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What to take for travel

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT & PACKING LISTS


After booking with Nature Lovers, please pack the necessary items as listed. Please note that all of this stuff are not compulsory, but it's wise to have as many as required. 

Personal Equipment for BOTH Trekking and Peak Climbing

  1. Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 4)
  2. Bank cards or credit cards, travelers cheque, etc.
  3. Sleeping bags, expedition quality rated at least -40°F to -20° F.
  4. Large and small towels.
  5. Toiletries and water bottles.
  6. Self-inflating pads - 2.
  7. Sun/snow glass.
  8. First Aid/medical kit.
  9. Rucksack/backpack.
  10. Duffel Bags (carried by porters or animals).
  11. Torch/Flashlights with plenty of spare batteries.
  12. Pen knife/Swiss knife.
  13. Scarf/face mask (for dust and wind).
  14. Personal hygiene stuff; trash bags too.
  15. Any other extras you feel are necessary, like binocular, cameras, books, journals, etc.

CLIMBING GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Ice axe with a leash, designed for mountain climbing use. Sizes for different person heights: under 5’7” use a 60cm tool; 5’7”- 6’1” use a 65cm tool; over 6’1” use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).
  2. Ice-specific crampons. With or without anti-balling plates.
  3. Carabiners: 3 locking, 3 regular, 2 twist lock and 1 small screw gate locker; standard ovals recommended.
  4. An alpine climbing harness, which should fit over all clothing and be pretty comfortable.
  5. Climbing helmet, sizing adjustable.
  6. Ascender; right and left.
  7. Prusiks
  8. Belay device
  9. Adjustable 3 Section Ski or Trekking poles. Highly recommended.

HEAD WEAR

  1. Ski goggles; 100% UV and high quality.
  2. Balaclava: Both heavyweight and lightweight.
  3. Warm woolen hat

HAND WEAR

  1. Each pair of lightweight and heavyweight synthetic gloves
  2. Expedition shell gloves-1 pair
  3. Expedition shell mitts-1 pair
  4. Hand and toe warmers: 3 sets of each

FOOT WEAR

  1. Trekking shoes
  2. Casual shoes for town days
  3. Double Plastic Climbing Boots with altitude liners.
  4. Fully Insulated Overboots or gaiters or both.
  5. Wool or synthetic socks- 4 pairs, Liner socks- 4 pairs
  6. Trekking socks- 5 pairs

BODY WEAR

  1. Lightweight/heavyweight underwear, a few pairs
  2. Shirt and pants-1-2 pairs
  3. Softshell jacket
  4. Insulated synthetic pants
  5. Expedition down parka
  6. Insulated synthetic jacket
  7. Hardshell jacket and hardshell pants; waterproof and breathable

TREKKING GEARS AND EQUIPMENT

For trekking during winter, the wearing stuff are similar in many ways as to climbing, but during peak (Spring and Autumn) season, when we don't need much to wear and carry, a few important things are given below:

  1. Lightweight trekking/hiking boots [2 pairs if possible]
  2. Lightweight rubber shoes/sandals (closed foot, similar to crocs)
  3. Quality trekking/hiking socks, Both thick and thin pairs ×5
  4. Light long-sleeve trekking shirts ×3
  5. Long-sleeve cotton t-shirt ×2
  6. Long-leg lightweight zip-off trekking pants (windproof type) ×2
  7. Windproof jacket
  8. Light rain jacket (just in case)
  9. Down jacket
  10. Insulation or Fleece jacket
  11. Base / Thermal layers
  12. Underwear ×5 (both cotton and polyester)
  13. Woolen hat / Sun cap
  14. Neck Gaiter or Balaclava or Thick Bandana
  15. Quality sunglass with sunscreen
  16. Raincover for backpacks and bags
  17. Windproof and insulated gloves
  18. Quick dry towel, medium size
  19. Bungee cords to dry your clothes
  20. Carabiners ×2 (might come in handy)
  21. Personal washing items like soap, faceclothes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
  22. Water bottles
  23. Hand/toe Warmers
  24. Duct tape (just in case)
  25. Chapstick for dry lips
  26. Medical first aid kit, containing basic things
  27. Head torch with battery or portable charge.
  28. Wallet to carry the change money
  29. Tissue paper/baby wipes
  30. Trekking poles, if necessary


OPTIONAL EXTRA:

  • Other things not included here, like a camera, battery backup and charger, padlock for locking room, snack bars, sleeping bag, etc.
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