The Druk Path - Bhutan's Classic Short Trek
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
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2
Washbag and toiletries
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in.
4 or 5 season sleeping bag*
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*
Warm jacket (down)*
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:
Training shoes /Sneakers or similar for camp use
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Sleeping bag liner
Scarf or buff
Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
Insect repellent (DEET)
Camera, media, batteries
Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
*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.