At the equipment check before the race, the mandatory equipment will be thoroughly checked by the organisers. Competitors are not allowed to participate in the race if any of the items declared as mandatory equipment is missing. Irregular equipment checks might be carried out at any time during the race week. Absence of any of the mandatory equipment items can result in a time-penalties or disqualification.
The luggage will be transported by porters/mules from camp to camp and available at the finish-line of each stage. It must be packed in a single bag with the total weight not exceeding 8kg per person. Additional weight will have to be carried by your own.
Personal luggage that is not used during the race week will be transported directly from the Hotel in Thimphu to the Hotel in Paro. One bag per person is allowed.
MMandatory Equipment during the race:
This equipment items must be carried by each competitor at all times during the race.
|small light backpack||to carry mandatory racing equipment and the hydration system|
|headlamp & spare batteries||for use during the night stage and in the camp|
|compass||for emergency situations|
|safety Pins||for fixing the bibs plus spares|
|knife||multi-tool or single|
|whistle||signal in emergency situations|
|survival Blanket||aluminium, stores body heat|
|mirror||for signalisation in emergency situations|
|medication||light pain killers, e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen or paracetamol|
|blister Kid||plaster, tape, second skin etc.,sterilised needle, pad, alcohol wipes|
|flashing red light or glowsticks (2 pcs)||for the night stage, worn on the back of the runner|
|hydration System||minimum 2 litre capacity|
|energy bars/gels/snacks||one week supply,enough for each stage|
|electrolyte/salt tablets||one week supply|
|plastic Bag||to protect equipment against rain|
MMandatory Equipment for full week (additional to racing equipment):
This equipment has to be brought by each competitor to the check-in/equipment check of the race.
|backpack/bag||to transport equipment from camp to camp|
|lightweight rain-jacket with hood||in case of rain|
|sunscreen||SPF 30 is recommended|
|spare set of clothes||to wear in camp and keep warm|
This equipment is optional but recommended by the organisers.
|sleeping pad/mat||makes for more comfortable sleeping|
|trekking poles||save energy while walking|