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Kit list Trekkers should bring all gear in one large duffel bag and
Footwear • Running or tennis shoes: 1 pair for casual wear on lighter walking days.
• Light hiking boots: boots should be very water repellent.
• Hiking Gaiters (optional): 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of
• Wool or Synthetic Socks: 3 pairs of heavyweight wool or synthetic socks (wool is
warmer). When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one
fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. It is very important to buy new socks regularly as
• Liner Socks: (optional) 3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to
Clothing • Lightweight Long Underwear: 2 pairs, tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or
wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer
conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One
set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most
• Bandanas/Buff: bring 2 or more bandanas for face masks and other tasks. A buff is also
suitable to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking.
• Synthetic/Soft-Shell jacket: a full-zip version is easier to put on and has better
• Insulated Synthetic Pants (optional): full separating side zippers (This is very
important for ventilation. Full side zips also allow pants to be taken off without having to
• Insulated Down jacket: medium to heavy weight with hood.
• Hard-Shell jacket w/ hood: we recommend a waterproof breathable shell material
with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind
• Hard-Shell Pants: Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you
Hand wear • Fleece/Soft Shell gloves: 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands
warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.
• Shell Gloves w/insulation. 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality
Headwear • Headlamp (spare bulbs and batteries): A good quality climbers headlamp. For use at night
• Sun hat: The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection
for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well.
• Wool/synthetic ski hat: 1 lightweight.
• Glacier glasses: 100% UV- If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare
pair of glasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or
amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are
available. Regular sunglasses may not be dark enough to protection from the sun.
Personal Equipment • Sleeping bag: high-quality, with hood, made for at least zero degrees (fahrenheit). Down
is lighter and less bulky, but more expensive than synthetics.
• Backpack: a day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing.
• Ski/Trekking Poles: (optional) (adjustable 3 section)
• Water Bottles: 2 to 3 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 litre capacity per bottle.
• Pee Bottle/Pee Funnel for women: (optional, but recommended)
• Sunscreen: SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than
6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating.
• Hand/Foot Warmers: optional, but recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet
• Lipscreen: SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months.
• MP3 Player: (optional) Flash memory only players since hard drive players may work at
high altitude (above 13,000ft). Chargers can be used at several lodges along the way.
Traveling • Large duffle bag w/ travel locks: 1 or 2 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are
needed to transport your clothing. If all your gear will fit into one bag then you will need only
one. A second small duffel can be nice for storing things during the trek.
• Plastic bags (5): For lining stuff sacks & pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work
• Travel clothes: You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in
• Toiletry bag: include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush/paste, Wet wipes and hand
sanitizer: 1 large (8oz) and 1 small (2oz) bottles. Small bottle can be refilled from larger bottle.
First Aid • Personal first aid kit (small and simple):
Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids, Medications/Prescriptions. • Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream: excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts.
• Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for traveler’s diarrhea and for urinary tract infections.
• Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea.
• Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
• Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc.
• Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
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