Your Ultimate Bhutan Travel Packing Checklist

Posted on 16/February/2021

If you are travelling to Bhutan for the first time, it is natural to feel excited and anxious not knowing what to expect of this beautiful kingdom. If you are wondering what you should pack for your trip to Bhutan, the packing tips below will be helpful. This packing checklist will help you to ease your anxiety and get ready for what might just be your most memorable trip!

Essentials:

  • Passport

  • Approved visa for Bhutan

  • Flight ticket

  • Camera (you want to capture all that this magnificent country has to offer)

  • Hand sanitiser

  • Masks

  • Motion sickness pills

  • Long trousers/pants

  • T-shirts or long-sleeved shirts (to enter temples, monasteries, dzongs)

  • Cardigan or jacket – (if you plan to wear T-shirt to enter temples, monasteries, dzongs)

  • Down jacket (wind breaker) - especially for higher altitudes

  • Sandals or flip flops (indoor use)

  • Sun hat

  • Comfortable shoes – you will be walking on rough uneven roads (wear sneakers and proper trekking shoes if you are going for hiking)

  • Pairs of socks (Thick socks)

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen lotion

  • Insect repellent

  • Lip balm

  • Toiletries

  • International travel adaptor

  • Water bottle

  • Money for exchange to Ngultrum (BTN) - Do note that Bhutan only accepts 10 major foreign currencies: 10 major currencies: U.S. Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar, Canadian

  • Dollar, Danish Kroner, Australian Dollar and Singapore Dollars.

  • Ear plugs (if you are a light sleeper, there may be dogs barking at night)

  • Your personal medical kit

For winter season:

  • Sweaters

  • Warm jacket

  • Winter coat

  • Thermal innerwear

  • Scarves

  • Wool socks

Bhutan Preparation

Bhutan Drukasia

Planning to travel to Bhutan during a festival?

On popular dates of travel such as during festival time, flight tickets tend to get fully reserved 5 months prior. Due to limited flight and seats available, we recommend you to reserve your ticket as early as possible. You can reserve your ticket for free with us and plan your trip to Bhutan with a peace of mind knowing that you will have a spot on your flight to Bhutan.


 

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