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Welcome to BHUTAN Photography Tour!


You should check with your guide before taking pictures or filming inside Dzongs (fortress), temples, monasteries, and religious institutions as in some areas photography/filming is not permitted. You are free to capture images of the landscape, the panoramic views of the mountain ranges, rural life, flora and fauna, distinctive Bhutanese architecture and the exterior of the Dzong and chortens in particulars.


INR(Indian Rupees) denominations of 500 and 1000 are not accepted in Bhutan. Some of the banks that you can avail of while in Bhutan are the bank of Bhutan limited, the Bhutan National Bank , the Druk PNB and the Tashi Bank. Traveler’s cheque can be easily withdrawn and exchanged for local currency. Many of these banks provide internet banking facilities.

ATMs are located within all main towns throughout Bhutan, where money can be withdrawn using VISA or MASTERCARDS. For concerned travelers a list of ATM locations throughout Bhutan is found here: contact :@/ATM-locations.

In addition, POS( Point of Sales) services are available nationwide, meaning visitors can pay by credit cards at most hotels and handicrafts stores.

Travelling kits

The northern regions of the country are colder than more tropical south and it is recommended you to pack accordingly. Trekkers will need to bring appropriate warm cloths and comfortable hiking boots (well broken in) preferable with ankle support and weather and rugged terrain.

Others suggested items to pack:


Some popular handicraft items available for purchase are hand woven textiles of raw silk or silk, curved masks of various animals, woven baskets of cane and bamboo, wooden bowl known as Dapas, handmade paper products or finally paintings of varies designs. Other items you may be interested in are the exquisite Buddhist Thangka painting or Bhutan’s wide array of colorful and creative postages stamps. You can come across these items in the many handicraft shops in and around Thimphu city and other major towns.

Please remember that buying and selling of antiques is strictly forbidden by law in Bhutan.