Clothing and Equipment
This section is intended to provide information on clothing and equipment requirements. It is not intended to be a final and authoritative checklist. For those who would like a more detailed discussion of these issues we ask you to contact us at [email protected]
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recommend that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
- Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling
- Warm socks for colder areas
- Gaiters, in case of rain or snow.
- Ice cleats/shoe gripper if you are going to trek in icy trail or winter trek during snowfall.
- Loose, casual trousers for trekking
- Thermal leggings for colder areas
- Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
- Waterproof trousers
- Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
- Thermal shirt for colder areas
- Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
- Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
- Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
- Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
- Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
- Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Warm gloves
- Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
- Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
- Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
- One liter water bottle, Personal first aid kit to include essential items
- 3-4 Season sleeping bag, head lamp/torch
- Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary.
- Large handkerchief/bandana for neck, towel and toiletries.
- Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
- Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
For Peak Climbing:
- fleece trousers
- Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axe can be hired in Kathmandu)
- Climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screw gate karabiners
- Descended/abseil device
And finally, the most important things that you must take with you are a sense of humor, an open mind, and an understanding that a trip to Nepal is an adventure to a land which is very different to your own country