We recommend all travelers to get their own travel insurance.
Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu.) that is at par with the Indian rupee. US dollar are also accepted only at certain shops, restaurants and hotels. Credit cards are now accepted in our country. We also have ATM services and different currencies are accepted.
Almost all hotels in Thimphu and Paro have internet access. Mobile (cell) phone is also widely used with international roaming facilities.
Bhutan is an ideal place for photographers offering immense opportunities for photography especially our outdoor sightseeing trips. However, indoor photography is not allowed inside Dzongs, temples, monasteries and religious institutions, unless you have a special permit from the Department of Culture. Nevertheless, you can capture images of the landscapes, panoramic views of the mountain ranges, the rural folk life, the flora and fauna, the Bhutanese architecture and the Dzongs and Chortens in particular.
You may shop for a a variety of goods that like hand-woven textiles that is either in raw silk or silk, carved masks of various animals, woven baskets of cane and bamboo, wooden bowls known as Dapas, handmade paper products or finely crafted gods of silver. There are also shop that sells beautiful thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamp. There are many handicraft shops in and around Thimphu and Paro.