Bhutan has been closed to outsiders until recently, the first Bhutan trekking tours started in western Bhutan in 1978 and central Bhutan in 1982. Trekking in Bhutan is different from other regions of the Himalayas. The trail is ascent and descent in sequences, also steep. With 72% of the total land area of Bhutan is under forest cover, you will have the opportunity to see various floras and faunas, impressive snow-peaked mountains, rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes, also traditional farmhouses and villages on your trek. Almost starting point of treks in Bhutan starts at a high altitude so before a trek you need two or three days to acclimatize and one or more days to relax after your trek as well. There is a wide variety of trekking trails in Bhutan, from easy trails to more difficult ones, so we design Bhutan trekking holidays to suit you.
We provide experienced guides and cooks, assistant cooks during the trip. There are horses or yaks that transport your luggage. You just need to carry your day backpack only. You will have egg, cheese, butter, jam, toast, porridge, juice, tea, and coffee for breakfast. You can choose sandwiches, boiled egg, potato, juice and tea or coffee for lunch, or simple rice and vegetables. Dinner can be served with rice, meat, vegetables, and soup. Please let us know if you are a vegan, vegetarian or you may have food allergies.
We, at Bhutan trekking tours, do not provide travel insurance so we strongly recommend you purchase comprehensive insurance. Long treks require an insurance certificate and contact detail for the next of kin, just in case of emergency. If your tour is high altitude trek, you should visit your doctor to get advice on medications for the prevention and treatment of altitude sickness and have a dental checkup at least 2 months before your trip, work on physical fitness as well.
The most popular time for the Bhutan trekking holidays is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). However, with climate change, seasonal patterns are becoming less predictable. In spring, you can enjoy rhododendron and orchids blossoms, also various flowers in Bhutan. Autumn can bring you beautifully clear views. In winter, Bhutan climate is dry, warm at days, and cold at nights, adding deep blue sky and snow on high passes, so you can choose the low altitude treks. Depends on your request, we, one of the best Bhutan trekking agencies in Bhutan will design a trekking trail to suit you.
We will provide you with essential equipment like tents, air mattresses, pillows, eating utensils, and kitchen equipment. Nights are much colder and below freezing so please make sure you bring enough warm clothes for nighttime.
To help you get ready and prepare for your Bhutan trekking tours, here is our suggested equipment and clothing list. The list includes everything you may need for a long and high-altitude trek. Depend on the type of trek you are joining, please consider what clothes and personal kit to bring with you.
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