip given but you need to offer again and again and lastly they will accept.

What kind of tour guides can we expect?

100% Tour Guides are English speaking.. They are trained by Tourism Council of Bhutan(TCB) by professional trainers. We have limited guides for other languages like Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese and specialized tours like bird watching , botany etc. We have to book in advance for specialized tour guides . We have to more than ordinary guides.

What is Bhutan’s electricity supply like? Can I use electrical appliances in the hotels?.What type of electrical plugs is used in Bhutan?

-Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)

-Primary Socket Types: Euro, British, Indian(Maximum)

You can use Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.: in all hotels. You need to converters for the appliances.

If your appliance is already compatible with 220-240 volt electrical input, one or more of the following travel plug adapters (depending on which type of outlet is installed in any given specific building) will allow you to plug in.

Adapter for “Type C” European CEE 7/16 Europlug

Adapter for “Type G” British BS-1363

Adapter for “Type D” Indian BS-546

How is the internet in Bhutan?

You can find internet cafes with broadband facility with maximum from 512MB- 2MBPS in all places like Paro,Thimphu, Punakha,Wangdi and Bumthang. But few places you don’t find. Now all hotels under 3-4-5 star are connected with internet with WI-FI. you can carry your laptops or i-pads to browse internet in Bhutan.

Are cigarettes available in Bhutan?

Smoking is banned in Bhutan. For Guest coming as tourist can carry cigarettes but need to declare in Paro Airport or entry point and pay taxes. You cannot smoke anywhere. You can smoke in Hotels but in designated places.You need to consult with guide. Buddhist believe smoking sin.

Can we buy antiques in Bhutan?

The export of antiques is prohibited by law and is illegal. Tourists can buy only artifacts that have been certified for sale and for export. The government provides an official seal and documentations to certify that artifacts can be taken out of the country.

What is the main difference between booking a trip directly through Bhutan Himalayan Holidays and any travel agents outside the country?

Bhutan Himalayan Holidays is certified local operator in Bhutan,licensed issued by Ministry of Economic affairs. Please check legal documents of company’s website.You need not worry for booking directly with us. You will find more convenient and safe. Moreover our price quoted will be cheaper than agents outside the country.Agents outside the country are commission agents and you will have to pay commission on top of daily tariff, and hence the cost goes up. Even if you like to book your trip to Bhutan with agents outside ultimately you will be dealing with us. Best business is B2B.

Does Bhutan Himalayan Holidays operate tours & Treks in any other regions or countries?

Yes, we operate in Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Bengal Duars. we also operate in countries like Nepal and Tibet. we are also commission agents for outside countries.

Are there any tips for taking pictures in Bhutan?

Bhutan is best place to do photography.Stunning landscape, nature, architecture and the people turn out to good photography. People in Bhutan are happy to pose in front of camera . Before taking photography you need to ask for the shot . For your kind information photography is not permitted inside Dzongs, monasteries and temples.Guide will help you.

Can I get memory cards and other photographic needs in Bhutan?

You can get minimum requirement of Photography accessories in Bhutan. We advice our guest to bring enough memory cards and accessories.

What does it cost to visit Bhutan?

The International Tourist Tariff of Bhutan is set by the Royal Government of Bhutan i.e US$250 per person per night. Please check our webpage in Tariff. The total package is inclusive all(all meals, hotels(3-4 star), guide,transport). We have high season tariff is and a low season tariff. The rates are the same for any tours, treks or any other special interest tours. For Snow man trek we have different rate because due to involvement of logistics for carrying goods for 27 days.

Low Season Tariff: US$ 200 per person per night.

For a group of less than three persons(FIT’s) we include surcharge

For one person: US $40 per person per night.

For two persons: US $30 per person per night.

above two persons: No surcharge applicable.

When should I pay for my tour?

We advice our client accordingly. High season we advice our client to transfer 2 months in advance. we process visa after the payment is transferred(directives of Government). Visa is process online only after the payment is reflected in Government account. We are paid again by Government after deductions of US#65 per person per night and other charges only after our guest exit from Bhutan.

How should I pay for my tour?

In Bhutan we have only system “Wire Transfer” though our Banks in Bhutan. we don’t have facility of credit/debit card transfer in our account.

Can I use credit cards in Bhutan?

You can use your credit cards in Bhutan like American Express, Visa Card, Maestro cards are accepted in very few hotels and shops in the capital and towns nearby. Charges for transactions is high around 3-5% on net transactions. So we don’t recommend to use Credit cards in Hotels and Shops. Better carry American Travelers Exchequer and Cash.