|Group size:||2-12 people||Max-Altitude:||3,180 meters / 10, 433 ft|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal||Departure from:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||All meals in Nepal and Bhutan|
|Accommodation:||3-4 star hotels|
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Accommodations on this trip are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement is available with an additional fee of USD 550
Bhutan: Hotels in Bhutan are approved and classified by the government as grade A, B and C. The government approved hotels are equivalent to 3-4 star hotels elsewhere. Based on availability at the time of our booking, our company serves A grade hotels in Paro and Thimphu and B grade hotel in Punakha. We use Hotel Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro, Hotel Migmar in Thimphu and Meri Puensum Resort in Punakha.Nepal: We will be accommodated in 3-star deluxe hotel, Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu and Hotel Country Villa in Nagarkot.
The packing list has been created with the objective of getting maximum comfort with the minimum possible weight. Please remember to bring only what is necessary, as this will be helpful to you and also to the field staff.Luggage Weight Restrictions
Druk Air has a 44 pound (20 kg) weight limit for checked luggage and another 11 pound weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights. Your carry-on bags are restricted to one piece, and the size should not exceed 17" x 13" x 8". Next, your gear and clothing items are divided into "trek" and "non-trek" with non-trekitems left at the staff office in a locked room.Official Papers
Essentials: Always check that your pack contains essential items such as your passport, money, eyewear, a change of clothing, hiking boots and medications in your carry-on baggage.
Gifts: Please don't bring extra gifts which might burden you. If you wish to show your appreciation to the staff, the best gift would be a sincere ‘thank you’ or tips where appropriate.
Cultural Sensitivity: It`s better for women to wear pants (or Capri length pants) and/or a skirt (mid-calf or longer). Tights, hiking shorts and sports tops are not advisable. For men, pants are best. Men may wear longer hiking shorts that come to the knees. Never go shirtless.
Health tips for women: Women are advised to bring their necessary health/sanitary supplies with them as such items might not be available in Bhutan.
Boots: Wear boots that are broken-in. To minimize the risk of blisters, wearing thin liner socks under regular hiking socks may help.
Clothing: Cotton is recommended in warm weather. Once wet, cotton also drains body heat. Better to bring wool or synthetics such as Capilene, MTS and Thermax.
Layers: Always test your layers before a trip. See if the outer layer fits easily over the inside ones.
Toiletry Kit: For trekking and sightseeing, bring your own toiletry kit and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Always remember to discard the toilet tissue in a waste basket and not along a trail or in the toilet.Heating: In Bhutan, portable electric heaters are generally provided for heating in rooms. Blankets are also provided. Bring an extra set of long underwear for extra warmth.