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Steven Healy
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Locale: USA
Nepal Annapurna Circuit and More Gear List on 11/09/2008 15:53:05 MST Print View

For anyone interested, here is what I just used in Nepal for both tea house and camping portions of a 100 mile plus Nepal trek (Also some pre-trip To-Do's). We were off the Circuit in the Phu and Nar valleys for about a week. We camped there but our local porters supplied stove, tent and sleeping pad while off the Circuit.

Elevations ranged from 2,000 feet to about 17,800 feet. Temperatures ranged from about 95 degree F. to 15 degrees F.

My big backpack, which was porter carried, is not lightweight but it could withstand airline and porter abuse. The heavier boots were a nicety for the two days that we on snow.

Steve's Nepal Trekking Gear List
Annapurrna Circuit Packing List
10/01/08

Wear or Carried While Hiking Ounces Total Ounces Total Pounds Comments Packed?
Merrell Phaser Peak Boots (Size 11.5) 34.5 Only used for heavy snow. (Ah, porters!)
Lafuma Pro Raid 20 day pack 23.7
REI nylon belt 2.9
Eagle Creek Money Belt 1.7
Exofficio travel pants 14.1
Nike running shorts 4.4
wool socks – 1 pair 3.1
Fox River X-Static Liner Socks (1 pair) 1.0
Nike Sphere long sleeve shirt (Size L) 7.7
Bandana 1.0
Umbrella – small 7.0
Banana Boat – SPF 30 sunscreen 5.5
Nike baseball style cap 3.3
Tilley wide-brimmed hat 3.3
Passport (in a plastic bag) .8
Airline tickets (in plastic pouch) 1.8
Passport photos (in a plastic bag) .1
Apple Nano with case, headphones and charging cable. 3.3
Victorinox Classic 1 small penknife with tweezers, scissors on a leash 1.0
Wallet .2
Nike watch 1.9
Black Diamond Contour Carbon collapsable trekking poles (Weight is per pair) 19.0 (Worked great!)
EMS Glacier glasses with leash and case. 3.3
Nike wrap around sunglasses with leash and case 3.6
Marmot Percip Plus rain jacket 17.8
Ouch Pouch (of bandages) .9
168.1 10.5

Other Clothing Ounces
Montbell UL Thermawrap vest (with stuff sack) – size large 6.0 (Unbelievably light.)
Nike Dry Fit light (liner gloves) 1.7
REI nylon travel shirt Size: M 8.6
Nike Bowerman very light wind/rain jacket 4.1
Patagonia Capilene 2 zippered long sleeve base layer 6.4
Patagonia Capilene 3 pants base layer 6.9
Patagonia Micropuff Pants – insulated (in a stuff sack) Size: L 16.4
Nike running shorts – 2 pairs 6.9 For the pair.
Head Outcast Ski Gloves 9.2
Nike Dri-fit balaclava 1.9
Gaiters 7.0 Never used.
MontBell Peak Shell rain pants 8.0
Columbia Sportswear travel pants 13.3
Nike Sphere Dry short sleeve zip shirt 6.7
Patagonia Capilene 2 short sleeve crew neck base layer 4.8
3 pairs wool socks – medium weight 9.3 Weight for 3 pairs.
Fox River X-Static Liner Socks (2nd pair) 1.0
Woolrich down jacket with down heavy hood 32.0
Sea to Summit Dry Compression Sack (Event fabric) (7”x16”) 4.3 For Jacket, etc., great!
Marmot stuff sack (size xs) .7 Used for assorted first aid supplies
Plastic garbage bag (to line day pack) 1.0
156.2 9.8

Packing System Ounces
Gregory Baltoro 70 pack (4200 cubic inches) 85.0 Our porter wanted the pack. Some prefer duffle bags.
REI pack rain cover with built-in stuff sack 5.7
Plastic garbage bag (to line backpack) 1.5
Subaru pack carabiner .3
Camp Inn Ultra Light Compression Bag (13” X 30”) 6.4 For clothes
98.9 6.2

