The Markha Valley Trek

India, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from $1,640 (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 whilst trekking should be no more than 15 kgs / 33 pounds.

You must bring the following items:

Daypack c. 30 to 40 litres

4 season sleeping bag*

Thermarest or similar sleeping mat

Hiking boots

Trainers / sneakers or sandals for river crossings and camp use

Socks

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Long johns (thermal underwear)

Thermal baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

Shirts or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Sunhat

Warmer over gloves or mittens

Thermal gloves Warm hat or balaclava

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries

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

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Antibacterial handwash

Small towel

Basic First Aid Kit containing pain-killers, plasters (band-aids), blister treatment and rehydration salts. We also recommend a broad spectrum antibiotic and altitude medicine such as Diamox

The following items are optional:

Thermarest (note that foam mattresses are provided)

Trekking poles

Gaiters

Insect repellant

Scarf or buff

Sleeping bag liner

Travel clothes

Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

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

Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)

Camera, film / memory cards, batteries

Equipment hire / rental

Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure.

Note all hire / rental equipment will be issued in Delhi.

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