CURRENCY: Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu.), with 100 Chetrum = 1 Ngultrum. The Ngultrum is fixed to the value of Indian rupee.
The currency exchange rates is always subject to change. For the latest rates you can refer to the websites of the two major banks in Bhutan, Bank of Bhutan (BOB) or Bhutan National Bank (BNB). Click on the links below to be redirected to their respective websites.
Tourists are advised to carry their money in the form of traveler’s check (preferably American Express) with some cash (US dollars would be best), which might be used for incidental purchases/expenses.
MONEY EXCHANGE: Money and travelers cheques of all major currencies can be exchanged at hotels, and banks.
CREDIT CARDS: You should not count on using a credit card in Bhutan. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted at some handicraft shops and some of the larger hoteliers, but these transactions take extra time. The credit card companies charge high fees and the verification office is only open from 9 am to 5 pm.