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 x 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. The brushed nylon
pants are ideal for low land trekking.
Lightweight long sleeved shirt is useful as
sunscreen and leeches protection while trekking.
A good quality raincoat is ideal as it will keep
you warm and dry in a variety of situations.
Bring a thick sweater or fleece sweat shirt to
wear in the evenings, when temperatures decline
considerably. "Gore Tex" waterproof pants and
windbreaker are highly recommended as this trek
involves high altitude climbing.
Lightweight hiking boots or good quality running
shoes are must for the lowland trek. For snow
trek, snow boots, crampons, 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 purifying tablets 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.