Packing - My Travel Tips
When travelling to the other side of the world to trek, it’s best to really think about what you’re going to take and decide on your wants versus your needs.
The aim is to pack as light as possible. Remember you or your porter are going to be carrying your pack, so weight limits apply.
When it comes to the weight of your bag, ask your travel company should advice you how much a porter can carry. It could be up to 20kgs, but that doesn’t mean you need to pack this heavy. My aim is to get it under 8kgs for my porters pack.
Now for your own day pack, well that’s totally up to you. It can be as heavy or as light as you can personally carry. I try to keep it at a 7kg limit, this includes my camera and lenses. It’s worth nothing this weight doesn’t include water which could be up to an additional 3kgs.
The lighter your pack, the better you will feel each day. It will avoid being uncomfortable as well as putting less strain on your back with doing the slow, long walk uphill.
Below I have listed my pack lists. It is broken down into what I personally carry and what the porter will carry.
Wear Each Day
Day Pack - Aim for around 10kgs or lighter.
3L water bladder
Trekking Poles - On Outside
Camara - Batteries (x 2) - Len Wide - cleaning kit - bag clip and tools.
Sunscreen - Knee Support - Panadol - Toilet Paper
First Aid Kit
Night Pack - Duffel Bag - Must Stay under 10KG
Hiking shirts x 2
Underwear x 5
Inner Socks x 7
Hiking Pants x 2
Woolen Socks/Water proof x 4
Sleeping Bags + Pillow
Plastic zip bags
Toiletries - Small Towel - Toothbrush/paste - Wetwipes - Lotion - Comb
Sleep ware - Thermal Pants and Shirt
Undershirt x 3
iPad + USB cable - In Plastic bag - In a Bag
Swimmers + Board shorts
Energy Snacks + Protein Powder
Shirts x 2
Good Underwear x 3
Socks x 3