Giants of the Pamir
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.
Your must bring the following items:
Sleeping bag (minimum 4 season or -10ºC)
Camping mattress (thermarest inflatable recommended)
Water bottles 1 Litre (1 Quart) x2
Daypack 30 - 40 litres
Training shoes /Sneakers or similar
Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)
Trekking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Thermal baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm jacket (down)
Warm fleece gloves or mittens
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Selection of plastic bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Washbag and toiletries
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare batteries.
Basic First Aid Kit including: a broad spectrum antibiotic, painkillers, altitude (Diamox), plasters (band aids), blister treatment and rehydration salts.
The following items are optional:
Trekking poles (recommended)
Camera, film, batteries
Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Small padlock (to lock trek bag)