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Travel Tips

VISA:
The actual visa endorsement is stamped in your passport on arrival at Paro Airport, entry point. You will then receive a visa for the period you have arranged to be in Bhutan.

ACCOMMODATION:
There is no star categorization of hotels in Bhutan and five star luxuries are limited available. However we provide the best hotels available. There are comfortable hotels built in traditional design at all tourist destinations.

MEALS:
Traditional Bhutanese food is hot and spicy. For our visitors, however, Chinese, Indian, and Continental fares are also served. The more adventurous can try hot Bhutanese dishes. Meals are normally served buffet style in the hotels but you can always order your own meals of your choice at all the restaurants and hotels.

CLIMATE:
It is difficult to accurately generalize the climate of Bhutan because of the variations in elevations and seasons.
For the month of September the Maximum temperature is 28 degree Celsius during the day and the minimum will be 12 degree Celsius.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
The photography opportunities on trip are immense.
*Carry plenty of films and batteries. Photo shops in Bhutan do not sell equipment or accessories.

INSURANCE:
To protect against unforeseen accidents and mishaps, we advise you to have travel insurance policy from your country. We regret the unavailability of such policies in Bhutan.

MONEY: (important)
You are advised to carry your money in form of Traveler’s Checks OR cash (US Dollar) which might be needed for incidental expenses.

* Banks in Bhutan do not accept credit cards. Visa Card and American Express credit card are accepted in a few shops. No other credit card is accepted so far.

SHOPPING:
Traditional Handicrafts, Textiles, Jewelry, Baskets, Masks. Paintings and Woodcarving make good buys.

ELECTRICITY:
Bhutan’s electricity is 220 V and to re-charge your cameras and cell phone we advise you to bring 3 Pin point plugs or one can buy in all the shops in Bhutan too.

WHAT TO BRING:
Casual clothes are fine. Use a layering system, starting with thermal underwear and adding a shirt, pile jacket and windbreaker or parka as necessary.

You will be outside a lot, and much of this time is at altitudes above 2,500 m (7,800 ft); so there is plenty of sun and wind. Bring a supply of sun cream and some lip protection, such as Blistex; these items are not available in Bhutan.

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