International Mountain Guides Climbing and Mountaineering Expeditions

Bhutan Laya Gasa Lingshi Trek

 

Bhutan Trek with International Mountain Guides

IMG Bhutan Trek Gear List

[  ]Two large duffel bags with locks and name tags. Also, write your name in large block letters directly on the duffel bags with a permanent marking pen.
[  ]A secure travel wallet
[  ]Internal frame pack for the trek. Not too small. You will need to carry clothes, water bottle, camera, snacks, etc. for each day. I usually carry a smaller rucksack as my airline carry-on, in addition.
[  ]Sleeping bag. Reasonably warm. Rated to about zero degrees.
[  ]Thermarest pad.
[  ]Comfortable hiking boots. You'll be walking for several hours every day.
[  ]Camp shoes. A tennis shoe is fine.
[  ]Gaiters. Not a bad idea if we encounter any snow or mud.
[  ]Four sets of socks for your hiking boots.
[  ]Collapsible ski poles. Not required but lots of people fine these very nice for trekking.
[  ]Down or synthetic parka. Doesn't have to be too heavy but you will want one for evenings in camp.
[  ]Shell jacket with hood. Gore-tex or equivalent.
[  ]Heavy fleece jacket.
[  ]Two polypro shirts. Zip neck turtle necks are the way to go. (Check the IMG Online Store for our favorites.)
[  ]A couple of t-shirts and/or a Supplex nylon trekking shirt.
[  ]Shell pants with full length leg zippers. Gore-tex or equivalent.
[  ]Mid-weight climbing pants.
[  ]Polypro long john bottoms.
[  ]Supplex nylon hiking pants/shorts are also nice. (Check the IMG Online Store for our favorites.)
[  ]Wool or fleece stocking hat.
[  ]Bandana and baseball hat.
[  ]Ski gloves (Like the Alti by Outdoor Research available in the IMG Online Store) and a pair of light polypro gloves.
[  ]Headlamp with extra batteries and spare bulb.
[  ]Good sunglasses.
[  ]Two rolls of toilet paper and consider a pee bottle.
[  ]Light weight toilet articles.
[  ]Two wide mouth water bottles.
[  ]Iodine tablets or crystals for water purification.
[  ]Small hand towel.
[  ]I like to bring my own insulated drinking mug.
[  ]Earplugs are not a bad idea.
[  ]Camera and extra battery.
[  ]Pocket knife, alarm wrist watch (Suunto) and a Bic lighter.
[  ]Personal first aid kit. This should include moleskin, a couple of band-aids, aspirin or Motrin, etc. Perscription drugs. I would bring an antibiotic for upper respiratory infections (such as Augmentin), an antibiotic for GI problems (Ciprofloxacin), Imodium for diarrhea, and some cold tablets. You may also want to bring a few 125 mg. Diamox tablets for altitude problems. Please talk to your physician.
[  ]Stash or personal munchie foods. This can include candy bars, energy bars, powdered drink mixes, etc.
Young monks on the Bhutan trek
Recommended Gear

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~Andrea F.
We awoke each morning surrounded by some of the world's most pristine natural beauty. The sharp peaks and deep crevasses of the Himalayas surrounded us on all sides and the narrow trails underfoot were pounded smooth by the hooves of countless yaks and ponies. Winter was on its way and we had passed numerous herders guiding their ornery charges to lower pastures. You could hear their bells and sometimes see their bright, red headdresses in the distance...
 
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