Dharamsala and the Dalai Lama

India, Trek & Walk, 10 days - from $1,565 (land only)

Trek & Walk

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking should be no more than 15 kgs / 33 pounds.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

Casual shirts or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Sunhat

Warm hat or balaclava

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal gloves

Warmer over gloves or mittens

Daypack c. 30 to 40 litres / 1800 to 2500 cu in

Headtorch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details

Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

4 season sleeping bag

Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

The following items are optional:

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat (note that thin foam mats are provided)

Trainers / sneakers or sandals for river crossings and camp use

Spare laces

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Shorts

Trekking poles

Insect repellant – (DEET)

Scarf or buff

Sleeping bag liner

Nail brush

Travel clothes

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

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