Trekking Gear

What to bring on your Nepal trek?

During any trek in Nepal you will experience a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. The equipment you bring must function well in a wide variety of conditions. Your clothing should be lightweight, warm, dry quickly and allow good freedom and movement. Please take the time to choose your clothing and equipment carefully; it may make the difference between a comfortable and successful trip and one, which could have been more enjoyable.


Lightweight hiking boots
If you are using a new pair of boots you should work them in to avoid suffering from blisters. Spare laces are also good to bring.

Pair of comfortable shoes/sandals
These are necessary at night to let your boots dry if they are wet, and also to allow your feet to breathe. Sandals are great for wearing in the camps and towns.

Warm jacket
Fill or down jacket is easy to pack and keeps the body warm during cold days and nights at high elevation.

Rain jacket/Poncho
A guaranteed waterproof, hooded jacket is essential.

Heavyweight and lightweight trousers
Heavyweight trousers are useful in the morning and at night when you are high up in the mountains. Having an extra pair of light trousers can be handy. Also, rain trousers are practical.

Loose fitting, long shorts/skirts
A couple of pairs of these are easy to pack and comfortable to wear.

Lightweight, long sleeve and short sleeve shirts
A long sleeve shirt is suitable for protection against the sun while trekking.

Wool hat and gloves
During the winter season (October-February) these are a definite necessity for cold mornings and nights.

Thin and thick trekking socks
A couple of pairs of each will suit you for all conditions.

A normal quantity. Also swimming wear is useful if you would like to visit Hot springs

Thermal underwear
These are optional but ideal to sleep in during the night. In the winter season they are highly recommended.

Accessories and equipment

Backpack/duffle bag
You will need a bag with good back support and space to carry all of your trekking gear. A rain cover for your bag is very useful to have.

Small backpack/bag
You can use this to carry all of your personal equipment and daily needs.

Sunglasses/snow glasses- These are great not only for protecting your eyes from the sun and snow, but also from wind and dusty trails.

Plastic bags
2-4 large plastic bags are great for separating dirty or wet clothing. 8-10 small bags can be used to dispose garbage.

Toilet paper and Kleenex can be hard to find as you get high up into the mountains. You can also bring hankies.

Small headlamp/torch
Spare batteries and bulbs are necessary as well as lighters and candles.

Other useful accessories
First Aid kit, trekking map, pocketknife, binoculars, reading materials, games (cards etc;), notebook, pen and pencils etc;

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