What’s in my Backpack?

What's in my Backpack

While traveling, your backpack is your home. For your entire itinerary, you are solely dependent on it. No matter how experienced you are, packing can be a cumbersome task. It’s always advantageous to have a rundown of your packing list. The essential travel items to carry on a trip is an outcome of your experience and experiments of several trips. Also, it depends on what kind of trip are you venturing on.

Many of you have been asking about essential travel items to carry. Over the past few years of my travel, a lot of trekking stuff has changed and developed. The gear I use might not work for everyone as now I carry much stuff related to blogging.

My website is more about budgetary trips, but I never compromise on trekking gears and body safety requirements as I don’t want to suffer the consequences of worn-out products through my trek and also it’s not my last trip to use this gear. It’s just a one-time investment to buy good quality products that will surely accompany you on your many trips.

The bottom line to best packing is taking as little as possible. Now without any further delay on your anxiety on essential travel items, below is my suggested gear list:

Essential travel items

A Rucksack

Needless to say that it’s one of the essential travel items and so should be of best quality. Be wise in the selection of size to make it useful for most of your trips. For more info on choosing the right Rucksack visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErmLcauug5s&t=23s

The one I would advise to my  readers is Quechua Trekking Backpacks (Light Grey) – 50 L:

   Quechua Trekking Backpacks (Light Grey) - 50 essential travel items                                                                                                                                      





Another essential travel items if you are looking for great shots.To make it easier for my readers who are looking to buy their first DSLR camera, I would suggest starting with a basic DSLR camera. You can either opt for a Nikon or a Canon. The camera has just a part to do with great shots, it’s the skill of the photographer that makes all the difference. Being a Canon guy I would suggest you go for canon 700d.


Canon EOS 700D 18MP Digital SLR Camera essential travel items






Sleeping Bag

It is one of the essential travel items for backpackers. Finding a sleeping bag that’s right for you may be the most confusing gear-buying task. There are lots of different types of sleeping bags out there, with lots of different name brands stitched to them. Also choosing one depends on what temperature you will be traveling. There are a hell lot of things to ponder upon while choosing a sleeping bag.The one I would suggest is Coleman Heaton Peak Sleeping bag 

Coleman Heaton Peak Sleeping bag essential travel items










Hike shoe for short treks

Without any the doubt, it is one of the essential travel items as you are very much dependent on it.While traveling, taking care of your feet is very essential, they literally take you everywhere. So finding and buying comfortable and durable shoes is one of the most important things when you are packing for vacation. Make sure that you have at least used that shoes twice or thrice before packing.

For trek of 1 or 2 days’ duration I prefer using: –


Quechua by Decathlon Arpenaz Hiking & Trekking Shoes  essential travel items Flipkart Buy button Scarpa Men's Rapid LT Hiking Shoe essential travel items









Hike shoe for long treks

I have done few Himalayan treks and by my experience, I can assure you that shoes are your lifeline out there in all adverse conditions. Please do not compromise on the quality otherwise be ready for some dreadful consequences. I used FORCLAZ 100 high men hiking shoes on my Everest Base camp trek and would highly recommend them.

Forclaz 100 High Men Hiking Shoes BrownRed essential travel items Decathlon buy button Scarpa Tech Ascent GTX Approach Boot essential travel items







If you’re a writer, photographer, blogger or a freelancer, a laptop is one amongst the list of essential travel items. The ease of doing work using laptops cannot be replaced by mobiles and tablets. While buying a travel laptop you should definitely take into account of its portability, storage space, battery life and of course price. Anything lesser than a 13” screen and weighing less than a Kg is great with a battery backup of at least 6-7 hours.

The one I would recommend  is Asus EeeBook Atom: –

Asus - 11.6 Laptop - Intel Atom essential travel items Flipkart Buy button









Small Backpack

These packs are used for single-day hikes, climbs, runs or bike rides. You can always keep your rucksack at the hotel and use the small bag to wander around the city.

The one I would suggest is Quechua backpack: –

QUECHUA Kids Outdoor Travel Backpack For Hiking Camping essential travel items









Other essential travel items

Photography Gear

Camera bag

 Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW essential travel items                                                             






Tripod Stand

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 Memory card

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Electronic Gear

Portable Speaker                                                

Logitech Bluetooth Audio Receiver essential travel items buy now amazon usa







Bluetooth Mouse

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Potable Hard Disk

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive essential travel items buy now amazon usa







 Power Bank                                                                  

PNY BE-740 10400mAH Power Bank essential travel items PNY AD10400 10400mAh essential travel items buy now amazon usa







Ear Headphone                                                                 

Sennheiser CX213 In-the-ear Wired Headphones essential travel items Flipkart Buy button buy now amazon usa










Quechua Any Hiking Onnight-50-Head-Lamp Red essential travel items LE Headlamp LED essential travel items buy now amazon usa

Few more essential travel items


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SLIDE 500 MEN'S SKI JACKET - BLACK essential travel items Decathlon buy button Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket essential travel items buy now amazon usa










Quechua Arpenaz 50 Hammock essential travel items Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe Series essential travel items buy now amazon usa





Waist Bag

Wildcraft Black Money BELT essential travel items Best Money Belt with RFID Blocking essential travel items buy now amazon usa





Luggage Lock


Samsonite Grey Luggage Lock essential travel items Tarriss TSA Lock with SearchAlert essential travel items buy now amazon usa








Quechua Arpenaz 2 Tent essential travel items Sundome 2 Person Tent essential travel items buy now amazon usa





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18 thoughts on “What’s in my Backpack?

  1. Hey Abhi,
    Me and friends will go on around 10th between 15th April, So as per your list of backpack list almost here, but please tell about clothes and other accessories you want tell us for carry to tour it might be more help us.

        1. That’s great to hear.Trekking shoes are your lifeline over there so don’t compromise on them. Take good thermal inner for upper and lower body. Also take 2-3 pair of thermal socks. You can take a neck warmer as well. Rest of the items I mentioned in the article are fine. Let me know if you need more details.
          Keep travelling!!!

          1. Thank you so much buddy, If anything want then we will call or comment here
            And also after the trip will call you( I’ll note down the number from your contact page).
            Once again thanks.
            Keep travelling!!!

  2. First of all I thought these are ads only.But then I found this a really nice idea as I can easily find these. Why don’t you share it at Digital Nomads India fb group, this is much needed there!!

  3. Glad after reading this , I realised that I do carry most of the things listed.. but definitely need more improve ment on my being girl weakness to lug unnecessary items in my backpack .. it was indeed a good read

    1. Thanks for reading Debjani. Hope that helps you to minimize few unessential items in your backpack.Keep travelling 🙂

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