Everest from Tibet Discovery Tour
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 while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs.
You must bring the following items:
Comfortable walking shoes / boots or lightweight hiking boots ±
Trekking trousers / pants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x1
Washbag and toiletries
Daypack 20 - 25 litres
4 or 5 season sleeping bag*
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*
Warm jacket (down)*
Basic First Aid Kit including A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
The following items are optional:
Training shoes /Sneakers
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Sleeping bag liner
Scarf or buff
Camera, film/memory cards, batteries
Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
± Although this is not a trekking trip, there is the opportunity to do a reasonable amount of walking, whilst sightseeing in Lhasa and other Tibetan cities and around the camp in the Rongbuk Valley. If you intend to make the most of these opportunities, you should make sure that you take suitable footwear.
*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Please note all hire / rental equipment is issued in Kathmandu. Please remember to allow room in your trek bag for these items.