Gear Guide: Himalayan Hiking through the Kugti Pass
Follow Neelima Vallangi on her trek through the Kugti Pass, in the Indian Himalayas. See what gear she'd have taken, since her journey didn't go as planned.

In this issue’s feature story, “Just Around the Corner,” we followed Neelima Vallangi on her trek through the Kugti Pass in the Indian Himalayas. Despite best-laid plans, her journey didn’t go quite as expected due to unpredictable weather. In hindsight, this is the gear she would have chosen to have in tow. 

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The North Face Women’s Base Camp Mini

Mammut Comfort High GTX® SURROUND® Boot

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Arc’teryx Zeta LT Jacket

Stormy Kromer GORE-TEX Cap

Black Diamond Guide Gloves

Marmot Palisades Pant

Patagonia Super Cell Pant

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The North Face Women’s Agave Jacket

ColdPruf Classic Base Layer – Crew

ColdPruf Classic Base Layer – Pant

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The North Face Snow Leopard Sleeping Bag

The North Face Mountain 25 – 2 Man Tent

Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Mat

gear guide kugti pass accessoriesThule Capstone 50L Women’s Hiking Pack

Osprey Ultralight Dry Sack

Julbo Dolgan Sunglasses

Petzl TIKKA® R+ Headlamp

Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles


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