Equipment And Clothing

General Equipment Check List

  1. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  2. Fleece jacket or pullover
  3. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  4. Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  5. Lightweight thermal gloves
  6. Underwear (4)
  7. Shorts (2) or T-shirts (2)
  8.  Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
  9. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  10. Sun hat or scarf
  11. Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
  12. T-shirts (2)
  13. Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
  14. Sunglasses with UV protection
  15. Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  16. Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
  17. Small padlock to lock trek bag
  18. Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
  19. Plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  20. Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  21. Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
  22. Water bottles (2)
  23. Small wash towel
  24. Footwear appropriate to the trip
  25. Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)

Trekking Equipment Check List

  1. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  2. Fleece or wool trousers/pants
  3. Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  5. Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and/or sandals
  6. Gaiters (optional)
  7. Telescopic trekking/ski poles (optional)

Mountaineering/Climbing Equipment Check List

  1. Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step-in bindings) with front points.
  2. Mountaineering harness.
  3. Mountaineering ice-axe (60-75cms long - depending on your height and personal
  4. preference.)
  5. 120cms (4ft) climbing sling and two locking carabiners
  6. Prussik loops
  7. Climbing helmet (optional)

First Aid Kits

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-aids
  3. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  4. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  5. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  6. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
  7. Oral rehydration salts
  8. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  9. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  10. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  11. Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
  13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extra/Luxuries

  1. Binoculars
  2. Reading book
  3. Trail Map/Guide book
  4. Journal & Pen
  5. Walkman

 

Toileteries

  1. Medium sized quick drying towel
  2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorant
  5. Nail clippers
  6. Face and body moisturizer
  7. Feminine hygiene products

Mountain Biking Check List

  1. Cycling helmet
  2. Fleece headband (to keep your ears warm)
  3. Lightweight long sleeved thermal shirt
  4. Lightweight windproof biking jacket
  5. T-shirts (3)
  6. Padded cycling shorts - baggy style
  7. Underwear (4 pairs)
  8. Lightweight trekking boots
  9. Sandals
  10. Camelbak or 2 x 1 litre water bottles & cages
  11. Sleeping bag
  12. Small padlock & spare keys
  13. Thermarest
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Fingerless biking gloves
  16. Waterproof (breathable) jacket
  17. Fleece jumper (eg Polartec 200)
  18. Light weight ‘trekking style’ pants
  19. Warm cycling tights
  20. Socks (4 pairs)
  21. Cycling shoes
  22. Spare laces
  23. Small towel
  24. First aid kit (See first Aid medicine above)
  25. Head lamp eg. Petzl Zoom (spare bulb and battery)