If you are planning a trip to Bhutan, check out our questions and answers. Below are our sample questions and answers 

Where is Bhutan

Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Its landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to subalpine forests and snowy mountains in the North. Bhutan is a predominantly Buddhist country and is known as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.

Do I need visa to Bhutan?

All foreign nationals (except Indians, Bangladeshis and Maldivians) require a Bhutanese visa to travel to Bhutan. All Bhutanese visas are issued only by Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan. Furthermore, Bhutan visa is issued only from head office of the Department of Immigration which is based in Thimphu- the capital city of Bhutan.

Visas are only issued to the tourists who have booked their trip to Bhutan with local licensed tour operators such as Bhutan all seasons Tours & Treks, either directly or through foreign travel agents. Tourist visa applications should to be submitted by a local licensed Bhutanese tour company like Access Bhutan Tours or any other local Bhutanese tour companies and visas have to be obtained in advance for traveling to Bhutan.

What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is also accepted as legal tender. However Indian notes in 500 and 1000 denominations are not acceptable.

  • Credit card is still not common in Bhutan. Very few stores/hotels accept VISA card with 5% charges.
  • Only US dollars/Pounds/Euro cash and TC are commonly accepted. Indian currency is at par with Bhutanese currency and accepted everywhere.
  • There are very limited ATM and are not very reliable so it’s advisable to bring some cash.
  • For latest exchange rate, please check – http://www.bnb.com.bt/fxrates.html

What Phrases we have to use while in emergency

EMERGENCY, when you are away/on your way to Bhutan, if we need to contact you or someone in your country, kindly provide us with the contact person name and number.   

Some useful Phrases:

Hello:              Ku zu zampola (meaning good health)

Thank you:      Ka din cheyla

Good bye:       Lus la

Is Bhutan safe Travel Destination

Bhutan is ranked as one of the safest tourist destinations on our planet-it has an vert low crime rate and people do not exhibit that irritating invasive curiosity that you find in many other destinations.