What to take on a high altitude trek

If you’re off on a high altitude trek, then you’re surely bustling about going shopping, choosing shoes, a backpack, warm clothes. In this video, Swathi helps you out with detailed instructions about what to carry on a high altitude trek and what not to carry. The trick lies in cutting down on things to pack light and carrying the right equipment! Watch the video and have a comfortable trek with a light backpack!

Here’s a checklist of everything you will need on the trek.

Follow this and you won’t go wrong!


Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is the Chief Editor at Indiahikes. She also runs a video series, Trek With Swathi. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at Deccan Chronicle. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications such as Deccan Herald. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates that mind like nothing else can.Read Swathi's other articles. Watch Swathi's video series here.

6 thoughts on “What to take on a high altitude trek

  1. Thank You. Very helpful and professional.
    Swathi, may I ask, in one of your videos I get see some very good gloves for trekking. Could tell me what brand of these you were referring to?
    All the best.

    1. Hi Anil, that is actually a pair of gloves that I got at a sale in Walmart! But you can go for Quechua gloves. They’re pretty good, especially with fleece lining on the inside!

  2. Hello,
    Great information! One quick suggestion: a documented list vs video of what provisions to pack would be a great addition for quick reference after watching the video.

  3. Hi, Swathi.

    Good to see this video. Am 63 n planning for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Hope you can add your insight on such trips also. Please do mention the number of days for which the packing was done.

    1. Hello Mr.Rajendra,
      Thank you for your feedback. We’ll work on this 🙂
      The things shown in Swathi’s video were for treks lasting 6-8 days. The clothes will suffice for treks that are a few days longer as well. For Himalayan treks in the winter, trekkers will need to carry at least two more layers of warm clothes in addition to what is shown here.
      All the best for your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 🙂

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