The Equipment

The Equipment


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.

Item Comment
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
sunglasses UV-Protection
insect repellent
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. 

Item Comment
backpack/bag to transport equipment from camp to camp
sleeping Bag
lightweight rain-jacket with hood in case of rain
cap sun protection
sunscreen SPF 30 is recommended
toilet paper/tissues
spare set of clothes to wear in camp and keep warm

OOptional Equipment:
This equipment is optional but recommended by the organisers.

Item Comment
sleeping pad/mat makes for more comfortable sleeping
trekking poles save energy while walking
tissue/wet wipes

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