Camp/Lodge footwear (e.g. runners, sandals)
Thermal Underwear (long sleeve tops and pants)
Walking trousers and/or long shorts (jeans are not suitable)
T-shirts - preferably quick dry & sup; with good moisture wicking properties
Polar fleece pullover(s) and/or jacket
Warm beanie or balaclava
Sunglasses (100 % UV filtering)
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)
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
Cash / Travelers Cheques
(bring several. You will need at least two if obtaining your visa on arrival)
Prescription glasses if needed
ALSO ESSENTIAL ON ALL CLIMBING / MOUNTAINEERING TRIPS
Waterproof Trekking Boots - leather or Gore-Tex
Bigger day pack - 50+ liters
Good quality waterproof & windproof outer layer - trousers, jacket and gloves
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