Packing list

List of gears

What do you take on a multi-day trek in the Himalayas?

Introduction

Trekking in the high mountain with a big backpack, is a very hard challenge.
We strongly encourage you to receive the included service of a porter.
By default we share a porter.
He is able to bare 18kg, with no exceeding efforts, for the hole lenght of the trek.
He is porting the belongings of 2 peoples.
So the maximum kilo you can take with you is 8 kg.
You have to keep 1 kg free for the things you will add with you … during your journey

Luggages

If you use a porter, you will want a bag for yourself and in addition, a bag to hold all your belongings. You always-with-you small backpack: may contains: passport, water, energy bars, camera, rain coat, cellphone, etc…

Essentials

The 5 essentials that you have to have, are the following:

1. Good lightweight hiking shoes
(they need to be broken down ; i.e. : if they are like new, you have to wear them enough, so they feel comfy. If they are new, you have to wear them, everyday for like 2 weeks, minimum)
2. A breathable rainproof windstopper and also rainproof pants + rain proof bag for your electronics
3. Water purifier – GRAYL Geo Press or GRAYL UltraPress. It is the best.
(it purifies 99,9% : it filter out chemicals, pesticides, particles, heavy metals, bacteria and viruses)
4. Rechargable led headlamp
5. 45 to 55 liters backpack for around 8-9 kg of gears

That’s about it !

Generic all season

You might want to add also some of these:

Clothing
  • 2 x zip-off pants/trousers
  • 2 x quick-drying T-shirts
  • 1 x t-shirt for sleepinG
  • 2 x t-shirt with long sleeves
  • 1 x fleece sweater
  • 6 x underpants + 2 sports bras
  • 2 x thermal pants (trousers)
  • 1 x thermal shirt with long sleeves
  • 3 x pairs of thick socks
  • 1 x pair of flip flops
  • sunglasses
  • cap/hat
  • your own hiking sticks (optional)
  • extra pair of laces (optional)
  • knee brace (optional)
  • sport placement (optional)
Sleeping gear
  • 1 x sleeping bag liner (France : un sac à viande) (UK : travel sheet)
  • super light down sleeping bag
Food and drink
  • energy bar for every day
  • camel bak 2L (water bag)
Electronics
  • portable battery
  • phone
  • camera + extra battery + lenses
  • e-reader
  • main light
Toiletry bag + medication
  • altitude sickness medication
  • salt solution
  • toothbrushe & toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • plasters (slister) and bandage
  • quick-drying towel
  • facewash
  • tiger balm
  • paracetamol
  • immodium (against dhiarhea)
  • sunscreen factor 30
  • lip balm factor 30
  • heat bags
  • moist washcloths

 

Generic – winter season

October end of March: 

  • gloves
  • fleece buffer
  • wollen bonnet
Rental

At no extra charge, we will provide you with

  • Hiking sticks
  • Camping Tent