Clothing and Equipment List

 

Himalayan Adventure

 

At altitude temperatures can change as quickly as the weather - the best way of coping with this is by layering: a wind and waterproof outer layer, a warm fleece to use as a mid-layer, and a shirt or equivalent as a base layer. At night in the mountains it can get surprisingly cold, so a warm hat and gloves are useful, while during the day the sun can be fierce due to the thin atmosphere, so a sunhat and high factor sunscreen are essential.††

The following list of clothing and equipment is intended to be fairly comprehensive and experienced travellers may well take a good deal less luggage than we recommend.

 

Documents

q  Passport - including appropriate visas

q  Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)

q  Airline tickets

q  Additional passport photos

q  Travel insurance details

q  Emergency contact numbers

q  Trip information and itinerary

q  Cash, credit/debit cards, money security belt/pouch

 

Clothing

q  Walking boots or strong walking shoes

q  Trainers or strong sandals (all purpose wear)

q  T-shirts

q  Long sleeved shirt

q  Long casual trousers

q  Shorts/short trousers

q  Fleece or sweatshirt

q  Warm jacket

q  Lightweight wind/waterproof jacket

q  Swimwear

q  Sunhat (styled to cover face, ears and neck)

 

Equipment

q  Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

q  Lightweight daypack

q  Sunglasses

q  Camera, memory card(s)

q  Universal travel adaptor

q  Insect repellent (with high DEET content)

q  Personal first aid kit

q  Washing kit (wet wipes and dry-antibacterial hand wash)

q  Loo kit (toilet paper/tissues)

q  Sunscreen

q  Binoculars (optional)

q  Water bottle

q  Torch and batteries

q  Towel

 

The following items can also be useful:

 

q  Face wipes

q  Moisturising cream

q  Snacks/energy bars

q  Padlock for your bags

q  Small mirror

q  Spare glasses/contact lenses

q  Earplugs (against snorers!)

q  Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)

 

These items are also useful but donít pack them in your hand luggage Ė put them in your main bag only!

 

q  Penknife/small scissors

q  Safety pins

q  Small sewing/repair kit

q  Nail clippers

 

Personal First Aid Kit
Your tour leader will be first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit. However, we recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.


Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags. You may require a letter from your Doctor confirming this medication is for you.

 

For details regarding hand luggage restrictions please visit www.baa.com