Druk Path Trek: We ascend, we camp; since we are ascending, we walk on a gravel road. We have started this walk from Ta Dzong, a national museum. On the third day also, we do ascend and descending, and then we walk on a ridge, seeing the mountains and valleys. This time, we camp but on a high altitude by the lake which is a home to large trout fish. From the high altitude, descending is fun and walking in a rhododendron forest is another interesting place. Walking in this colorful forest is another highlight of this trip. We also head off to Janetso Lake, see yak herders and come face to face with yaks, the only animals that can be found in Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal. There is another ascent from where we see the spectacular view of Mount Gangkar Puensum, the highest mountain of Bhutan. There are also other Himalayan peaks that we can see. Druk Trek Path is relatively short and includes historical places, mountains, and villages. It also includes the forest of fir to crystal clear water lake, and its trekking trail also passes through sparsely populated places.
Arrival in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft).
As soon as we come out of Paro Airport, we will see the representative of Remarkable Adventure Trek, holding its signboard, and then we head off to a hotel in a private vehicle. The representative will provide information on dos and don’ts and other related information, as well as on trek and sightseeing.
Trek to Jele Dzong; (3,400m/11154 ft ) 3 hours.
We walk uphill till a ruined fort, and then we cross the Jele la Pass and arrive in Jele Dzong, another ruined fort.
Trek to Jangchulakha (3,780m/12401 ft) 4 hours.
The trekking trail climbs through thick alpine forests and rhododendrons and offers the stunning view of Mount. Chomolhari(7,314m) including the beautiful sight of Monal pheasant with the tented camp.
Trek to Jimilang Tsho, 4 hours
We walk on the ridge and head off to Jangchu la pass (4,180m). and pass Jimilang Tsho (Sand Ox Lake) and see a good view of Mount. Jichu Drake with the tented camp.
Trek to Simkota Tsho, (4,040m/13254ft) 4 hours.
We traverse through dwarf rhododendron trees and pass by Janetsho Lake and yak herder camps. It is a short climb along the side of the ridge and then we camp near Simkota Tsho Lake with the tented camp.
Trek to Phajoding, (3,870m/12696f t) 4 hours.
We gradually climb uphill and cross the pass and see the view of Mount Gangkhar Puensum (7,541m) and other Himalayan peaks here. Then, we descend and pass Thujidrag Goemba, a meditation centre and walk through juniper trees with the tented camp.
Trek and drive to (Thimpu) 3 hours.
Today’s trek is all downhill through forested areas of mostly blue pine with the tented camp.
Departure from Bhutan.
From the hotel, before 3 hours, we are picked up for your international flights and transferred to Paro Airport.
Cost Information1. What's Includes
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation for during the tour.
- Guided city tour in Bhutan by private tourist vehicle.
- Full board standard Meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Snacks) during the trek.
- Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment during the trek.
- Licensed holder English-speaking Bhutanese guides.
- Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs.
- Surface transfer from and to Bhutan.
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Bhutan.
- Farewell dinner in typical Bhutanese Restaurant with cultural show.
- All our government taxes which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
- Vat, tourist service charges, and official expenses.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Your travel insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.
- Alcoholic and cold drinks.
- Items of a personal nature (personal gear, clothing, beverages etc).
- Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants.
- Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
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Trip Equipment & Packaging List
For your trip preparations Remarkable Adventure Trek provides you with related information and advice required for your adventure holiday trip in and around Nepal Himalaya and beyond, providing you with following equipment list for the trekking. If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around at Thamel or in Pokhara as well. Most of the equipment is general and standard lists for all seasons while on the trek but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.
- Sun hat or scarf.
- Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear.
- Sun Glasses and snow goggles with UV protection.
For Lower Body:
- Under Garments.
- Hiking shorts.
- Lightweight cotton long pants.
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
- Thin, lightweight inner socks.
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks.
- Hiking boots with spare laces.
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals).
- Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp.
For Upper Body:
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- Down vest and/or jacket.
- Lightweight gloves.
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
- Sleeping bag rated to zero DC (4 seasons down sleeping bags).
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries.
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag.
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / kgs capacity).
- Trekking Poles (optional).
- Water bottle (2) or cameo bag.
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc).
- Ear Plug (who know some people on a group are snoring) as optional.
- 1 medium sized quick-drying towel.
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable).
- Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable).
- Nail clippers.
- Face and body moisturizer.
- Feminine hygiene products.
- Small mirror.
On Personal Hygiene:
- Wet wipes (baby wipes).
- Tissue /toilet roll.
- Anti-bacterial hands wash.
Extra Luxuries as optional:
- Reading book.
- Trail Map/Guidebook.
- Journal & Pen.
- Pen and small notebooks.
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble.
Remarkable Adventure Trek operates and runs all high altitude treks and climbs with the support of our expert and veteran guides who has been in these profession for more than two decades, all our guide have undergone with much training and attending workshop on related fields every year like Medical Course with enough knowledge of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and proper use of Gamma Bag or Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) pressure bags when required on emergency purpose on high AMS symptoms and to work on minor medical problem treatments.
Causes of Altitude Mountain Sickness:
- Altitude mountain sickness is caused by reduced of air pressure with lower oxygen levels at high altitude.
- The faster you climb to a high elevation, more likely you will get altitude or acute mountain sickness (AMS).
- Difficulty in sleeps.
- Dizziness or light-headed.
- Loss of appetite.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Rapid pulse (heart rate).
- Shortness of breath with exertion.
- Altitude mountain sickness is easier to treat in the early stage.
- The main treatment for all forms of mountain sickness is to go down (descend) towards lower altitude as fast you can with support of our guide and staff.
- Extra oxygen should be given, if available.
- People with severe altitude mountain sickness should be admitted to a hospital or evacuated by any means of transportation the fastest is by Helicopter.
- Remarkable Adventure Trek suggests you Polyacrylamide (Diamox) because this medicine helps you to feel better if you are trekking in high altitude areas.
- It also helps you to reduce mild symptoms. This medicine works best when you take it before you start gaining much higher altitude. Beside our advice please consol with your doctor.
While climbing higher elevation:
- Drink plenty of fluids (water-plain black tea-lemon-tea or nutritional value drinks).
- Avoid alcohol
- Eat a lot of garlic’s (this is local way fighting altitude).
- You should avoid high altitudes if you have heart or lung disease.
Note: In case of emergency, you will be immediately airlifted by Helicopter to Kathmandu.
Nobody knows or cares about the safety of your group better than our guides because they know how to cope with the unexpected situations that occasionally arise in the high altitudes of the Himalaya. In these situations, it is vital that trekkers are flexible and listen to the guides’ directions. The trip that you are on may be affected by weather, politics, or even wildlife. Whatever the factor may be, it is possible you may have some changes in your itinerary, as the seasoned guides of Remarkable Adventure Trek decide the safest option for you. If changes must be made to your trip, our guides will work hard to stick to your original itinerary as much as possible until the change becomes unavoidable. However, Remarkable Adventure Trek will not be responsible for an outcome, resulting from bad weather, wildlife, or political situation before, during, or post trip.
WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
Trek Remarkable Adventure Trek works for social causes with some non-profit organizations of Nepal, concerned with environment conservation and preservation includes street children who need better education and good normal life. We help and support for the cause with some of our profits to certain organizations so that we can make street children with sound and better life when they grow up.
We believe that education and healthy children make more stable and better future of Nepal.
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