Clothing

  • Day pack (30-40 liter is ideal)
  • Waterproof pack cover for day-pack
  • Walking/trekking boots, medium weight, ankle height (worn-in, not brand new!)
  • Sturdy running/walking shoes for when not trekking
  • Good quality walking socks (5)
  • Underwear (5)
  • Undergarments, Icebreaker, Thermatech or similar (2 each of leggings and tops (short or long sleeve)
  • Shorts (2) (cultural sensitivity dictates that women’s shorts must not be brief, and must be to knee length)
  • Trousers/track pants (1)
  • Short or long sleeve shirts (3) (no sleeveless tops and cultural sensitivity dictates that women’s tops must not have a low cut neckline)

Sleeping

  • Warm nightwear
  • Sleeping bag, four-season minimum, preferably down
  • Optional:
  • Travel pillow/pillowcase
  • Sleeping bag liner

Other

  • LED torch plus spare batteries; a head torch is ideal
  • Power/energy/choc bars or similar (1-2 per day)
  • Camera and charger
  • 1-liter drink bottle
  • 2-3 liter water bladder for water storage
  • Optional:
  • Trekking poles
  • Stuff bags to pack clothes in
  • Heavyweight fleece sweatshirt
  • Rainproof parka (breathable fabric)
  • Down Jacket
  • Warm hat (fleece or woolen, or balaclava if preferred)
  • Sun hat (all-around brim preferred); sunglasses
  • Gloves (Windstopper or similar) (1 pair)
  • Optional:
  • Pack liners for day pack and kit-bag; plastic bags
  • Scarf for neck protection or Neckwarmer
  • Waterproof overtrousers
  • Buff
  • Swimming togs for Kathmandu Hotel
  • Over gloves

Hygiene

  • Wet wipes, for body washing (2 packets)
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel (2 x 50ml bottles)
  • Towel, Face Cloth & Toiletries
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Personal medication
  • Sunlight Soap or similar for laundry
  • Optional:
  • Washing line/rope