Nepal Trek Packing List :
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential
on all routes I described in this site. Depending on the area
and season, I will provide you with a comprehensive list of
Here are some recommended Equipments List for trekking
in Nepal Himalayas.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one
is being bought, “ walk then in” to avoid
blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the
camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should
be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter
from December to February.
A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During
winter months, December through February these items are
essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight
trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap
loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains
in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers
are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent
to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear
are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp
and in the tent.
2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/
1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt
is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A woolen hat to wear in the morning
and at night. During winter it is an essential item. A
sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face
A pair of gloves. Leather with lining
and woolen are best.
1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities
and in camp.
2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick
Underwear” normal quantity and
swimming costume, hankies.
Equipment and Accessories
- Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
- Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement
for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap,
a boot etc.
- Snow glasses and sunglasses
- 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from
dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
- Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
- Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can
be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
- Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and
bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
- Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going
over at other times.
- An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a
sunshade and useful when it rains.
- Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional),
note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary,
a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small
pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an
inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities
of passport photograph