Trekking Equipment Gear List For Nepal Trekking

  • Updated on Jun 3, 2023
  • Rugged Trails Nepal

What equipment should I bring? for trekking in Nepal. Trekking Equipment Gear List For Nepal Trekking, it depends on the type of trek you are doing in Nepal, but below is a general outline of what people typically bring. Please let us know if you have any questions! Most of these items are purchasable or hirable in Kathmandu upon your arrival. 

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Trekking Equipment Gear List For Nepal Trekking

The company provides a kit bag for your possessions to be carried by the porter. If you are on a camping trek, the company provides mattresses, tents, etc. Proper footwear is essential for trekking, and we highly recommend broken in trekking boots or shoes. Some equipment can be rented /hired such as sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, and trekking boots. Please see the list below for more recommended items; however please email us with any questions.

General Trekking Gear:

  • Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
  • 2-3 Synthetic tee shirts, long-sleeve shirts
  • 1-2 Synthetic hiking pants, Zip-off pants
  • Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
  • Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
  • Thick wool socks, thin synthetic liner socks to prevent blisters
  • Synthetic Underwear
  • Sun hat
  • 1-2 Water bottles - 2 liters
  • Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
  • Sunglasses and strap
  • Trekking Poles
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (Toilet paper can be bought in cities)
  • Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Pocket knife
  • Sunscreen
  • Small daypack - 25 liters
  • Personal snacks from home (Candy bars, Protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)

For Winter Treks or Peak Climbing (In addition to above)

  • Warm Puffy down filled jacket (Synthetic or Natural feathers).
  • Synthetic mid layer (Fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
  • Softshell or insulated ski pants.
  • Sleeping bag to -15C
  • Thermal underwear/base layer
  • Beanie with ear flaps (Wool or fleece)
  • Balaclava or face mask
  • A pair of winter gloves/mitts (Waterproof)
  • A pair of lightweight gloves (Fleece or synthetic materials)
  • Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
  • Gaiters (To cover boots and lower leg)
  • Additional suggestion:
  • Sandals or slip-on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
  • Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
  • Spare boot laces
  • Large plastic bag to line backpack, daypack from wet conditions, and a small bag of dirty clothes
  • Small Towel

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