Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Bhutan is shrouded in mystery.

But, we have the answers.

What should I pack for my trip to Bhutan?


Are the hotels listed in the itinerary where I will be staying?


How did Bhutan get its name?


How do I get around Bhutan?


Can I bring my own fishing equipment to Bhutan?


Are people in Bhutan really happy?


Which currencies can I exchange in Bhutan?


Can I use my credit card in Bhutan?


What are the most popular activities in each season?


What currency is used in Bhutan?


How many seasons does Bhutan have?


Do I need to worry about altitude sickness in Bhutan?


Can I travel alone as a woman in Bhutan?


Is Bhutan safe?


What is the formal attire in Bhutan? Do I have to dress in this attire?


How much is the visa fee to visit Bhutan?


What type of electrical power outlets are used in Bhutan?


Do flight schedules periodically change?


What is the expected tipping behavior in Bhutan?


What is the history of Bhutan?


Are there hospitals in Bhutan?


What are the differences of the districts in Bhutan?


How secure is my card payment for my trip?


What does HRAB Certified mean?


Are there any tips for taking photographs in Bhutan?


Can I pay for my trip with a credit card?


Can I bring my pet with me to Bhutan?


What is the climate in Bhutan?


What are the popular sports in Bhutan?


Do hotels in Bhutan have laundry service?


What is the government structure in Bhutan?


Can I get Bhutanese currency (ngultrum) before arriving in Bhutan?


Can Chinese or Indian tourists trek Nub Tsho Na Pata?


Can MyBhutan secure my visas to India, Thailand or Nepal?


From which airports can I depart for Bhutan?


How early should I check in for my flight?


Does Bhutan welcome gays and lesbians?


What do I need to do to apply for a visa?


Is the Sustainable Development Fee required for entry into Bhutan?


What vaccinations do I need before visiting Bhutan?


Where is Bhutan on a map?


Who will accompany me on a fishing trip in Bhutan?


How do I get to Bhutan?


Are there any dangerous areas in Bhutan?


How are people of different races, religions, and sexual preferences treated in Bhutan?


Who is the US State Department Warden in Bhutan?


Is there an emergency search & rescue helicopter service in Bhutan?


Which countries border Bhutan?


How do I pack for my trip to Bhutan?


How spicy is the food? Are there non-chili or light-chili options?


What are popular layover destinations while I am in transit to Bhutan?


What is Gross National Happiness?


Which countries have embassies in Bhutan?


What happens if I get sick in while visiting Bhutan?


What level of training or health do I need to climb the Himalayas?


Are there internet cafes in Bhutan?


What is required from Customs upon arrival?


What are some books I should read before visiting Bhutan?


What are the accommodations like in Bhutan?


Can I bring alcohol or tobacco into Bhutan as a tourist?


What are the tour service hours?


Will masks and hand sanitizer be made available to me while in-country?


Can I buy antiques in Bhutan?


Is bottled water easily accessible in Bhutan?


How early should I arrive at the gate before my flight?


What does Bhutan have that it attracts tourists every year?


What religions are practiced in Bhutan?


Is there a limit on the number of tourists that can enter Bhutan each year?


Is there nightlife in Bhutan?


Do I need a transit visa when traveling through any airport in India?


What side of the plane should I try to sit on?


Did the earthquake in Nepal affect Bhutan?


What is the national flower of Bhutan?


What is a Home Stay, Farm Stay or a Farmhouse?


When am I allowed to fish in Bhutan?


Is there a fee for delayed arrivals?


Can I withdraw money in Bhutan?


Can I enter Bhutan by car?


How many bags may I carry free of charge on the airline?


Can I fish in Bhutan?


What is the official language of Bhutan?


Which countries have embassies in Bhutan?


Do I need a permit to fish in Bhutan?


What is the weight limit for baggage on DrukAir & Bhutan Airlines?


Can I bring tobacco to Bhutan?


What percentage of Bhutan's population is COVID-19 vaccinated?


What crafts are traditional in Bhutan?


Are there emergency health services available in Bhutan?


What is the traditional architecture of Bhutan?


Are there ATMs in Bhutan?


What is the time zone in Bhutan?


What am I allowed to bring home from Bhutan?


What is the weather like from December through February?


Will I get a refund on my payment if I cancel my trip after completing the transaction?


Can I do photography in Bhutan?


What is the Tarayana Foundation?


When did Bhutan become a democracy?


How do I book my flights into Bhutan?


When did Bhutan start allowing tourism?


Are vegetarian meals available in Bhutan?


Why are festivals such an integral piece of Bhutan's culture?


Why are most flights arriving and departing Bhutan in the morning?


Is there a helicopter service in Bhutan?


What is the population of Bhutan?


How many kings have ruled Bhutan?


What is the national animal of Bhutan?


How many districts are in Bhutan?


How far in advance must I book my trip to Bhutan?


Do I need travel insurance to visit Bhutan?


What are the four pillars that comprise Gross National Happiness?


When is the best season for trekking?


What is the capital of Bhutan?


Where is Bhutan?


Where is Tiger's Nest?


Are drones allowed in Bhutan?


Which airlines fly to Bhutan?


Can I change my itinerary after I have already reached Bhutan?


What is the internet availability in Bhutan? Can I get wifi?


Can I eat fish I catch in Bhutan?


What languages are spoken in Bhutan?


What is the DoT?


Can a foreigner become a Bhutanese citizen?


Do the accommodations have AC/heating?


Will my mobile phone work in Bhutan?


How far in advance must I book my trip to Bhutan?


What types of fish are there in Bhutan?


Do I need a visa to enter Bhutan?


What is the value of Bhutan's currency?


What is the food like in Bhutan?


What does DoT Certified mean?


When is the best time to visit Bhutan?


Is there television in Bhutan?


What time should I plan to wake up each day in Bhutan?


Is there malaria in Bhutan?


What is the political structure of Bhutan?


What type of fishing can I do in Bhutan?


Which connecting airports require travel visas or transit visas?


Where can visitors get a sim card from?


Is there a vaccination requirement to visit Bhutan?


What are the documents required to process the visa?


Are there any visitor information centers at the airports and land entry points?


How can visitors process their visa or permit?


How long does it take to extend the visa or permit?


Where can currency be exchanged?


What currency can the visitor use in Bhutan?


How much is the visa fee and how long does it take to issue?


Do I need a permit to exit with certain Bhutanese products?


How can I purchase insurance if I don’t have any?


What is the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF)?


How long can a visitor stay in Bhutan on a visitor visa or permit?


What are the documents required to process the permit (for Indian guests)?


What happens if someone gets COVID-19 while traveling in Bhutan?


Do visitors need a visa to visit Bhutan?


Will day visitors be levied SDF?


Will there be any COVID-19 protocols for leaving Bhutan?


Are there any restrictions on dress code?


Can unvaccinated guests enter Bhutan?


What is the best way to get to Bhutan?


How much is the SDF and where do the funds go?


Can visitors use international cards to make payments?


How can I extend a visa or permit while in Bhutan?


What types of accommodation are available in Bhutan?


How much cash can visitors bring to Bhutan?