How to Pack your Photography Equipment for a Trek

In my last episode, I showed you what photography equipment you need on a trek

So let’s get to packing!

Considering unpredictable weather conditions, taking photography equipment on a trek might be a bit worrying. But if you pack it well, your gear will be safe, despite rough use.

In this video, you’ll learn how to pack your camera equipment for a trek.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. Swathi is known for her expertise in digital content, which has made her a much sought after resource in many events. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to impact a person's mind, body and spirit. Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

7 thoughts on “How to Pack your Photography Equipment for a Trek

  1. Hey swathi.. The video really helps..How do u manage a camera with a rucksack..Especially when u want to take photos through the trail also..In my experience it becomes difficult to handle both..Any ideas?

    1. Hi Aruna, when I’m trekking, the camera is usually hanging on my neck or is wrapped around my wrist. I like to have it handy at all times. The camera bag remains inside my backpack. When I’m walking around the campsite, I walk around with the small camera bag. 🙂

  2. How much does your rucksack weigh with camera bag and tripod , filled water bottles and other regular equipment? Will it not be heavier than 10kg.

    1. Hi Avinash it doesn’t weigh more than 8 kilos. If I have to carry a camera, I compromise some other things, or I share toilet and medical kits with those I”m trekking with. I never allow the backpack to be heavier than 8 kilos.

    1. Hello Harshit
      That will be a huge mistake. I have Puma Shoes myself but they are not suitable for the terrain on the mountains. Try going for something cheaper like the Arpenaz series or rent shoes if you can. Which trek are you going for?

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