School Trek - The Markha Valley Trek

India, School Expeditions, 16 days - from $2,900 (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. There is a baggage limit on the flight to Leh of 15kg for hold baggage and an additional 7kg for cabin baggage.

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*

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 Leh.

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