Bhutan by Enfield – Gear List

On this trip your Riding Gear will need to cover for a wide range of weather conditions. November is one of the driest months in Bhutan, never-the-less you should be prepared for rain and have good waterproofs with you. And as we are getting closer to winter make sure you’ve got enough warm gear as well. Two pair of riding gloves is essential, one pair for those warmer days and the other for cold temperatures. Your helmet is of course your own personal choice, many though tend to opt for either the open face or the front lift full face models on this type of trip. Riding Boots are also up to you, but many find a good solid pair of waterproof walking boots the go.

You’ll Also Need…

  • Day pack of medium size around 25 to 30 litres, to carry items such as your waterbottle, rain gear, camera, sunscreen, or anything else you might want to have with you while riding or for general use. Your main bag will travel in the support truck.
  • Bring plenty of socks, 3 or 4 thick warm pair and 3 or 4 thin pairs.
  • One pair of sandals or thongs is a good idea.
  • One pair of runners or other comfy shoes.
  • A warm woollen or fibre pile pullover or jacket.
  • Thermal underwear, both long top and bottom (optional if you’re riding).
  • 2 or 3 pair of trousers, along with 2 pairs of shorts.
  • 2 or 3 cotton T-shirts and 2 or 3 lightweight long-sleeved shirt/s.
  • Sun Hat.
  • Beanie or some sort warm head gear.
  • Sunglasses – If you are going to ride with these make sure they are not glass.
  • Good quality water bottle – 1 litre – Nalgene or Sig are best. We will have a supply of bottled water with us at all times.
  • Head-torch or hand held torch plus spare batteries.
  • Camera.
  • Personal toiletries.
  • Swimwear.
  • Light weight evening wear for Calcutta and down lower and warmer gear for around Paro, Thimphu, Bhumthang and other higher spots on the trip.
  • Power Adaptor – it’s the same one as India. The round two pin European adaptor will work as well.
  • A couple of Bungee Cords will come in handy.
  • An old school Mobile Phone if you want to get a local SIM card.

We will have a very comprehensive medical kit on the trip but you should also bring a few basics for yourself.

Personal Medical Kit
Sunscreen and Lip Balm
Band-Aid strips
Insect repellent
Throat lozenges
Aspirin or Panadol
Ear plugs
Wet Wipes
A couple of Bandages 

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