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Phuentsholing
Washington
Day 10
05:00 pm
17h 23m
Estimate time
10:23 am
Plane
12,518 km
Day 11
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Exploring Thimphu, Paro, and Phuentsholing in Bhutan will take you across beautiful landscapes and rich cultural experiences. Here are some tips for your journey:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to travel to these Bhutanese cities is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months. During these periods, you can enjoy moderate temperatures and clear skies.
Avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to rain and possible landslides.

Route and Accessibility:
You can reach Bhutan by flight to Paro International Airport and then by road to the other cities.
From India, you can also enter Bhutan by road via the border town of Phuentsholing3. From there, it’s a 6-hour drive to Thimphu.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
The cities are located at high altitudes (over 7,000 feet), so take the first few days easy to allow your body to acclimatize. Drink plenty of water and rest as needed to prevent altitude sickness.

Accommodation and Booking:
Hotels and guesthouses are readily available in these cities. Bhutanese law requires all tourists to have pre-booked accommodations, which are usually done through a travel agency as part of a travel package.

Clothing and Essentials:
Carry warm clothes as it can get chilly, particularly during the evenings. A rain jacket or umbrella is advisable as weather can be unpredictable. Comfortable shoes are a must for exploring the cities and temples.

Health and Safety:
Bhutan is relatively safe. However, it's advisable to carry a basic first aid kit and any prescription medications you require. Also, get a travel insurance that covers high altitude trekking if you plan to undertake such activities.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Bhutanese people are highly respectful towards their culture and religion. Always ask for permission before taking pictures in monasteries and religious sites. Avoid touching or pointing at religious artifacts. Dress modestly during visits to monasteries and dzongs.