Bhutan Trekking Packages

Trekking in Bhutan would be a life time adventurous experience. Trek routs in Bhutan will let you enjoy the beauty of unique flora and fauna of the Himalayan Eastern Ranges.Be is short and easy treks of 4 to 5 days or one of the World’s most difficult trek, Bhutan have it in store for an adventurous travelers like you.

Latest Bhutan Trekking Information updated in August 2019

 

What’s the best way to pack?


Travel Gear:  It is very important to pack lightly.  No matter how long your trip is or where you are planning to go, it is always essential to pack with minimal amounts of clothes and other supplies.  One medium-large backpack or rolling duffel and a day pack should be enough for a 2-4 week trip. Before getting on the plane, we recommend walking around the block several times with your bags and to see how it feels.  If it feels heavy, then it would be wise to take out any nonessential items. Other items like gloves or socks can be purchased upon arrival.
Here are the essentials:

 1 pair of Hiking Boots/Sturdy Sneakers

Sleeping Bag and insulation pad optional

Ground cloth or tarp (recommended but not required)

Rain Gear (waterproof pants and jacket)Towel

3-5 T-Shirts

1 Lightweight Fleece or Wool Sweater

2 Pairs of Nylon pants

5-7 Pairs of Socks (polypropylene or wool are recommended)

3-5 Pairs of Underwear and Sunglasses

 Personal Toiletries (you may want to carry your own toilet paper and some zip-lock bags, as bathrooms may not be readily available.)

Personal Medication,Camera, Batteries and Film/Digital Memory Cards

Adapter and Surge Protector.

Light- weight thermal shirts or long underwear ( recommended but not required)

Many of you may be wondering what type of power socket is being used in Bhutan or in Nepal.  For Class 1 appliances, a Type 1- 3-pin plug and socket is being used. 

Why is it important to bring these plugs?  For one, this age is also known as the  ‘cloud-computing‘ era, meaning more and more people are bringing their electrical devices overseas to use and enjoy.  Whether it be a mobile phone, palm or PDA device, laptop, or other electrical device, all these use batteries and many need to be recharged.  It is very important to bring along the right pin plugs because most often, the power socket type is not the same type as in your own country. Although these plugs are just a small item, it will save you lots of time upon arrival if the right adaptors are brought.
Not only will you be needing to bring along a power socket adaptor, it is essential that you also bring a 2-pin adaptor socket to fit nicely into either a wall socket or shave socket. This type of adaptor and socket is available at your local electrical or travel shop.

People often tell us it was colder on trek than they had anticipated – please make sure you bring plenty of warm clothes particularly for night time – it can be below freezing in camp.

This list includes everything you might want on a long and high altitude trek so you may not need everything mentioned here but it should be useful as a list of ideas to consider – ask us if you need help.

General

  • Rucksack or kit bag to put overnight trekking kit in for horses to carry (may get a bit beaten up)
  • Waterproof sac to put over your day pack and plastic bags to help segregate and organize things in kit bag
  • Day pack (30 litres or so) to carry things you want access to during the day
  • Sleeping bag – 3 season up to about 3000 metres, 4 season above that
  • Silk liner for extra warmth
  • Thermarest inflating mattress (if you feel you need extra padding – thin mattresses are provided)
  • Inflatable pillow (if you find it more comfortable to have a head support when sleeping on flat ground)

Clothing  (generally, layers of clothing make sense as temperature changes regularly)

  • Trekking trousers
  • Fleece pants or tracksuit to wear in camp
  • T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirt
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom) for night use

Outerwear

  • Down jacket if above 3500 meters
  • Fleece
  • Windproof jacket
  • Waterproofs
  • Scarf and gloves

Footwear

  • Hiking boots (should be water repellent)
  • Sandals or trainers for use in camp
  • Thick hiking socks and silk sock liners to guard against blisters
  • Gaiters if trekking close to the monsoon season or in snow

Headwear

  • Broad brimmed hat or baseball cap for sun during the day with bandana for shading the neck
  • Woollen hat or balaclava for evenings
  • Polarising sunglasses – best to have the ones with side covers.
  • Mosquitoes repellent cream.

Other

  • Walking poles
  • Head torch with spare batteries and bulbs
  • Washing line
  • Small knife
  • Water bottles (preferably metal)
  • Dextrose tablets, snack bars and energy drinks

Medicines

  • Medicine for diarrhoea eg Immodium
  • Rehydration sachets eg Dioralyte
  • Paracetamol or Nurofen
  • Plasters and Compeed for blisters
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Strepsils, Lemsip, cold and flu medicine
  • Sting relief and Insect repellent

Toiletries etc

  • Travel towel and sponge
  • Soap and biodegradable liquid for laundry
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper, tissues, wet wipes
  • Sun cream (including total sun block)
  • Lip salve
  • Iodine tablets – or you can just use boiled water and on shorter treks mineral water
  • Tweezers
  • Camera, film and polarising filter
  • Books, iPod, playing cards and other diversions for evenings.
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Best Time to Trek in Bhutan:

Most of the high altitude trek are very risky during summer and Peak winter months. Most of the summers receive heavy rainfall and trekking is not fun and routes are all muddy and difficult for trekkers and horse to ply. The winters are below freezing point and some trekking routes are almost 5000m like Snowman Trek and this routes are closed due to heavy snowfall and can be very risky. Therefore the best month to Trek is early Spring and Autumn.

Best Trekking month:

Spring Season( March, April, May)

Autumn Season( late September, October and November).

The weather remains very favorable with clear blue sky and dry trekking routes and best visible mountain views. Most of the camping site have amazing views.