Nepal Trekking Equipment List
This section is intended to provide information on clothing and equipment requirements. It is not intended to be a final and authoritative checklist. For those who would like a more detailed discussion of these issues we ask you to contact us
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 recommend that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable
- 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
- Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
- Thermal leggings for colder areas.
- Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers.
- Waterproof trousers
- Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
- Thermal shirt for colder areas.
- Warm shirt, possibly fleeces, 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)
- Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
- Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
- Sunglasses or goggles.
- Warm gloves
- Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters.
- Daysack 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 seasons.
- Torch, ideally head torch.
- Digital Camera and spare battery and battery charger! – For those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya.
- Toilet items and towel.
- Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
- Books (see Recommended Reading)
- Playing cards / backgammon / chess set
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- fleece trousers
- Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note – ice axe can be hired in Kathmandu)
- Climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screw gate karabiners
- Descended/abseil device
The most important things that you must take with you are a sense of humour, an open mind, and an understanding that a trip to Nepal is an adventure to a land which is very different to your own.