School Trek - Kerala and the Western Ghats

India, School Expeditions, 13 days - from $2,300 (land only)

School Expeditions

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

Technical walking socks (2 or 3 pairs)

Spare laces

Trekking trousers / pants

Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rain-pants

Underwear

Trekking shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)

Shirts or T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Waterproof jacket

Sunhat

Warm hat

Eyewear - Sunglasses

Thermal (eg fleece) gloves

Daypack c. 30 litres

Headtorch / headlamp spare batteries

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

Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)

Washbag and toiletries

Small towel

Antibacterial handwash

Sleeping bag (rated to 0 degrees centigrade)

Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite)

The following items are optional:

Trekking poles

Sleeping bag liner

Thermarest (a foam mattress is provided)

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, memory cards, batteries

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