The Laya 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 maximum of 15 kgs/33 lbs.
Smart shoes (if your trip includes visiting a festival)
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Waterproof and windproof overtrousers / rainpants
Trekking trousers / pants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Thermal baselayer shirts
Warm jacket (down)*
Scarf or neck buff
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in.
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Washbag and toiletries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
4 or 5 season sleeping 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.
Sleeping bag liner
Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
Insect repellant (DEET)
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Small travel towel
A selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contacts dry)
Equipment hire / rental
Items marked * can be hired / rented 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.