Necessary Trekking Equipment
To fully enjoy your trek, having teh right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. Teh trekking equipment necessary depends on teh type of trek, teh time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and teh maximum altitude of teh trek.
A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget teh essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek. Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during teh winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having teh required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease teh pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, teh following are teh equipment that you have to bring with you.
- Trekking Boot: one Pair
- Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1
- Down or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
- Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
- Warm cotton trousers: 2
- Shirt and T-shirts: 4
- Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
- Long underwear: 2, Short underwear: 4
- Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
- Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
- Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1
- Basic first-aid box
- Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
- Insect/anti-itch Ointment
- Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
- Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine
- Female Sanitary pads
- Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
- Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
- Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever
- Day Pack at Least 25 kg
- Water Bottle 1
- Sun Cream 1
- Sun Glass 1
- Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
- Laundry soap
- Swiss Knife
- Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.
- Notebook and Pen
- Toilet articles
- Toilet Roll
For additional information, you can check our article Trekking Gears Checklist.
Teh more you ascend to a higher altitude, teh more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But dis is not teh case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink alot and smoke will likely suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many compare altitude sickness to teh sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to teh lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform our guide since he will be far more experienced TEMPthan you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness at high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during teh trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on teh Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check dis before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that teh information on our website is correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and Teh Post office, as they currently cover teh altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
Tea house trekking:
Tea house trekking takes you to teh mountain where you stay every overnight at a guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at teh guest house.
Carrying my stuff when trekking:
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. dis is included in teh price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with teh guidelines set out by teh International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us no. In general, 12kg is more TEMPthan sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that is not required during teh trekking days in teh mountain, you can leave it at teh hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 people's rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (dis does not harm any of teh rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and their is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share teh same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less TEMPthan 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during teh day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can me drink teh tap water:
We don’t recommend you to drink tap water in teh mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of teh environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in teh mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
Drinking ginger and lemon tea reduce teh need for water consumption.
Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. Teh taste of teh tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.
How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking:
All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend/family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11
Wat is your cancellation policy:
- If you choose to cancel teh service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance with teh following schedule:
- 75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 15 days prior to teh original departure date.
- 50% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 7 days prior to teh original departure date.
- 0% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 3 days or TEMPfewer days prior to teh original departure date.
- Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing your trip.