- Spare batteries for camera, headlamp
- Face cloth
- Toilet paper
- Drink at least to three litre of water a day.
- Use water filters and purifying pills to minimize stomach bugs.
- Take enough snacks like energy bars, drink mixes, etc.
- Move as lightly as possible, do not carry unnecessary weight.
- All clothing in duffel bags or backpacks must be protected with
sack-liners to avoid getting wet, especially through
the rain forest.
- High factor lip balm and sun block is essential.
- Nausea and headache pills should be kept handy on
- Symptoms of altitude sickness can be reduced
by using medication.
- New boots should be walked-in; this avoids blisters.
- Use sleeping mat when camping.
- Use a thermal flask on summit night; other bottles will freeze.
- Thermal glove liners allow easier camera handling on summit.
- Use only new camera and headlamp batteries on summit.
- Altitude sickness
- Cold and flu
- Water purification
- Muscular sprains
Trekking gear (wear between camps):
- Rain suit or poncho (mainly used in the rain forest)
- Hiking boots or cross trainers
- Day pack
- Short pants
- Tracksuit pants
- Sun hat (peak caps do not offer enough protection)
- Woolen socks
- Fleece beanie
- Water bottle
Summit gear (wear on summit night):
- Leather or thermal boots
- Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech Trilaminate jacket
- Gore-Tex, Microtex or K-Tech pants
- Fleece jacket
- Fleece gloves (use as inner for Gore-Tex mittens
- Thermal gloves liners (use as inner for Gore-Tex gloves
- Fleece balaclava
- Thermal balaclava
- Thermal top
- Thermal long johns
- Thermal socks
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Day packs
- Head torch
- Thermal flask
General gear & equipment:
- Duffel bag
- Walking stick (adjustable)
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat