Equipment Checklist

It's important to pack the right items when you are on adventure. Don't forget important things, and definitely don't bring too much as you and/or your porter won't be happy with a load that's too heavy. Here is a list of what you need for a comfortable trekking adventure in Himalayas.

The Essentials

Shoes - Lightweight hiking boots are great. Make sure they are comfortable and you have worn them in before arriving in Nepal. Trail running shoes will work for short hiking too, which are lighter but not ideal if it rains or snow up in the Himalayas.

  • Trekking pants
  • T-shirts - Lightweight, quick-drying
  • Shorts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Fleece
  • Rain jacket or rain coat
  • Down jacket
  • Socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Backpack - With a good waist and chest belt; a light one should be enough (e.g. 45 liters capacity would recommend)

Cash - Bring enough rupees to cover your trek. Once you begin trekking, there are no more ATMs (except in Namche)

Water - 1L bottle should be enough. You can refill and put purify tabulates or buy new bottles in tea houses along the way

Optional

  • Trekking pole(s)
  • Small first-aid kit - Band-Aids, Diamox (for altitude sickness), antiseptic cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper - Which you can buy along the way
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Soap / Shampoo
  • Flashlight / Headlight - A headlight is handy at night, especially since electricity comes and goes pretty often
  • Dust mask - For dusty sections of the trail
  • Camera
  • Sleeping bag liner

Buying & Renting Gear when you are in Kathmandu

If you forget something you don’t have to worry.  You can buy anything on this list in Trekking Store around Thamel, Kahtmandu. Just make sure that save some time before your trek to go shopping. Kathmandu has both brand-name and local trekking gear shops  that cater to the thousands of travelers coming to Nepal each year who lack all the necessary equipment. To rental gear or buying, please check at least 2 shop to know the price and quality. Always ask for good rates.

Environmentally friendly

Water bottle to refill the boiled water from the lodges or iodine tablets to purify the water, rubbish bag to bring till the lodge or to the right place. 

Team Leader | Durga KC