If you have a high level of running fitness but have gone through 2018 feeling like you’ve not done anything adventurous, then this might be the trip for you.
It’s called The Laya Gasa Trail Run and it takes place in Bhutan between the 3rd and 17th of November. With eight days of trail running and seven days of exploring Bhutan’s temples and monasteries, including the famous Tiger’s Nest and Punakha Dzong, this will be one of those trips you’ll remember for life.
Travel firm Blue Poppy Tours & Treks has partnered with Tour de Trails to offer the adventure and Anna Frost, one of the world’s most accomplished ultra-trail runners will be on hand to provide tips and techniques for training, nutrition and mental approaches to endurance running, particularly assisting with the pre-run acclimatisation for participants.
The route is considered one of the most challenging in the world, but also one of the most scenic, and will give you the opportunity to explore and experience the unique cultures, traditions and landscapes that Bhutan has to offer. After each day of the trail, runners will enter a pre-set-up camp and be rewarded with a cup of traditional Bhutanese tea, a hearty dinner and a glass of wine (or two).
Prices start from £5,750 and includes all off-trail accommodation, two massages, tents during the trail run, access to local guides and experts from Blue Poppy Tours & Treks, running guides, use of a pre-run training plan designed by Anna Frost, all transport, food and sightseeing admission fees detailed within the itinerary and all required royalties, visas and permits.
The trail run will take place between day 5 and 12 of the tour so you have time to acclimatise before hitting those mountain trails and time afterwards to relax and recuperate before you fly home.
If you read this and go on to book a place on the trip, then please let us know, as we’d love to hear how you get on and share your story.