The High Passes of Lunana
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:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof and windproof overtrousers / rainpants
Thermal baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Warm jacket (down)*
Scarf or neck buff
Eyewear - Sunglasses
Warm gloves or mittens
Daypack approx. 30 litres capacity.
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 Litre x 2
Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
Sleeping bag rated down to minus 10ºC*
Sleeping bag liner
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*
Washbag and toiletries
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Basic First Aid Kit including the following: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diamox (altitude), diarrhoea treatment (Imodium) painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.
The following items are optional:
Trekking poles (recommended)Gaiters (recommended)
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Trainers /sneakers or similar
Spare laces Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
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 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.
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.