Hotel and accommodation facilities and services have developed rapidly in the past couple of years with the industry growing with an increasing number of tourists.
There is now a reasonable choice of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants besides the high-end resorts that entered the market a decade ago. Several other well-known hotel chains are also entering the Bhutanese market.
Yeoong travels will pre-book your accommodation once you confirm your visit. If you prefer to stay in luxurious Five Star or other high-end resorts that can be arranged at an additional cost over and above the daily tariff.
Yeoong also arranges homestays in farm houses for tourists looking for a more authentic Bhutanese village experience that come together with a hot stone bath and traditional dances performed by the local community.
While the cuisine available in Bhutan is generally Continental, Indian and Chinese in recent years a number of new restuarants have opened up serving Korean, Thai, Italian and American fast food. There are also numerous diners serving traditional Bhutanese food that tourists might want to sample. Bhutanese diet generally consists of rice and an accompanying side dish of meat or vegetables with a lot of chillies.
Bhutan’s national dish is ema datshi, which literally means chilly and cheese. The dish is a staple at almost every meal and has been described by outsiders as fiery hot, which can lead to secretions from the scalp, nostrils, face and other parts of the body, for first timers.
Dried Yak meat, which is available in late autumn and winter, is also a traditional delicacy that is served with rice, chili salad and a steaming mug of traditional butter tea.
The Tourism Council of Bhutan requires that tourists be accommodated in hotels that is a minimum three star and above as rated by the Council.