Gore-Tex or Synthetic rain/snow shell pants & shell jacket with hood
Baffled down or synthetic parka with hood.
2 Pair Synthetic gloves.
Shell Mitts w/ double liner.
Island Peak and Kala Patar
Warm Lightweight pile/wool hat.
Baseball cap or other sun hat.
Glacier glasses with Side Covers.
Bandana. Used to shade your neck.
Compression stuff sack.
One Self Inflating pad
One Closed-Cell foam pad. Full
Cup: 12-16oz. plastic insulated mug with snap-on lid (retains heat well and is spill-resistant in the tent).
Spoon: Good quality tough plastic (lexan). You do not need a plastic knife and fork.
Bowl: Deep plastic with 2-3 cup capacity. Recommended: Tupperware 3 cup bowl
Headlamp. Bring spare bulb & batteries. No Halogen bulbs. They take more power and have a shorter life.
Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin (Extra Strength Excedrin works well), Antibiotic ointment, Moleskin, molefoam, waterproof first-aid tape, athletic tape, Band-Aids, personal prescriptions, etc. The guides will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Please let your guide know about any medical issues before the climb.
Sunscreen. SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating. Suggested: Dermatone or AloeGator.
Lipscreen. SPF 30, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months. Suggested: Blistex, Chapstick, Dermatone.
Water Bottles: 2.5 liters capacity. Wide mouth bottles required. Sugg: Two 1liter bottles and one .5 liter. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.
1 Bottle of Water Purification tablets. Water filters are too heavy and clog quickly with silt. Suggested Iodine or AquaMira
Toiletry bag. Include toliet paper, Purell or other alcohol hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste.
Swiss Army knife. Medium sized. Keep the knife simple.
4 Trash Compactor bags. To line stuff sacks to keep gear dry. Trash Compactor bags are a heavier plastic.
Camera gear. Optional. We recommend a small instant or point and shoot cameras. Please do not bring large SLR cameras with extra lenses. For the best pictures bring slow speed film, 50, 100, or 200. Simple and light. Digital and disposable cameras also work well.
Large duffle bag w/ lock. Used for transporting your gear.
Large Small duffle w/lock. For storage of excess gear in Kathmandu.
Travel clothes. Include hiking shorts, quick drying synthetic pants and a small towel.
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment, unless otherwise noted. Using our Current Suggested Brand List we encourage you to shop around, do research,