Bhutan

Bhutan Overview

Bhutan is a small, developing independent country in south-central Asia. It lies in the eastern Himalaya between India and Tibet. Treks are the best way to see the country. The Snowman Trek is the toughest but there are plenty of other hikes and treks, which aren’t so difficult.

Bhutan is a rugged, mountainous country with great extremes in climate. Thick forests grow on the rain-drenched southern slopes of the mountains. It is extremely hot in the low foothill regions and extremely cold in the Great Himalaya. Only in the mid-Himalaya regions is the climate moderate.

CLIMATE

Bhutan’s climate ranges from tropical in the south, to temperate in the centre, to cold in the north of the country. You will find the weather can vary dramatically from place to place.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Thimphu
POPULATION: 682,321
LANGUAGE: Dzongkha
CURRENCY: Ngultrum
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or either a two or three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: BT
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +975
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +6