Bhutan's Chomolhari Trek and the Thimpu Festival
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:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Smart clothes and shoes (if your trip includes visiting a festival)
Eyewear - Sunglasses
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*
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*
Warm jacket (down)*
Washbag and toiletries
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:
Trainers /sneakers or similar
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Scarf or neck buff
Sleeping bag liner
Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
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
*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.