List Of Essential Items For Mountaineering Expedition

Pranav Harish

Last updated: 02-01-2019

List Of Essential Items For Mountaineering Expedition



This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the mountaineering expedition with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the expedition. We have divided the items into six categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.



1. Rucksack with rain cover (80+ Ltr). Qty - 1

2. Day pack (30 – 45 Ltr) – Recommended for summit day. Qty – 1

3. Head Torch with spare batteries. Qty - 1

4. U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1

5. Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each


1. Trekking shoes with ankle support. Qty – 1

2. Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals/Crocs. Qty -1

3. Socks. Qty – 5 to 6 pairs


1. Windproof Jacket. Qty -1

2. Windproof trek pants. Qty – 1

3. Down Jacket. Qty – 1

4. Down trek pants. Qty – 1

5. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking

6. Quick Dry Warm lower or Trek Pants. Qty – 2

7. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking. 

8. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1

9. Undergarments. Qty – 5-6 pairs.

10. Woolen cap. Qty-1

11. Sun-shielding Hat. Qty -1

12. Mountaineering gloves with removable liners. Qty – 1

13. Neck gaiter or Fleece Buff (Optional)

14. Neoprene Face Mask (Optional)


1. Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)

2. Sunscreen lotion small pack. Qty -1

3. Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

4. Moist wipes


1. Mesh Tin. Qty-1

2. Spoon. Qty-1

3. Tea/Coffee Aluminium Mug.Qty-1

4. Thermos flask


1. Snow goggles

2. ID card with photocopies

3. Pocket knife/Leatherman/multi-toolkit

4. Collapsible trekking poles (Optional)

5. Chemical hand and toe warmers for summit day (optional)

6. Power Bank and Solar panel (Optional)

7. Steripen (Optional)

8. Camera (Optional)

9. Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.

10. Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)

11. Notebook and reading book (Optional)


Here is a tutorial on How to pack your rucksack for your upcoming trek from our experts:


Pranav Harish

An enthusiastic traveler and trekker who found his calling in the Himalayas. Read more

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