I have chosen a mix of accommodation in clean, comfortable and welcoming lodges and hotels for our journey. While camping we will be sleeping in good quality tents with a separate dining tent and toilet tent. All accommodation in hotels and in tents is twin share. However it will be possible to arrange for your own single hotel room or tent for an additional charge.
In Kathmandu, breakfast is included in the tour price. In Bhutan, all meals are included in the tour price. All our meals are buffet-style and have a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Generally people are surprised at just how delicious the food is in Bhutan!
All transport in Bhutan will be in Toyota four-wheel drive vehicles or an equivalent. Normally there are four people to a Toyota Prado but we will have only three passengers per vehicle for extra comfort – one in the front and two in the middle seat to give each person a window seat and a good view of the beauty we will be surrounded by.
Everyone should have a good general level of health and physical fitness for this journey. During our trek we will be walking to heights of around 4800 metres above sea level. The most common symptoms of altitude sickness can be shortness of breath, headache, a difficulty with sleeping, nausea and subsequent emotional irritability. There is medicine to alleviate these symptoms until the body acclimatizes. We will be carrying Diamox pills and homeopathic medicine for that purpose.
Please consult with your preferred medical practitioner and get advice on any vaccinations you may wish to have before the journey starts. We will be carrying our own first aid kit that will be able to deal with most problems.