Equipment Checklist

Having the appropriate gear is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience while trekking in Nepal, and it calls for careful planning and preparation. Here is a list of the necessary gear you should take with you on a trek through Nepal.

1. Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jackets and pants
  • Trekking pants or convertible pants
  • T-shirts and long-sleeve shirts
  • Underwear and sports bras
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Gaiters (for snow or rain protection)
  • Hiking socks and sock liners

2. Footwear:

  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots with ankle support
  • Lightweight camp shoes (sandals or flip-flops)

3. Backpack:

  • Trekking backpack (40-70 liters)
  • Rain cover for the backpack
  • Small daypack for day hikes

4. Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping bag suitable for the season and altitude
  • Sleeping bag liner for added warmth
  • Inflatable sleeping pad or foam pad

5. Trekking Gear:

  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Water purification tablets or a filter
  • Pocketknife or multi-tool
  • Duct tape and repair kit

6. Toiletries:

  • Toilet paper (carry your own)
  • Soap and towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Wet wipes
  • Quick-dry towel

7. First Aid Kit:

  • Basic first aid supplies (bandages, antiseptic wipes, blister treatment, etc.)
  • Prescription medications
  • High-altitude medications (if needed)
  • Personal medical supplies

8. Personal Items:

  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Cash (local currency and some USD for emergencies)
  • Camera and spare batteries
  • Journal and pen
  • Power bank and chargers

9. Other Accessories:

  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs
  • Travel pillow
  • Buff or neck gaiter
  • Hand warmers (for colder seasons)

10. Optional Gear:

  • Binoculars
  • Solar charger
  • Trekking poles
  • Portable water filter
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Books or e-reader