Trekking is simply
walking in the hills or the mountains – be it for a day or weeks or more.
Certain basic trekking equipment are essential while you're trekking to any
parts of the trekking destinations. The items may differ from the area to area
and on season to season. The following are the list of the equipment that we
suggest you for your trekking in Nepal Himalaya.
- Woolen shirts and
- Waterproof jacket
with hood or poncho.
- Thermal Underwear and
pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts
- Light weight walking
- 2 pairs of thin socks
and 2 pair of woolen socks
Equipment's and Accessories
- Snow glasses and
- Trekking Sticks.
- Duffle bag or
kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
- 2-4 plastics
bags 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
- Daypack bag to
carry your personal requirements.
- Water Bottle,
water purifying tablets
- Toilet articles
and towels, Toilet paper
- Headlamp, Torch,
- Matches /
Camera, trekking map and compass, pillow, knife, passport
photograph, reading materials, pencil, rubber, pen and notebook, lip guard
- Toilet papers.
Details of Trekking Equipment's
- Camp shoes/sandals: A luxury for your feet at the end of the day. Sandals
or running shoes will be better you can buy for cheap in Kathmandu, are a
necessity for showers during the Khumbu and Annapurna treks.
- Thermal shirts/underwear: Good thermals, both tops and bottoms are the best for
cold weather in trekking
- Nightwear thermals: Good for making warm nights in the sleeping bag,
Silk-weight is lightest and warm,
- Fleece/sweatpants: Good for the cold evening and morning.
- Day-wear T-shirts/Shirts: On the lower altitude trekking weather will be hot,
T-shirts and shirts are recommended
- Trekking pants: Recommended
to have 2 pairs
- Wind pants: If
your trekking pants are reasonably windproof then special wind pants are
not needed. If you do bring a pair, it is not necessary to have Gore-tex.
Similar, non-waterproof is quite OK.
- Underwear: Regular
- Neck gaiter: For
winter trekking they are really the best for staying warm
- Trekking poles: Trekking
poles are very useful especially for downhill, in popular trekking in
Nepal you can buy the wooden trekking poles selling by children, trekking
can be done without trekking poles also
- Sunglasses: Good
wraparound glasses suitable for snow, its bright up there, but specialized
glacier glasses with side pieces are not needed. Contact lens wearers
report very few problems except cleaning them in the conditions.
- Mittens/gloves: A
good pair of wind-proof gloves is essential. You can buy in Kathmandu cheap
if you don’t have it.
- Sun hat/woolen hat: Trekking in spring and summer of lower altitude is more
hotter and whole day sun shining, you can bring the hat or small cap to
protect from Sunburn, on the upper part of trek more cold and windy so you
can have woolen hat to make your head warmer.
- First aid kit :All
our trekking our tour and trek leaders carry the first aid kit box
including the medicine for altitude sickness and diaoheria and other small
problems, you should bring any personal medicines that you need, some time
your local medicine is more effective than we provide
- Water purificationSome
places on the tea house trek can buy the Mineral water but it is
discourage for an
- Water bottle: Two
water bottles are recommend 1 liters bottles, bring the good one to take
boiling water and be leak proof, European Aluminum bottles are best .
- Torch / Flashlight: Flash light or head lamp is necessary
- Towel: During
the trekking there are no available Towel at guest houses so you need one
small and light towel for trekking
- Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen: The sun is strong at altitude, especially after snow.
Bring at least sunscreen and lip balm WITH SPF 15, and better still SPF
30+. You can buy in Kathmandu
- Moisturizer: The
air is dry and windier with dust some part of the trek so moisturizer is
good to car for skins.environmental point of view because of the plastic
bottles, hot and boiled water can get from the guest house. Iodine tablets
and water purification drop chlorine is recommended to take.
- Toiletries: shampoo,
soap, scissors, hair products, tooth brush and tooth paste, tissues, sun
cream, chap stick, antiseptic hand wipes, face washer etc.
- Daypack: This
should be comfortable and a good waist band that transfers some of the
weight to the hips is most important. It needs to be big enough to take a
jacket, fleece, water, camera and odds and ends. Kathmandu now offers a
range of cheap fall-part packs to top of the range.
- Footwear: One
pair of sturdy light to middle-weight hiking boots. Typically these are
combination of nylon and leather. We suggest boots with a Gore-tax lining
to be waterproof. These types of shoes have a lug sole for good traction
and provide lateral support for the ankles that is essential while hiking
(for example; the Vasquez Clarion and the A solo Approach). Heavy-weight
all-leather backpacking boots are not recommended. Be sure your footwear
is broken in and fits well. Boots should fit comfortably over one thin
liner sock and a mid-weight wool sock. This reduces chafing and blisters.
Tennis shoes or sandals are also useful for in camp use or bathing.
- Socks: Four
pairs of liner socks. Four pairs of mid-weight wool socks. Socks and
footwear should be coordinated for a proper fit.
- Back pack: For
travel in Nepal and for trekking a back pack is more suitable than a suit
case. If you plan on trekking, hiking a sturdy and comfortable back pack
and day pack is essential. You should have your back pack expertly fitted
to you before your departure. Your back pack should also have a water
proof cover. Normally you need 2 one is 60 litters and another 25 is more
- Sleeping bag: Down-filled
Sleeping bags are better for Nepal tour and trekking. Beg, borrow or steal
a good one (i.e. 4-5 season) because high altitude nights will be cool.
Good down is fluffy, light and thick. A muff (an extra section around the
neck) makes a big difference to the overall warmth of a bag. Reasonable
sleeping bags are cheaply available for rent or buy in Kathmandu. We
advise you to take -20 is batter.
- Sleeping bag liner: Cotton, silk or fleece. Saves washing your sleeping bag
and adds warmth.
- Down jacket/Gore-Tex: This Jacket is needed for trekking up to 3200m also
cold in the evening and morning, if you don’t have it and wanted to use
for only Nepal trekking you can rented in Nepal.
- Fleece jacket: Most
trekkers consider this essential, but alternatives are a thick thermal top
or a light down jacket. In Kathmandu you can get almost any sort of copy
fleece you need
- Rain Jacket/ Wind Shell: The jacket should be very water repellent and
- Layering: Keeping
the proper temperature is best accomplished by adding or taking off layers
of clothing. While hiking during the day, you may be in shorts or skirt
and a long-sleeved shirt. During the evening, as the temperature cools,
you will add a sweater and, perhaps, a parka. Bringing the items outlined
below will ensure that you are adequately prepared. Make sure that your
clothing is sized to allow your layers and still move comfortably.