Optional Equipment and Toys

Miscellaneous Items

  • Binoculars
  • Books for reading while waiting for planes
  • Duffel bag with padlock, some stuff sacks and lot of plastic bags
  • A small duffel bag or suitcase to leave your city clothes in is also useful

Photography Equipment

  • Camera and lenses
  • Lens cleaning equipment
  • Film [20 rolls]

Toys and Navigation Aids

  • Global positioning system
  • An altimeter is particularly useful
  • Thermometer
  • Compass

Provided for you

  • A guide
  • Cooks with helpers
  • Horses / Yaks
  • Tents
  • Mattresses
  • Meals
  • Trekking accessories

Note: A load of 25 kg is allowed.

Equipment checklist

For treks above 4,000m

Footwear

  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Socks, wool, to wear with boots
  • Socks, light cotton, for under wool socks
  • Down booties [optional]

Clothing

  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Long underwear
  • Woolen hat [or balaclava]
  • Gloves
  • Long gaiters

Miscellaneous Items

  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Sun block for lips

Equipment checklist

For all treks

Footwear

  • Trekking or running shoes
  • Camp shoes or Thongs
  • Socks - polypropylene

Clothing

  • Down or fiber-filled jacket
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • Hiking shorts [men] or skirt [optional]
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts or blouses
  • Underwear
  • Sunhat Swimwear [optional]

Other Equipment

  • Rucksack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Torch [flashlight], batteries & bulbs

Miscellaneous Items

  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Small knife
  • Sun block [SPF 15 plus]
  • Towel
  • Laundry soap
  • Medical and first-aid kit
  • Pre-moistened towelettes
  • Sewing kit
  • Bandanna