Trekking to any Base Camp isn’t as difficult as most people assume it to be. However, the trek demands the use of certain equipment to conquer it.
Following are few things which you needs to have with you while trekking.
- Thermal bottoms
- Thermal gloves
- Sun hat or scarf
- Hat or light balaclava
- Thermal tops
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Head lamp, spare bulbs & batteries
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Wind cheater jacket
- Plastic bags
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Day pack
- Camping mattress
- Water bottles
- Outdoor GPS tracking device
You Should have a first aid kit too which must consist
- Bandage for sprains
- Antiseptic ointment for cuts
- Oral rehydration salts
- Diamox for altitude sickness
- Sterile Syringes
Be very particular while selecting a footwear. Uncomfortable footwear that will leave you with blisters will ruin the whole experience of trek for you. The shoes should help your walks through long distances and difficult tracks.
Purchase lightweight trekking boots especially designed for trekking. Ensure that they are waterproof since you will be walking through snow. Do not compromise on the fabric of the boot. Leather is not recommendable for snow.
Purchase clothes that are specially designed for trekking. Trekking outfits are made up of special material that trap body heat. These outfit do not soak up moisture. In fact they wick away moisture from your skin.
You must avoid cotton because it absorbs moisture that you will be releasing as sweat. As a result, the cloth will get damped due to which you might fall a victim of viral cold.
Carry along a 3-4-season sleeping bag rated to at least zero degrees for any kind of trek. The interior of the sleeping bags should have a fleece liner to shield you from the cold temperature of the night. The fleece also makes the bag comfortable. Use thermoset mattress underneath the sleeping bag to insulate yourself from the cold ground.
Use ample amount of sunscreen lotion on the exposed parts of the body. Sunscreen lotion with SPF above 50 are recommended. Any sunscreen below that will not be effective in high altitude.