Things to carry on your winter trek in the Himalayas

I have had multiple emails/message regarding what to carry on a winter trek and every time I end up sending the image of one ready list form my diary. Well, not anymore. This lazy guy has taken out time to list them down here for everyone’s usage:

No compromise List:

  • A good bag pack (Decathlon / Mount track)
  • Waterproof shoes (Decathlon)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Headlamps
  • Medical kit
    • Band-aids
    • ORS
    • Cotton / Dettol
    • Antiseptic cream
    • Moov
    • Disprin
    • Combiflam
    • Avil/Allegra(allergies)
    • Some antacids
    • Norflox / Roko – for loose motion
    • Dimox (for AMS)
      NOTE: Do not carry excessive medicines
  • Polaroid goggles
  • Two water bottles
  • Doctor’s certificate (as per requirement of trekking organizer)


  • Toilet tissue roll (dry only, minimum 2): Wet tissue are non-bio-degradable
  • Sanitizer
  • Toothpaste + brush + mouthwash
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Small towel


  • Undergarments (one for each day)
  • Socks (Number of days / 2): 2 woolen socks. Rest Cotton
  • Base layer/inner
  • T-shirts
    1. Dry fit full sleeve: 2
    2. Dry fit + cotton mix: 3 + 1 (reserve)
  • Trouser: 2 + 1 (reserve): Trekking trouser from Decathlon (Reserve one can by normal winter dry fit track and filed lower).
    Note: No cotton trouser/ No jeans
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Bandana
  • Winter woolen cap / Balaclava
  • Poncho
  • Gloves


  • Cap
  • Utensils: tiffin box, a plastic/aluminum mug, spoons, and butter paper (to save your life from constantly washing you utensils in winter
  • Slipper


  • Camera & batteries
  • Power bank and charger (only if you have to charge your camera batteries/photographic equipment)


  • Toffee / candies / chocolate
  • Energy bars
  • Dates
  • Glucose


  • carabiners
  • duct tapes
  • binder clips

What not to carry

  • Make-up kit
  • Shaving kits
  • Excessive cloths
  • I-pads / Speakers
  • Daypack bag
  • Metal baggage
TIP: If you are traveling in a group, distribute medicines, toiletries, and food among yourself to distribute your weight

Happy trekking.

Write in comments below if I have missed out on something

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