Himalayan Treks – Things to carry

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Below are the list of personal articles required for a trek in the Himalayas. This guide will give you an idea about the things that you need to bring in as a Trek member with EDAS.

  • BASIC ESSENTIALS
    • Back pack & rain cover     – (50-60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
    • Day pack + rain cover – 20 – 30 ltr (to carry daily essentials when you offload your
      backpack)
    • Walking stick – Advisable (At least one)
    • Head torch          – 1 Nos. (Hand torch would be an alternative)
    • Water bottle/Hydration pack – 2 bottles of one litre each /1 hydration pack of 2 litres
    • Snacks – Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
    • Personal Medical Kit – Consult your doctor
  • HEAD COVERING
    • Sun Cap – 1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)
    • Woolen cap – 1 Nos.
    • Balaclava – 1 Nos.
    • Neck-gaiters – 1 Nos.
    • Sunglasses
      • Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
      • People who wear spectacles-
        (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
  • CLOTHINGS
    • Trek pants   –   3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
    • T-shirts        –   3 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
    • Fleece T-shirts – 1 Nos.
    • Thick Jacket – 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
    • Wind & waterproof jacket & pant  – 1 Pair
    • Thermal inners – 1 Pair
    • Poncho – 1 Nos.
  • FOOT WEAR
    • Trekking shoes – 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
    • Floaters/flip-flops  – 1 Pair
    • Cotton socks  – 3 pairs
    • Woollen socks – 1 Pair
  • PERSONAL UTILITIES
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Sunscreen cream
    • Odomos
    • Moisturiser
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet Paper & wipes
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Quick dry towel
  • Personal medical kit (mandatory)
    • Diamox – 10 tablets – to prevent AMS
    • Crocin – 6 tablets – For fever
    • Avomine – 4 tablets – to prevent motion sickness
    • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets – for allergies
    • Combiflam – 4 tablets – Pain killer
    • Disprin – 6 tablets – headache
    • Norflox TZ & Lomofen – 6 tablets – diarrhea
    • Digene  – 10 tablets – acidity
    • Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets – antacids
    • Betadine – 50ml – antiseptic cream
    • Moov spray – 50ml  – (aches, & sprains)
    • Crepe bandage – 3- 5 meters
    • Gauze – 1 small roll
    • Band aid – 10 strips
    • Cotton – 1 small roll
    • ORS – 10 packets
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PS.

  • Kindly do not wear heavy ornaments or finger rings.
  • Pack you rucksack wisely. Regular items must be kept where it is easier to access.