Essential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal.
Warm backpacking sleeping bag comfort temperature up to -15 degree Celsius.
Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go.-Spare boot laces.
-Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
-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.
-Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
-Wide rimmed sun hat.
-Two to Three pairs good quality walking socks.
-Warm gloves or mitts.
-Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters)
-Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
-Day sack. (25 to 40 liters)
-High factor sun-cream.
-Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
-Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
-Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
-One liter two water bottle.
-Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day)
-Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
-Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)
-Micro-spikes and Gaiters( If you are doing the trek later in the season and above 5000m any high pass crossing)
Non essential but recommended Equipment.
Walking or hiking pole(s).
-Light-weight windproof jacket.
-Sleeping bag liner.
-Length of string or para-cord. (12 feet)
-Half a dozen clothes pegs.
-Safety pins. (For attaching wet washing to rucksack to dry while trekking)
-Plastic bags; shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of uses.
-Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges)
-Lightweight hiking backpack. Check out these best hiking backpacks under $100.
-Hand cleansing gel.
-Hand or Toe warmer