Clothes and Equipment

Due to the geographical condition of Bhutan, the weather and climate of Bhutan remains inconsistent so one must be very cautious about the clothing and equipments while traveling to Bhutan. The clothing depend or varies according to the month you are planning to visit as warm clothes are recommended during winter months while light clothes are suggested during the monsoon and summer months.

October-February: Warm clothes including thick overcoats and tweeds are recommended on these months as Bhutan is coldest during these periods and gets very chilly during winter in the high altitude regions.

March-September: Light clothes are recommended during these months as they are warmer. We also recommend you to use layer clothing as the higher altitude places in Bhutan might have cold nights and mornings so that you can adjust your clothing. Also you are highly recommended to carry rain gears during the rainy season (June-August).

For Regular Tours

  • Running shoes, sandals of flip-flops
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt (However ladies are recommended to use long skirt and avoid shorts to follow the dress code of Bhutan while visiting religious places)
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirt and shirts

For Trekking Trips

  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Windproof Trousers

Equipment

  • 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 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 above 4000m

  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves