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Equipments for Peak Climbing

Please, Make sure you have necessary equipment for Nepal Peak climbing !!

Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Tape slings 
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet
  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  •  Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  •  Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  •  Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  •  Cotton socks
  •  Gaiters

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  •  2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  •  Large Ziplocs
  •  2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  •  1 small folding knife
  •  Binoculars (optional)
  •  4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Deodorants
  •  Nail clippers
  •  Face and body moisturizer
  •  Female hygiene products
  •  Small mirror
  •  Personal Hygiene
  •  Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  •  Tissue /toilet roll
  •  Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  •  Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  •  Journal and pen
  •  iPod
  •  Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble.
  •  1 modest swim suit
  •  Binoculars (optional)
  •  Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  •  Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
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