Toiletries:

 

Basics:

  • Toothbrush and small toothpaste
  • Chapstick with SPF
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sun cream with SPF 30+

If Needed:

  • Contact solution, case, and extra contact lenses
  • Glasses
  • Feminine supplies
  • Small hairbrush and hair ties

Optional:

  • Small deodorant
  • Small baby powder (for chafing and greasy hair)
  • Toilet paper and/or baby wipes
  • Small shampoo
  • Small quick-dry towel

Medicines: 

 

Basics:

  • Ibuprofen tablets
  • Paracetamol tablets
  • Loperamide tablets
  • Band Aids and Moleskin
  • Diamox pills
  • Antibiotic cream and/or sterilizing wipes
  • Any prescription medication you already take

Trekking Gear: 

 

Basics:

  • Day Pack, 25-40 Litre with rain cover
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Re-usable water bottles (recommend 2 1-Litre Bottles) or water pouch (like Camelback)
  • Headlamp flashlight
  • Sleeping bag or sleeping liner

Optional:

  • Trekking poles
  • Small pocket knife
  • Whistle

Extras:

  • Camera plus charger and/or extra batteries
  • Notebook or journal and pen
  • An entertaining book to read
  • A few additional snacks you can’t live without!
  • Sturdy, over-the-ankle hiking boots
  • Good hiking socks (some people layer liner socks underneath wool socks)
  • Underwear
  • Trekking pants or bottoms
  • Shirts – alternating short and long-sleeved (sleeveless not recommended)
  • Midweight fleece sweater
  • Rain jacket
  • Down jacket (for evenings)
  • Long underwear pants (or sweatpants) for evenings
  • Midweight gloves
  • Balaclavas
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat

If Needed:

  • 1 pair extra warm socks for nights
  • Rain pants
  • Midweight, wind-resistant jacket
  • Down or fleece vest
  • Fleece pants

Extra Gear for a Camping Trek (though often provided by your trekking company):

  • Tent
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad

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