Packing Essentials for Trekking

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Trekking is an enthralling adventure activity that takes the travelers to the deep beauty of nature and helps them getting away from the shackles of a monotonous daily life. Packing has a lot to do to make a trip successful. It depends on the terrain and other variables like span and activities planned for the trek. There are some essential items that one cannot miss while packing for an expedition to make the journey easy, comfortable and unforgettable. Before starting to pack the rucksack for the trip, these are some necessary items to be kept in mind.

Trekking, Clothing


The clothes should be light and comfortable, but one should be ready for the cool climate especially while trekking on soaring heights where bone-chilling winds flow most of the time. The temperature at high elevations varies drastically throughout the day. Nights are comparatively chilly hence it is essential to pack woolen clothes.

The various kinds of clothing essential for trekking are mentioned below:

  • Down jackets
  • Bathing suit
  • Reef shoes for camping
  • Fleece sweater
  • Wide brimmed woolen hat
  • Woolen gloves and socks
  • Hooded raincoat and pants


Trekking Gear

Trekking gears are needed to climb the high hill. Carrying the trekking gears allows more profound and safe journey. To complete the trekking without any untoward incidents, these trekking gears must be present in the packing list:

  • Day pack or Fanny pack
  • Map and GPS
  • Water
  • Water filter
  • Water-purification tablets
  • Cooking pots
  • Eating utensils
  • Camping stove
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Food
  • Matches
  • Trash Bags
  • Backup Fire Starter
  • Knife
  • Whistle
  • Insect repellent

Trekking, Sun Protection

Sun -Protection

The sun becomes more scorching on high altitudes which mean proper care of skin from the sun. Sunscreen must be kept in the proper amount and a hat to guard face from the harsh UV rays. Sunglasses with lenses of good quality to protect the eyes are necessary.

Trekking, First-Aid-Kit

First Aid Kit and Other Essential Products

First Aid is an essential item to keep in mind before packing for any journey. There might be instances where one may suffer from injuries, body pain, cough/cold or a mild fever. During trekking, it is almost impossible to find a market or medical store nearby to get some medicines. To counter such emergencies, first aid with the following things must be prepared before packing.

  • Crepe bandages
  • Tweezers and scissors
  • Painkillers
  • Adhesive tape
  • Vitamin pills
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Body moisturizer/cold cream
  • Sunscreen mosquito
  • Lip balm

Trekking, Camera


The beautiful marvels of nature, the hills and the rivers, the ever-so-cheerful birds and many other facets of such a journey can be clicked and stored for the life time. Start the journey with a smile looking at the positive picture as the expedition gives many lasting memories to be cherished throughout the life.



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