Frequently Asked Questions About Bhutan
WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE IN BHUTAN?
A wide variety of accommodation can be found, however what we recommend and use are the award winning property mostly in the five star category. It is strongly recommended that you reserve all your accommodation as far in advance as possible, especially if you want to travel during their festival period.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BHUTAN?
Autumn (Late September to late November) is when the skies are generally clear and the high mountain peaks rise to a vivid blue sky. While the climate is best in autumn, in Bhutan an umbrella is usually never far from reach, and no matter when you go, there is likely to be some periods of rain . The temperature range between a high of 24 Degrees Centigrade to a low of 6 Degrees Centigrade.
Winter ( December to February) is a good time for visiting western Bhutan, bird-watching in the south’s subtropical jungles, and whitewater rafting. The days are usually sunny, cool , but it’s quite cold once the sun sets and you will need to pack warm clothing. From December to February, there is often snow in the higher regions and occasional snow in Thimphu. The temperatures range between the highs of 15 Degrees Centigrade to a minimum of - 4 Degrees centigrade.
Spring (March to May) is recognised as the second best time to visit Bhutan, though there are more clouds and rain than in the autumn, the magnificent rhododendrons, magnolias and other wildflowers are in bloom and birdlife is abundant. You can get occasional glimpses of the high peaks, but these are not the dramatic unobstructed views possible in autumn. The temperatures range between the highs of 31 Degrees Centigrade to lows of 0 Degrees centigrade.
IS BHUTAN A GOOD FAMILY DESTINATION?
Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s little-known treasures, where quality of life is measured in terms of Gross National Happiness, rather than purely material measures. Till recently, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” has remained in splendid isolation, dedicated to preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. A journey among ancient monasteries, Himalayan peaks, glacial rivers and peaceable villages reveals this mythical country’s singular beauty.
There aren’t any activities offered in Bhutan that are focused for children. Thus we rarely recommend it as a destination for children.
ARE THERE SPECIAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS WHEN TRAVELLING TO BHUTAN?
As one will be traveling at altitudes between 7000-12000 feet in the Kingdom of Bhutan, one should be aware of ones limitation and any possible health issues at that altitude.
IS THE TAP WATER SAFE TO DRINK?
Tap water is not safe to drink in Bhutan but bottled mineral water is available in your hotel room and can be purchased locally as well.
The historical town of Paro lies at the centre of a valley rich in sacred sites and ancient buildings and forms part of the Golden Triangle.
The capital of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Thimpu is a stronghold of traditional Bhutanese art, architecture and culture.
Beautiful Punakha has been inextricably linked with momentous occasions in Bhutanese history.
The Gangtey Valley is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The Winter home to Black Necked Cranes that arrive every from the Tibetan Plateau.