Trekking in Bhutan is for the connoisseur and the high altitude treks are certainly not for the faint hearted. In northern Bhutan, the weather is colder and damper than in other Himalayan countries, such as Nepal, and the window between the end of the monsoon and the start of the winter snows much smaller, only allowing a short time for trekking at the higher altitudes. The sparse inhabitation in northern Bhutan dictates that there are no detailed maps and quite often no easy paths to follow. Consequently all provisions have to be carried with the trekking party, using ponies or yaks that have to be arranged sometimes months in advance. Independent trekking is almost impossible.
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