The following is a list of personal items essential for a trek for The Mt Everest Fashion Runway. This guide note will give you an overview of what you will need to carry as a trek member. The number of articles may vary depending on the number of days of walk, and this list is based on a 12- to 14-day walk. Always try to avoid carrying needless amenities that are bulky and useless on the mountain. Pack light so that you can be comfortable on the trek. On the trek, your weight restriction is 15 kg. 10 kilograms in the backpack bag, which will be transported as luggage on the mountain airplane, and 5 kilograms in the check-in baggage. Any excess weight will be chargeable for which the Mentor is not responsible. Porters will be provided to carry your load. Any additional weight will be charged, and the Mentor will not be found accountable. Porters will be provided to transport your cargo.
Guidelines for Trekking gear and equipment
Below is a list of personal articles which are required for a trek for The Mt Everest Fashion Runway. This guide note will help you to have an idea about the things that you need to bring in as a trek member. Depending upon the number of days of the trek, the quantity of the article may vary and this list is made considering the trek duration being 12 to 14 days. Always try to avoid unnecessary toiletries which are heavy and of little use on mountains. Pack light that you are comfortable with during the trek. Your limit of weight on the trek is 15 Kilos. 10 kilos in the rucksack bag which will be sent as luggage in the mountain airplane and 5 kilos in the check-in baggage. Any excess weight will be chargeable for which the Mentor is not responsible. Porters will be provided to carry your load.
Selection of Equipment
This is possibly the most critical factor to consider while in the Mt. Everest zone, although it is often overlooked. The significance is felt on every difficult trip in the Himalayas and should not be overlooked for any reason.
Footwear: These are basically categorized as follows:
Trekking/Backpacking Boots &
In general, boots are heavier and more robust than shoes, but they are also more expensive. In general, boots are designed for walking on a difficult trekking path while carrying a heavy burden, whereas shoes work well on routes where the overall load exerted is relatively low.
The following characteristics should be considered while purchasing a Trekking Shoe/Boot.
Weight: One of the most significant factors to consider when selecting a hiking or backpacking shoe is weight. 1 kg on your feet equals 5 kg on your back, thus it’s critical to choose lightweight footwear to maximize your time on the route without strain.
Traction/Sole: It must have a rubber sole. A Vibram rubber sole is preferable to conventional rubber because it gives a greater grip and stays in place on various terrains.
Support: Mid or high ankle shoes give much-needed support, particularly on rough rocks, scree, and while descending. It is critical for keeping your feet safe from an ankle twist. Check your shoe’s heel support as well.
Waterproofing/resistance & Breathability: Mesh shoes will have less waterproofing/resistance. A shoe’s breathability is desirable since it allows for airflow while keeping your feet dry on the inside. Inside, a Gore-Tex lining is the finest option, although there are alternative, less expensive technologies available. Unfortunately, there aren’t many options for Backpacking Boots that are readily and frequently available. La Sportiva, Lowa, Scarpa, The Northface, Asolo, Salomon, Merrell, and other world-renowned hiking and backpacking footwear firms include: When it comes to Trekking Shoes in India, the Quechua Forclaz 500 is a good option.
How You Should Pack Your Trekking Backpack?
Packing a rucksack or backpack effectively is an essential part of any expedition or trek. A well-organized backpack guarantees maximum comfort and simple access to commonly used things. In an ideal world, all of your equipment should be as light as possible. Even ultra-lightweight gear, however, adds up, especially on long-distance treks in the Himalayas. Treks in various sections of the Himalayas differ in length from short to medium to lengthy. Shorter journey trekking is easy, but for medium to long journey trekking, you must pack more carefully. The longer the travel, the more important it is. The catch is that all of the required and safety equipment must be packed light in order to carry comfortably.
Organizing the components of your backpack
Once you’ve decided what to pack, it’s time to put it all together. Place items appropriately in your bag so that heavier objects are kept near to your body, making the weight more manageable and pleasant. Packing wisely also ensures that some supplies are easily accessible during your trekking hours. Light snacks/chocolates, personal stuff, water, and waterproofs should all be conveniently available without digging into your backpack. Other goods that are less commonly used should be packed deeper inside the pack. The sleeping bag should be placed at the bottom of the bag because it will not be needed until you arrive at the campsite. The Rucksack will be more sturdy as a result of this.
List Of Things to Carry on a The Mt Everest Fashion Runway Trek
Sleeping Bag -10 to -20 degree
Micro spikes/Anti slip grip & Gaiters
Rucksack cover waterproof
1 pair each
T-shirt (Base layer while you are hiking)
3 to 4
Take at least one Dry fit/Quick dry type which can ventilate sweat/moisture wicking. These are made of synthetic materials. Cotton T-shirts are NOT advised and avoid especially when you walk
Warm Jacket (Mid layer clothing for warmth)
Windproof Jacket/Wind Cheater (Outer layer clothing for protection from wind and rain/snow fall)
Thermal wear (Base Layer once you reach campsite)
You have to bring Upper and lower (Woolly cot material). Must item for winter treks
You have to bring A MUST item. Can be Track pants (avoid cotton), 3 quarter/Cargo or Convertible kind. One Dry fit/Quick dry track pant is highly advised. Water repellent/proof quality is a plus. For altitude around or above 5000 m/16400 ft you should use wind proof and water proof trek pants.
Under garments/Inner wear
10 to 12 pairs
You have to bring Use full length socks (Don’t use tennis socks). 100% Cotton socks are NOT recommended as these absorb sweat and dry slowly. A pair of woolen socks in winter treks (using at campsite but not while you walk).
Sun cap/Wide brimmed Hat/Bandanna
For protection against sun while you hike
Raincoat/ Poncho/ Waterproof clothing
Waterproofing is MUST during your trek in the Himalayas, be it in summer or winter.
Balaclava/Woollen skull cap for warmth
Item for protection against cold conditions .Normally these are made of woolen/mixed synthetic warm material.
Walking Sticks/Trekking Poles/Ski Poles
Water bottle/Hydrati on pack
A good pair of UV protecting sunglasses are a necessity due to the higher strength of UV at altitude and the glare from snowcovered peaks.
Torch/Head Lamp with extra batteries
Chap Stick/Cold & Moisturising cream
Toothbrush and paste
Tissue roll (Toilet paper)
This helps to keep the socks and the trek shoes drier and odor free to an extent. Carry smallest container.
The portable solar charger which you can hand on your bag for charging your mobile.
Dry food items
You need not to carry plate/bowl/mug/ spoon from home. We will provide these as required during meals. You must carry a lunch/tiffin box (compartmentaliszed or in all in one) to keep the packed lunch item we will provide when required on treks.
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