Bhutan

Consistently voted the happiest country in the world, the little nation of Bhutan is set at the far eastern end of the Himalayas, between India and China. Bhutan only began to open its doors to outsiders in the 1970s, and still has a strict sustainability policy in place with respect to tourism. As a result it has retained a deep cultural authenticity and has preserved its environment admirably, making it one of Asia’s most beguiling and unforgettable destinations. Highlights include incredible forts and temples perched on sheer mountain cliffs, a rich (predominantly Buddhist) culture, and spectacular scenery – ranging from temperate sub-tropical plains and valleys cloaked with dense forest, to lofty sub-Alpine mountains capped with snow.

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Electricity

For the most part, electrical sockets (outlets) in Bhutan are one of three types: the ‘Type C’ European CEE 7/16 Europlug, the ‘Type G’ British BS-1363…

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Banking

Currency1 Ngultrum (BTN; symbol Nu) = 100 chetrum (Ch). The Ngultrum is pegged to the Indian Rupee (which is also acccepted as legal tender). Notes are…

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Cuisine

Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Mineral water is widely available. Milk should…

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Climate

The climate varies with altitude, with the highest temperatures and rainfall occurring in the south which bears the brunt of the monsoon between June and…

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Transport

There are no domestic airline routes within Bhutan.The country has a fairly good internal road network with well over 3,000km (1,800 miles) of surfaced…

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Dress

Lightweight cottons, linens and waterproof gear are recommended. Light sweaters and jackets are advisable for the evenings. Upland areas: thick, warm clothing…

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Discovery of Bhutan

Nestling in the majestic Himalayas, fiercely guarding it’s ancient traditions, lies Bhutan. Discover the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ on this dramatic journey through this tiny…

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