Trekking Equipment Checklist

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To do successfully trekking in Nepal trekkers should have Good trekking equipment.

According to trekking difficulty we can manage equipment. Normally high altitude trek, Climbing or Expedition needs more equipment stuff.

If you want to buy quality gears then maybe your own country might be the right place. But if you don’t have time to buy things in your country and you want to buy things at a cheaper price then buy things in Nepal.

IF you are on a tight budget, lot’s of trekking gear you can hire at a reasonable price in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Make your luggage as light as possible because a Porter can carry a maximum 25 kg.

Below the checklist is essential equipment for trekking in Nepal.

Rucksack Bag or Duffel

Your Backpack or Duffel bag must be 55 to 70 liters capacity.

Down Jacket

Trekkers should have a good Down Jacket.

Sleeping bag

For a more than 3500m trek we should have a sleeping bag with -15-degree capacity but less than 3500m -10-degree sleeping bag is enough.

Hiking Boots

Your boots need to be comfortable for walking. So test before the flight to Nepal.

  • Spare boot laces.
  • Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges/teahouse
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Waterproof trousers.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Best Down jacket
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece
  • vest or T-shirt.
  • Warm hiking trousers.
  • Underwear.
  • Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
  • Wide brimmed sun hat.
  • 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
  • Warm gloves or mitts.
  • Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
  • Day sack. (25 to 40 liters)
  • Dark sunglasses.
  • High factor sun-cream.
  • Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
  • Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
  • Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
  • 1 liter 2 water bottle.
  • Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day)
  • Toiletries.
  • Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
  • Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)
  • Walking or hiking pole(s).
  • Light-weight windproof jacket.
  • Neck warmer.
  • Wet wipes
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Length of string or para-cord. (12 feet)
  • Half a dozen clothes pegs.
  • Plastic bags; shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of uses.
  • Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges)
  • Binoculars.
  • Travel diary.
  • Book/games/cards etc.
  • Light weight hiking Backpack
  • Hand cleaning Gel
  • After-sun/moisturizer.
  • Soup