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Kit List for Trekking Expedition

By 26th October 2018July 27th, 2020Expedition, Kit Lists, Resources

Personal Clothing & Equipment – Trekking Expedition – Suggested List

This kit list is a generic list for a trekking expedition to places like Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp or any non-technical peak at altitude. No climbing equipment is required but cold weather will be encountered.



  • Base layer underpants (x2-3 depending on duration)
  • Base layer T-shirt (x2-3 depending on duration)
  • Thick base layer (x1 for summit) – eg long-sleeved, Merino wool
  • Light shirt
  • Fleece or Primaloft jacket
  • Lightweight soft-shell/windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down duvet jacket


  • Lightweight trekking trousers
  • Shorts
  • Thick base layer (x1 for summit) – eg long-sleeved, Merino wool
  • Primaloft trousers
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Light-weight fleece/liner gloves
  • Insulated gloves or mittens


  • Walking/trekking socks (x2)
  • Lightweight socks (x2)
  • Heavy weight socks (x1) (sized to fit inside boots)
  • Trekking boots
  • Sandals/light trainers (for use at camps, in huts etc)


  • Sun-hat with neck protection
  • Sun-glasses (Cat 3)
  • Warm hat
  • Buff




  • Holdall/duffel/kitbag
  • Day sack 30-40 litres
  • Dry-bags (assorted)


  • Sleeping mat (eg Thermarest)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • 1-litre Nalgene bottle with wide neck (pee bottle)
  • Earplugs


  • Waterbottles (2 x 1 litre)
  • Trekking poles
  • Head-torch (with spare batteries)
  • Penknife/Leatherman tool
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper


Other Items

  • Travel documents (passport, tickets, insurance etc)
  • Money and credit cards
  • Washing kit and towel
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Travel wash for clothes
  • Reading books
  • Map
  • Guide book
  • Phrase book