We recommend to check both your travel and health insurance. A return to your home country is advisable in case of serious injuries or illness. If you need specific medicines do not forget to bring them along.
Bhutan does not require special vaccinations if you are entering the country directly from Switzerland or Germany. Nevertheless, we advise you to talk to your doctor about the journey. However, the standard vaccinations such as tetanus, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis A, typhus and so on should be up-to-date. A vaccination for yellow fever is necessary only if you enter the country from a risky area.
As a traveller it is highly likely to have an attack of diarrhea. For this reason we advise to avoid drinking tap water. Only use labelled and pre-packed drinking-water. During the trekking it is the chef’s responsibility to provide sufficient water.
The roads in Bhutan are rather curvy and sometimes uneven as well. Travellers with a sensitive stomach are recommended to bring along a remedy for travel sickness.
Headache, tiredness and reduction in productivity can be a hint of altitude sickness. It is important to give your body time to adapt to the height. In case of visual defects, dizziness, shortness of breath or nausea, the decent is unavoidable. Please let the guide know if you do not feel good. Our staff are trained to handle such situations professionally.