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Hidden in the folds of the Himalayas, Bhutan is a beautiful country,comprising rolling hills, dense forests, and deep valleys steeped in Buddhist tradition and culture.

Though in general the Himalayan mountain ranges run parallel east to west but particularly in Bhutan most of them runs north to south  giving way to the monsoon  to enter deep interior and thereby more different landscape and much more lush green valley in spring and summer. Bhutan With the highest unclimbed mountain massif in the world as envisioned by the people and the king obviously trekking in Bhutan is beyond human desire.

To enjoy Bhutan's beautiful landscape and its flora and fauna there is no better way than trekking. Bhutanese have wandered all over their country on foot for centuries herding and communicating through valleys and passes. Indeed all the trek routes are developed based on these ancient trails and track.

All the treks in Bhutan are arranged as camping trips as there are no hotels or lodges along the trails.  Your trekking camp is at designated place where there is ample water supply to cook your meals and meadows to feed your horses. The company trekking crew treks with you to set up camps, carry your pack lunches, prepare tea and serve meals at the campsites.  You will trek with your back-pack with only water bottle, batteries, cameras, jackets and your basics daily stuff such as medicines, toiletries and own supplies of chocolate bars, insect repellents and treatment tablets. Your heavier stuff such as tents, personal gear, kitchen and food supplies are carried by horses or yaks. We do not rely on porters.

When to Come?
The best season for trekking in Bhutan is spring (March to May) and Autumn (late September to December). Our low altitude treks such as Samtengang Trek and Sinchula trek can be done all year round accept in July and August when the weather is little wet for the trek.

What you are supplied on trek?
On trek, you will be supplied sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses and utensils.  You will have to bring your own sleeping bags.  There is no trekking store good enough in Bhutan to buy or rent one.

Trekking Staff
While trekking in Bhutan, you will be accompanied by a trekking licensed guide, a trekking cook, assistants and horsemen.  Our trekking cooks are experienced and there are no places in Bhutan where they have not wielded the pot and pan and they can whip up a delicious meal at any altitude, weather or time.  Our trekking cooks are trained by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and are specialized in Bhutanese, Indian and Chinese cuisine.

Trekking food
While trekking, you are sent with extensive assortment of supplies which you can depend on entirely. Fresh vegetables can be sometimes obtained from the locals while on the trek. You will not have to bring in any food items except if you wish you can carry some chocolate bars, or trail mix for snacks and few packets of seasoning but it is not really necessary.  On trek, you are provided with 3 meals a day- breakfast, hot lunch served on the way, and dinner at the campsites with evening tea and snacks.   For the first few days, you will be served fresh foods and meats and on longer treks, after a week or so you will be served tinned foods as well.  Our trekking cooks can cook any kinds of food and if you have any special dietary needs, on prior notice they will take care of it.  Most of the trekkers have commented ‘trekking foods are better than restaurants and hotels foods’.

Fitness level for treks in Bhutan
Trekking in Bhutan is physically demanding because of the distance and abrupt changes in elevation.  You will have to walk 7-9 hours for 15-19 kilometers daily to reach the campsites.  For example, for all the climbing days for 14 days Laya Gasa Trek, there is an elevation gain and loss during steep ascents and descents of about 6800m and most of the other treks have elevation gain of 500m in about 18km.  Most of the climbs run through deep forests on rocky trails and sometimes the trails traverses through wet mud were you need agility to hop between round river stones.  But if you have experience of walking 20-25km a day with a back pack and you do not have history of knee pains on descents it should not be difficult for you for trekking in Bhutan.  

Insurance
Most treks in Bhutan goes to a height were most of the people show signs of altitude sickness but so far we have had no single case casualty.  Our guides are well trained on the mountain sickness, medicine and care. Your trekking staff can handle the situation professionally and effectively.

The cost that we provide does not include insurance of any kind and you will have to get it insured from your country of origin before you come for trekking in Bhutan.