We have given below the list of things to pack. The list in three section; the first one is common, weather you are doing a leisure tour, jeep safari, camel safari or other adventure tours. While the second list is particular and essential only to trekking and mountaineering. The third and the last list is only pertains to Mountaineering expeditions.
These are the basic list of “things to pack” . You must consult our tour coordinator to get an up- to -date list of the “things to pack” individually for the tour itinerary that you are taking.
COMMON GEAR LIST AND THINGS TO PACK
Almost essential for the cool evenings. If you don't already have one, we have a few spares.
Thermal underwear top and bottom
Good thermals are one of the secrets to trekking comfort.
Nightwear thermal top
Mid-weight is better. Useful but not essential.
Great for the chilly evenings, thicker is better.
Day wear shirt
All the outdoor companies make 'wicking' tops, far better than cotton, one short and one long sleeve are best. Patagonia's Capilene shirts are awesome. Loose travel shirts (and pants) such as Mountain Hardwear's Canyon range are also great, although an ordinalry blouse or casual shirt will be cheaper.
4 to 7 pairs.
Warm hat or balaclava
Nice for the evenings, and the pass crossings where we can get rain, snow, and fog.
Suitable for snow, its bright up there, but specialised glacier glasses with side pieces are not needed. Contact lens wearers report very few problems except cleaning them in the conditions. Ski goggles are unnecessary.
Torch / flashlight
MagLite or Petzl head torch or similar. Head torches are more convenient, and Petzl's new Tika is perfect for reading in bed.
Toiletries and odds and ends
Essentials for the month only. The smallest tube of toothpaste is perfect for a month. We provide toilet paper. Roll-on deodorant can spare you grief with your tent partner...
Sun screen and lip care with sun protection
Essential. The sun is very strong at altitude. Absolutely the best lip balm is Banana Boat's Aloe Vera or Vitamin E.
a small tube for sensitive or well cared for skins. The air is dry and the sun harsh.
Essential the air is thin up here, and you have to be vary wary of heatstroke.
Dust storms can appear out of nowhere, and a mouthful of sand is to be avoided.
Bring a spare set of batteries, and plenty of film. It is available in Delhi, but of variable quality. Ladakh is particularly photogenic, so take plenty of film. Panorama and instant cameras are a last resort.
Ask. While trekking there is nowhere to recharge batteries.
One or two with high swapability. Delhi has some excellent book shops. We normally carry a library as well.
Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
Most people find wearing one while trekking a hassle and keep it buried in their kitbag or daypack.