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Clothing

It is advisable that you try to to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed rucksack should weigh no more than 10-15 kilograms.

Here is the list with necessary items we recommend to pack for Trekking.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

LEGS & FEET
• Waterproof boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in in advance
• Light casual shoes (trainers/tennis shoes) for camping and/or for traveling
• Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
• Loose, casual trousers
• Several pairs of sports socks (avoid nylon socks - they can cause blisters and do not breathe well)
• Waterproof trousers

BODY
• Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment (breathable if possible!)
• Fleece windstopper jacket
• A selection of T-shirts, sweatshirts and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
• Warm shirt, possibly fleece and/or pullover
• Tracksuit
• Underwear
• Raincoat
• Swimwear
• Nightwear

HEADWEAR
• Hat or cap for sun protection
• Woolen hat

HANDS
• Gloves/mittens (could be useful if the weather get worse at an altitude above 2500 even during summer or during cold mornings/evenings)

ACCESSORIES
• Waterproof rucksack (60 - 80 l) & daypack (25 - 35 l)
• Toilet kit
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
• Water bottle
• Utility knife
• Spare laces
• Compass
• Lighter/box of matches
• Maps
• Small travel alarm clock
• Polyethylene bags (to protect delicate items from damp and dust)
• Earplugs (especially for the shared bedrooms in the huts)
• Personal basic first aid kit to include essential items (swathe; blister kit; alcohol swabs or disinfectant; antibiotic cream; mild tranquilizer/muscle relaxant; ace bandage or something for knee support; insect repellent; Aspirin or Tylenol for headaches or other pain, antihistamine, throat lozenges, prescription medicines etc.)

OPTIONAL ITEMS
• Torch (head mounted preferable with extra batteries and bulb)
• Large scarf/bandana for neck
• Binocular
• Altimeter
• Photo camera
• Telescopic trekking/ski poles
• Sewing kit
• Detergent
• Walkman
• Water purifying tablets
• Playing cards/miniature games (chess etc.)
• Reading/writing materials
• Field guide

 

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