Ultimate List Pack Trekking Nepal

What do I need to pack go Trekking?

We all want to have a great experience and have a nice travel time. We think of the place we want to go. What we want to do and all the fun and memories we are going to create. Choosing a destination might be easy and sometimes it takes time, but truth is that when one decides to travel to Nepal, there’s a lot of things to check.

Whenever is getting closer to the date of travel, everyone realises something important: “I have to get all the gears for trekking” …“and get my bag ready for the hike!” “Wait, what gear do I need for trekking in Nepal?”. We always send all our travellers a list to help them out with their packing.

It can get confusing when one isn’t used to pack for a trek.

Trekking Equipment Gear List For Nepal Trekking.

The company provides a duffle bag for you to put all the things you need during the trek to be carried by the porter. Here, you put everything but your personal belongings and things you will be using daily during the trek. Those, is best for you to put in a 25l backpack so you can comfortably carry and have access to them at all times. You will need to have your camera ready to take some amazing pictures of Everest, Yaks and everything else!

If you are on a camping trek, the company provides the mattresses, tents, etc.

Remember something sure important, proper footwear is essential for trekking, so we highly recommend broken in trekking boots or shoes. Some equipment can be rented in the city (Kathmandu or Pokhara) such as sleeping bags, down jacket, trekking poles, and trekking boots. Below is a “Must list” of recommended items and some “recommended but not mandatory” list; however, if any questions may arise, please don’t hesitate and email us right away. We’re here to help!

General Trekking Gear:

  • Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
  • 2-3 Synthetic T-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
  • Microfibre Towel
  • Sun hat
  • 1-2 Water bottles – 2 litres
  • 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 litres
  • 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 suggestions:

  • Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
  • Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo
  • Small MicrofibreTowel
  • Spare boot laces
  • Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
  • A pair of lightweight gloves (Fleece or synthetic materials)
  • Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarised)
  • Synthetic mid layer (Fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).

Hope this helps everyone who feels a little lost when packing for a trip to Nepal or any adventure that you may seek traveling around the world with your backpack or trekking around.