• Andrew Tuck

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

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Snood

  • Thermal Shorts

  • Hiking shoes

  • Lip Balm

  • Hiking Pants

  • Hiking Shirts

Day Pack - Aim for around 10kgs or lighter.

  • Jumper

  • Rain Jacket

  • Rain cover

  • Gloves

  • Snow gloves

  • 3L water bladder

  • Trekking Poles - On Outside

  • Camara - Batteries (x 2) - Len Wide - cleaning kit - bag clip and tools.

  • Solar panel

  • Sunscreen - Knee Support - Panadol - Toilet Paper

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Tissues

  • Down Jacket

  • Peak Cap

  • First Aid Kit

  • Rain Pants

  • Beanie

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

  • Sewing kit

  • Toiletries - Small Towel - Toothbrush/paste - Wetwipes - Lotion - Comb

  • Headlamp

  • Sleep ware - Thermal Pants and Shirt

  • Undershirt x 3

  • Long Skins

  • Track pants

  • Thongs

  • iPad + USB cable - In Plastic bag - In a Bag

  • Swimmers + Board shorts

  • Energy Snacks + Protein Powder

After Hike

  • Runner

  • Shorts

  • Shirts x 2

  • Good Underwear x 3

  • Socks x 3

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