Nepal Trekking Equipments

Recommended Trekking Kit

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear

  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
  • Warm socks for colder areas
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
  • Waterproof trousers

 

Body

  • Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal shirt for colder areas
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves

 

Other item

  • Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to be carried personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
  • One litre water bottle
  • Personal first aid kit to include essential items
  • Sleeping bag, 4 season
  • Torch, ideally head torch
  • Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
  • Toilet items and towel
  • Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional items

  • Binoculars
  • Books (see Recommended Reading)
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Playing cards / backgammon / chess set