Bhutan - what to bring?

What you need to bring depends on what you will be doing in Bhutan. The list will be somewhat different if you are doing just a regular tour or an extensive trekking.

Here is a general list. This list is just a general guide to the things you might take on the trip. The final list may be different depending on the kind of trip you do, whether you're camping or staying in hotels, and on the terrain, weather conditions and time of year.

For Regular Tours (that do not involve trekking)
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
For Trekking Trips - Clothing, additional items
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Windproof Trousers
Equipment
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing/repair kit (for tent and mattresses)
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Medical and first-aid kit (see details here)
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
For Treks going above 4000m
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Down jacket or down vest
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles
Buy or rent?

You can buy these clothing and equipment at home, in Kathmandu or even rent them from Kathmandu. There are many equipment shops in Kathmandu where you get plenty of choice with quality and prices. That raises a question - should you buy these stuff or rent them? The answer can be different, which we discuss in details here.

 
 
 

TOURS

 

TREKKING

Bhutan Trekking

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS

Mountain Bike Tours in Bhutan

 

BIRD WATCHING TOURS

Bhutan Bird Watching

 
ANYTHING IN YOUR MIND?

 

Didn't find the kind of trip you were looking for? Let us know. We operate many other trips that are not yet listed in our website. Just feel free to drop us your ideas in email and we will be more than happy to work on custom made itineraries for you. We know your trip is special and it needs to be planned differently.

 
 

 

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Bhutan - prepare to visit

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Bhutan Travel Info

Visa information, photo requirements, clothes, equipments and type of insurance. Get complete Bhutan Travel Information here.
 

Bhutan bird-watching

Bhutan is an ultimate place for birdwatchers. We organize this special-interest tour and there will be a specialist guide for it. Contact us for customized offers.

 

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Bishalnagar
Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4441731
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