Druk Air has a 44-pound (25 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″.
Passport with minimum validity of 6 months
Copy of the first page of your passport
Visa approval for Bhutan (to be brought with you)
Packing List for Cultural Tours
Pairs of lightweight long pants
Pairs of dress pants / dresses for evening outings
Pairs of shorts
Long-sleeved shirt for sun protection (while visiting dzongs, temples and Monasteries)
Warm jackets (if trip falls in Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb)
Sweater or light weight jacket
Pair of comfortable walking shoes
Pair of sandals
Spare nylon duffel for purchases
Sunscreen rated 20 SPF or higher
Daypack/Fanny pack for day trips
First-Aid kit with pain medications, antiseptic/anesthetic for sunburn, and prescription medications.
Optional field Gears
Camera, memory cards and spare batteries
Spare contact lenses or glasses
Reading and writing materials
Passport pouch or money pouch
Things to Remember
Altitude Sickness: We hardly have any cases related altitude during the culture tour however if have headache or nausea sensation during the trip, the best medication Diamox. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to drink plenty of water everyday.
Cultural Sensitivity: It’s better for women to wear pants (or Capri length pants) and/or a skirt (mid-calf or longer). Tights, hiking shorts and sports tops are not advisable. For men, pants are best. Men may wear longer hiking shorts that come to the knees. Never go shirtless.
Health tips for women: Women are advised to bring their necessary health/sanitary supplies with them as such items might not be available in Bhutan.
Clothing: Cotton is recommended in warm weather. Once wet, cotton also drains body heat. Better to bring wool or synthetics such as Capilene, MTS and Thermax.
Layers: Always test your layers before a trip. See if the outer layer fits easily over the inside ones.
Toiletry Kit: For trekking and sightseeing, bring your own toiletry kit and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. Always remember to discard the toilet tissue in a waste basket and not along a trail or in the toilet.
Heating: In Bhutan, portable electric heaters are generally provided for heating in rooms. Blankets are also provided.
Currency: The local currency is called Ngultrum. You can bring dollars and can be exchanged to local currencies at the border. Or you can also withdraw money from the ATMS with your visa card.
Electricity: Electricity is available in all the places. For charging, please bring India style adaptor with two or three pins round.
Wifi: Wifi will be available in almost all the hotels. Once in the hotels, you will be provided with the password so that you can use from your rooms or lobby.
Weather: The temperature in Bhutan in the month of October and November will be between 19 to 22 degree Celsius during daytime and between 13 to 16 degree Celsius during nighttime.
International phone calls: It will be possible to call anywhere around the world from Bhutan and the charges will be about 10 to 15$ per min depending on the time.