Bhutan Trekking | Adventure Tours | Aurora Expeditions
The Kingdom of Bhutan is located at the eastern end of the Himalayas, landlocked by China to the north and India to the south, east and west. Bhutan tours and trekking are very popular due to the incredible beauty of the scenery, and the fact that roughly 70% of the land is covered in forests makes it a prime spot for a variety of trails.
Bhutan is also the only remaining nation of the Vajrayana school of Mahayana Buddhism, and the immaculate beauty of the environment is surpassed only by the harmonious society.
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What to Expect
Aurora Expeditions has joined forces with Tenzing Asian Holiday to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime experience in terms of adventure travel. The five-day trek follows the Druk Path—one of Bhutan’s oldest trails—from Paro to the capital Thimpu. You’ll be hiking a minimum of three kilometres per day, reaching altitudes of about 4300 metres, during which you’ll pass through forests (pine, bamboo, birch, rhododendron), settlements, mountain lakes, and possibly even spot local yak herders. The start of the journey is sure to set the scene for the entire 12-day duration: visiting the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery at Taksang 600 metres up on the cliff overlooking the valley.
Spring season is generally considered to be the best time to visit Bhutan, so our journey lies perfectly from 24 March to 4 April 2014. During this time your accommodation will include hotels and/or mountain lodges, as well as camping facilities (no hot showers, but there will be washing bowls with hot water).
Be Prepared: Responsible and Healthy Bhutan Treks
Whenever you take part in adventure tourism of any kind, it is always important to respect the local customs, traditions and laws. Tight-fitting clothing and excessive showing of skin may offend the locals, especially with regards to women. Tobacco products are also effectively banned so no smoking is allowed. Your local guide will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding the Bhutanese culture.
Your visa fee is included in the pricing, but travel insurance is a must; we will require that you carry all important documentation with you at all times. In terms of immunisations, we recommend the following:
• Hepatitis A
It is also wise to assume that any untreated water is dangerous, so do bring purification tablets.
The Druk Path is considered a moderate hike, but fitness preparation of walking 3km, three days per week for four months prior to the Bhutan tour is recommended.
The local currency in Bhutan is the Nugultrum, although US dollars are widely accepted. Tipping is customary, so aim to set aside about US$150 for the trek crew who will be working hard to offer you a very comfortable trip. You could also make do with about US$500 for the entire holiday, although this amount will be dependent on your affinity for local handicrafts.