Trekking Equipments

Your trekking agency will provide equipment like sleeping bags, foam mattresses and tents. All you need to bring is your personal gear. We've seen porters make in through mountain passes in flip-flop sandals while carrying loads for two travelers. Here are some recommended Equipments List for your trekking in Nepal Himalayas.

Minimal Requirements

  • Lightweight walking boots. "Walk them in" prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
  • A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers is useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • 1-2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • 2-4 cotton T-shirts.
  • 1 lightweight long sleeved-shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
  • A sunhat and ensure it has wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity
  • Swimming suit
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Toiletries with large and small towels.
  • Small headlamp and/or flashlight/torch with spare batteries
  • Personal medical supplies - don't forget band-aids and tweezers
  • Army-knife and sewing kit
  • Sun-screen, sun block, sun-tan lotion, zinc-oxide...

Winter Requirements

  • Warm jacket. Fiberfill or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February.
  • Sleeping bag to -15 C or sleep sheet (if renting or agency supplied)
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February, These items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Windproof/Waterproof trousers. Necessity on all treks going above 3,000 meters.
  • Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night. In the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
  • A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
  • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
  • Snow Glasses and strap
  • Snow gaiters can be essential

Camping trekking Group gear

  • Fuel stove & service kit
  • Fuel
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Cook set incl. pots, bowls & plates
  • Tea towel/s
  • Chux
  • Topographical map/s
  • Compass
  • Track notes/guide book
  • Waterproof map case
  • GPS
  • EPIRB satellite rescue beacon
  • Mobile/satellite phone
  • 3 Tent (Male, Female ,and Kitcen Tent)
  • Camping Axe