Accessible Travel

Thimphu was not built with wheelchairs in mind. There are few ramps, limited numbers of elevators and lots of curbs; even a flat section of pavement is a relative rarity. On the plus side, your guide is there to help you navigate the streets and you can expect everyone to be more helpful than you could imagine. Most of the tourist hotels, and certainly those four stars and above, have elevators, though few if any have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms or showers.