2 HOTELS IN Bhutan


Introducing Bhutan

Bhutan remains one of the most remote destinations in the world. Travel across mountainous terrain, glacial valleys and dense forests as you experience nature in its purest form. And immerse yourself in the culture and spirituality of this beautiful Buddhist kingdom.

Practical Information

Capital city

The Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) in Nu. 1, Nu. 5, Nu. 10, Nu. 20, Nu. 50, Nu. 100 and Nu. 500 notes

Ema Datshi is the national dish of Bhutan. Yet, no two are the same. The chilli and cheese dish changes from region to region, cook to cook. Bhutanese people tend to like their food spicy and chillies are a staple ingredient. For a mellow start to the day however, try a Suja – Bhutanese ‘butter tea’.

Tipping etiquette
Tipping isn’t compulsory, but a daily tip for your tour guide and any driver you use will be most welcome.

Saying hello
Bhutanese people often greet each other with the phrase, ‘Kuzu zangpo la’

When To Go

For the best views of the Himalayas, the best time to travel is from October through to December. The winter months are the time to observe the endangered Black-Necked Cranes in Phobjikha Valley. But this country of natural beauty offers scenic delights all year round, from green valleys during the rainy season (June to August) to rhododendrons in full bloom in spring.

Top Tip from SLH

Ask your tour guide about any upcoming festivals to experience Bhutan’s time-honoured traditions first-hand.