Tourist travels in Bhutan is seasonal. However, it is your choice to visit Bhutan any time. The months of March, April, May, September, October, and November are called peak season because most the festivals in Bhutan happen around these times at the same time nature is at its best with colorful flowers. The months of January, February, June, July, August, and December are called lean season.
Once you have planned your travel and paid for it, you are now ready to come to Bhutan. Just remember few things which will make your travel hassle free. If you are flying in to Bhutan your travel baggage must not exceed more than 20 kgs if you’re travelling in economy class and 30 kgs for business class. More than these baggage weight limits will be liable for extra baggage cost charged by the airliners.
There are only two Bhutanese airliners namely Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines which flies into Bhutan. These airlines land at Paro International Airport which is an hour away from the capital city. Your air travels with Bhutanese airlines will be taken care by your travel agency or tour operator.
Once in Bhutan your personal expenses can be made through major foreign currencies like US Dollars and Euros. Other foreign currencies can be exchanged at the local banks. You can also exchange the currencies into local money called Ngulturm (Nu). The local ATMs and most of the hotels accept international credit cards like VISA and Master Card. However, we advise you to use cash in order to avoid technological glitches when doing electronic transactions.
The daily meals for tourists can comprise of international cuisines served in hotels where your reservations are made by the local tour operators. It ranges from soups, salads, vegetables, meats and varieties of grains. Tourist can also find both imported and local brands of wines and drinks.
Tourists travelling during winter days in Bhutan are advised to bring warm clothes although you can expect heating facilities in most of the hotels. However, outdoors can be quite cold. Adventure tours will require trekking boots and personal gears although tents and mats will be provided by the tour operators. Long trekking and hiking can be also done by riding horses subject to arrangements with the local tour operators.