equipment and clothing

Equipment and Clothing

You should arrange your equipment and clothing well for Nepal trekking. You can bring these items with you, or you can buy them in Nepal. The necessary equipment and clothing for Nepal trekking are given below


  • Lightweight walking boots and spare laces.
  • A pair of sneakers to wear in the camp at night or in case your boots are wet.
  • Warm jackets: fiberfill or down should be adequate. This kind of jacket is essential during the winter months, from December to February.
  • Sleeping bag: to -15 C or sleep sheet (if renting), a rainproof jacket with hood, or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed to be waterproof.
  • Woollen shirts and thick sweaters are essential during the winter months, December through February. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • A pair of lightweight or heavyweight trousers is useful higher up the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Windproof or waterproof trousers are a necessity on all treks going above 3,000 meters.
  • Thermal underwear: These are excellent and comfortable to sleep in at night. In winter, thermals are for wearing in camp and the tent.
  • 1-2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts or skirts.
  • 2-4 cotton T-shirts.
  • A lightweight long-sleeved shirt is especially suitable for avoiding sunburn.
  • A woollen hat is useful to wear in the morning and at night. During winter, it is an essential item.
  • A sunhat: make sure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  • A pair of gloves: leather with lining and woollen gloves are best.
  • A pair of sandals to wear in toilets, cities, and camps.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity; swimming costume; hankies.


  • A duffel bag or kit bag to carry your gear while trekking.
  • Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day, e.g. toilet items, camera, film, towel, soap, toothbrush, a book, etc.
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 3–4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
  • 6–10 smaller plastic bags to dispose of garbage.
  • A wallet and/or money belt with a compartment for coins.
  • Toiletries: large and small towels, and you can buy toilet paper in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • A small headlamp and/or flashlight or torch with spare batteries and bulbs, candles, and a lighter to burn toilet paper.
  • Snow gaiters are essential during the winter season and all treks going over high altitudes.
  • An umbrella (optional), which is very useful to ward off the dogs, suitable as a walking stick, to use as a sunshade, and also useful when it rains.
  • Regarding materials: camera and film, mobile, charger, notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, trekking map, binoculars (optional), an inflatable sleeping mat, and some passport photographs.
  • Personal medical supplies.
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