Equipments of Trekking

Generally, we recommend not carrying heavy and lots of stuff and don’t miss the essential ones. Such needy equipment may differ with duration of the holiday, grade of trekking, level of winds/snows/glaciers and so on.

The following required equipment lists are required for tea house lodge trekking as well as tented camp. Follow the lists as a basic fundamental – some of the equipment can also hire or purchase in Kathmandu before began the trek.

In Spring Season (March, April & May) you probably expect pretty good weather and might even find yourself trekking in shorts and a t-shirt at the lower elevations. As you gain elevation you can expect colder and even below freezing point anytime of a year. So its best to come prepared for cold weather.


  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottles
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

Hat, Gloves, Gaiters, Sunglass

Hats: Warm woolen hat or balaclava helmet to cover your ears. Ball cap or brimmed sun cap to protect you from the sun. Bandana or head scarf which will help you for dusty conditions.

Gloves: One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves which will be worn for tying a knot. One Pairheavier wool or down mitten gloves that you put over it when it’s extremely cold.

Gaiters: It is used as protective means to protect from branches, thorns and to prevent from mud and snow.
Sunglass: To protect your eyes from storm or sun.

Body: For keeping body temperature normal you need to have been dry and not wet.

  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with a large hood to accommodate a climbing helmet.
  • Moisture-wicking long sleeve tee-shirts for keeping your body dry and comfortable in the most heated and cold situations.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • Sweatshirts and Shorts (Optional)
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)


Hiking Shoes: Having comfortable shoes is extremely important, your hiking boot should have extra room for socks but not be so loose fitting that your heel slips while you are walking.

  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)
  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inches) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Small bottle of water purification tablets
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Include any prescription travel meds that might be prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, sleep aids etc)

Toiletry Kits

  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer
  • comb/brush, shave kit

Earplugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.