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Kit Checklist

Kit Checklist

All equipment and food, and your own personal backpacks are carried by the porters or pack animals. It is only necessary to carry a camera or small daypack ! When we need to camp on our climbing trips, all necessary camp equipment is provided – this includes dining tent, dining table & chairs, toilet tent, foam mattresses, and all cooking equipment. The only kit that you will need to bring is your own personal equipment and clothing. 

Recommended Trekking Kit

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Footwear

– Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
– Trainer or casual shoes, for travelling and in the lodges
– Warm socks for colder areas
– Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

Legwear

– Loose, casual trousers for trekking
– Thermal leggings for colder areas
– Shorts
– Waterproof trousers

Body

– Selection of T-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts (merino is perfect)
– Thermal shirt for colder areas
– Fleece jacket or light insulated jacket as a mid-layer
– Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
– Insulated jacket , down or synthetic (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head/Hands

– Wool or fleece hat, beanie, or balaclava
– Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
– Sunglasses (and goggles for climbing)
– Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
– Warm gloves (and mitts for climbing)

Other items

– Strong rucksack, or large holdall/duffle bag to be carried by porters
– Day sack to be carried personally
– Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
– One litre water bottle
– Personal first aid kit to include essential items
– Sleeping bag, 4 season
– Torch, ideally head torch
– Camera ! – for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
– Phone or Tablet with charging accessories
– Toilet items and small towel
– Large handerchief/bandana/buff for neck

Optional items

– Binoculars
– Books
– Walking poles
– Altimeter
– Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the climbing peaks.

– Mountaineering boots, with gaitors & crampons that have been tested for a good fit
– Fleece or insulated trousers or salopettes
– Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing
– Ice axe, and ski/walking poles
– Climbing harness
– 2 x tape slings
– 2 x screwgate karabiners
– Descender/abseil device
– Ascender

Note – many of the items can be hired in Kathmandu, Namche Bazaar, Chhukung, Khare and we can advise you accordingly.