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Trekking Equipments

It is always better to carry Trekking Equipment for Nepal visit. In our fully supported wilderness treks, we provide the following Trekking Equipment for Nepal travelers. Tents, sleeping mats, excellent food, extensive first aid kit, toilet paper, private transport to & From the trek, conservation fees, trek permit, and other goodies…


The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking at lower altitudes, lightweight trousers and T-shirts can work.  It’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing. As mountain weather is unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket, and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm.

Kitbag (duffel bag)

While trekking porter takes care of your belongings. So it is better to pack in a strong kitbag making it easier to carry. A simple design without wheels and without foldable handles is best. You can buy in Kathmandu, although they are not as tough as say the North Face Base Camp Duffel.

Sleeping bag

Down-filled bags are better, 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 warmth of a bag. Sleeping bags are available for rent in Kathmandu. Or add a fleece sleeping bag liner to add warmth to a 3-4 season bag.

Sleeping bag liner

Cotton, silk, or fleece. Saves washing your sleeping bag and adds warmth. Cotton or silk ones are available in Kathmandu but are easy to have it from home. Fleece ones are also available in Kathmandu.

Daypack / Bag pack

This should be comfortable with good waistband. It will help to transfer some of the weight to the hips. It needs to be big enough to take a jacket, fleece, water, camera, and odds and ends.


For a happy trek, you need comfortable feet. Good boots have good ankle support, plenty of toe room for long descents. A stiff sole to lessen twisting torsion, and are light because with every step you lift your boot up. Always look at the inner lining while buying one. Leather is good and Cambrelle is even better. Try to find one with such material that eats smelly feet bacteria. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Boots must wear in before trekking. Try to wear it on some steep hills and trouble spots to get used to the boots. The longer the trek, the better the boots you need.


In the low country, your feet will be warm or even hot while walking so quality cotton mix sports socks are best. Three to four pairs are enough. Thick trekking socks are better for higher up and cool evenings, four pairs. Modern trekking boots fit, so wearing two pairs of socks at the same time is impractical.


A better shoe is a luxury for your feet at the end of the day. Sandals or running shoes can also be useful. Flip-flops are available for cheap in Kathmandu. Better to have one as it is a necessity for showers during the trek.

Fleece jacket/vest

Thick thermal top or a light down jacket can come in handy on this case. In Kathmandu, you can get almost any sort of fleece you need.

Wind/rain jacket

Always have a waterproof and breathable jacket. Plastic ponchos or non-breathable raincoats are not suitable. Gore-tex (or similar) jackets for treks over passes or climbing trips are useful. Lighter jackets should be a second jacket, easy to throw in the daypack for warmer days.

Thermal shirts/underwear

Good thermals, both tops, and bottoms are one of the secrets to cold weather trekking comfort. Expedition-weight thermals are the most versatile. You can wear your high altitude trekking top or underpants on cold days. Zip-up tops are great for changeable weather.

Nightwear thermals

Silk-weight is lightest and warm, mid-weight is perfect. Great for warm nights in the sleeping bag!


Great for the chilly evenings, thicker is better (except for when the stoves in the teahouses really heat up!).

T-shirts are popular but a cotton shirt or mixed yarn travel shirt is more versatile. The collar protects the back of your neck and the sleeves can roll up or down. Take two or three so you can swap damp for dry.

Trekking pants

You will live in these. Light material, loose, and dark-colored is best. You can survive with only one pair, although two is better.

Wind pants

If your trekking pants are 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.


4 to 7 pairs

Warm hat/balaclava

Nice for the evenings, hats essential for cold trekking days.

Neck gaiter

For winter trekking they are the best for staying warm!

Trekking poles

Trekking poles are useful, especially on steep, rough terrain. But if you are not used to using them you can survive without.


A good pair of wind-proof gloves is essential. Available in Kathmandu for cheap if you don’t have a pair.

Water bottle

Should be one liter or more in capacity, take boiling water and be leak-proof. Nalgene or a similar brand, or European fuel bottles, are best. You need AT LEAST 2 water bottles, or at least 1 water bottle beside to a Camelback or hydration system. Nalgene’s are great, available in Kathmandu, real or fake.


Bring only a small towel while trekking. In Kathmandu, hotel supplies towels.

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+.


A small tube for sensitive or well cared for skins. The air is dry and the sun harsh.

Sun hat

A baseball cap is ideal. Bring 5, if you like to change colors every day. A wide-brim sun hat is also good.

First aid kit

We carry one with aspirin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, decongestants, lozenges, various antibiotics. Diarrhea and chest infections, Diamox (an acclimatizing aid drug) are also available. Antiseptic, antihistamine cream, rehydration, bandages and band-aids, tough blister tape (but not moleskin). We recommend the clients to bring if they have any personal medicines that needed.


One or two with high swap ability. Kathmandu has some great second-hand book shops.

Money-pouch/belt/inside pocket

Most people find wearing one while trekking is a hassle and keep it buried in their kitbag or daypack. The Kathmandu hotel has safety deposit boxes.

Snacks and nutrition

You will feel best with plenty of good food and keeping hydrated. We provide food and water. But you will also want wholesome snacks and vitamin tablets. Chocolate, chocolate bars, dried fruit bars, and dried fruit are available in Kathmandu. Cliff bars, Power bars, and the like are not usually available.


It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money buying extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears are available at reasonable rates in Kathmandu for hire. You can get all the trekking gears, both Nepali made and original.

Medical Kit

A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. It is better to have one tablet of each in your day pack.

  • Aspirin or Panadol – for pain or fever
  • Antihistamine – is a decongestant for colds, allergies. It also helps prevent motion sickness.
  • Antibiotics – useful if traveling off beaten track
  • Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets
  • Rehydration mixture – for treatment of severe diarrhea
  • Antiseptic, mercurochrome, and antibiotic powder or similar
  • ‘Dry’ spray for cuts and grazes.

All the above list is the most useful list of Trekking Equipment for Nepal. If you plan to travel in Asia for trek be sure to check this list of Trekking Equipment for Nepal. It is useful for all trekking region.