How safe is Bhutan for female solo traveller?

Travel Forums Asia How safe is Bhutan for female solo traveller?

1. Posted by tania_gromenko (Inactive 11 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I'm thinking for a back pack trip of Bhutan in the month of February. Bhutan is the city on my list from long time. Just for an advisory can someone tell about Bhutan staying conditions. Is it safe if I travel Solo?

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1481 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Bhutan isn't a city; it's a country.

Please read all the material at this link: https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Bhutan/

You'll note there is a minimum spending requirement. Visas are issued to tourists who have booked travel with a local licensed tour operator, either directly or through a foreign travel agent. As a result, there are few backpackers. There will be even fewer during December-February, the coldest period for travel in Bhutan.

There is relatively little crime in the country.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 3030 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

For the hoops you must jump through and the spending requirements they had better take care of their wealthy tourists!

https://www.bhutan.travel/page/travel-requirements

https://www.travellerspoint.com/guide/Bhutan/

From above T/P link:
https://www.kingdomofbhutan.com/visitor/visitor_.html

-

"back pack trip of Bhutan"

If you were planning on visiting this place on the cheap I don't think you can do it.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Dec-2018, at 14:56 by karazyal ]

4. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I haven't checked the links but I know that only a few years ago you could only travel in Bhutan with a guide. So it was very very safe for anyone (male or female) but also very very expensive...

5. Posted by cecilecutblues (Full Member 45 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

It's mandatory for you to join a tour in Bhutan to get visa as others say. It's safe as others says but I have heard lots of stories that guides/drivers hit on solo female tourists. If you can stay cool that wouldn't be a problem though.

6. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1527 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

If you are worried you could travel in a group tour. While I don't know the numbers I would suspect it would be cheaper than a private guide.

Post 7 was removed by a moderator