What you should I bring on an expedition?

Here you will find an exemple of a kit list that may help you packing. Adventure Alternative Nepal also rents equipments in case you do not want to buy some of the items needed. 

Hands

  • 2 pairs windstopper gloves
  • 1 pair summit down mitts
  • 1 pair lightweight down mitts
  • 2 pair liner glove
  • 1 pair guide gloves

Feet

  • High altitude boots for above Camp 2 (LaSportiva)
  • Alpine boots for up to Camp 2
  • Base Camp boots (Canadian backcountry, fleece lined)
  • Casual Shoes
  • Crampons 12 point with extension bar
  • Socks (15 pairs, 8 thick for high altitude & 7 hiking) 
  • Gaiters

Head

  • Neoprene facemask, Balaclava
  • White sunhat with neck cover
  • Spare pair of glasses and Julbo glacier glasses
  • Prescriptive sunglasses
  • 1 peak hat, 3 x Buffs
  • 3 woolly hats (varying thicknesses)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Goggles

Skin

  • Extreme SPF40 Sunscreen
  • Dermatone high altit. suncream
  • SPF25 lipcream, Lipsalve
  • Moisturising creams: Shea butter
 

Base layer

  • 4 Thin thermals tops
  • 3 Thin thermal bottoms
  • Powerstretch suit
  • Thermal underwear x 4 pairs
  • Thick thermal tops x 2

Outer layer

  • Windstopper salopettes
  • Fleece Monkey jacket
  • Windsuit; Summit down jacket & trousers
  • Down suit Windproof trousers & jacket
  • Lightweight down jacket

Mid layer

  • Fleece trousers
  • Fleece tops x 4
  • Windstopper salopettes
  • Fleece Monkey jacket
 

Bag

  • 120 litre rucksack
  •  65 litre daysack
  • Many stuff sacks
  •  Drybags (wet clothes, laundry...)

Climbing

  •  Walking Axe
  • Altimeter, barometer
  • GPS
  • Harness set
    • Finger 8
    • Zumar
    • Carabiner (4 lock, 4 normal) 8 pieces each
    • Silling (5 meters) 

Camping

  • Walking poles
  • 1 Full length Thermarest
  • 2 closed cell sleeping mats
  • Thermos food flask
  • Thermal mug
  • Titanium spork
  • Towel; Leatherman
  • Box of repair kits
  • Loupe & Alarm clock
  • Pee bottle (2L)
  • Down sleeping bag (above BC)
  • Synthetic sleeping bag (BC)
  • 1L metal flask; 1.5L water bottle with cover
  • 2 x 1L water bottles with down bottle cover and neoprene cover
  • Rucksack cover
  • Halogen headtorch (AAA batteries)
  • Black Diamond Mini headtorch

 

Emmergency

  • Avalanche probe
  • Emergency and Space blanket
  • Pulse Barryvox avalanche transceivers x 2

Personal first aid kit

  • Loperamide tablets
  • Rehidration sachets
  • Throat lozenges
  • Crepe bandage
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Prochlorepazine tablets (for sickness/nausea)
  • Ciprofloxacin tablets (general antibiotic; prescription required)
  • Acetazolamide tablets aka Diamox (altitude prophylactic; prescription required)
  • Berocca Vitamin
  • Pharmaton for fatigue
  • Intra biological extract
  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Adhesive plasters
  • Blister plasters
  • Zinc tape
  • Insect repellent
  • Antihistaminic tablets
  • Water purification tablets
  • Personal medication as required (e.g.: anti-malarials, asthma inhalers, insulin...)
  • Supergreens plant extract
  • Acai berry powder