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Checklist for packing our trekking bag

I often go for trekking and few days before our trek is an exciting phase when we are getting ourself ready for challenge. Preparation and right equipments helps a lot, so here's my checklist of things to pack...

Packing for trek is an interesting trade-off where neither we like to carry any extra weight which isn't necessary, nor we want to miss on essentials. Good trekking gears helps a lot in comforting us, easing our journey and for our safety and well-being. Here is a checklist of things to carry which will help us in this adventure.

Things to carry

  • Good quality bag.
  • Trek shoes. Shoe cover. Slippers for pre/post trek days.
  • Socks.
  • Water repellant pants.
  • Full-sleeve water repellant and breather shirts.
  • Waterproof gloves.
  • Thermals for night stay.
  • Undergarments.
  • Towel.
  • Warm Jacket.
  • Light jacket/windcheater.
  • Cap/Hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Sunscreen, Toothbrush, toothpaste, cream, lip balm.
  • Medicine kit.
  • Napkins, tissue paper.
  • Ziplock bags.
  • Water bottle/thermos.
  • Torch light.
  • Powerbanks.
  • Camera.
  • Mobile.
  • Headphone.
  • Chargers of our electronic devices.
  • Trek pole.
  • Chocolates.
  • Dry fruits.
  • Camphor.
  • ID card. Wallet. Extra cash.
  • Travel tickets.

Getting Ready

  • Cut nails.
  • Shave.
  • Charge all electronic devices.
  • Get some snacks.
  • Check medical supplies.
  • Download offline maps.
  • Clean up camera memory card and mobile to have ample space for new videos and pictures.
  • Remove unnecessary cards, ID, coins from wallet.

Anything else I missed or any good to have stuff. Please feel free to suggest me in the comments below.

- Ayush 🙂