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Trekking Gear List

Trekking Gear List for Bhutan

-International Passport (validity of the passport should more than 6 months from the departure date)

-At least two empty passport pages required

-Flight ticket copy & travel insurance copy must for trekker

-Visa approved letter issued by Heavenly Bhutan


Note: Please read the cost inclusions and exclusions and hotels confirmed before you travel to Bhutan. Printed copy of final itinerary along with inclusions and exclusions will also be provided in hard copy on arrival.


Heavenly Bhutan Provides 

A-shape two men sleeping tent

Dining tents

Kitchen tent

Toilet tent

Sleeping mattress (thin and portable)

Sleeping bag (normally its used by all)

Cooking and eating utensils

First Aid Kid

Trekking Trained Chef

Trekking Waiters/helper

Trekking License Guide

Ponies/Horses for luggage

Official Papers (Route Permits/Park Permits/Approval Letter)



Guests Must Bring List (we restrict the weight)

Duffel bag size, 6,500 – 10,000 cu. in., frameless, water & abrasion resistant

Duffel bag, small and frameless, for storage of non-trek items which will be left in HBT stores while on trek

Daypack/Carry bag comfortable to carry while you walk (Bag should fit camera, water bottles, extra clothing)

Daypack rain cover

Light rain gear (rain coat, rain poncho, umbrella)

Luggage tags and locks (two sets)

Sleeping bag with stuff sack, rated to minus 30 degree (it will be clean and hygienic)


Travel Clothing

Bring a few lightweight, easily washable items for travel and daily wear



Rain jacket and pants, roomy and waterproof

Insulated parka/jacket (required), down or synthetic, able to fit over several layers



Mid-weight fleece or wool sweater/jacket

Fleece pants or tights

Mid-weight and expedition weight thermal underwear top/bottom (1 each)

Hiking pants/skirt

Long-sleeve synthetic shirts

T-shirts, synthetic are best


Under Wear

Hiking and liner socks, wool or synthetic


Clothing Accessories

Sun hat

Wool or fleece hat


Wool or fleece gloves

Thin liner gloves

Gaiters, mid-calf height


Travel Accessories

Two 1-quart water bottles or hydration system

Head Light and spare batteries

Trekking poles (highly recommended)

Sunblock and lip balm, SPF 30

Sunglasses with strap (side-shields or glacier glasses recommended)


Toiletry Accessories

Towel, small and quick dry

Toilet kit ditty bag: 2 rolls toilet tissue, Ziploc bags, hand sanitizer gel, wet wipes

Personal First Aid Kit

Ear plugs

Several Ziploc plastic bags for wet items

Two large plastic garbage sacks (to line the inside of your duffel in case of rain)

Favorite energy snacks


Optional Filed Gear

Camera, memory card, spare battery, charger

Down or synthetic-fill pants (late fall trek)

Down booties (late Fall trek – around camp)

Knee supports

Spare contact lenses or glasses

Reading and writing materials

Passport pouch or money pouch

Motion sickness remedies


Things to Consider

Pack essential items such as your passport, money, eyewear, a change of clothing, hiking boots and medications in your carry-on baggage in case your luggage is delayed.Culturally sensitive dressing tips: For women, pants (or Capri length pants) and/or a skirt (mid-calf or longer (A-line style works best for hiking) is recommended. Tights, hiking shorts and sports tops are not advised unless worn under other clothing.



For men, pants are best. Men may wear hiking shorts, but they should be longer, near the knees. Men should never go shirtless.


Make sure boots are not broken-in. Bring moleskin or Blister Block for foot treatment. Thin liner socks worn under regular hiking socks may minimize the risk of blisters. The liner sock should be synthetic, not cotton. Test your sock combination before you go on the trip.


Cotton is wonderful in warm weather. However, once it becomes wet it will drain your body heat. Bring wool or synthetics such as Capilene, MTS and Thermax.


Bring a small ditty bag that includes a Ziploc bag with toilet tissue, spare Ziploc bags to dispose of soiled tissue, a small bottle of hand sanitizer and/or wet wipes. There are no reliable feminine health supplies available in Bhutan; women are advised to bring these from home. Your ditty bag will be carried in your daypack throughout the trip, including while sightseeing.


Gaiters are useful for keeping mud, debris, and snow out of your boots. Ankle to mid-calf length is ideal.

Stuff sacks are great for sorting gear. Use different sizes/colors to differentiate contents.