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Bhutan Tour Note

Types of equipment & Packing List The packing list has been created with the objective of getting maximum comfort with minimum possible weight. Please bring only what is necessary, as this will be helpful to you and the field staff. Luggage Weight Restrictions Druk Air has a 44 pound (20 kg) weight limit for checked luggage and another 11-pound weight limit for carry-on luggage on their flights. Your carry-on bags are restricted to one piece, and the size should not exceed 17″ x 13″ x 8″. Official Papers Passport with minimum validity of 6 months Copy of the first page of your passport Airline tickets Visa approval for Bhutan (to be brought to you) Packing List for Trek Be advised that there are no trekking stores in Bhutan. Therefore, sleeping bag and daypack should be bought with you beforehand as they are two indispensable items for trekking. However, Himalayan Recreation does provide a few trekking equipment including tents, stoves, fuels, sleeping pads, cooking and eating utensils and first aid kit (which will be with your Trek Leader) Daypack Duffel bag for storing gear(s) (if not weatherproof, bring lg. plastic bags) Warm sleeping bag (negative 8-10 degrees centigrade) SM first aid kit (blister kit with specifically 2nd skin, aspirin &/or ibu, cough drops, tape) Headlamp Camera and extra batteries 2-liter water bottles (if you bring a camelback, bring a nalgene, also) Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine to carry in daypack) Insulated drinking mug Lightweight toiletries (travel size shampoo, soap is best for trekking) Sunscreen and lip screen Small towel Suggested clothing list Down parka Gore-Tex shell and pants Warm fleece jacket Comfy trekking boots (we like lowa) Lightweight shoes 4 pair of trekking socks 2 long sleeve capilene shirts 2 capilene bottoms (mid and heavy weight) 2 trekking shirts (non-cotton is best) Trekking pants (zip off shorts are better) 1 pair of shorts 1 bandana 1 pair of winter gloves (ie: ski) 1 pair of lightweight gloves (ie: fleece) Flip flops Warm hat Sun hat 2 pairs of sunglasses Miscellaneous Items Antibacterial wipes or lotion (for face and hands) 10 or so energy bars (we do provide 3 meals per day on the trek!) Prescription medications Over the counter drugs for diarrhoea, headaches and cold