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Phuentsholing
Washington
Day 8
05:00 pm
17h 23m
Estimate time
10:23 am
Plane
12,518 km
Day 9
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Travel Tips

Sure! Travelling to Bhutan, particularly to places like Thimphu, Paro, and Phuentsholing can be an extraordinarily unique experience. Here are some travel tips for your journey:
Best Time to Visit:
The best times to visit Bhutan are during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) when the weather is most pleasant and the skies are clear to view the glorious mountain ranges.

Route and Accessibility:
Flights to Bhutan land at Paro International Airport. From there, it's about a 1-hour drive to Thimphu. Phuentsholing is a border town in the south, and it takes about 5 hours by road from Thimphu.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Altitude sickness isn't a common problem in Bhutan, as most of the popularly visited places aren't that high. Paro and Thimphu are at altitudes of about 2200-2500m. However, if you plan to trek to higher altitudes, ensure you have an adequate period for acclimatization.

Accommodation and Booking:
Accommodations in Bhutan range from luxurious 5-star resorts to humble homestays. It's always best to book your stay in advance, particularly during the peak seasons (spring and autumn). Bhutanese law convenes tourists to pay a daily tariff fee which usually includes accommodation and meals, so check with your tour operator before booking.

Clothing and Essentials:
Dressing in layers is recommended. Even if the day is warm, nights can be chilly. Don't forget your sturdy shoes for trekking. Estimated essentials like sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, a good camera, and a binocular for bird watching are also advisable to carry.

Health and Safety:
Ensure you're up to date on routine vaccines before your trip. Health facilities in Bhutan are improving though for any serious conditions, evacuation to Thailand or India may be necessary.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Bhutan is a deeply Buddhist country, so respect their culture. Dress modestly, especially when visiting temples, dzongs, or taking part in festivals.
Smoking in public places is banned in Bhutan, so be mindful of that too. Speak softly, avoid aggressive arguments and show respect to local norms and traditions.