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  • Hard Beds

    by thumbelina2 Written Jan 18, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: I suggest you take an air mattress with you if you dont like very hard beds. A radio and MP3 player for places with no electricity or tv.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Lots of warm clothes in layers because the days can be quite warm

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All the medical supplies you need as there are few pharmacies or hospitals.

    Photo Equipment: All the film you need and batteries because there are no shops.

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    Keep yourself warm and dry

    by ziger Written Feb 12, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: If you do not go on a trekking it is possible to travel with a suitcase. Otherwise a backbag and soft bags are handier.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking or trekking shoes, warm cloths, a good jacket against wind and rain is essential. If you have forgotten something - there are more and more stores selling mountain gear.
    The main travel season autumn. It is usually dry with fresh temperatures - a goretex jacket against wind and rain is a good thing to take along.
    If you travel to the East you drive up to almost 4000m (12000ft) altitude - warm cloths are a must.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medical services are not well estabished in Bhutan - if you regulary need medication you must take them along - a good equiped travel pharmacy is advicable

    Miscellaneous: if you go to ruaral parts better take a torch with you - power cuts can occure

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    by Narviking Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring warm clothes if you go in winter. When we arrived in Thimphu at about 21:00 (it was in december)it was about -3C and during night it must have been -5C or colder. At daytime it was just about 10C or less. The air was sharp and cold. Thimphu is about 2400 meters above sealevel. Clothing also depend on where you go as there is big difference between the valleys and the high mountains.

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    by Sirod Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Don't take to much with you - sometimes the buises are awfully crowded.
    But: Never forget a handlamp !!! Electricity break down nearlly every evening ( and sometimes for hours and more than one time ! )
    For Hotel accomodation you will not have to take a sleeping bag with you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depends on the time. I've been there in October and it was warm enough to hang around in T-Shirt. Bumthang region is very windy and although in Paro, there is a strong wind at the afternoon.
    Not really mountain- boots are necessary if you are not exoecting to hike longer.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bathrooms are mostly o.k. (but think about: Even if you don't feel like - you are in asia ! )but sometimes you will like to wear sandals under the shower and use your own towel...

    Photo Equipment: Take everything and twice times the films you are especting to need ! You will need it - especially you are travelling for the tsechus. All people are like very much, when you take a picture of them and it is nearly unpossible to be alone on a picture !!!

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