Kailas - Tibet's Sacred Peak - Saga Dawa Festival

Tibet, Trek & Walk, 20 days - from $5,945 (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 while trekking should be no more than 15 kgs./33 lbs. For all flights to STOL airstrips in Nepal, the maximum allowance for hold baggage AND hand baggage combined, is 15 kg. It is essential you keep the total weight of your baggage within this limit. Paying for transportation of excess baggage is not normally an option on these flights. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the group hotel.

You must bring the following items:

Hiking boots

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Gloves or mittens

Headtorch/Headlamp with batteries

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

Water bottles 1 Litre x2

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

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

Daypack (approx. 30 litres)

Sleeping bag rated comfortable to minus 10°C*

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, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles (recommended)

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar for camp use

Shorts

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Gaiters

Sleeping bag liner

Scarf or buff

Nailbrush

Wet wipes

Swimwear (for a chilling dip in Lake Manasarovar)

Travel clothes

Camera and batteries

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

Notes

Equipment hire: Items marked * are available for hire through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Please note all hire equipment is issued in Kathmandu. Please remember to allow room in your trek bag for these items.

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