Sikkim - Trekking beneath Kangchenjunga

India & Nepal, Trek & Walk, 21 days - from $2,740 (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:

Hiking boots

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)

Baselayer shirts

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 20ÂșC*

Eyewear – Sunglasses

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Antibacterial handwash

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)

Insect repellant

Spare laces


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)

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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