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Trekking Guide

Trekking Packing List

Packing list for Trekking depends on lot of factors like the number of days, terrain type, weather condition, number of people with you … etc

I would like to share my packing list and the steps that I took for a safe Trek

Below listed are a few things that I carry for my trek

  • Clothing & Footwear
  • Hygiene 
  • First Aid / Medical
  • Camping gear
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Eatables
  • Cooking Equipment

Clothing & Footwear               

  • Hiking Jacket
  • Hiking Pants
  • Short hiking pants 
  • Underwear – trunks 
  • T-shirt 
  • Socks 
  • Leggings 
  • Buff, Beanie cap or hat 
  • pocket raincoat 
  • Swimming shorts 
  • Small towel
  • Trekking boots 
  • Hiking sandals 
  • lightweight Flip-Flops


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, 
  • Toilet paper or Pocket Tissues 
  • Sunscreen lotion 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Pack of tissues 
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Glasses and Glasses Case, Contact Lens / Contact Lens Cleaner
  • Cell phone 
  • SmartWatch 
  • Headphones / Earphones 
  • Hotspot Device 
  • Travel Adapter / Spike Buster 
  • Power Bank 
  • Flash Light 
  • Off-grid GPS Tracker
  • Bluetooth Speaker 
  • Portable Hard Drive 
  • Laptop & Charger 
  • Camera & Charger 
  • Extra Battery 
  • Memory Card & Card Reader 
  • Camera Accessories

First Aid & Medicine

  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Cotton balls 
  • Adhesive bandages 
  • Sterile Gauze Pads 
  • Antibiotic Cream 
  • Insect Repellent Cream 
  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Cold 
  • Nasal congestion 
  • Sore throat 
  • Cuts 
  • Skin problems 
  • Allergies 
  • Itching 
  • Rashes 
  • Pain 
  • Gastrointestinal problems 
  • Indigestion 
  • Dehydration

Cooking Equipment

  • Hiker’s Camp Stainless Cookset 
  • Fork Knife Spoon Travel tool kit 
  • Outdoor Foldable Camping Stove 
  • Aluminum water bottle 
  • Biodegradable Plates 
  • Biodegradable Cups


  • Trekking Poles 
  • Lifestraw Water Purifier
  • Victorinox Swiss Card / Swiss Knife 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Reading & Writing Material 
  • Scissors 
  • Blade 
  • Super Glue 
  • Zip Lock Pouch
  • Compass
  • Needle and Thread
  • Wallet 
  • Credit Card / Debit Card 
  • Money 
  • Driver’s license & Other ID Proof 
  • Medical Prescriptions 
  • House & Car Keys 
  • Cigarette Lighter 
  • Safety Pins 
  • Scissors 
  • Pocket Blanket 
  • Inflatable Travel Pillow & Sleep Mask
 Camping gear
  • Backpacking tent 
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Sleeping Pad


  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars, Protein bars, Biscuits 
  • Cooking items, like rice vegetables, oil, gram …… etc

Tips to keep you safe on your trek

  •  Never hike alone. I would always advise you to trek along with a friend or in a group
  •  Stay in the group, follow the trail and don’t take shortcuts.
  •  If in case you are trekking alone or with your own group, Inform the local people before you start your trek so that people will be aware   of your whereabouts (In case of emergency).
  •  Know about the nearest police station and hospital in case of emergency.
  •  Learn more about the place before you plan or join the Trek. Know about the dangers and risks.
  •  If you are on your first trek, altitude, climbing, and heat can make the trek much more difficult, just be prepared.
  •  Share your past trek experiences with the organizer or friends and the difficulties that you faced, so that they can stay by your side and   support you.
  •  Keep your medical conditions in mind when you’re planning a trek and update the team. Knee and back problems, heart conditions, diabetes,   asthma, and other medical conditions can be amplified with exertion and severe weather.
  •  Keep your backpack light, if it gets heavy, you might find it difficult to trek.
  •  Carry sufficient water, and also consult the organizer/Guide about where you can find water on the way if you run out it.
  •  Always look at the weather forecast of the place before you leave, so that you can prepare and pack your bag accordingly.
  •  If you are planning to take your pet (Dog), make sure the dogs are allowed on the trail, as different places have different rules.
  •  Hiking boots are a must, as it might be slippery.
  •  Apply talcum powder in the socks before wearing shoes to keep feet fresh and dry. That will help you from sweating and slipping.
  •  Carry  photocopies of any identity card and keep them with you in case of emergency.

Tips to save energy on your Trek

  •  Start slowly, do not rush to reach the end point. Walking is better.
  •  Stop after every 40-45 minutes climb, and rest for 10 minutes, so that your body feels a little relaxed.
  •  Never Trek on an empty stomach. Eat something at least 1 hours prior to your trek. Eat energy bar or Life Savers during your trek.
  •  Carry snacks that contain carbohydrates. Instant soups or Beverages and Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) will give you energy while the salts keep your electrolytes normal
  •  Drink before you are thirsty. For every hour of Trek, take a break and Sip a little water, keep yourself hydrated 

Don'ts in a Trek

  • Do not harm the nature or forest, try not to pluck or cut trees or plants
  • Do not dispose of your waste anywhere during your trek
  • Do not buy any products made of animal skin, as it motivates them to poach more animals
  • Do not make noise, as it may disturb the animals and attract them towards you
  • Do not apply deodorants and perfumes, that generally attracts insects and animals
  • Do not play with each other while trekking as there more possibilities of slipping or falling, just think about the height you are above sea level
  • Do not drink or smoke on the trek

Below listed are a few important links that would help you on your short trip

Travel Packing Checklist
Packing Guide For Women 
Packing Guide For Men 
Things To Know

You have to make sure that you get everything that you carry for your trek. Leave nothing but your footsteps. save nature for our future generation to come

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