Gondoro Peak and the Hushe Valley

Pakistan, Climbing, 18 days - from $2,960 (land only)

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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 including your sleeping bag and mattress should be no more than 12.5 kgs / 27 pounds. This limit which is set by the porters is strictly enforced and bags will be weighed prior to setting off on trek. Anything not required on the trek can be left at the group hotel in Islamabad. Please note that your mountaineering equipment will be packed into additional, communal kitbags at the start of the trekking and this equipment will not be part of your personal 12.5 kgs weight limit.

When selecting clothing for this holiday, please be culturally sensitive. Tight fitting or revealing clothing is not appropriate. Shorts and tee shirts can be worn but only once we are above the last temporary habitations of the valley.

You must bring the following items:

4 season sleeping bag*

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*

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

Hiking boots

Mountaineering boots (see ‘Mountaineering equipment’ below)

Trainers / sneakers or sandals for river crossings and camp use

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

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

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

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Trekking poles

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

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, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets.

The following items are optional:

Insect repellant – (DEET)

Scarf or buff

Sleeping bag liner

Pee bottle

Travel clothes

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

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

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

Mountaineering Equipment

Insulated and rigid mountaineering boots which can be securely fitted with crampons. (B2 grade minimum).

Ice axe*

Crampons*

Climbing harness*

Karabiners (2 x screwgate)*

Sling (120cm. / 3ft.)*

Prussik loops X 2 (4m. / 10ft. of 6mm cord makes 2)*

Climbing helmet*

Equipment hire / rental

Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure. All hire / rental equipment is issued in Pakistan.

Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)

Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store.

View >>http://www.needlesports.com/

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