The packing list for Nepal trekking is the main thing to consider while you are planning. Comfortable at a higher altitude and to enjoy your trekking. The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It’s always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you, though, as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Remember that excess baggage can be a burden to you and the support staff in the field. “Pack light, but pack right.” This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies focused on the experience of Nepal.
The following equipment packing lists are suggested and essential for both camping & tea house treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be purchased in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu; the majority of equipment is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper), although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.
Remember that excess baggage can be a burden to you and the support staff in the field. Pack light, but pack right. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies focused on the experience of Nepal.
Good wind/rain jacket
Warm fleece jacket or jersey
Functional boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
Excellent -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu), we will provide you on request.
A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
The following basic types of equipment checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek, your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp (e.g., Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
Keeping the correct temperature is finest accomplished by adding or taking off layers of clothing. While hiking during the day, you may be in shorts or a skirt and a long-sleeved shirt. During the evening, as the temperature cools, you will add a sweater and perhaps a parka. Make sure that your clothing is sized to allow your layers and still move comfortably. This will prepare you for any weather extremes or unexpected situations that may arise.
Bring toiletries like soap, razors, shampoo, nail scissors, hair products, toothbrush and toothpaste, tissues, sun cream, chapstick, antiseptic hand wipes, and face washer.
If you plan on trekking, a sturdy and comfortable backpack and day pack would be much more comfortable than a suitcase. You should have your bag expertly fitted to you. Your backpack should also have a waterproof cover.
Down-filled bags are better. Beg, borrow or steal a good one (i.e., 4-5 season) because high altitude nights will be cold. Right down is fluffy, light, and thick. A muff (a new section around the neck) makes a big difference to the overall warmth of a bag. Reasonable sleeping bags are cheaply available for rent in Kathmandu. Alternatively, add a fleece sleeping bag liner to add warmth to a 3-4 season bag.
Sleeping bag liner
Cotton, silk, or fleece saves washing your sleeping bag and adds warmth.
This should be comfortable, and a suitable waist band that transfers some of the weight to the hips is most important. It needs to be big enough to take a jacket, fleece, water, camera, and odds and ends. Kathmandu now offers a range of cheap fall-part packs to the top of the field.
One pair of sturdy light to middle-weight hiking boots is necessary. Typically these are a combination of nylon and leather. We suggest boots with a Gore-tex lining to be waterproof. These types of shoes have a lug sole for excellent traction and provide lateral support for the ankles that are essential while hiking (for example, the Vasque Clarion and the Asolo Approach). Heavy-weight all-leather backpacking boots are not recommended. Be sure your footwear is broken in and fits well. Boots should fit comfortably over one thin liner sock and a mid-weight wool sock. This reduces chafing and blisters. Tennis shoes or sandals are also useful for in-camp use or bathing.
Four pairs of liner socks and four pairs of mid-weight wool socks to be carried. Socks and footwear should be coordinated for a proper fit.
Sandals or running shoes will be better than you can buy for cheap in Kathmandu. Some times are necessary for showers during the Khumbu and Annapurna treks.
Mostly trekkers consider these essential, but alternatives are a thick thermal top or a light down jacket. In Kathmandu, you can get almost any sort of copy fleece you need, but for good quality, you can purchase on your home.
Down jacket is needed for the two weeks trek, although trekking up to 3000m also cold in the evening and morning. If you don’t have it and wanted to use it for only Nepal trekking, you can rent in Kathmandu in less than a dollar.
Rain Jacket/ Wind Shell
The jacket should be very water repellent and roomy. Coated nylon or a waterproof/breathable fabric such as Gore-tex, plastic, or synthetic; can be used as both rain and a wind jacket.
Good thermals, both tops, and bottoms are the best for cold weather in trekking
Good for making warm nights in the sleeping bag, Silk-weight is lightest and warm,
Good for the cold evening and morning
On the lower altitude trekking weather will be hot, T-shirts and shirts are recommended
Recommended having two pairs
If your trekking pants are reasonably windproof, then special wind pants are not needed. If you do bring a pair, it is not necessary to have Gore-tex or similar non-waterproof.
Regular everyday type.
Excellent for winter trekking, they are the best for staying warm.
Trekking poles are handy especially for downhill, in famous trekking in Nepal you can buy the wooden trekking poles selling by children, trekking can be done without trekking poles also.
Right wraparound glasses suitable for snow, it’s bright up there, but specialized glacier glasses with side pieces are not needed. Contact lens wearers report very few problems except cleaning them in the conditions.
A good pair of wind-proof gloves is essential. You can buy it in Kathmandu cheap if you don’t have one.
Two 1 liters water bottles are recommended. Bring the good one to take boiling water and be leakproof. European Aluminum bottles are the best.
Torch / Flashlight
Flashlight or headlamp is necessary; bring extra bulbs and batteries.
During the trekking, guest houses rarely provide towels, but the hotel in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan supplies the towels. Bring a small and light towel for trekking.
Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
Bring at least sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 15, and better still SPF 30+. You can buy these in Kathmandu.
The air is dry and windier with dust some part of the trek, so moisturizer is good to care for skins.
Sun hat/woolen hat
You can bring the hat or small-cap to protect from day Sunburn. On the upper part of the trek more cold and windy so you can have a woolen hat to make your head warmer.
First aid kit
All our trekking our tour and trek leaders carry the first aid kit box, including the medicine for altitude sickness and diarrhea and other small problems. You should bring any personal medication that you may need. Sometimes your local dose is more effective than we provide.
In some places on the tea house trek, we can buy Mineral water, but it is discouraged from an environmental point of view because of the plastic bottles. We can get Hot and boiled water from the guest house. Iodine tablets and water purification drop chlorine is recommended to take. Buying and renting equipment in Kathmandu
Kathmandu has ranges of good trekking stores, and you can get every needed thing for the trekking. North Face, Mountain Hard Wear, and other big showrooms are in Thamel and other centers. Easy to rent items are down jacket and sleeping bag; most of the things are fake, but you get at a reasonable price. Shoes are recommended to buy from your home
Equipment we provide
For our camping trekking and climbing expeditions, we provide all the tents, a foam mattress each, all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent, sleeping bag and down jacket if needed will be provided.
Valid passport, three extra passport photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets, luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal visit our visa page for the details