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What to pack - SOS Unleashed Everest Base Camp Challenge 2015

Packing List
To Help You Come Prepared...
Below is our General packing list of suggested items for all programs in Nepal. You may want to bring one suitcase for the things you will wear and use yourself. Bring with you any medications that you will need while you are away. Pack lightly for your journey!
Cloths

  • Light hiking boots
  • Sneakers
  • Wind parka
  • Pile jacket
  • Baseball cap
  • Ski gloves
  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • Polo shirt
  • 3 T-shirts
  • Blue jeans
  • Long pants
  • 2 shorts
  • 5 underpants
  • 5 cotton socks
  • 1 wool socks
  • 1 thin silk sock liners
  • Belt
  • Long underwear 


Buy There

  • Wool sweater
  • Wool hat
  • Sandals
  • T-shirt
  • Light, baggy cotton pants

Rent There

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down parka
  • These cost about 15 cents each per day and are good quality. You'll be 
wearing shorts at lower elevations, and wearing everything you have at higher 
elevations. 


Packs

  • Med. size backpack
  • Small day pack - for Kathmandu or a day hike
  • Small camera belt pouch
  • 4 straps

Hiking supplies

  • Therma-rest air mattress
  • Swiss army knife
  • Flashlight
  • Headlamp
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Lighter
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellant
  • Woolite
  • Extra camera battery
  • Extra flashlight battery

Toiletries

  • Razor, razor blades, shaving cream
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Comb
  • Nail clipper
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Small towel
  • Earplugs - useful surprisingly often
  • Moist towelettes

Medication

  • Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen
  • Antacid
  • Anti-diarrheic
  • Anti-histamine
  • Powerful antibiotic (ciprofloxacin)
  • Possible to buy in Nepal, imported from India, quite inexpensive

Emergency Kit

  • Moleskin
  • Ace bandage
  • Band aids
  • First aid tape
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Antibiotic cream (neosporin)
  • Duct tape
  • Sewing kit
  • 2 food bars
  • Water purification tablets
  • You could use purification tablets instead if you preferred
  • Filtering is not enough because of hepatitis
  • Waterproof matches
  • Aluminum emergency blanket
  • Signaling mirror
  • Copy of eyeglass prescription
  • Copy of travelers check numbers 


Misc

  • Passport
  • Plane tickets
  • Extra passport photos for visa and hiking permit
  • Money belt
  • Cash and travelers checks
  • Sunglasses
  • 3 pens
  • Postcards from home
  • Inflatable neck pillow for the plane ride
  • 20 feet of nylon line, Often comes in handy; use as clothesline or shoelaces
  • Lock and key for your backpack
  • Small lock, plus a key on a ring, for locking your guest house room
  • Rubber bands
  • 2 large trash bags
  • 5 Kleenex packets
  • 2 air filter masks

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