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.

-Waterproof jacket.

-Waterproof trousers.

-Fleece jacket.

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-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)

-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.

-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.

-Neck warmer.

-Sleeping bag liner.

-Wet wipes

-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)


-Book/games/cards etc.

-Travel diary.

-Lightweight hiking backpack. Check out these best hiking backpacks under $100.

-Hand cleansing gel.


-Hand or Toe warmer

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  1. […] Trekking gears are a given. You can buy most of it in Kathmandu. However, unless your guide swears on his life, it is probably a rip off of the original brand and therefore not as reliable. It can hold for one trip though. If you want real quality products, bring from home. […]

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