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Service Trek - Trekking Personal & Team Equipment

  • Service Trek A remote Nepali Sherpa village. Photo - Deha
  • Service Trek Dr. Rolfson teaching Jamyang Sherpa how to assess a baby’s health. Photo - Deha
  • Service Trek View of the Himalayas from the foot hills. Photo - Deha
  • Service Trek Hiking near ShisaKhola. Photo - Dinna
  • Service Trek Students from the Charmading School. Photo – Dan Mazur
  • Service Trek Members trekking to a remote Nepal village with Everest in the background. Photo - Deha
  • Service Trek John pointing out a remote village to Kim. Photo - Deha
  • Service Trek Pharmacy at Patle Health Center with donations from our sponsors. Photo – Dan
  • service trek Member enjoying an evening near camp. Photo - Squash
  • Service Trek Members enjoying a Sherpa dance. Photo - Dinna
  • Service Trek A member and Dati Sherpa at Jafre. Photo - Squash
  • service trek Prayer flags and a Buddhist stupa in Jafre. Photo - Deha
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Upper Body:

  • 1 cotton t-shirt
  • 1 cotton long sleeved shirt
  • 1 polypropylene warm but light thermal long shirt
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood
  • Umbrella (optional)

Hands:

  • 1 pair warm poly thermal gloves, with waterproof wind shell (the latter is optional)

Head:

  • 1 cotton sun hat
  • 1 scarf (optional)
  • 1 fleece balaclava or warm hat
  • 1 head torch/headlamp with extra batteries
Lower Body:

  • 2 pair underwear
  • 1 pair walking shorts
  • 1 pair long trousers
  • 1 pair warm but light thermal leggings
  • 1 pair fleece/pile pants
  • 1 pair wind/waterproof pants
Feet:

  • 2 pair socks
  • 1 pair sandals for use in hotel
  • 2 pair medium weight wool socks
  • 1 pairof sturdy, leather trekking boots ("broken-in" please)
  • 1 pair trainers/lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails
Sleeping:

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F)
  • Closed cell foam kari-mat/sleeping pad (optional).
Rucksack and Travel Bags:

  • Medium backpack (40-60 liters)
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional)
  • 1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-120 liters)
Personal Hygiene:

  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Bar of soap and small towel
  • Female or male hygiene supplies
  • Earplugs

Medical: Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu without a prescription.

  • Small personal first-aid kit: blister repair, first-aid tape, plasters/ Band-Aids, personal medications, etc. The leader will have an extensive first-aid kit.
  • 10 anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium, Loperamide)
  • 10 anti-headache pills (Paracetamol, Tylenol)
  • 10 anti-inflammatory pills (Ibuprofen)
  • 20 cough lozenges, cough sweets, Strepsils, Halls
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide
  • 10 stomach antibiotic pills: (Ciprofloxacin, Norfloxacin)
  • 6 broad spectrum antibiotic pills: (Azithromycin)
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant
  • Steripen, bottle of water purification tablets, or water filter
  • Small bottle of hand-sanitizer
  • Sunscreen for skin and lips. At least 30SPF

Personal Food:

  • We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food. 2 kilos/4 pounds is a good amount.
Practical:

  • Bathing suit
  • Trekking poles
  • Glacier glasses
  • 1 liter water bottle
  • 1 small roll of repair tape
  • Small multi-purpose knife
  • Battery powered alarm clock/watch
  • Camera, extra batteries, charging cords
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary
  • separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance
  • Dollars, Pounds or Euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc
  • Contact lens supplies and an extra set of prescription glasses

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