Trekking in Bhutan is fast growing in popularity and some of the best,and often most grueling. Bhutan trekking in the Himalayas can be embarked upon here. Trekking Bhutan reveals a spectacular, unspoilt country steeped in ancient traditions and history that is as tall as the Himalayas. Trek in Bhutan is unlike anywhere else in the Himalayas with crystal clear air and views. Some of treks of Bhutan are short and suitable for beginners while others can be long and challenging. All treks in Bhutan use tented accommodation. Bhutan Trekking has no tea house shelters like trekking in Nepal.
All treks in Bhutan are accompanied by a licensed trekking guide, cook, helper and horseman. Horses and yaks carry all trekking gears and belongings. Trekkers need to carry their daypack for basic necessities such as camera, sunsreen, water bottle, passport and important personal documents.
The support trekking staff walks ahead of the trekking party each day and set up camp before the trekkers arrive. A hot cup of tea waiting in the dining tent is a most welcome treat after hours of trekking in Bhutan.
The trekking meals in Bhutan are carefully planned. Wake up call will be a hot tea or coffee bought to tent along with a bowl of hot water for personal hygiene. For meals, a dinner table is set up with a table cloth, chairs and condiments. A bowl of hot soapy water is provided before all meals as hygiene remains a priority. Breakfast is always cooked and dinner includes a choice of at least four dishes.
Spring and Autumn - March to April and late September to mid November is the best time trekking in Bhutan. The low altitude treks in Bhutan run through 3100m or above and the high altitude treks through 5400m above upto 6000m. Although the nights are colder with temperature in higher altitude ranging from 20 degree celcius down to minus 15 degree celcius. Days are warmer with bright sun shines.
Bhutan Trekking is physically demanding because of distance and abrupt changes in elevation. It needs to walk for 15-20km daily to reach the campsites.On the Bhutan trekking package, it does not include insurance of any kind. All trekkers have to get it insured from your country of origin before coming Bhutan trekking.
There is baggage limit on trek in Bhutan. Each trekkers on a trek is limited to a maximum of 15kg because a horse/yak carries 30kg and the load of two trekkkers should make a load of a horse/yak. It is nice to bring a duffle bag to put in your trekking stuff and a medium sized hard suit case for your city clothes.