Sleep System Ounces
Marmot Helium 15 degree sleeping bag (850+ Goose Down) 28.9
Cocoon Ripstop Silk Mummy Liner (for sleeping in at tropical elevations) 4.7 Adds 9.5 degrees of warmth to a sleeping bag
Outdoor Research (OR) Hydrolite stuff sack (size 2) 1.5 For sleeping bag
35.1 2.2

Shelter system Ounces Tea houses and porter provided tents.
None
0.0 0.0

Hydration Ounces
Exstream water bottle filtration system 9.3 Weight w/o water
Camback hydration bladder (with insulated tube and cap) 8.7
Kataydn Micropur MP 1 water purification tablets – 30 count .7
18.7 1.2

Kitchen Ounces
small trash bag .5
REI Lexan spoon .4
0.9 0.1

Navigation, Communication, First Aid, and Lighting Ounces
Photon Freedom LED light with brim clamp and lanyard .5
Petzl Tikka XP headlight 3.2 Excellent
Triple Antibiotic Ointment (like Neosporin) 1.0
Ibuprofen – 40 200 mg caplets .8
Cyclobenzaprine muscle relaxant – 10 mg .4
Namumetone NSAID – 750 mg 1.5
Azithromycin broad-spectrum antibiotic – 4 500 mg. pills (2 doses) in prescription bottle. .5
Acetazolamide (generic Dimox) – 8 125 mg pills in prescription bottle. .4
Lamisil antifungal creme .9
Vaseline (1.75 oz) 2.4
Hefty Travel Bag – ZipLock (1 qt.) .2
Anti-gas pills – 20 tablets in blister packs .4 Gels popped at altitude. Bring tablets.
Hefty Travel Bag – ZipLock (1 qt.) .2
Generic “Immodium” anti-diarrheal – 12 in blister pack .2
Multi-vitamins and gluscsosamine tablets in zip lock bag 3.5
Spare shoe lace/cord .2
16.3 1.0
Toiletries Ounces
Toothbrush (cut down) .4
Toothpaste (.8 oz) .9
Toilet Paper in a plastic Ziplock (1 roll) 6.6
Sunblock lotion SPF 30 (8 oz) 9.1
Campsuds (biodegradable) (1 oz) 1.7
Gold Bond Powder (1 oz) 1.6
Purell hand sanitizer (1 oz) – 2 bottles 2.6 For both
Chapstick with sunscreen (3 tubes) .2
St. Ives Moisturizer 2.5
Right Guard Sport deodorant (.6 oz) 2.1
REI Multi-Lite Towel – size M 2.0
Towel case used as a toiletries kit .9
Edge shaving cream 5.6
Plastic razor 1.0
37.2 2.3


Recording Ounces
Canon 850 IS camera, case. charger, extra battery, extra SD cards, small nylon bag 12.4
12.4 0.8

Travel / Leave in Katmandu Ounces
Nike large duffel bag 47.0
Eagle Creek neck money belt 1.0 Weight empty.
Royal Robbins travel shirt 10.0
PT Sportswear travel shirt 9.5
67.5 4.2


Group Ounces
Jerky (3.5 oz) – Steve 4.0 0.0
Snickers - Bob
Water purification tablets (Micropur) – Steve
Extra roll of toilet paper – Bob
(shower) Thongs - Bob
Water filtration pumps – Bob and Scott
4.0 0.3

To Do's
Boots Snow-sealed.
Mail stopped.
Paper stopped.
Garbage stopped.
Pay a couple of bills in advance.
Trip insurance.
Trim nails.
Clean 'fridge.
Empty wallet
Friend to water plants
Reading material for the plane
14.9 0.9
630.2 39.4


Leave Home Scale Weights Ounces Pounds
Day pack loaded but w/o water 144.0 ounces ~9.0 pounds
Backpack (without boots but with trekking poles) 350.0 ounces ~22.0 pounds