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What are the trekking essentials?

What are the trekking essentials?
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Being well equipped with essentials is mandatory for a pleasant and enthralling trekking tour.

Being well equipped with essentials is mandatory for a pleasant and enthralling trekking tour. Here is the list of items you must bring along with you on your trekking tour:

1. Waterproofed trekking boots

2. Running shoes

3. Down jacket or something like this that has a hood

4. A sweater as the weather may get chilly

5. Two cotton shirts

6. A pair of woollen trousers

7. Three pairs of underwear as you may wash them on the tour

8. Wind-gear and rain-gear having a hood

9. Sun hat

10. Woollen hat

11. Woollen gloves

12. Cotton socks

13. Woollen socks

14. Personal first-aid kit including medication for common ailments such as headaches, dysentery etc., moleskin, antiseptic cream, surgical tape, band-aids, sun cream and medicines

15. Tablets to purify the water

16. Toilet kit that includes an extra towel, toilet paper and soap

17. Torches with extra cells

18. Sunglasses (It is wise to bring an extra pair)

19. A water bottle that can hold sufficient water

20. Pocketknife

21. Swimsuit

22. Plastic bags

23. Weight daypack

24. Waterproof Duffel bag

Optional accessories that you may carry:

25. Camera and film – bring plenty of them, as film is expensive and not easily available

26. Camera with many fully charged batteries

27. Binoculars

28. Umbrella

29. Extra water bottle

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