Sikkim - Trekking beneath Kangchenjunga
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:
Trainers / sneakers or sandals for river crossings and camp use
Socks including technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Shirts or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Waterproof and breathable jacket
Warm jacket (down)
Warm hat or balaclava
Headtorch / headlamp with spare batteries
Daypack c. 30 to 40 litres
Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
Warmer over gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag rated down to minus 20ºC*
Washbag and toiletries
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).
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
The following items are optional:
Thermarest (note that foam mattresses are provided)
Trekking poles (recommended)
Scarf or buff
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 / 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.