Things To Carry On A Trek
Trekking is the top most adventure activity that takes one close to nature’s exquisiteness. It makes you dive deep into the pulchritude amid the serenity. India has tremendously beautiful regions that offers numerous trekking opportunities.
For a successful trek, before anything; you need to prepare! It is very important to be aware of ‘What Things to Bring on a Trek’.
Here is a List of Things to Carry on a Trek
Follow this and make your hikes less worrisome.
(It is mandatory to carry these documents)
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Essentials on a Trek
Choose your Backpack and Shoes wisely
Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. In case of Rainfall the bag needs to be protected so you will need Rain cover.
A good backpack is expensive so you can also rent it from Himalayan Hikers
Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.
This depends on the season in which you are trekking (Summers or Winters).
Trek Pants :
The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks like Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Rupin Supin etc. Carry more for longer treks.
Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.
Layers Of Warm Clothing
Including Jacket you should carry warm woollen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season and less during summer.
The Temperature decreases at night so you might need Thermals for night.
The sunburns are very common at high altitude so carry full sleeved light t shirts which covers the neck and arms. But only bring those t-shirts which dry fast.
They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day it will keep you dry.
- Water Bottle
- Cap or Balaclava
- Woollen and Waterproof Gloves
- Socks (Woollen and Regular)
- Hiking pole
It Includes :
Toilet paper, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Sanitizer, Sunscreen (40+ SPF), Moisturiser, Lip balm, Small towel, Face wash and Comb.
(Wet wipes are harmful for the environment as they are not bio- degradable so do not carry them.)
(If you are carrying sanitary napkins bring them back with you in a small bag and do not dispose them in mountains.)
Personal Medical Kit
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
- Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)
- Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
- Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)
- Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
- Disprin – (Cures headache)
- Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)
- Avil – (It treat allergies)
- Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)
- Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
- Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)
- Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
- Band aid
- Stretchable/Elastic bandage
Note : Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.
Himalayan Hikers Trek Cost Inclusions
We Provide –
- High quality tents
- Sleeping Bags
- Dining Table
- Dining Chairs
- First Aid Kit
- Oxygen Cylinders
- Toilet Tents
- Kitchen team
- Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
- Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
- All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
Written by – Tulika Negi