Journey through Blazing Mountains and Mysterious Communities
As general rule when packing for wilderness
expeditions keep personal gear to a minimum.
Please avoid large framed suitcase as they can
be rather cumbersome to porters but use a medium
size duffle bag instead. The weight limit on
domestic airlines is 20 Kg and only 2 check-in
bags and one carry on bag are allowed. Excess
baggage will be charged at up to US$ 3 per Kg.
Your day pack should be a medium volume without
a frame which can hold your personal belonging
such as medication, camera, extra clothes, water
Should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide
insulation even when wet, synthetic fibre is
preferable to cotton. The brushed nylon pants
are ideal for trekking. Lightweight long sleeved
shirt is useful as sunscreen and leeches
protection while trekking. A good quality
raincoat and pants are ideal as hey will keep
you warm and dry in a variety of situations. A
thick sweater or fleece sweat shirt would be
ideal to wear in the evenings, when temperatures
decline considerably. A lightweight jacket or
windbreaker will also be useful.
Lightweight hiking boots or good quality running
shoes are must for the lowland trek. For people
who do not routinely walk in the mountains,
light hiking boots are strongly recommended. For
longer treks and higher altitude treks
waterproof pants, gaiters, additional socks,
thermal hats and gloves are highly recommended.
It is essential your walking boots be
comfortable and broken-in.
Please also bring personal item such as
flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries,
water bottle and lighter. A pocketknife, reading
and writing material and personal first aid kit
would also be essential for your convenience.
Protection against insect bite:
Most part the jungle is free from biting
insects, but we do encounter plenty of insects
in the low land such as sand flies around the
river banks and leaches in the lowland bushes.
It's important to use insect repellent to keep
the insects away.