Trekking Parking List
General Packing List
For the domestic flight here are the luggage restrictions:
- We highly recommend you to pack as light as possible. Always remember to leave space for souvenirs and gifts.
- You should ensure that you have all the travel documents including passports, visas and money in your person.
- A small pouch or a bag that hangs around the neck is recommended.
- Strong and comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof are highly recommended.
- Cotton and breathable socks.
- Sandals or flip-flops
Luggage on the Mountain:
- Fast jet: hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
- Precision Air, hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
- Small Chartered and scheduled flights (Coastal Aviation, Flight Link, Air Excel, Regional Air, Safari Link.
- Tropical Air and Zan Air), hold baggage of up to 15 -20kg per passenger.
- Waterproof Soft-sided bag of up to 15kg
- Waterproof Backpack for your carry
- Large duffel bag or backpack with rain cover, for porters to carry
- Waterproof plastic bags for storing clothing and gear (Zip-locks are great)
- Valid Passport and Visa
- Flight tickets
- Your Trekking Program
- Medical and Travel insurance
- Address book
- US$ cash / Credit Card
Special note about drinking water on the mountain
- The personal luggage that the porters carry on trekking is limited to 15 kg per person. Overweight or extra luggage will require an extra porter at $15 / day.
- Wrap clothing in waterproof plastic bags.
- In the daypack, take along water, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, rain pants and jacket at a minimum. Add other items you might need for the day.
- Bring double extra sets of batteries as cold weather shortens their life.
- Carry critical climbing gear on the airplane in case baggage is delayed.
You must bring 3+ liters Camelback to carry your water during the trekking (no disposable water bottles on the mountain). Your cook with treat your drinking water but you can also bring your own purification pills. To prevent water from freezing on summit day, keep your water and tube inside your jacket. For Camelbacks, blow air back into the bladder after each sip and drink often.
Footwear: Be sure to break in your shoes before the hike!
- Trekking shoes for hiking during the day, preferably warm, waterproof, and with ankle-support — not too light and not too heavy.
- Tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
- Hiking socks for warmer conditions
- Wool socks for colder conditions
- Sock liners to wick away moisture
- Gaiters (for mud and scree)
- Trekking or ski poles
You want your inner layer to be wicking — no cotton. Next layer should be insulating and warm, and the top layer should be waterproof but breathable. You will need clothes for hiking during the day, lounging in the evening, and for sleeping. Layers are important as temperatures vary greatly. Your clothing should be lightweight, breathable, hand-washable, and quick drying.
Cold weather clothing:
- Shorts, mid-thigh or longer
- Long pants (zip-off pants are very useful)
- Short-sleeved shirts
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Undergarments, socks
- Sport bras for women (roads can be bumpy)
- Sweater, jacket, windbreaker
- Rain racket and pants or rain poncho
- Sun hat with brim and chin strap
- Bandana (for dust, washing, etc.)
- Money belt for passport and valuables
- Long underwear
- Thick shirts (Polartec Fabric)
- Fleece jacket or wool sweater
- Fibre pile jacket
- Fleece pants
- Mittens and/or gloves (waterproof, one thin pair, one thick pair that can be layered)
- Wool or pile hat
- Balaclava or neck gaiter
- Hand and foot warmers (chemical activated)
- Down jacket, rain and wind parka (for temperatures below freezing plus wind)
- Sleeping bag (Rated -10˚F / -25˚C or colder is recommended)
First Aid Kit:
- Small towel
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Soap (bar or gel soap), conditioner and shampoo with less fragrance
- Body Lotion
- Facial tissue and normal wet tissues
- Hairbrush/comb and mirror
- Hand- wipes, sanitizer and Kleenex
- Shaving supplies
- Nail clippers, nail brush
- Toilet paper
- Lip balm with sunscreen
- Q-tips (Cotton swab)
- Sewing kit
- Prescription Medications
- Pain killers e.g. Ibuprofen, Acetaminophe aspirin or Panadol (prescribed by your physician)
- Insect repellent and mosquito repellents.
- Crème for itches and rashes (i.e. Benadryl itch relief stick)
- Cold and allergy medicine
- Bandage, gauze, plaster and tapes
- Malaria pills
- Stomachache medicines
- Diarrhea medicine
- Prescription antibiotics effective against a wide range of bacteria
- Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
- Multi vitamins
- Throat lozenge
- Melatonin or other sleep aid
- Diamox or any other medications for altitude sickness
- Camera (preferably smaller on the mountain), extra batteries and charger, memory cards, mini-tripod
- Flashlight and headlight
- UK plug adapter and transformer / voltage converter, if applicable
- Personal music device
- Maps, guidebooks
- Notebook, pencil and pen
- Sunglasses with straps
- Eyeglasses, contacts, solution
- Playing cards, games and reading material
- Energy bars, hard candies, snacks, and comfort foods
- Travel pillow
- Gatorade or other drink mix helps with taste and minerals.