• Trekking Boots/Footwear

  • Camp/Lodge footwear (e.g. runners, sandals)

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Thermal Underwear (long sleeve tops and pants)

  • Walking trousers and/or long shorts (jeans are not suitable)

  • Weatherproof jacket

  • Weatherproof trousers

  • T-shirts - preferably quick dry & sup; with good moisture wicking properties

  • Polar fleece pullover(s) and/or jacket

  • Warm beanie or balaclava

  • Sun hat

  • Gloves

  • Neck scarf

  • Sunglasses (100 % UV filtering)

  • Down booties


  • Day Pack

  • Torch -small flashlight or head torch. Spare batteries

  • Personal first aid supplies and medicine

  • Small towel and toiletries

    (Please try to bring biodegradable varieties where possible)

  • Lip balm

  • Sunscreen

  • Water carrying capacity of at least 2 liters.

  • (Water bottles are easy to purchase in Kathmandu. If using a hose hydration system, we suggest you also bring a single liter bottle as backup - it also makes a good hot water bottle at night!)

  • Camera, film, spare batteries, battery recharger

    (Electricity is 220V/50 cycles and generally only found in major towns. Sockets are 2 or 3 round pins socket adapters can be bought in leh Ladakh)

  • Please carry used batteries home with you. There are no disposal facilities for batteries in Leh Ladakh.


  • Money Belt + Padlocks

  • Passport + Visa

  • Airline Ticket

  • Itinerary

  • Cash / Travelers Cheques

  • Passport photos

    (bring several. You will need at least two if obtaining your visa on arrival)

  • Insurance Policy

  • Pens

  • Prescription glasses if needed


  • Waterproof Trekking Boots - leather or Gore-Tex

  • Bigger day pack - 50+ liters

  • Good quality waterproof & windproof outer layer - trousers, jacket and gloves

  • Gaiters

  • Head torch rather than a hand-held one

  • Plastic boots (available for hire in Kathmandu for approx US$ 3/day)

  • Ensure your sunglasses provide adequate protection

  • Bring the wrap-around variety, or even ski goggles. Bring a spare pair!

  • Ensure you have enough warm layers, socks and gloves. Bring extra!

  • Ensure your head will stay warm

    A balaclava as well as a beanie and neck warmer is recommended