If you are traveling to Bhutan for the trekking purposes, then avoid visiting in July and August because during these months you can see light rain. Also, the trek is not allowed in the monsoon month. Bhutan has amazing places for trekking.
Whether you are looking for a short trek or hard one, the Trek mountain range of the Himalayas in Bhutan takes out the best out of you. Before that, you have to do some preparation for the trek.
1. Fitness Checkup and grounding yourself
It is advisable those who love trekking that you must undergo for a check-up of your health before trying a trek. Consult with your doctor whether trekking is good for your health if not or you are fit for doing it.
In case you suggest for the high-altitude trek, just consult to any nearby mountaineering consultation. They will give you some useful information and also conduct the hypoxic training session where you have the opportunity to learn in the oxygen reduced air.
It is also advisable to bring your own technical trekking gear for meeting your best needs. Due to high altitudes in Bhutan, you may feel cold even in summer so ensure to have equipped yourself with good clothing.
2. You Must Be Rationally And Physically Set
Start preparing yourself according to the fitness level required in the trek. Ask yourself with certain questions to reach your goal. Be fit for trekking by following ways-
Walk for longer distances daily to help your body gain endurance.
Go for some hiking and camping on weekends for practicing. You’ll be camping in Bhutan so prepare yourself to do so.
Have a healthy diet. Avoid eating fast foods and also carbohydrate foods.
Test your gear to ensure that it is fit for you and you are comfortable with it.
Follow the research on the web along with asking the experienced people.
3. Carrying things for the trek in Bhutan
As you all know that trekking is all about moving so pack as lightly as you can. You don’t need to compromise with the safety things. Here are some tips that will help you to pack lightly-
Use Spork, which is a combination of spoon and fork and the trekking sticks as the tent poles while camping.
Carry one book or an e-book reader to save your space.
Take a lightweight and quick dry clothes with you and avoid wearing short as they restricted.
As it is mountain regions so there can be cold even in summer. Choose thermal underclothes, they will be small and light too.
Put the sanitary items in small containers to replenish them while on the road.
An important document like boarding passes must be stored on your smartphones instead of carrying papers.
4. Packing list for trekking in Bhutan
Trekking gear includes
- Trekking poles
- Safety whistle.
- Water bottle capacity 1L and sleeping bag and sheet.
- A pair of hiking boots.
- Some protein bars and snacks.
First aid kit includes
- Sanitary napkins and tampons
- Lip balm
- Motion sickness and oral re-hydration pills
- Waterproof light jacket
- Quick dry pants