Equipment for the Snowman Trek in Bhutan

The Snowman Trek in Bhutan is one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in the world, traversing high-altitude mountain passes and remote villages. Proper equipment is crucial for a safe and successful journey. Here's a detailed guide on what you need to pack for the Snowman Trek, provided by Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd.


Base Layers

  • Moisture-wicking thermal tops and bottoms to keep you dry and warm.
  • Lightweight trekking shirts and pants for comfort during the day.

Insulating Layers

  • Fleece or down jackets for warmth during cold evenings and high-altitude passes.
  • Insulated pants for extremely cold conditions.

Outer Layers

  • Waterproof and windproof jackets and pants to protect against rain, snow, and wind.
  • Gaiters to keep snow and debris out of your boots.


  • Warm hat or beanie to protect against cold.
  • Sun hat or cap for daytime sun protection.
  • Buff or neck gaiter for additional warmth and protection from the sun and wind.


  • Insulated gloves or mittens for warmth.
  • Lightweight liner gloves for dexterity and mild conditions.


  • Sturdy, waterproof trekking boots with good ankle support.
  • Warm, thick trekking socks, and liners to prevent blisters.
  • Spare socks to ensure dry feet throughout the trek.

Camping Gear

Sleeping Bag

  • A high-quality sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures, as nights can be extremely cold.

Sleeping Pad

  • An insulated sleeping pad to provide comfort and additional warmth.


  • A durable, four-season tent that can withstand high winds and snow.

Trekking Gear


  • A large backpack (50-70 liters) to carry your personal gear.
  • A daypack for essentials during the day, such as water, snacks, and layers.

Trekking Poles

  • Adjustable trekking poles to provide stability and reduce strain on your knees.


  • Maps, compass, and a GPS device to navigate the remote terrain.

Hydration System

  • Water bottles or a hydration bladder to ensure adequate hydration.
  • Water purification tablets or a filter to treat water from natural sources.

Personal Items

  • First Aid Kit
  • A comprehensive first aid kit including bandages, antiseptic, blister treatment, and any personal medications.
  • Altitude sickness medication as a precaution.

Personal Hygiene

  • Biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and wet wipes.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF and lip balm to protect against UV rays at high altitudes.


  • Sunglasses with UV protection to prevent snow blindness.
  • Headlamp with extra batteries for navigation at night.
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing the stunning landscapes.

Food and Cooking

Stove and Fuel

  • Lightweight, efficient stove and sufficient fuel for the entire trek.


  • Lightweight pots, pans, and utensils for meal preparation.

Food Supplies

  • High-energy snacks like nuts, dried fruits, and energy bars.
  • Dehydrated or easy-to-prepare meals to save on weight.


Preparing for the Snowman Trek requires careful planning and high-quality equipment. Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd ensures that trekkers are well-equipped and guided through this adventure, providing expert advice and support every step of the way. With the right gear, you can tackle the Snowman Trek with confidence and fully enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Bhutan's remote wilderness.