Essential Info

Bhutan will provide you with a rewarding and enriching experience throughout the year only if you are prepared for your departure.

Climate in Bhutan

While traversing across the country, you can feel the vast differences in altitude. This makes the climate extremely varied and at some point, you can enjoy all four seasons in one go. September to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is fresh with clear sunny skies. January and February are colder with occasional snowfalls, but from then onwords it's spring time until June, the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colors. July and August are Summer (Monsoon season). The weather is warm with rain during the day or several overcast days in a row.

What to Pack

The first thing to note about packing is which time of the year you’ll be visiting Bhutan but please bear in mind that the higher the altitude, the cooler the weather will be. We have listed a exhaustive list of what you should pack for the trip in Bhutan: clothes as per the season, sunglasses, pair of walking shoes, hat, insect repellent, sun lotions, cameras and accessories.

Time Zone

Bhutan time is 6 hours ahead of the GMT and it’s the same time zone throughout the country.

Communication

You will be able to check your emails and make international telephone calls from most of the town while touring in Bhutan. Almost all the hotels you are staying will provide you with Wi-Fi services.

Electricity

In Bhutan, electricity runs on 220/240 volts, with round hole two-pin and three-pin power outlets. If you bring electrical appliances, also pack appropriate adapter plugs. Thimphu electrical appliance shops stock adapter plugs, but they are unlikely to be available elsewhere.

Accommodations

We have comfortable resorts, hotels, lodges and guest houses at every destination. We offer free room upgrades exclusively for BMV Tours guests. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers, at the absolute best price in the Kingdom. We have carefully selected a list of accommodation unit with the best of location, service and ambiance. Away from the towns and villages,if you are trekking in the mountains, there are purpose-built cabins on some of the principle trekking routes,but there is nothing like camping in the breathtaking landscapes of Bhutan

Photography

The natural scenery is superb which offers you immense opportunities of photography on your entire trip. It’s always good to ask by gesture if its ok to take pictures of the localities in fact most of them are pleased. Please be informed that photography inside shrines rooms of the dzongs, monasteries and religious institute is generally not allowed.

Money

Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu). There are banks and ATM facilities in most of the major towns. You can withdraw local currency via Visa, MasterCard credit & debit cards. However, ATMs do not work always and usually you will be able to draw small amounts in single transactions. So backup cash in US$ is advisable. You can exchange it at the airport on arrival or at the local banks.

Food

Bhutanese delicacies are rich with spicy chili and cheese. All the hotels, resorts and restaurants will offer delicious Chinese, Continental, Bhutanese and Indian cuisine. If you have any restrictions on your meals please inform your guide beforehand.

Gratitude

Tipping is totally a personal matter. The bottom line in determining whether or how much to tip is to ask yourself how much our Guide and driver did their best to make your experience a memorable one.