Please DO NOT consider a trek unless you read and understand the information below!!
It is your personal responsibility to be exceptionally well-prepared for your trek in a high-altitude alpine environment. You must understand that training at low altitude will not guarantee preparedness for higher altitudes, and that your level of both physical & mental fitness, plus your attention to detail for your trekking equipment are essential.
- Waterproof jacket – down or fibre filled; preferably Gore-Tex.
- Jumper – wool pile
- Hiking shorts (male)
- Long shorts or skirt (female)
- Waterproof raincoat (big enough to cover your day pack).
- Hiking trousers (wool pile or down filled).
- Hiking top (pile or down filled).
- T- shirts or blouses.
- Underwear/thermal underwear.
- Sun hat and warm winter hat.
- Heavy woolen socks; pref Gore-Tex.
- Nylon wind pants.
- Comfortable trekking boots; pref Gore-Tex or similar.
- Camp shoes; must be warm – Ugg boots or similar.
- Waterproof gaiters.
Other Essential Items
- Backpack (day pack big enough to carry change of clothes)
- Sleeping bag rated to -15C (mandatory!)
- Thermarest or similar sleeping mat.
- Professional hiking pole/s (these are not available in Bhutan)
- Lots of snack food for between meals!
- Water bottle and purification tablets.
- Torch, batteries & torch headlamp
- Camera & batteries & solar battery charger
- Sunglasses, sunscreen/moisturizer
- Towel & soap
- Toiletries eg. toothbrush & toilet paper
- Mosquito repellent
- First aid kit incl blister medication
- Athletic tape and a knife
- Any required medications, aspirin, diamox for altitude sickness etc
- Iodine tablets (water purifying device as back up)
- Sewing kit
- Pre-moistened towelettes
- Antiseptic hand gel for use without water
- Cigarette lighter
- Plastic bags for dirty clothes & waterproofing
- Bag to leave behind non trekking clothes/gear