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Things To Get On Your Trek

 

 

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Below is a generic list of things which you should carry on a trek. While packing for your trip, do keep in mind that you should take only the necessary things and try to be resourceful and use the same thing for multiple purposes. Carrying proper trekking gear is essential for a safe and comfortable trek. It will also identify you as a trekker in the mountains and not a tourist.

 

General Items
  • Hiking T Shirts

    Hiking T-Shirts

    3

    Important Advice:( quick-dry, moisture-wicking. No Cotton Shirts. No fluorescent colors)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Any sports outlet

  • Light Weight Hiking Pants

    Light Weight Hiking Pants

    1

    Important Advice:( quick-dry, moisture-wicking. No Cotton Shirts. No fluorescent colors. There are some which are convertible between full and half with zippers )

    Buying Guide:http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Hiking-Pants-Reviews/Buying-Advice

    Where to find: http://www.decathlon.in/2529-trousers

  • Hiking Socks

    Hiking Socks

    6

    Important Advice:( 2 well-padded ankle-length socks, 2 well-cushioned knee-length woolen socks ( ski socks ) ( 1 for night, 1 for trail. You can fold to half if required), 1 fresh cotton socks to be worn after the trek )

    Buying Guide:http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Hiking-Socks-Reviews/Buying-Advice

    Where to find: http://www.decathlon.in/2613-hiking-socks or http://www.decathlon.in/5008-socks

  • Ruck Sack

    Ruck Sack

    1

    Important Advice:( 55 - 60 liters. Preferably with both Front-loading and top-Loading, and multiple side pockets and rain cover a must)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Decathlon Store or www.adventure18.com or wildcraft.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Day Pack

    Day Pack

    1

    Important Advice:( 15 - 25 liters. rain cover a must.)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Decathlon Store or www.adventure18.com or wildcraft.in

  • Trekking Shoe

    Trekking Shoe

    1

    Important Advice:( Ankle protected, well padded, water proof and light weight trekking shoe)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Decathlon Store or www.adventure18.com or wildcraft.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Head Lamp

    Head Lamp

    1

    Important Advice:( preferably above 40 lumens. Above 80 lumens for trekking peaks above 6000 meters with extra cells)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Decathlon Store or www.adventure18.com or wildcraft.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Hiking Water Bottles

    Hiking Water Bottles

    2

    Important Advice:( you can have 1 liter thermos for winter treks and 1 normal, heat resistant food grade plastic bottles)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Decathlon Store or www.adventure18.com or wildcraft.in

  • Camp Slippers

    Camp Slippers

    1

    Important Advice:( optional, but helps relaxing your feet and specially against blisters)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any sports outlet or online store

  • Multi Utility Knife

    Multi Utility Knife

    1

    Important Advice:( optional. multipurpose use. usually very helpful. swiss knives )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any online store

  • Thin Nylon Ropes

    Thin Nylon Ropes

    1

    Important Advice:( optional. multipurpose use. about 6,7 mm diameter and 2 - 3 meters in length )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any utility store or home

  • Toilet Paper Roll

    Toilet Paper Roll

    1

    Important Advice:( used on dry camping toilets )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any utility store or home

  • Paper Soap

    Paper Soap

    1

    Important Advice:( optional. do not use on direct stream )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any online utility store or travel hubs

  • Hiking Towel

    Hiking Towel

    1

    Important Advice:( optional. scarf can be used for multiple purpose)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Decathlon Store

RAIN/SNOWFALL PROTECTION
  • Water Proof Trouser

    Water Proof Trouser

    1

    Important Advice:( should not be too tight or too loose. remember that you will be wearing it over another trouser )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Poncho

    Poncho

    1

    Important Advice:( if your rucksack is well protected from top and sides, you may use the jacket types which is convenient )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Rucksack Cover

    Rucksack Cover

    1

    Important Advice:( usually your backpack will come with a cover )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Water Proof Gloves

    Water Proof Gloves

    1

    Important Advice:( lether gloves works good as well. check for good stitches )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: Decathlon Store

