The Basic Packing Checklist for a Trekker

Ask any veteran traveller and they'll tell you packing is an art which no one has been able to master to their contentment! The thumb rule for packing is to lay out all the things you intend to take, then pack half of it. In order to help you, we have complied The ultimate packing check-list for trekking. We also have a downloadable single-page pdf for you, should you prefer the old-school style of ticking on check-boxes with a pen. Should you still have queries, shoot us a mail!

We advise that you check the weather conditions before packing.

Gear:

Item

Quantity

Weather

 

 

 

Backpack

1

 

Day Pack & Camera Pack

1

 

Backpack Rain Cover

1

 

Camera Gear

1

 

Extra Batteries for all Electronic  Gear

As required

 

Extra Memory Cards

As required

 

Trekking Pole

Check with us

 

Sleeping Bag

Check with us

 

Hydration Pack/Water Bottle

1

 

 

Clothing & Footwear:

Items

Quantity

Weather

 

 

 

T-shirts

1 for every 1-2 days

 

Full-sleeved T-shirts

1 for every 1-2 days

 

Trousers/Track Pants

1 for every 1-2 days

 

Windproof Jacket

 

  

Fleece/Full-sleeved Woollen Sweater

 2

 

Thermal Inner Wear

 

 

Woollen Cap/Balaclava/Monkey Cap

 

 

Mittens & Glove Liners

 

 

Gaiters

 

 

Woollen Scarves/Mufflers

 

 

Woollen Socks

1 pair per day

 

Cotton Socks

1 pair per day

 

Raincoat/Poncho

 

 

Sleepwear

 

 

Hiking Shoes with thick soles

 

 

Flip-flops

 

 

Quick Dry Towel

 

 

Sunglasses with UV Protection

 

 

Sunhat/Bandana

 

 

 

Medicines & Toiletries:

Items

Quantity

Weather

 

 

 

Analgesics like Aspirin/Tylenol/Diclofenac

 

 

Antipyretics like Crocin/Paracetamol/Dolo

 

 

Antiemetics like Avomine

 

 

Cough Drops

 

 

Anti-diarrheals

 

 

Antiseptic Ointment and Wipes

 

 

Antibiotics like Azithromyecin, Amoxycillin (talk to your doctor)

 

 

Fracture/Sprain/Strain Elastic Bandage or Crepe Bandage

 

 

Pain Relief Spray/Moov/Iodex

 

 

Diamox

 

 

Band-aids, Gauge Pads & Gauge Bandage

 

 

Rehydration Packet

 

 

Water Purification Tablets

 

 

Other Prescription Tablets

 

 

Sunscreen Lotion

 

 

Lip-balm with SPF Protection

 

 

Moisturizer

 

 

Hand Sanitation Gel & Soap

 

 

Toilet Paper & Other Toiletries

 

  

Others:

 

Items

Quantity

Weather

 

 

 

Torch/Flashlight (with spare batteries)

 

 

Snacking Food: Chocolates, Dry Fruit Mix, Energy Bars etc

 

 

Hot Water Bag

 

 

Insect Repellent

 

 

 

 ---> Rainy
 ---> Cold with temperatures between 5 - 15° C. Days might be sunny but nights are cold.
 ---> Very cold; snowfall. For temperatures below 5° C
 ---> Windy
 ---> Hot 

 

To download a PDF of the same, click here.

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