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Bhutan Culture

Bhutan Culture

Bhutan Culture Traditional architecture Attached to the top floor, leaving a covered space available where crops, hay and food are stored to dry. Some old buildings retain their large shingles held in place by stones and many houses have their walls covered […]

Health and Safety Bhutan

Health and Safety Bhutan

Health and Safety Bhutan Sanitary conditions vaccines The recommended vaccines are as follows: On the spot If the healthy climate of the highlands does not pose a little shortness of breath. Avoid going directly on a trek (passages up to 5 m). Make sure […]

Before departure and formalities Bhutan

Before departure and formalities Bhutan

Before departure and formalities Bhutan Entry formalities Le passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. Le visa is an authorized operator in Bhutan or his representative. It is this agency or its representative which will […]

Bhutan cuisine, food and drink

Bhutan cuisine, food and drink

Bhutan cuisine, food and drink Kitchen There are 2 cuisines in Bhutan: one for visitors and one for Bhutanese. La kitchen for visitors, served in hotels and tourist restaurants selected by the agencies, is generally reduced to a pre-established menu or buffet […]

Money and budget Bhutan

Money and budget Bhutan

Money and budget Bhutan Currency, banking, exchange - Currency: the ngultrum (Nu), divided into 100 chetrum. In January 2020: € 1 = 79 Nudes and 100 Nudes = € 1,30. There are banknotes from 1 Nu (0,013 €!) To 1 Nu, but no coins are used on a daily […]

Transport and travel Bhutan

Transport and travel Bhutan

Transport and travel Bhutan Go to Bhutan by plane Drukair, the national company, serves Delhi, Kathmandu, Bombay, Singapore via Calcutta, Bangkok via Bodhgaya (India), Bagdogra (India) or Guwahati (India), not to mention Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. […]

Activities, sports and recreation Bhutan

Activities, sports and recreation Bhutan

Activities, sports and recreation Bhutan The Bhutanese are not very athletic: apart from their national passion, archery, they hardly shine in the Olympic firmament. In their last international football match against Qatar, they even lost 16-0! The government […]

Recommended routes Bhutan

Recommended routes Bhutan

Recommended routes Bhutan 4-5 days in Bhutan Want a first glimpse of Bhutan without (too much) breaking the bank? Visit Strike, Thimphu et Punakha. The 3 towns, well served by road, include the most important monuments of Bhutan, each with its monumental […]

Bhutan Identity Card

Bhutan Identity Card

Bhutan Identity Card - Area  Capital  Population  Religion: 95% Buddhist, plus Hindu minorities (in the Dud of Bhutan). - Ré Head of state : His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (since December 2006). Institutions and politics Converted […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Bhutan

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Bhutan

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Bhutan Camping site Those who go to trek will be mainly half-day (rarely after 6:30 a.m.). The higher you climb, the colder you will be, especially in winter when sarcophagus sleeping bags, gloves, hat, scarves and […]

Geography and landscapes Bhutan

Geography and landscapes Bhutan

Geography and landscapes Bhutan As big as Switzerland, Bhutan is fully nestled in the heart of the eastern Himalayas, between Chinese-occupied Tibet (to the north) and India (to the south). Nepal is only a few dozen kilometers to the west and Bangladesh […]

Bhutan traditions and customs

Bhutan traditions and customs

Bhutan traditions and customs Astrology and sacred numbers Astrology still occupies a central place in Bhutan. The astrologer, attached to a monastery, determines the favorable periods and those which are not. The Kuensel newspaper (in English) thus publishes […]

Practical life on site Bhutan

Practical life on site Bhutan

Practical life on site Bhutan Time difference Bhutan is 4 hours ahead of continental Western Europe in summer and 5 hours in winter; It is therefore 16 p.m. in Paro in July when it is noon in Paris and 17 p.m. in December. Bhutan is 30 minutes ahead of India. Electricity […]

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