3 days gentle point-to-point walking with full porterage, maximum altitude 3465m.
10 nights tourist class hotels with en suite facilities and 2 nights full-service camping.
12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners included.
This is a trip for anyone who wants to combine an exploration of Bhutan's fascinating culture with a gentle trek through some of its beautiful valleys. The trek is graded as A/B and the highest point reached is 3,465m. There are some up-hill and down-hill sections but nothing extreme. The trek will take you through small villages, forests and meadows as you meander through the valleys of Central Bhutan. Accommodation is mostly in standard hotels though 2 nights on the trek will be in spacious 2-person tents. We also provide dining and toilet tents, stools, tables, cooking and kitchen gear and a team of support staff. All groups will be accompanied by a local Bhutanese guide, who will be supported by a cook, assistant guides and yakmen. Whilst on trek we will wake you up with a cup of hot tea, and will also provide a small bowl of warm washing water in the mornings. Please note that smoking is technically banned in Bhutan. Tourists are permitted to smoke in certain designated areas but must bring their own cigarettes (up to 200 cigarettes). They must, however, pay duty on any tobacco product they import (up to 200% tax). Smoking in a public place can result in a fine as long you have proof of having paid the duty. If no proof of having paid the duty can be produced then there is the risk of a minimum 3 years imprisonment.
Normal group size and age
Normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Minimum age 18.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
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