Travel Guide

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +6 hours
Bhutan does not currently observe Daylight Savings Time.


Bhutanese speak a variety of languages with Dzongkha being the national language and one of the most widely spoken. English is also spoken by the majority of Bhutanese making communication very easy.

Visit the Bhutan Tourism website.


Bhutanese currency is known as the Ngultrum. Its value is tied to the Indian Rupee which is also accepted as legal tender. However Indian notes in 500 and 1000 denominations are not acceptable.

Find the current exhange rates.


Generally, tipping is not expected or required at any time. However, if you feel inclined to tip, it will not be refused. Tips for the guides and drivers throughout the programming will be covered by your registration fee.


Electricity in Bhutan runs on 220/240 volts with round hole two-pin and three-pin power outlets.

Stay Connected

To call Bhutan, the country code is 975.

Please contact your individual mobile phone service provider for information about international plans and if your individual mobile service plan works in Bhutan.

In room wired internet and wi-fi is available at both the Taj Tashi Hotel and Zhiwa Ling Hotel.


All visitors traveling to Bhutan need a visa. Visas will be processed for you by EO Global once you are registered for the program. You will be required to send a color copy of the photo page of your passport for visa processing.


Before embarking on a trip to Bhutan, please seek advice from your doctor with regard to vaccinations and appropriate medication you should have prior to your travels. As a minimum you should have tetanus, typhoid and hepatitis A inoculations.

Visit the Bhutan Tourism website.

Dietary Restrictions

Please fill out the Dietary Restrictions Form and we will do our best to accommodate your needs while in Bhutan.


The climate in Bhutan is extremely varied. This variation in the climatic conditions and average temperature can be attributed to two main factors, the vast differences in altitude present in the country and the influence of the north Indian monsoons.

In December, the climate is dry and the high and low temperatures are as follows. These are measured at the valleys and can be considerably different depending on the elevation. Paro Thumphu Punakha
Max 11.2 14.5 19.1
Min -1.7 -1.1 6.3


Dress code for the EO Bhutan Global Experience will be announced when the program has been confirmed. An email will be sent to all registrants closer to the program dates for your planning purposes.

Flying to Bhutan

All the attendees of the EO Bhutan Global Experience will need to fly into Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) in order to take the group flight into Thimphu, Bhutan. The flight to Bhutan out of Bangkok is at 7:20 a.m. on Monday, 8 December.

All attendees will have a hotel room at the airport hotel in Bangkok the night before the Bhutan flight (7 December).

Attendees should plan their round trip flights to/from Bangkok International Airport (BKK).

For more information about Bhutan, please visit the Tourism Council of Bhutan’s website.