Meals and Accommodation
Himalayan Mentor provides full board service for all travel-related activities in Bhutan as part of an organized package. Every day, three meals will be served: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All of the meals are hygienically prepared and are a perfect combination of a healthy diet. All of the hotels in Bhutan that we use are comfortable, clean, and provide all of the necessary amenities. Himalayan Mentor has carefully selected the best hotels in Paro, Thimpu, and other major Bhutanese cities to accommodate you. You will be accommodated in tents while trekking and meals will be served by a kitchen staff team.
You'll see a variety of climatic conditions in Bhutan, depending on altitude and season. It's sweltering and humid to the south, while the uphills and mountains to the north are blanketed in snow. Due to rain shadow effects, rainfall can vary across a small distance. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter are the four seasons that we experience. The rainy season begins in July and August, and Bhutanese believe that the rainy season will conclude in September with a festival called Thrue (beautiful rainy day). The seasons of spring and fall are ideal for tourists visiting Bhutan. Due to snowfalls, the temperature lowers below zero in the winter. The days are usually hot, while the nights are usually frigid.
Bhutanese people are god-fearing, peace-loving people who regularly incorporate Buddhist values into their daily lives. Nonviolence and compassion for all sentient beings are essential Buddhist philosophy principles that are deeply ingrained in Bhutanese culture. Prayer flags in the breeze, Chortens (stupas), monasteries, and twirling prayer wheels are all common sights, with people sending petitions through prayer flags and maintaining an unbroken line of communication with heaven.
Today, Bhutan is the only country in the world that practices the Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism. Guru Padma Sambhava introduced Buddhism to the country in the 8th century AD. Religious festivals are known as 'Tsechus' and 'Dromchoes,' which represent amity, peace, and compassion, are held annually at various times throughout the kingdom. These vibrant festivals are a time for people from all walks of life to come together decently dressed in their ceremonial attire.