Recommended Packing List and Equipment

Recommended Packing List and Equipment

 

When deciding what goes into your bag, it is important to check out the characteristics of the trek which you are going to undertake as well as the season/month in which you are coming to Nepal.

 

The important facts to check and consider include:-

  • Weather condition (dry or wet season)
  • Day time and night temperature
  • Maximum altitude for the trek
  • Characteristics and conditions of the trails

 

The clothing and equipment to bring must be suitable for the trek and season. Tabulated below is a list of general items for your reference. Nevertheless, do keep in mind that:-

  • Most trekking trails in Nepal are steep and some could be slippery; and
  • Sometimes it gets very cold in the mountains at night and temperature could fall below freezing point even in spring or in autumn and depending on the altitude that you are hiking at.
 

 

 

Head, Face & Neck

  • Sun hat/cap (day)
  • Fleece beanie/woolen cap (night)
  • Balaclava (optional)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens
  • Moisturizers
  • Lip Balm
  • Face towel
  • Scarf
  • Neck gaiters
 

 

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (preferably quick-dry and breathable) (day)
  • Parka/windbreaker (day)
  • Rain gear / Poncho
  • Thermal inner (night)
  • Fleece T-shirts (night)
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket (night)*

 

 

 

Lower Body

  • Undergarments
  • Trekking pants (preferable stretchable, quick-dry, water-resistant) (day)
  • Rain gear
  • Thermal inner (night)
  • Fleece / wool pants (night)

 

Hands

  • Light / outdoor gloves (day)
  • Warm winter gloves, fleece or woolen gloves (night)

 

Legs

  • Thin socks (day)
  • Warm woolen socks (night)
  • Hiking boots (preferable GORE-TEX) with spare shoelaces
  • Floaters/sandals
  • Knee support (optional)
  • Gaiters (for winter and trails with loose scree or sand)
  • Crampons (for winter and icy trails)
 

 

Essential Items

  • Passport
  • Extra passport size photos (min. 2) for trekking permit
  • Mobile phone & charger
  • Money
  • Backpack & rain cover
  • Duffel bag*
  • Padlocks
  • Day pack (< 30L) & rain cover
  • Trekking pole
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sleeping Bag*
  • Personal medicine
  • Water bottle
Toiletries

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Facial wash, soap & shampoo
  • Tissues / wet wipes
  • Toilet rolls
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Handkerchiefs (optional)
  • Basic first aid kit**

 

Others (Optional)

  • Thermoflask
  • Portable water filter/purification tablets
  • Earplug
  • Universal Adaptor
  • Camera, memories card & charger
  • Reading book/map
  • Binoculars
  • Whistle
  • Watch
  • Snacks
  • Pocket pen-knife

 

 

Notes:

*     We can provide you with a duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket upon request. These items shall be returned upon completion of the trek/climb.

**   We will also provide basic first aid kit; however, if you are taking some medicines regularly or are using specific medicines due to allergies, please remember to bring them along with you.

 

In the event that you are not able to obtain some of the listed items or have forgotten to pack them in your bag, don’t worry as there are plenty of shops in Kathmandu where these items can be easily purchased at a reasonable cost and quality.

 

Support for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism

To support our mission and actions in embracing sustainable and responsible tourism for the long-term benefit of local people and the environment, we urge that you:-

  • Use energy-efficient equipment whenever possible
  • Bring along reusable water bottle, toothbrush, and other personal items to lessen trash impact
  • Reduce the use of plastic bags
  • Travel light and limit the weight of your backpack for the safety and health of our porters. For your information, a porter generally can carry up to a total load of a maximum of 25 kg per 2 customers.

For more information on our Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Statement, please click here.