What to bring

Trekking Packing List
Nepal trekking route brings you to approximately 5500m altitude from 500m. As the altitude increase, there will be a change in temperature, pressure, and oxygen level. In order to make your journey successful, you will certainly need essential trekking equipment and gears on the way.

Selecting the right clothes and other gears and equipment according to the weather and climate, is essential to avoid unnecessary complications. You have to manage your pickings according to the hotter temperatures at lower altitudes and colder temperatures at higher altitudes.

Here is a recommended packing list of items that you will need in your trek. The list will help you to be safe and make your journey easier and fun.

  • Insulated Jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof Jacket (breathable)
  • Down Jacket
  • Thermal tops
  • Trekking shirts
  • Trekking trousers or pants
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight thermal trousers
  • Breathable underwears
  • Rain gears

Head and hand :

  • Lightweight gloves (inner thermal gloves and outer windproof and waterproof gloves)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Buff, Balaclava or Neck band
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)


  • Hiking socks
  • Woolen socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Hiking sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters

Toiletries and personal hygiene:

  • Quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Lip balm
  • Foot powder
  • Female hygiene products
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll

Important Accessories :

  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack
  • Small daypack for carrying your valuables.
  • Personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Important medicines such as aspirin, anti-diarrhea pills,Anti-headache pills, cough and cold medicine, anti-altitude sickness pills, Stomach antibiotic .
  • Water purification liquid or tablet
  • Earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens
  • Repair tape, Sewing-repair kit
  • Lighter or matchbox
  • Digital camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Water bottles (2 litres)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Plastic bags

Other Extra Equipments:

  • Book for reading
  • Trekking trail map
  • Pod
  • Travel game for leisure activities (chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards)
  • Binoculars
  • Plug adapter
  • Lightweight pillow case

Personal Documents and Items :

  • Valid passport
  • Photocopies of passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Some cash