Equipment Check List for packing your bags for your journey:
Your trekking bag should never weight more than 20 kg and we have listed some of the equipment that you will need to carry to start the trip.
For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.
Lower Body: -
Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Lightweight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -
Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)
As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and lightweight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Baselayer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*
Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.
Climbing Gears:- Crampons - Tape Slings - Ice Axe – Harness - Ice Hammer - Ice Screw - Screw-gate Karabiners – Eight Figure / Descender - Plastic Mountaineering Boots – Ascender / Jumar– Rope ( Main / Fix) - Snow-bar - Multi-Led Head Lamp
Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.
Trekking Bags:- Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.
Basic First Aid Kit:- Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also good ideas.
Toiletries:- 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel - Toothbrush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash
Luxuries:- Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.