K2 and Concordia
Pakistan, Trek & Walk, 23 days - from £2,595 (land only) - from €3,635 (land only) - from $4,180 (land only)
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 and also in Skardu.
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:
Sports sandals or old shoes (for river crossings)
Trekking trousers / pants
Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants
Baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)
Shirts or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Warm jacket (down)
Warm hat or balaclava
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Gloves or mittens
Daypack c. 30 to 40 litres
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
4 season sleeping bag*
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*
Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
The following items are optional:
Trainers camp use
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Trekking poles (recommended)
Scarf or buff
Washbag and toiletries
Sleeping bag liner
Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
Camera, film / memory cards, batteries
Equipment hire: Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure .
PHD Gear Advisor
PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the worlds lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. Its a large range. So to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition.
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