Things To Carry For The Winter Trek

trekking gears, trekking clothes, trekking equipments

Being an Trekking & Adventure travel company, we get many questions from our trekkers and most common question that arises is what to carry or what should we pack for the trek? Sometime it becomes difficult to explain in details and therefore below we have prepared the detailed packing list, helpful for all trekkers coming to the Himalayas. Whenever we go on trek or start packing things one should remember the packing pattern i.e. either you start from head to foot or foot to head, this way there will be rare chance that you will forget the items to pack, so go step by step. 

1- Backpack

Make sure your backpack should be comfortable neither too big nor to small and for a week trek 60-70 liters of backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure that your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support and pockets should be accessible quickly.

trekking bag, back pack

2- Daypack

day pack

All trekkers should keep in mind that daypack is very important, this will be a great help to you while on trek, also every single day you won’t be carrying you backpack therefore for day excursion , shorter hikers, sightseeing you can carry your stuff in it. 

3- Footwear

trekking shoes
  • Trekking shoes: Preferably water proof, high ankle support.
  • Walking / Hiking sandals: This can be used off trek i.e. in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometime used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safe than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots. 
  • Sneakers  (Optional): For normal driving days or can use  around the camp
  • Socks (3-4 Pairs) – Make sure to choose material wisely, it should be quick drying, warm and comfortable. 

4- Clothing’s

trekking clothes
  • Hiking / trekking jacket: Carry good quality layer jackets 
  • Hiking pants: Check some kind of long nylon blend, light and quick drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pant.
  • Undergarments as per your habitual requirement 
  • T-Shirts and Shorts (3-4 Warm comfortable)
  • Ordinary Shirt / T-shirt – Just in case everything gets wet this will help for roaming around.
  • Long Sleeve shirt – can be used as a base layer on colder days
  • Socks – at least 4-5 pairs
  • Leggings – Can be used specially chilling morning and evening , to keep your body warm
  • Thermals – get 2 pairs of thermals, this will be great need a body to keep it warm. 
  • Buff / Balaclava – This is a must to carry to cover your neck and this item is an ideal solution to keep your neck / throat warm.
  • Beanie Cap- Very helpful item for colder and windy days should carry 1, also sometime when its freezing cold you can use it a night as well.
  • Hiking Hat- this will basically help during the day time specially from the sun rays, make sure it has a strip so that wind does not below is far from your headJ..
  • Gloves – 01 pair will be enough to keep your hand warm and nice.

5 - Rain wears

poncho
  • Rain Coat and Pant – Carry a pair of it to protect you from the rain OR 
  • Rain Poncho – during long rains, the waterproof jackets starts leaking but poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly. 
  • Rain covers: Some small water proof to cover your backpack and daypack as well for your gadgets.

6 - Gadgets and Electronic

Trek pole, trekking pole
  • Trekking Poles 
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera 
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, powerbank 
  • Light weight flash light or headlight 
  • Plastic or waterproof ziplock bags for camera 
  • Music system / Bluetooth 
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • Sunglasses 
  • 1 liter water bottle 
  • Journal with pen would be good idea to keep your notes. 
  • Some book of your interest for ideal time 
  • Get into habit of keeping Map and guide book of the region.

7 - Hygiene & Personal toiletry

toilet articles
  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  •  1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet-wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener 
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder 
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female traveler)
  • Bio gradable Soap 
  • Nail clipper 
  • Your other personal items that you use on daily basis 

8 - Personal First aid Kit and Energy

first aid kit

Below are some common medicine generally required / used during your adventure trip, however please consult your doctors prior.

  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for small cut 
  • Sterile gauze pad and bandages (Both cotton and elastic for larger wounds).
  • Latex gloves used when its wound bleeds 
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach) 
  • Medicine for cold, flue / fever headache
  • Some pain killers 
  • ORS pouches 
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor 
  • Dimox / Similar  for high altitude sickness 
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria / energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic) 

Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine. 

Important note: You can check on our website, what you can rent & buy from us and what you need to get from your home town, make your bagpack easy not heavy. 

Click the link: https://booking.trekupindia.com/rent-trekking-gears/

Now you are all set for your Adventure trip with Trekup India!!

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Preetam  Singh Rawat

Preetam Singh Rawat

The founder of this trekking organisation and have almost 12 years of experience in mountain guiding with 6000-7000 meters peaks scaled by him.

Not only this, but the founder have also guided over 200 Himalayan treks like Bali Pass, Buran Ghati, Rupin Pass, Pin Bhabha, Stok Kangri, Black Peak several times.

Earlier Trekup India was Himalya Trekker Association Samiti Sankari( Registered in 1993 ), Later on Preetam changed its name to Trekup India.