Baggage: As general rule when packing for wilderness expeditions keep personal gear to a
minimum. Please avoid large framed suitcase as they can be rather cumbersome to
porters but use a medium size duffle bag instead. The weight limit on domestic
airlines is 20 Kg and only 2 check-in bags and one carry on bag are allowed.
Excess baggage will be charged at up to US$ 3 per Kg. Your day pack should be a
medium volume without a frame which can hold your personal belonging such as
medication, camera, extra clothes, water etc.
Should be lightweight, dry quickly, and provide insulation even when wet,
synthetic fibre is preferable to cotton. The brushed nylon pants are ideal for
trekking. Lightweight long sleeved shirt is useful as sunscreen and leeches
protection while trekking. A good quality raincoat and pants are ideal as hey
will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations.
Lightweight hiking boots or good quality running shoes will be ideal for the
lowland trek. For people who do not routinely walk in the mountains, light
hiking boots are strongly recommended. It is essential your walking boots be
comfortable and broken-in.
Please also bring personal item such as flashlight or headlamp with spare
batteries, water bottle and lighter. A pocketknife, reading and writing material
and personal first aid kit would also be essential for your convenience.
Protection against insect bite:
Most part the jungle is free from biting insects, but we do encounter plenty of
insects in the low land such as sand flies around the river banks and leaches in
the lowland bushes. It's important to use insect repellent to keep the insects