For Trekking: Warm sleeping bag, strong comfortable trekking boots, several pairs of socks and vests, warm clothing (especially a down jacket for higher altitudes) for the evenings, rain coat or umbrella, torch (flashlight), water flask, toiletries, toilet paper, a hat or head scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, disinfectant tablets for water, insect repellent, antibiotic ointment and antihistamine cream for insect bites (summer).
NOTE: For trekking a load of 20 kilos is allowed
Recommendations: The trek is relatively strenuous and demands top physical form. A physical fitness check-up is a must. Even the experienced trekker should prepare for 2 to 3 months prior to the trek.
Our guides are trained to look out for altitude sickness and other ailments that can affect trekkers in the Himalayas. They are expert walkers who have been trained as trekking guides and follow routes that have been walked for centuries. All trekkers are required to strictly follow rules to protect Bhutan’s fragile environment.
A guide, a cook and usually at least one horseman accompany all trekkers and mountain horses carry all provisions and luggage. With the surest footing, they lead trekking group across the passes. The horseman and cook will usually run ahead during a trekking day. They will have prepared a packed lunch for hikers and will go on to the nights resting place to set up camp.
They pitch tents, cook dinner and set the area for arriving trekkers. When trekkers reach the campsite they are greeted with a hot cup of tea and biscuits in the dining tent. After six hours on the mountains, no drinks will ever taste sweeter. For dinner the cook will usually prepare a buffer of dishes that are as welcome as they are delicious.