What to bring for Trekking in Nepal | Trek equipment list : Himalayan Smile

Trek Equipment List

What to bring for trekking ?

We suggest you to pack your luggage as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travelers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in duffel that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 25. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu (the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Please read the ‘Checklist’ section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip.


  • Hand sanitizing lotion
  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, Chlorine Dioxide for water sterilization).
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
  • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
  • Money: travelers cheques/cash/credit card
  • Spare Boot Laces
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Light weight Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Litre Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Hat
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced
  • Scarf
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months. Down jackets in winter.
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trouser (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing – thermals.