Sleeping Bag: one rated to between -10o and 0o centigrade should be fine. Bag should be a snug fit since if it is too large there will be more cool air for the body to warm.
Sleeping Mat: preferably insulated.
- Hiking Boots: it is vital to have a comfortable, waterproof pair of boots. Make sure they have been broken in before you get on the mountain.
- Pair of sports shoes: for wearing around camp
- Woolen hat
- Sun hat or baseball cap
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Windproof jacket
- Lots of t-shirts
- Lots of warm socks
- Warm long trousers
- Thermal underwear
- Head Torch
- Large rucksack: for all the clothes and equipment (for the porter to carry)
- Small rucksack: for carrying water, snacks, camera, waterproofs on the day hikes.
- Drinking bottle: a metal thermos is ideal since this can double up as a hot water bottle at night.
- Water Purification Tablets
Optional Comfort Accessories
- Walking Poles: useful, especially going uphill for those with weak thighs and going downhill for those with weak knees or poor balance.
- Wet Wipes: ideal for those who want to stay fresh but are unable to bear dips in freezing water
- Travel pillow
- High Energy Bars or Sweets
- Gaiters: to keep mud and stones from getting into your boots
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