Chomolhari and the Bonte La - Classic Bhutan Trek

Bhutan & Nepal, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from $3,785 (land only)

Trek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Smart clothes and shoes (if your trip includes visiting a festival)

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal gloves

Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in.

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2

4 or 5 season sleeping bag*

Warm jacket (down)*

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Gaiters

Trainers /sneakers or similar

Spare laces

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Shorts

Scarf or neck buff

Sleeping bag liner

Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)

Travel clothes

Nailbrush

Insect repellant – (75 – 100% DEET)

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

Notes

*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel

Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Please note all hire / rental equipment is issued in Bhutan. Please remember to allow room in your trek bag for these items.

‘Thermarest’ inflatable camping mats are provided

 

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