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The degree is characterizing with rough trail, steep up and down, acquaintance to altitude, which is between 1000m to 4150m. It requires the good health conditions and level of fitness.
Druk Path treks is an ideal trek for them who have limited days including the Paro and Thimpu. The trek enables to visit countryside, mountains, high-altitude meadows, monasteries and also glacial lake.
Druk Path trek is an ideal trek for them who have limited days including Paro and Thimpu. The trek enables to visit the countryside, mountains, high-altitude meadows, monasteries and also the glacial lake. Walking to ruined Jeli Dzong is the lien in the high ridge above the Paro Valley from where you can see Mt. Chomolhari.
The trekking routes involve several passes and camping over the hill. The stunning views of mountains lakes and yak herders campsites and the Tibetan Himalaya; Jitchu Drake, Gangkar Puensum etc. make the trip much enjoyable. In addition, the Taktsang Monastery is always impressive in Paro. During the trek, we visit the several dzongs in different places; Taschichho Dzong at Thimpu in ones.
You will be welcomed at the airport by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After lunch, you will visit Paro Dzong and National Museum and in the evening walking around local streets.
Today you will hike up to the Taktsang Monastery a dramatic Tiger Nest built in 1600; incredible monastery grips to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900m. According to the history, a Guru called Padma Sambhava landed here on the back of flying tiger to meditate. He had meditated there for three months and established Buddhism.
Today is the shortest trekking of trip; you just trek to above National Museum and gradually ascending up to an old Jele Dzong.
Todays trail is through the thick alpine and rhododendron forest, from where you can see fine views of snowcapped Himalaya, and along the trail, you can some pheasants, birds, and animals.
The trail follows the ridge and team will set up the camp nearby Lake Jimilangtsho.
Trail goes through the continuous rhododendron forest by crossing Janetsho, campsite of yak herders, and finally set up camp nearby Simkotra Lake.
Today you off to Thimpu, in beginning the trail is gradually climb and descend to Phajoding monastery. Along the route, and from the top you will see the majestic mountain views including Ganker Phuenum- the highest peak of Bhutan. The trail to Thimpu is all the way to downhill through the blue pine forest.
Today you will have city tour around the Thimpu and drive to Paro. During the tour you will visit National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts & Crafts School, Textile, and Folk Heritage Museum, National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin mini Zoo, Handicrafts Emporium, local shops and evening drive to Paro.
After breakfast, our airport representative will pick you up and drop off to the international airport.
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Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.
The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.
Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.
There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.
Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.
What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?
Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately.
Dangerous cases of AMS
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)
The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.
Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.
Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.
1. Bandage for sprains
3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
8. Oral rehydration salts
9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10.Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12.Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
13.Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
14.Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
15.Gel hand cleaner.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Druk Path Trek. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Lower Body – Legs
Medicine and First Aid
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult