Equipment For Trekking
To get the best out of any taking expedition one must be prepared to better the elements of nature. So best equipments available have to be bought. Agreed that it might be expensive but it is worth while for it will last long. The following list only mentions the essential elements. You have to prepare a list of clothes and small personal articles you will need during the trek.
- A small backpack. About 40 l. A good-sized, waterproof, nylon, rucksack is a must. An internal frame system is always desirable. This is good to the shoulders. Make sure that all the buckles are of the ‘quick release’ type. But remember that no rucksack is totally waterproof so make sure that you line it with of polythene bag . It will contain all what you need during a trekking day and carried by you.
- A a good sleeping bag is provided, but if you have one of your own, we advise you to bring it. But if you are buying one please remember that- there might be snow on the trek. There might be stones under your tent, so sleeping bag becomes an item of survival used Holo-fill bags to retain the trapped body heat in the loft even when wet. Avoid zippered bags. Try a slide-bag. It is good and warm even in temperature of 0 to 5 C. Do not forget to spread a mat under your bag.
- A a walking stick optional.
- A frontal lamp or an electric torch with sufficient battery backup..
- A foam mattress is provided, but if you have a self-inflating mattress, we advise you to bring it.
- Hiking shoes. Should be used used for at least 10 days before your trek commencement.
- Normally a pair of spare cotton socks will do. But cotton socks under woollen socks is a better combination during winters. This allows perspiration to be soaked up by the first layer thus avoiding ‘matting’ of the socks.
- A full sleevs sweater (wool type as per weather requirement).
- A fleece jacket preferably waterproof.
- Max. 2 sets of Sturdy cotton/denim/woolen trousers and shirts with at least one water proof set (preferably gor-tax).
- Sufficient layers of clothing especially during extreme winters. The more layers you have, the more air you trap. Air, as you know, is a bad conductor of heat and retains body warmth. Inners/warmers are a great help during winters.
- Under-garments and toilet-tories.
- Woolen gloves and cap.
- Sunglasses (preferably ones that block ultra violet rays if trekking in glaciers).
- Sun cream.
- A metallic waist hang water bottle.
- A Whistle and Cord.
- A Swiss army Knife (If authorized to carry by a proper state or central government authority)
Handy bag for camera/ money/ medicine and documents. A belt pouch is more advised.
Dry fruits and Chocolates/Toffees
High calory cookies/biscuits to supplement for miner meals often required during treks
Glucose (Energy drinks)
Necessary personal medicines
Match box, Candles, Needle and Thread