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.
Trekking Plus has listed the necessary equipments which are most important for every trekker who are trekking in nepal. The given equipments list of personal gear you can buy as per your need to make your trekking holiday more comfortable. There are also in list categorized different importance of concerning trekkers need to provide easy way to buy before heading out on trekking to himalayas.
- Sun Hat
- Fleece/Wool hat (to cover ears)
- Sunglasses & reading glasses
- Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)
- Under garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight walking pants
- Light weight thermal leggings
- Fleece or tracksuit pants
- Waterproof shell pants
- Comfortable Hiking Boots: quality pair of boots which recommended ankle covered. Trail running shoes will work for short hiking too, which are lighter but not ideal if it rains or snow up in the Himalayas.
- Sandals or Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings, around the camp or in the teahouse, you don’t want to wear your boots.
- Hiking Socks: Good quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring about 3x thick warm wool hiking socks. Preferably a fresh pair for every day that you are trekking.
- Trekking Poles: If you know how to use them, they can help you take the strain from your joints.
- Inner Socks: To support your hiking socks, you can consider bringing thin inner socks. This will help you wick moisture away from your feet. 3x thin cotton inner soaks is recommended.
- 3x T-shirts
- 2x lightweight thermal tops
- 2x Merino/ Fleece long shelve tops
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Down vest/ jacket*
- Poncho rain cover
- Lightweight fleece gloves
- Heavyweight gloves
- Or waterproof/ wind fleece gloves
- Playing card
- Trail map & guide book
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping bag liner
- Pillow slip/ case
- Small first-aid kit - Band-Aids, Diamox (for altitude sickness), antiseptic cream
- See your Doctor for compete medical kit
- Including Dimox
- Headlamp & spare batteries
- Hand touch & spare batteries
- Dry packs
- Watch with light & alarm
- Pack no heavier than 15kg fully packed
- Pack cover
- Day pack 33litre with waist strap
- Money belt
Toiletries & Personal Hygiene
- 1x quick dry towel & face cloth
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Toothbrush & paste (biodegradable)
- Multipurpose wipes (face & body)
- Face & Body moisturizer
- Nail clippers/ file
- Small comb/brush
- Small mirror
- Clothes washing soap (biodegradable)
- Toilet paper (you can buy more on trek)
- Anti-Bacterial wipes (4x packs)
- Hand sanitizer (small bottle)
- Sun block face/body high UV protection
- Lip block with UV protection
- Feminine hygiene products
Carry Right Rucksack
- Duffel Bag: Waterproof and about 80L. carried by your porter
- Rucksack with Rain Cover: Size of your bag will depend upon trekking duration. Less is more, but don’t compromise.
- Daypack: A 30-liter daypack in which you can carry your personal items is an absolute must. Get something comfortable, because your daypack is your best friend.
- Camera & extra batteries
- Reading books
- Journal & pen
- Energy/protein bars (optional)
- Walkman & Steripen
- Cash - Bring enough rupees to cover your trek. Once you begin trekking, there are no more ATMs in himalayas.
- Water Bottles: 1L bottle should be enough. You can refill and put purify tabulates or buy new bottles in tea houses along the way.
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.
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. If you want to prevent altitude sickness, you will have to drink plenty of water. Don’t rely on bottled water along the trail. They are less environmentally friendly and costly.
Team Leader | Durga KC