Thursday, 23 July 2015

Is Your Trekking Kit Ready to Explore the Jomolhari Trek?

Jomohhari Trek Pah
With a wide range of flora, fauna and amazing landscapes, the Jomolhari Trek lets you explore the unspoilt villages, summer pastures, ravishing virgin forests and beautiful valleys. Hence doubtlessly, a number of trekkers are lured by its beauty each year to explore the scattered hamlets, snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jichu Drake and Mt. Jomolhari, thick pine forests and yak herders. But, as it is one of the most challenging routes of all (with an altitude of 15,114 ft), it is very essential for the trekkers to be physically fit for the trekking expedition on this trek. Therefore, you need to make sure that your trekking kit has all the essential stuff to help you stay fit on a high altitude.

So, if you are set to traverse along the Bhutan Jomolhari Trek, make sure to keep the following in your kit, as a precaution measure for you and your family/friends:

1. Clothing Stuff

  • Tracksuit to wear in camp
  • Trekking trousers
  • T-shirts, sweatshirt and long sleeve shirts

2. Footwear 

  • Gaiters (if trekking is initiated in the monsoon season or in snow)
  • Water repellent hiking boots
  • Sandals for use in camp
  • Silk sock liners and thick hiking socks to guard against blisters

3. Head wear

  • Balaclava or woollen hat for evenings
  • Polarizing sunglasses
  • Broad brimmed hat for sunny days with a bandanna for shading your neck

4. Outerwear

  • Windproof jacket
  • Fleece
  • Scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Down Jackets

5. Medicines

  • Medicine for diarrhoea
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Dehydration sachets
  • Strepsils, cold and flu medicine
  • Plasters for blisters
  • Insect repellent

6. General

  • Sleeping bag
  • Waterproof sac and plastic bags
  • Thermarest inflating mattress
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  • Head torch with bulbs and spare batteries
  • Water bottles (preferably metal)
  • Energy drinks
  • Walking poles

7. Sundries

  • Sun cream
  • Tweezers
  • Sponge and travel towel
  • Soap and biodegradable liquid
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper, wet wipes and tissues
  • Lip salve
  • Camera, polarizing filter and film 
  • IPod, books, playing cards and various other diversions for evenings

With a precisely organized trekking kit, you can be rest assured that your adventure Tour in Bhutan will turn out to be worth relishing for generations. Also, an organized kit is important to prevent any health or safety issue coming your way.

How to Start With the Trekking

Now, when you are prepared for trekking with an organized kit, you might be wondering as to what would be the route and how would you complete the entire trek. Basically, while you are in the trekker’s paradise, you need not to worry about your trekking tour, as a number of Travel Packages to Bhutan entails the entire description of your journey. As far as the route is concerned, you will start trekking from Drukgyel Dzong (that marks the beginning of this trek) and passing through the Jomolhari base camp (Jangothang), you will finally reach to the end of this trek, i.e. DolamKencho – Dodena. It might take you 14 to 16 days to explore and complete the entire trek.

So, it’s just the right time to go trekking and have fun in the pristine environment and mesmerising scenery of this high altitude trek.