Trek Training Success Story – Bhutan’s Druk Path

Druk Path Trek, Bhutan

Our regular clients, Ian and Lizzie, travelled to Bhutan for hike. Here’s some facts, their story and their top tips for trekkers …

The Druk Path 

“The Druk Path trek takes in the most varied and beautiful sections of an ancient high-level mule trail which winds its way through the mountains between Bhutan’s two main towns of Paro and Thimphu.

The Druk Path follows a tremendously varied route through virgin forest, open yak pastures and along glorious high ridges. There is much cultural interest along the way – sacred mountain lakes, traditional settlements and monasteries.

Each day we trekked at over 3000m/9842ft and had the highest point at Simkota La to cross (4210m/13812ft), before our final descent to Bhutan’s capital ‘city,’ Thimphu.

En route, we enjoyed tremendous, panoramic views of snow-clad Himalayan peaks, and camped each night in picturesque locations.

Our Story

We are a ’50 and a bit’ couple who started trekking to get fitter a few years ago. We are now reaping the benefits of this as trekking lets you get much closer to the nature and the people of a country than you otherwise would. We started with UK charity treks & trained with Peak Walking Adventures to do those hikes – since then, we have progressed to treking more extensively in the UK and abroad.”

Ian and Lizzie’s Top Tips for Treking

  • Hydrate well at high altitudes, your wee should be light in colour!
  • Take Acetazolamide with you in case you need it for the effects of altitude, they can really help with insomnia and reduce headaches (arrange a private prescription from your GP).
  • Take a hot water bottle to fill in camp for warmth at night, it gets very cold at altitude.
  • Keep battery packs and phones inside the sleeping bag – the cold makes them lose their charge.
  • Never go without a roll of ‘Gaffer tape’ it can mend boots, poles, tents, anything really!

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