Around Manaslu Trek

Nepal, Trek & Walk, 19 days - from $2,615 (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.

You must bring the following items:

Daypack c. 30 litres

Hiking boots

Gaiters

Training shoes /Sneakers or similar

Socks

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts

Casual shirt and/or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater

Waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)*

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal gloves

Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens

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

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

A sleeping bag rated comfortable down to minus 15C*

Headtorch/Headlamp with spare batteries

Water bottles 1 Litre x2

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small Towel

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

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 (DEET), and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

Sleeping bag liner

Spare laces

Swimwear

Travel clothes

Trekking poles (recommended)

Camera, film, batteries

Penknife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Equipment hire / rental

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. In-step crampons where needed will be provided.

Specialist Equipment

For this trip you will also need to bring EITHER a set of trekking poles or a ‘walking’ ice axe*. This is a safety measure only for the crossing of the Larkya La, and you will not necessarily be required to use these. In certain conditions, the trip leader may issue ‘in-step’ crampons to group members for the pass crossing. These are small lightweight crampons which can quickly and easily be attached to any kind of walking boot.

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.

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