Round Manaslu Trek and Tsum valley trek is known as the Hidden Valley trek in Nepal, situated in trans-himalayan region of Gorkha. The trek rewards the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience, Manaslu opened in 1992 and Tsum valley in 2008. This area offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity.

The trek ascends the Gandaki River valley, which is fed by many rivers and waterfalls, offering the chance of a plunge into some bathing pools. The strenuous section begins from here. Yaks begin to outnumber people in the rocky landscape. Tsum valley recently opened for trekking which was restricted before. The Valley stands with majestic backdrop of the Baudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and other mountain ranges. It has a long history of Buddhism. The legend believed that Milarepa mediated in the caves of mountain. In Samagoan (3450m) we visit the glacial green lake of Birendra before crossing into mystic Samdo, 15km from the Tibetan border. Here Tibetan monks inhabit sacred monasteries and combined with the views of the Tibetan plateau against stark white Himalayas. This is a truly spiritual place. The biggest challenge then awaits – crossing the snow bound Larkya La pass (5213m). As we cross, we see snow-covered peaks over 6500m towers above. While descending, once off the snow takes us through alpine then tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo, pine trees, waterfalls and aqua-blue green lakes laced with cotton-white beaches. Finally, Manaslu will disappear as we descend to Beshishar (832m.) This 3 weeks excursion will leave you with a sense of peace and respect for the people of Nepal and its ecological wonders.

Highlights of Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek:

  • Hike to the Base Camp of the Ganesh Himal
  • View from Rui La to the Tibetan high plateau
  • Long tropical forests, over suspension bridges to picturesque villages where time has stood still
  • Price 2069 USD per person based on 2 adults
  • Cross the magical Tsum valley with its ancient Buddhist monasteries and culture
  • Enjoy stunning views of the eighth highest mountain in the world, the Manaslu

Trip Itinerary

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight in Kathmandu.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Dinner

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu, we pick up you at around 7 in the morning. About 3 and half hour comfortable drive to Dhading Bensi and another 4 hours dirt road drive reached at Arughat. It is small beautiful town famous for trade center of upper part of Gorkha district. We continue another 2 hours by local Jeep to Soti khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 8
  •  Altitude: 730m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail goes along the Budhi Gandaki river, you climb again to Almara through beautiful forest trail. The country changes, the broad valley narrows and at times the trail are cut into the steep valley side, which is densely forested. We pass a number of small villages, tucked into the hillside, until we reach a widening of the valley. Once again descends to the wide, sandy river bed and follow a path, which runs below the stesep, craggy valley side. We have short climb up once again on a trail to Machha Khaola. Overnight in Machhha Khola.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 930m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue our journey along the Budhi Gandaki river, we cross the Machha Khola and head upstream to the tiny village of Khorlabeshi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path we reach the single tea house at Doban. Above Doban, you can see an impressive series rapids of Budhi Gandaki. We climb short steep section, the river is much more placid, meandering across a broad gravel bed. We cross the river on a suspension bridge and another short climb to Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1410m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After completing with the ACAP procedure, we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large gurung village. Philim valley is well known for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley and walk up north from Gum Pul we reach Lokpa. Overnight in Lokpa.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2240m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking through beautiful forest with views of narrow valley the trail leads to Chumling. The trail slops upwards gradually to Ekle Bhatti, which is a good view point of the river and the valley around. This day the trail enters into a big forest of pine and Rhododendrons and local tropical bamboos. Following the trail you will also observe tibetan culture enriched with some monuments of peace, Mani Walls, Stupa and Prayers flags, which makes your mind more peaceful and makes day walk more memorable. Overnight in Chumling.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2386m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Classic Tibetan culture, warm hospitality from Local habitants and peaceful nature energizes for trek forward to more beautiful villages Chhonkang- Paro, which is a bit easier day for walking. This walks offers you the wonderful views of several himalayas inclusive of Ganesh himal. On the other hand typically houses made of stone and tined roof constructed with tradition styled are also the attraction factors. Overnight in Chhokang Paro.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3030m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Passing via small villages, local school and seeing some of stupa. (It is called Chhorten by Buddhist people). On this day most probably trekkers may be sick of high altitude sickness so we should be aware of high altitude sickness. This day you will also get an opportunity to explore to a retreat of Monk Kongchog who had died after 26 years of meditation at retreat center. Bhuddist monastery, ritual old thank as and the daily pray functions at monastery are the main thing to observe during this day. Overnight in Nile.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3350m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the day to visit historical Mu Gompa, walking through narrow valley and enjoying with morning sunrise Mu Gompa can be reached. After Mu Gompa we continue our journey to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. Local residents, Buddhist-Tibetan culture surrounded with rows of stupa and widening mountain vistas gives you more enjoyment and high satisfaction during the trip. Local Tibetan traditional breakfast and food is an extra attraction during this visit. Overnight in Nile.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4060m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On the way back you will explore some of ancient gompas and short about study bhuddhist religion in this unique valley around the Himalaya. The place is preserved by Manaslu Conservation Area project since it has unique cultural value. Here the local have strongly followed the religion and usually have at least one family member as either a monk or a nun admitted in monastery, which will formally follow the tradition of monastery as a disciple.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3100m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving the villages of monasteries and wonderful settlement behind we walk through the pine and rhododendron forest continue south until a bridge crosses to the west bank and pass again through Chhokang village then walk down below following the same trail to our previously stayed camp Chumling village.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3200m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek from Gompa Lungdang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (5000m) and then return back to Gompa Lungdang to camp. The ascent takes 3 -4 hours while descending takes approximately 2 hours. From Ganesh Himal Base Camp you have the best views of the entire Ganesh Himal Range. Overnight in Gomba Lungdang.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4900m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Gumba Lungdang , we continue on the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley. Pass the village of Dorjon Kharka just before reaching Rana. Cross the large suspension bridge in the main valley of the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River. Continue towards the Manaslu circuit route. Overnight in Bhi.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 3130m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We gain altitude to take us into alpine territory and increasing mountain views. There are more Mani walls and 3 more crossing of the Buri Gandaki on our route to Namrung, where our permit is checked. Above this village the valley opens out and there are extensive pastures. Climbing climb gently now, and cross a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers, and reach the Tibetan village of Sho, 3000m. We camp just above the village we get our first incredible views of the Manaslu North and then of Manaslu main ahead. Overnight in Namrung.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2550m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Let the exploring start! We will discuss with locals what our best option is to get to the Gompa. Our Sherpas reckon it could be a very nice walk to take the smaller direct trail…. We pass thru Lho, a large village at 3150m where there is a lovely little monastery and numerous Chortens and Manis. Looking back Ganesh I is visible. Leaving the village, we follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. At a fork in the trail, we take a detour to the left, which leads up to Honsansho Gompa and the Pungen Glaciers, from where there is a stunning view of Peak 29 and Manaslu. We will camp somewhere around here and explore and acclimatize for the next few days. Overnight Lho Gaon.

Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Hours: 3180m
Altitude: 3180m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We head straight towards Peak 29, ahead of us, then follow the lateral moraine of the Pungen Glacier towards Sama. Breathtaking views of the Manaslu, Northern Manaslu (7145m) and the Naike. Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, we take a rest day to acclimatize and relax. Overnight in Samagaon.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3530m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rest day, explore around the valley. Overnight in Samagaon.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 0
  •  Altitude: 3530m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After Breakfast at Samagaon, we hike up to the north of Pema Choling Monastery. The trail leads through the Glacial Birendra lake and continues into the forest and gently steep up to the impressive Manaslu Glacier to Manaslu Base Camp (4800m.). Trek to Manaslu Base Camp is side trip from Samagaun, which takes around 5 hours to climb up to 4800m. to Base Camp and 3 hours to down to Samagaun. The trail offers amazing views of Manaslu Glacier, Birendra lake and typical village Samagaun. The expedition group generally spends a night here and the local people help to carry all the stuff from Samagaun to Base Camp in the climbing period. While climbing up, as you gain the altitude, the scenery becomes more spectacular with the nearest glacier, Manaslu peak, Naike Peak and the views of surrounding hills. After reaching Manaslu Base Camp at 4800m, we feel like being in the paradise. Walk back to Samagaon. Overnight in Samagaon.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We cross a high plateau and skirt around the ridge of the lateral moraine. We then climb a terraced hillside to reach one of the most remote permanent settlements in Nepal. Samdo is only a day’s walk from Tibet by the Lajyang La pass (5098m). Overnight in Samdo.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 3
  •  Altitude: 3690m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Crossing the tundra, it winds its way to the foot of the immense Larkya glacier which pours out of the Manaslu. Everywhere you look are mountains, as spectacular as they get and Manaslu is particularly impressive. The once large Bhudi Gandaki is now merely a stream as we continue to follow its course ever upwards. After crossing to the East bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley which is called Sumdu. Above the village we cross the stream which runs down the Gya La (pass), the pass to Tibet, and there are the ruins of another village Larkya Bazaa, which is village thrived on trade with Tibet over the nearby Gya La, a trade which is now much diminished. We continue another couple hours to Dharmasala. Overnight in Dharmashala.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 2
  •  Altitude: 4470m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We first head towards Cho Chnda, then we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers. There are views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981m) and the Annapurna II (7937m). Steep descent through moraines towards Bimtang. Overnight in Bhimthang.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 8
  •  Altitude: 5106m / 3720m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The route gets easier. We start with a gentle descend through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fir tree and rhododendron forests to Tillije. Overnight in tilije.

  •  Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2300m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Dharapani. We catch local jeep and drive to Beshisahar. Overnight in Beshisahar.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 760m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight a hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to airport for final departure to onward destination.

  •  Accommodation: No
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

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What is included


  • Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights in 2-3 star level tourist standard hotel with breakfast included, other possibilities on demand)
  • Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  • Sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide.
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek (if camping food prepared by our cook cook with Tea & coffee).
  • Accommodation: Tea house (twin sharing basis room)/ Camping (twin sharing two men tent), dining tent, toilet tent.
  • A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek and necessary helpers (if camping a cook the required number of porters) – Staff’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • National Park, Conservation Area entry permit fees:
  • Manaslu Restricted area entry fees: USD90 per person per week
  • Tsum valley restricted area fees: USD35 per person for 8 days.
  • Manaslu conservation entry permit (USD20 per person), and all necessary permits
  • Annapurna conservation Entry permit USD20 pp
  • Trekking Permit TIMS (USD20)
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary.
  • Map: Trekking map.
  • Program according to the itinerary
  • Government tax and Company service charges

What is not included


  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $50 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $100 USD).
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Entrance fees for monasteries, temples, world heritage sites.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking)
  • Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Filming: Special Filming, Drone permit fee and Photography charges (if and when applicable).
  • Tips to guides, restaurants, hotel lobby, porters and trekking staff. (Tipping is expected.)

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What to Expect

Accommodation:

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Fourteen Summit will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals:

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

Manaslu circuit trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Manaslu trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Round Manaslu should be relatively easy for those who have experience in walking/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Fourteen Summit before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel:

The best time for trekking to the Round Manaslu Trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Equipment List

Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

Equipment List

Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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