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

COLD PROTECTION
  • Skin Moisturizer

    Skin Moisturizer

    1

    Important Advice:( boroplus or boroline works best and comes for multipurpose use )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any cosmetic store

  • Lip Balm

    Lip Balm

    1

    Important Advice:( boroplus or boroline works best and comes for multipurpose use )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any cosmetic store

  • Thermal Inner Wears

    Thermal Inner Wears

    2

    Important Advice:( not itchy, comfortable, thin )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in or Jockey

  • Woolen Cap / Fleece Beanie

    Woolen Cap / Fleece Beanie

    1

    Important Advice:( Fleece Beanie doubles up as a neck warmer too )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in

  • Fleece Jacket

    Fleece Jacket

    1

    Important Advice:( depending on the cold, you may choose between single fleece or double fleece.)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in, columbia.com

  • Down Jacket

    Down Jacket

    1

    Important Advice:( for treks below 5 degrees and windy terrain.)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in, adventure18.com

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Inner Gloves

    Inner Gloves

    1

    Important Advice:( for treks below 8 degrees and windy terrain.)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Warmer Gloves

    Warmer Gloves

    1

    Important Advice:( fleece or woolen gloves. good water proof gloves may replace it )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in

  • Wind Proof Jacket

    Wind Proof Jacket

    1

    Important Advice:( you can use water proof jacket as wind proof jacket. some down jackets are wind proof )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in or any other stores

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Wind Proof Trouser

    Wind Proof Trouser

    1

    Important Advice:( you can use water proof trouser as wind proof )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in or other adventure sports outlets

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

  • Balaclova /Face mask

    Balaclova /Face mask

    1

    Important Advice:( make sure its breathable )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: decathlon.in

    Available on rent with Himalayan High with discount for private trekkers

SUN PROTECTION
  • Sunscreen

    Sunscreen

    1

    Important Advice:( SPF 50 above )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any cosmetic / medical store

  • Sunglasses

    Sunglasses

    1

    Important Advice:( UV protected, Polarized sunglasses with plastic frame and side protection )

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find: any good optician or decathlon.in

  • Sun Hat / Scarf

    Sun Hat / Scarf

    1

    Important Advice:( protect neck and forehead)

    Buying Guide:

    Where to find:

Rent all required trek gears on Himalayan High Trek Gear Rentals For Himalayan Treks

 

 

Extra Food:

Dry fruit 

Candies

Chocolate/Energy Bars

Getorade/Glucose


Medical Kit

http://himalayanhigh.in/himalayan-medical-kit

Extra Cash for emergency/ shopping

 

Camping Equipment
( only if you are trekking in your own group )

2 / 3 man tents for your team

Kitchen Tent

Sleeping Bags for the team

Carry Mattresses

Toilet Tents

Stoves, Utensils, Fuel Container

Plastic Sheets

Bags to carry equipment

Most of these items are available on rent with Himalayan High 

Read various matter of concerns on Best Practices On A Himalayan Trek

 

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View User Profile for Suman A Loyal Himalayan Lover, Trekker, Mountaineer, Photographer and Researcher. A Computer Science Engineer by education and Ex. Software Developer for the IT companies. He has learnt from mistakes and not from books - His Own, his friends, whom he met and lots of other trekker friends whom he lead for treks deep and high in the Himalayas. Having born and grown up in the lap of the Himalayas, playing with different elements of the Himalayas, its undoubtedly his best friend. Having said that, he is very biased, protective and caring of the Himalayas. Few of his friends say he is strict, in following rules and safety practices on a Himalayan trek. That's very true. It has come from the practical teachings by the Mighty Himalayas and he takes no chances, specially when he is leading a group.

He is the founder of Himalayan High and with it, his intentions are much bigger, wider and future thought, as a step to preach responsible trekking and make trekking sustainable, pass on this beautiful sport to the next generations. Learn more about Himalayan High on About Himalayan High

Posted by Suman Chowdhury Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:01:00 AM
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