General

Frequently Asked Questions


What is included in the daily fee?

The daily fee of USD 200 (off season) or USD 250 (peak season) includes:

  • A night's stay in a 3-star hotel or farm stay (4 & 5 star hotels may require an added fee)
  • Three meals per day at standard hotels or restaurants
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide (for the extent of your stay)
  • All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable tourism royalty of USD 65

Please see https://mybhutan.com/pricing for pricing details.


What is the easiest way to book a trip to Bhutan?

MyBhutan.com is now the easiest way to book your trip. We're the only one-stop portal for travel to Bhutan, the place where you can create your entire itinerary, connect with a local agency, process your visa application, and pay for your trip — all at a cheaper rate for the same services than you will find anywhere else.


What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is also accepted as legal tender. However, Indian notes in 500 and 1000 denominations are not acceptable...


What are the popular sports in Bhutan?

Archery, the national sport, tops the list of popular sports in Bhutan; a sport that is played internationally as well as domestically using both traditional and modern equipment. The Kingdom of Bhutan maintains an Olympic archery team.

Other popular sports played at international levels are basketball, football and futsal. Baseball was introduced by MyBhutan's founder in 2013 and was recently voted by the districts as a favorite sport in country.


What type of electrical power outlets are used in Bhutan?

Bhutan power plugs use the same sort of configuration that you’ll find in India. In Bhutan, the power sockets are of type D, F and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. When living in the United States of America you will need a power plug adapter for sockets type D, F and G. Your appliances with plug A or B don't fit socket D, F or G. Power adaptors are not provided by MyBhutan. Please bring your own with you.


What is the national animal of Bhutan?

The national animal of Bhutan is the takin, believed to have been created miraculously by the wild Buddhist saint, Drukpa Kuenley, when he combined a goat and a cow.


What is the climate in Bhutan?

The climate in Bhutan is extremely varied, which can be attributed to two main factors, the vast differences in altitude present in the country and the mild influence of North Indian monsoons. The climate is humid and subtropical in southern plains and foothills, temperate in the inner Himalayan valleys of the southern and central regions, and cold in the north with year-round snow on the main Himalayan summits. Temperatures vary according to elevation and season.


What religions are practiced in Bhutan?

The Bhutanese constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Citizens and visitors are free to practice any form of worship so long as it does not impinge on the rights of others.

Bhutan is a Buddhist country and people often refer to it as the last stronghold of Vajrayana Buddhism. Buddhism was first introduced by the Indian Tantric Master Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th century. Until then, the people practiced Bonism, a religion that worshiped all forms of nature, remnants of which are still evident in some remote villages in the country.

Christianity, Hinduism and Islam are also present in the country.


Is there television in Bhutan?

Yes. The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan introduced television to the country in June of 1999.

The introduction of television into Bhutan was sparked by the World Cup Final of France '98. A year later, on the 25th anniversary of his coronation, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck decided to begin the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), the national TV service. Six months later, global TV broadcasting was allowed in country.


What is the time zone in Bhutan?

BTT (Bhutan Time) is UTC/GMT +6 hours, which is 0.5 hours ahead of Delhi time and 1 hour behind Bangkok time.

The entire country of Bhutan is in the UTC/GMT +6 time zone, and Bhutan does not use Daylight Saving Time.