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Equipment List Trekking
Equipment list trekking (click for the printable PDF version)

Upper Body-

o    2 cotton t-shirts;
o    2 polypropylene or wool t-shirt;
o    1 Quick drying Trekking Shirt (Blouse)
o    1 long sleeve polypropylene or wool shirts, lightweight;
o    1 polar fleece pullover or jacket, medium weight;
o    Waterproof breathable jacket with hood
o    Lightweight down/synthetic  jacket for those chilly days in camps and on passes;
o    Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.


Hands-
o    1 pr. lightweight fleece gloves
o    1 pr. Water proof Gloves or mitts
o    Adjustable trekking poles;


Head-
o    Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears;
o    Balaclava or Face mask (optional) ;
o    Ball cap or brimmed sun cap;
o    Glacier sunglasses with high protection UV rating;
o    Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
o    Bandana or head scarf/Buff, also useful for dusty conditions.


Lower Body-
o    Cotton underwear briefs;
o    1 pair walking shorts;
o    1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp;
o    1 pair lightweight thermal bottoms polypropylene or wool ;
o    1 pair fleece or soft shell trousers;
o    1 pair Waterproof/breathable pants with side zips;
o    Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.


Feet-
o    1 pair sturdy leather walking boots with good ankle support (we mean leather trekking, not climbing boots);
o    1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp;
o    2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
o    4 pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool;
o    Cotton socks for in town.


Drinking-
o    2 x 1 liter water bottle
o    Steripen or water purification filter (optional, but very use full)


Sleeping-
o    1 sleeping bag (rated to – 10 Centigrade comfort).
o    Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top


Rucksack and Travel Bags-
o    1 small rucksack (25-35 liters, for the trek);
o    1 large duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals & porters;
o    Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.


Personal Hygiene-
o    female or male hygiene supplies;
o    2 tubes lip sun cream;
o    1 large tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15);
o    1 toothpaste/brush;
o    1 bar soap
o    hand sanitizer gel
o    1 small towel;
o    Baby wipes.


Medical-
Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor`s prescription:

o    Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb;
o    1 skin blister repair kit;
o    1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
o    1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
o    1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
o    1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
o    1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
o    Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant;
o    1 set earplugs;
o    Extra prescription glasses, contact lens supplies. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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