Trekking Seasons

Trekking Area 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Bumthang X X S S S S M M S S S X
Gantey S S S S S S M M S S S S
Samteygang S S S S S S M M M S S S
Lingshi/Laya X X S M S S S S M X X X
Lunana Snowman X X S M S S S S M X X X
Gasa Hot Springs S S S S S M M M M S S S
Jhomolari X X S S S S M M S S X X
Druk Path X X S S S S M M S S S X
Dagala X X S S S S M M S S X X

S= good Season
M = moderate weather (chances of rain)
X = Closed due to snow

Personal Equipment checklist


  • Trekking or running shoes
  • Camp shoes or slipper
  • Socks: polypropylene


  • Down or Fiber- filled jacket
  • Jumper/ Pile jacket
  • Hiking shorts for man and woman
  • Waterproof jacket, Umbrella
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts or Blouses

Other Equipments

  • Rucksack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch (Flash light) Batteries & bulb

Miscellaneous Items

  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet paper and wet tissue (Optional)
  • Cigarette lighter if you are smoking (Have to pay 200% tax)
  • Sun block
  • Small Knife
  • Towel
  • Laundry soap (Optional)
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Sewing kit (Optional)


  • Camera & lenses
  • Lens cleaning equipments
  • Film (15 rolls) it depends if your photographer better carry more

Above 4000 meters treks:


  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Socks, Wool, to wear with boots
  • Socks, light cotton, for under wool socks

Other Equipments

  • Global positioning system
  • An altimeter

Miscellaneous Items

  • Book for reading while waiting for planes or at the camp
  • Duffel bag with a pad lock, some stuff sacks and lot of plastic bags
  • A small duffel bag or suitcase to leave your city clothes
  • Sunglasses or Goggles
  • Sun block/lip guard