Trekking in Bhutan's Hidden Valleys of Sakteng

Bhutan, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from $4,540 (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

Gaiters

Trainers /sneakers or similar

Smart shoes (if your trip includes visiting a festival)

Socks

Underwear

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Scarf or neck buff

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal gloves

Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

Daypack 30 litres / 1800 cu in.

Headtorch / headlamp and spare batteries

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details

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

Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2

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

4 season sleeping bag*

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

The following items are optional:

Spare laces

Sleeping bag liner

Swimwear (for hot springs)

Travel clothes

Smart clothes (if your trip includes visiting a festival)

Trekking poles

Insect repellant (DEET)

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

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

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Camera, media, spare batteries

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 Delhi. Please remember to allow room in your trek bag for these items.

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