Frequently Asked Question
You may snap photographs almost anywhere, and locals love to pose for them, but it is better to seek permission beforehand. Many individuals will offer you their address after you snap a photograph so that you may send them a copy of the photo.
To be safe, consult with your tour host before snapping photographs in museums or public buildings. Some locations prohibit photography for religious and security concerns. It is suggested that you carry sufficient film, memory cards, and batteries, as photo shops in Bhutan do not offer high-quality equipment or supplies
Please do not provide sweets or tiny trinkets to youngsters as a thank you for photographing them. Bhutanese people are happy that there are no beggars in Bhutan and do not want to encourage this habit. Small presents for your hosts and a tip for your guide are acceptable.
A lack of oxygen produces acute mountain sickness when ascending to higher elevations. This is especially prevalent in those who haven’t had time to adjust to an altitude of more than 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) before engaging in rigorous activities. Individual tolerance varies, but symptoms usually appear within a few hours, with the most sensitive being those in poor physical condition.
Headache, weariness, shortness of breath, nausea, and lack of appetite are among the first symptoms. Another prevalent issue is sleep deprivation. In more serious conditions, thinking and judgment may be impaired. High altitude pulmonary edema is an uncommon but potentially fatal illness caused by fluid buildup in the lungs.
Avoid alcoholic beverages, sleeping drugs, and narcotics. They may reduce breathing, exacerbate hypoxia, and exacerbate symptoms. Drink lots of water. Avoid strenuous exertion; little exercise is OK. If you do experience the effects of high altitude, your guides will know just how to assist you. Please notify a staff member as soon as you notice any symptoms.
The official currency is the Ngultrum (Nu). 1 Nu equals 100 Chetrum The current exchange rate is around $1 = 77 Nu. You may look up the current exchange rates for Indian rupees. If you wish to buy a large number of textiles or artwork, most establishments that offer these items accept both US cash and credit cards.
Alternatively, you may exchange currency at most hotels, the Paro International Airport currency exchange counter, and the Bhutan National Bank headquarters in Thimphu. Because your Bhutan trip is fully paid for, you shouldn’t need much money aside from beverages, laundry, souvenirs, and tips.
- Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
- 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium update).
- Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
- Route Permit
- Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
- A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
- All land transportation by private vehicle
- Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Monuments entrance fees where applicable
- Drinking water
- All internal taxes and charges
- A sustainable development fee of $200. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)
- Airfare & Travel Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
- Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
Package does not include insurance of any kinds, and that you are required to obtain separate coverage from your home country before your trip begins.